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Gordon Ramsay coming to BBC One with new show

Celebrity chef Gordon Ramsay is fronting a new eight-part BBC One series to hunt down the UK’s most exciting and innovative new food and drink entrepreneurs. The broadcaster said: ‘In an era of subscription boxes, food apps, and high-tech delivery services, Britain is in the middle of a food revolution. …

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Channel 4 commissions Paul Hollywood Eats Japan

Paul Hollywood has never been to Japan. As far as he’s concerned, it’s a land without bread – and a land without bread, is a land without bakers. A new three-part Channel 4 series, ‘Paul Hollywood Eats Japan’, will see the celebrity baker discover just how wrong he was – …

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Sandi Toksvig to leave Bake Off

After three years and 51 showstoppers Sandi Toksvig has announced plans to move on from her role as co-host of ‘The Great British Bake Off’. Sandi is leaving the Channel 4 show to focus on other work projects, which include hosting the forthcoming Channel 4 series ‘The Write Offs’, which …

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Scott Brothers achieves international quality standard

Housewares supplier Scott Brothers has achieved ISO 9001 certification: the international benchmark for quality standards within an organisation. First published in 1987, ISO 9001 can apply to any organisation, regardless of size or industry, and more than one million organisations from over 160 countries have applied for the standard because …

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What More UK invests £750,000 in new machinery

Housewares manufacturer What More UK has invested £750,000 in two new state-of-the-art fully automatic bakeware machines, which will not only speed up production of its products but will do so in a more environmentally-friendly way. The machines will double capacity, enabling the company to produce 8,000 baking trays in a …

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OXO consolidates its European head office

Housewares brand OXO has consolidated its European head office at Lausanne in Switzerland, which is the European headquarters of its parent company Helen of Troy. While OXO’s European operations are moving to Lausanne, the UK remains ‘a vital market’ for the brand, and it will retain a dedicated UK-based sales …

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ESA Sales partners with eco brand Pebbly

ESA Sales has announced a distribution agreement with eco brand Pebbly. Designed in Bordeaux, the range mainly features natural and sustainable materials including bamboo, glass, PEFC-certified wood, organic cotton and beeswax – all with a zero-waste objective. The collection covers items for food preparation, cooking and dining. ESA Sales managing …

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Gift of the Year 2020 finalists announced

The Giftware Association (GA) has released the list of finalists for its Gift of the Year 2020 Awards. The judging panel, which included buyers from John Lewis & Partners, Ocado, The National Gallery, Paper Tiger and Not On The High Street, met yesterday (Thursday January 9) at The Button Factory …

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What More UK secures new contracts in Europe

Now exporting to 73 countries, 2019 has been the busiest year to date for What More UK, with the Lancashire housewares manufacturer achieving double digit growth. Andy Riley, sales director of What More UK, commented: “The last 12 months have been something of a whirlwind. We started producing the Proctor …

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John Lewis managing director steps down

John Lewis Partnership (JLP) – which owns and operates department store group John Lewis & Partners and supermarket chain Waitrose & Partners – has announced that John Lewis & Partners managing director Paula Nickolds will step down from the JLP board and will be leaving her post in February 2020. …

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