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Geoff Gorst moves on from Meyer

After working for housewares supplier Meyer for 31 years, business development director Geoff Gorst has decided it is time “to take life a bit easier”. Geoff commented: “Having commuted each week away from my home in Scotland for the last 16 years, this decision will enable me to focus the …

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Brits head back to the high street as hospitality and leisure businesses reopen

Latest data from retail expert Springboard reveals that footfall in in England’s high streets rose by +19.6% on Saturday (July 4) and +28.3% on Sunday (July 5) compared with the weekend before, as Brits celebrated the reopening of the hospitality and leisure industry. Springboard’s statistics reveal that post-5pm footfall in …

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Exclusively 2020 opens its digital doors

Today (Monday July 6) marks the opening of Exclusively Digital: the 2020 replacement for the British Home Enhancement Trade Association (BHETA)’s Exclusively Show, which was cancelled because of the Covid-19 pandemic. Exclusively Digital is taking place throughout this week on the Exclusively website (www.exclusivelyshows.co.uk) and takes the form of a …

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SEAMA joins BHETA

The Small Electrical Appliance Marketing Association (SEAMA) has become part of the British Home Enhancement Trade Association (BHETA). SEAMA’s 14 members – G25Ltd, Meyer, Igenix (Pik-a-Pak), RKW, MPL Home, Vita-Mix, Ultimate Products, HoMedics, Magimix, Spectrum brands, Morphy, Group SEB, Conair and Delonghi (Kenwood) – become individual members of BHETA where …

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Scarlet Opus sets the trends at Exclusively Digital

Trend Board Soul Searching

Scarlet Opus’s trend forecasts have become a popular attraction of Exclusively over the past few years; and this will be no different at Exclusively Digital.  Online versions of the trend tours and the seminars will be big features of the Exclusively website from 6 July, including a buyer’s guide for …

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Exclusively Digital features new ‘Launchpad’ initiative for smaller suppliers

BHETA’s 2020 Exclusively Digital sees the debut of a new ‘Launchpad’ initiative showcasing products from smaller manufacturers and suppliers in the housewares industry.  With the live show’s proven track record for enabling established brands to get in front of buyers and the media, the idea of the Launchpad is to …

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Counterfeit goods account for 20% of e-commerce according to new report

A new report highlights the ‘huge’ threat of e-commerce counterfeiting during the coronavirus crisis, driving demand for more investment in security devices, says a global trade body. According to the International Hologram Manufacturers Association (IHMA) the report confirms concerns about e-commerce-based business as being ripe for exploitation during the pandemic …

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Waitrose on track to quadruple London shopping slots in under a year

After laying out plans in May to double the number of Waitrose.com slots in London with the opening of a second online fulfilment centre, Waitrose has announced a third such site. The new centre will significantly further increase the availability of delivery slots for customers in and around the capital. The centre, in Greenford, …

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Intu enters administration

On Friday, Intu Properties went into administration after failing to reach an agreement with its lenders. Intu owns a number of major shopping centres in the UK including intu Trafford Centre, intu Lakeside, intu Merry Hill and intu MetroCentre, in addition to a shopping centre and development site in Spain. …

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Shopping centres under threat as intu faces administration

Intu has indicated today that talks with lenders have failed to reach agreement and that administrators are likely to be called in. The retail giant has until midnight tonight to reach a deal. According to intu: “Discussions have continued with the intu Group’s creditors in relation to the terms of …

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