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Joe Lycett returns to Channel 4 to dole out another dose of consumer justice

Comedian and TV presenter Joe Lycett’s consumer series ‘Joe Lycett’s Got Your Back’ is returning to Channel 4 for a supersized run of eight hour-long episodes. The first series, which aired in April, attracted a consolidated audience of over 1.4 million viewers. Channel 4 said: ‘After battling a raft of …

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Waitrose becomes first UK supermarket to sell pullet eggs

This month, Waitrose & Partners will be the first UK supermarket to start selling pullet eggs. The retailer describes pullet eggs as ‘smaller sized eggs are produced by ‘teenage’ hens – around 18 weeks old – which are some of the best quality eggs you can get for cooking. ‘These …

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Smidge scoops two award wins

Bristol-based housewares brand Smidge has won the most innovative kitchenware category of the inaugural BuyMeOnce Excellence Awards 2019. BuyMeOnce UK is a curated ecommerce retailer for sustainable products which launched in 2016. It said that for the past four years, it has been ‘meticulously researching brands to discover the very best …

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Wyevale to sell John Browns Garden Centre and close Thatcham Garden Centre

Wyevale Garden Centres has announced that John Browns Garden Centre near Ringwood in Hampshire will be sold to Hillier Garden Centres. It will continue to be run as a garden centre and the sale is expected to complete by the end of September. This is Wyevale’s second transaction with Hillier, …

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See Theo Paphitis in action at Autumn Fair

Retail entrepreneur Theo Paphitis will be talking on the Inspiring Retail Stage at Autumn Fair on Tuesday, September 3 at 2pm. The ‘Dragon’s Den’ panellist and owner of housewares and hardware chain Robert Dyas will discuss the ups and downs of the last 12 months in retail. He will also …

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12 companies win free stands at Autumn Fair

A dozen businesses that took part in a competition run by #SBS Small Business Sunday – the online business community founded by retal entrepreneur Theo Paphitis – have won free stands at next month’s Autumn Fair. The 12 companies, which were selected from a shortlist of 36 entrants by Autumn …

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Take part in the next issue of Housewares Magazine!

We are now working on the September 2019 issue of Housewares Magazine, which includes the following features: Autumn Fair Review Beverage Making Christmas Planning Kitchen Knives & Accessories Healthy Eating Celebrity Endorsed & Licensed Products Afternoon Tea Made in Britain Housewares for Garden Centres What’s New?: our regular round-up of …

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Channel 4 confirms transmission date of new Bake Off series

Channel 4 has revealed that the tenth series of ‘The Great British Bake Off’ will return on Tuesday August 27 at 8pm. The broadcaster is currently airing a trailer for the multi-award-winning show that celebrates how Bake Off ‘unites the nation through baking’. Channel 4 said: ‘Launching with a feel-good …

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Check out the latest issue of Housewares Magazine!

The July/August issue of Housewares Magazine is packed with product news and industry personalities. Read all about it here! Our Show News section shines the spotlight on The Housewares Show and the Autumn Fair. Our Hot Products section reports on colour in the home with a commentary from Denby design …

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Retailers demand Chancellor addresses business rates

More than 50 big retailers have come together to demand the Government takes action on the business rates system. In a letter to the new Chancellor Sajid Javid, the retailers have called on the government to put business rates at heart of the promised new economic package. The letter, co-ordinated …

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