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Waitrose funds fellowships aimed at tackling marine plastics

Waitrose & Partners is funding a number of university fellowships to ‘boost new thinking’ on how to find, test and share solutions to tackle plastic pollution.   The Blue Charter Fellowships, run by the Association of Commonwealth Universities (ACU), will receive funding from the supermarket chain for 10 new fellowships …

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Shoppers prepare to dust off barbecues this weekend

Waitrose & Partners revealed today (Friday April 18) that it is stocking up on barbecue food ahead of the long weekend, as a mini heatwave of up to 24 degrees is predicted. The supermarket chain forecasts that sales of burgers will rise by 170% compared with last year, with sales …

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Take part in the May issue of Housewares Magazine!

We are now working on the May 2019 issue of Housewares Magazine, which includes the following features: Exclusively Housewares and Exclusively Electricals: Preview • Chicago Show: Review • Tools and Gadgets • Outdoor Cooking and Dining • Baking and Icing • Eco-Friendly Products • Childrensware • Colour in the Home …

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BRC-Springboard: Better weather puts spring in high street footfall

Total footfall increased by 1.4% in March compared to the previous year when it fell by 6.0%, according to the British Retail Consortium (BRC)-Springboard’s latest statistics. Covering the five weeks from February 24 to March 30, the BRC-Springboard footfall report reveals that on a three-month basis, footfall dropped by 0.3%. …

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Divertimenti Cookery School sets new record

The Cookery School within London cookshop Divertimenti has just recorded its busiest-ever period since being established on Brompton Road in Kensington nearly 15 years ago. In the past 10 days, over 200 keen foodies have attended a total of 11 different events led by 10 different chefs at the Cookery …

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32 new exhibitors sign up for Exclusively Shows 2019

BHETA (British Home Enhancement Trade Association), the organiser of co-located London trade shows Exclusively Housewares and Exclusively Electrical, has revealed that 32 new companies have signed up to exhibit at the events, bringing the combined shows’ total to 149 exhibitors. Exclusively Housewares and Exclusively Electrical will take place on June …

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YouTubers star in new BBC show: The Customer Is Always Right

YouTube personalities including the faces behind LadBaby (3.1 million Facebook followers), Mark and Roxanne Hoyle (3 million Facebook followers), and Antonella The Uncensored Reviewer (1.3 million Facebook followers), will star in a new BBC daytime programme entitled ‘The Customer Is Always Right’. The 15-part series, presented by Lucy Alexander, airs …

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Brand Showcase is back for Exclusively Shows 2019

The Brand Showcase is returning to the co-located London trade shows Exclusively Housewares and Exclusively Electrical, which take place on June 11 and June 12 at the Business Design Centre in Islington. BHETA (British Home Enhancement Trade Association), which owns and organises the Exclusively Shows, said: ‘This initiative is a …

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Horwood appoints new finance director

Horwood has named Kerry Heathcote as its new financial director. She succeeds Nigel Hardman, who retired last week after 28 years with Horwood. The housewares supplier said: ‘Nigel has witnessed changes and development of the company and achieved some noteworthy accomplishments during his time at Horwood.’ Kerry has 19 years …

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Tesco to offer vegan foods in the meat aisle

From this month, flexitarians (who eat both meat and plant-based alternatives) will be able to find both next to each other in a new fixture in the meat aisle at larger Tesco stores. The supermarket chain said the move comes as more and more Brits reduce their meat consumption, either …

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