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Tesco pledges to remove one billion pieces of plastic from products by the end of 2020

Tesco has today (Friday November 1) announced it will remove one billion pieces of plastic from products for sale in UK stores by the end of 2020 as a part of its ‘4Rs’ plan to tackle the use of plastics in its business. The supermarket chain’s 4Rs [Remove, Reduce, Reuse …

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First ever H&M HOME Concept Store outside London opens at Bullring

Global fashion giant H&M has officially opened its first H&M HOME Concept Store outside London, in Birmingham’s Bullring shopping centre. The new offer is part of the brand’s refreshed store in the destination, which reopened yesterday (Thursday October 31). The 21,500sq ft three-floor unit offers ladieswear, kidswear and menswear departments, …

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New look and new locations planned for special displays at Chicago show

When the housewares industry meets in Chicago next March for The Inspired Home Show, exhibitors and attendees will find not just a new name but new displays and new locations for many show destinations. Formerly known as the International Home + Housewares Show, The Inspired Home Show, IHA’s Global Home …

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MasterChef: The Professionals is back

‘MasterChef: The Professionals’ has returned to our TV screens  for its twelfth series, as 48 chefs from across the country compete to become the show’s 2019 champion. The first episode aired on Tuesday (November 5) at 8pm on BBC Two. Judges Michelin-starred chef Marcus Wareing, chef Monica Galetti, and regular …

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Take part in Bake Off 2020?

Channel 4 is looking for contestants to take part in the eleventh series of ‘The Great British Bake Off’. So if you – or someone you know – is a Star Baker in the making, then why not apply? Applications close on Sunday January 5 2020. You must be aged …

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Bake Off crowns 2019 champion

David Atherton, an international health adviser from London, was named the winner of the tenth series of ‘The Great British Bake Off’ in the final episode, which aired on Channel 4 on Tuesday (October 29). Over 10 weeks, judges Paul Hollywood and Prue Leith assessed the efforts of 13 amateur …

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‘End of an era’ for The Cook Shop in Leamington Spa

The Cook Shop in Leamington Spa will shut its doors for the final time this Sunday (November 3) at 4pm, after 40 years of trading in the Warwickshire town. The store, at 112 Regent Street, is currently holding a closing down final clearance sale with 70% off everything. The news …

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John and Lisa’s Weekend Kitchen is back

ITV food programme ‘John & Lisa’s Weekend Kitchen’ is returning for a third series, with 10 weekly hour-long episodes each Sunday morning. The broadcaster said: ‘Professional chef John Torode and home cook Lisa Faulkner invite viewers into their cosy on set kitchen, sharing their inspiring ideas and simple yet effective …

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John Lewis Partnership expands Click & Collect network to third party retailer Boden

John Lewis Partnership (JLP) – which owns and operates department store group John Lewis & Partners and supermarket chain Waitrose & Partners – is providing access to its Click & Collect distribution network to third party retailers. The move starts with a trial in collaboration with clothing retailer Boden, with …

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Fenwick launches exclusive own-brand food and drink range

Department store group Fenwick claims it has scoured the British Isles for the ‘best growers, producers, bakers, chocolatiers, roasters and distillers’ for the launch of its exclusive own-brand food and drink range. The collection comprises 30 edibles which ‘combine creativity and craftsmanship’ with local ingredients. The core range includes: Dark …

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