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John Lewis reveals 2019 wedding gift list trends

British couples have fallen in love with the ‘farmyard wedding’ as growing numbers seek the rural idyll, according to John Lewis & Partners wedding insurance data. The department store group said: ‘Couples are shunning glitzy urban hotels in favour of Instagrammable ‘Boho’ venues, complete with bridal wellies, fields of wildflowers …

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Elite Tins collaborates with FatFace

Elite Tins’ biggest license partner to date, lifestyle clothing and accessories brand FatFace, is bringing its designs to tin storage. The housewares supplier has expanded its licensed kitchenware offering with storageware including cake tins, tea, coffee and sugar tins, biscuit tins and a tin tray – with giftware to follow. …

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Premium bedding sales up 22% at John Lewis & Partners

Total sales for John Lewis & Partners were up 1.7% last week (to Saturday May 18). The department store group’s trading director Simon Coble said the retailer posted “a strong performance in shops over the weekend, as we annualised the impact of the royal wedding weekend last year”. He added: …

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Waitrose shoppers opt for comfort food and drink

Total sales excluding fuel were down 2.1% last week (to Saturday May 18) for Waitrose & Partners. The supermarket group’s supply chain director Wim van Aalst said: “Sales were distorted as a result of last year’s royal wedding and good weather, which fell in the same week last year. “The …

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Take part in the June issue of Housewares Magazine

We are now working on the June 2019 issue of Housewares Magazine, which includes the following features: Exclusively Housewares & Exclusively Electrical: Review Cookware Kitchen Knives and Accessories Tabletop Storageware Housewares as Gifts Preserving Celebrity Endorsed and Licensed Products WOULD YOU LIKE TO TAKE PART? The issue will be read …

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BHETA releases date of next credit forum

The British Home Enhancement Trade Association (BHETA) will hold its next Credit Forum on July 23.at its headquarters in central Birmingham. Open to all BHETA members, the event will update attendees on the latest credit and risk management issues in retail trading. The agenda includes the current trading climate, specific …

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Housewares portfolio gets a facelift

Observant readers of the upcoming May issue of Housewares Magazine will notice that following a stylish rebrand, the Housewares portfolio has been given a makeover. As from next week, Housewares Magazine and our digital platform www.HousewaresLive.net, along with our annual Housewares Innovation Awards (www.housewaresinnovationawards.com) will boast a bold new logo, …

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BHETA welcomes two new members

Two companies have joined the ranks of BHETA (British Home Enhancement Trade Association), and both are taking part in the trade body’s Exclusively Shows next month, to promote their products and services to the housewares market. Edinburgh-based Casa & Casa will display its range of insulated drinks containers, cool bags, …

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MPs talk business rates with Bira retailers

Four MPs – Nicky Morgan (chair of the Treasury Committee), Clive Betts (chair of the Housing, Communities and Local Government Select Committee), Steve Baker and Alison McGovern – brought the Treasury Committee’s enquiry into business rates to Birmingham today (Monday May 20), to speak to several retailers at the head …

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Horwood appoints new International Head of Sales

Maurizo Rispoli has joined Horwood as International Head of Sales, to help drive the business forward in the international realm. The housewares supplier said: ‘Maurizio, who has over 10 years in the housewares industry, is well equipped to join Horwood at an exciting time – at the launch of new …

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