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Groupe SEB UK appoints new commercial director

Groupe SEB UK has promoted Will Yates to the role of commercial director of its three ‘power brands’: Tefal, KRUPS and Rowenta. The housewares supplier said: ‘Will joined Groupe SEB in January 2016 as sales director and during his tenure the business has successfully launched a number of high profile …

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Father’s Day spend forecast to hit £653m

GlobalData has forecast that Father’s Day spend by UK shoppers reached £635 million this year – less than half of the amount spent on Mother’s Day. The data and analytics company expected all retail categories associated with Father’s Day to grow and predicted that cards and gift wrap would be …

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Ben Wadeson of What More UK is set to climb high for charity

Ben Wadeson, national account manager of housewares supplier What More UK, is attempting the National Three Peaks Challenge to raise funds for Derian House Children’s Hospice. His endeavour, which takes place next Friday (June 28), involves climbing the three highest peaks of Scotland, England and Wales. The total walking distance …

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ProCook wins prize at Direct Commerce Awards 2019

Housewares chain ProCook won the title of best multichannel retailer in the ‘annual sales of £15 million-£30 million-B2C’ category of the Direct Commerce Awards 2019, held on June 13 at Twickenham Stadium in south-west London. Organised by Direct Commerce Association, the awards were hosted by Will Greenwood MBE: a former rugby union …

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EPE International appoints sales director

Housewares distributor EPE International has appointed Clive MJ Barstow as sales director. The company said: ‘Clive brings with him a wealth of experience from working with market leading distributors ARCO and BUNZL, and global retailers across multiple sectors in the UK and Europe.’ Clive added: “I have worked as a …

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EPE International promotes Mark Fox to head of business development

Housewares distributor EPE International has promoted Mark Fox from general sales manager to the post of head of business development. Mark said: “After 14 months at EPE, I’m extremely proud and honoured to be offered this opportunity to step up. This new and exciting role will be rewarding for me …

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ESA expands sales and marketing team

ESA Sales has expanded its team with the appointment of Caroline Holford as account director. The company was founded in 2017 by Chris Hoyle with the vision of providing a bespoke service assisting brands with entry into UK retail channels. With over 30 years of senior sales experience, Chris said …

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From coffee makers to BBQs, Argos shares its top 10 Father’s Day gifts of 2019

Brits spend more on their dads for Father’s Day than they do on their mums for Mother’s Day – but spend half as long doing it, according to Argos. The online retailer has analysed its sales data to show that the average shopper spends £56 in total celebrating their dads …

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Deadline extended to take part in the next issue of Housewares Magazine

There is still time to take part in the next issue of Housewares Magazine! The upcoming publication includes the following features: -Exclusively Housewares & Exclusively Electrical Review -Cookware -Kitchen Knives and Accessories -Tabletop -Storageware -Housewares as Gifts -Preserving -Celebrity Endorsed and Licensed Products WOULD YOU LIKE TO TAKE PART? Products …

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Jeremy Pang to visit Exclusively Housewares

Celebrity cook  Jeremy Pang will be making a special appearance at Exclusively |Housewares on Tuesday June 11. The head chef and founder of the School of Wok in London’s Covent Garden is a regular guest on Channel 4’s ‘Sunday Brunch’ and has written two cookbooks – ‘Chinese Unchopped’ and ‘Hong …

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