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One week left to enter Housewares Innovation Awards 2020

There is just one week to go until the final entry deadline for the Housewares Innovation Awards 2020. This is your chance to get your moment in the spotlight for all of your hard work and dedication to the industry over the past 12 months – and it couldn’t be …

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Kenwood raises funds for local children’s charity

Staff at housewares supplier Kenwood hosted a party at De’Longhi Group’s UK head office at Havant in Hampshire on Saturday September 14 to celebrate the 20th anniversary of children’s charity Over The Wall. This national charity provides free residential activity camps across the UK for children aged 8-17 affected by …

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Tesco gives out 100 million pieces of free fruit to kids

Tesco stores have now given out more than 100 million pieces of fruit, as part of its Free Fruit for Kids scheme. Parents can grab free fruit, including apples and pears, from stands in the fruit and veg aisle for their children to snack on while they do their shopping …

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Tesco removes plastic carrier bags from online business

Tesco will stop using carrier bags to deliver groceries from its online business as part of its work to use less plastic. The move will mean that 250 million fewer carrier bags will be delivered to customers’ homes each year and nearly 2,000 tonnes of plastic will come out of …

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Sainsbury’s to halve plastic packaging by 2025

Sainsbury’s has announced an ambitious commitment to reduce plastic packaging by 50% by 2025. This target includes all branded food packaging, Sainsbury’s brand food packaging and packaging across all of Sainsbury’s operations. Sainsbury’s currently uses almost 120,000 tonnes of plastic packaging per year and believes a ‘transformational leap in thinking …

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New home for Rainy Day Trust

The Rainy Day Trust has movd from the Jewellery Quarter in Birmingham to new offices in Stoke Prior near Bromsgrove, maintaining its links to the West Midlands. The industry charity said: ‘Since 2015 we have quadrupled the number of people that we help every year and aim to grow further …

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Emma Bridgewater supports Action Oak campaign

Ceramic company Emma Bridgewater is supporting Action Oak with the release of a limited edition Action Oak half-pint mug. The mug will be available from September 2, priced at £19.95 at Emma Bridgewater shops and emmabridgewater.co.uk. For every one sold, Emma Bridgewater will donate £5 to the Action Oak campaign. …

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Lakeland opens pop-up shop in Westfield White City

Today (Friday September 20) sees Lakeland celebrate the opening of its brand new pop-up shop at Westfield White City Shopping Centre in London. The housewares chain said: ‘The location in Westfield White City, now the largest shopping centre in Europe, presents a great opportunity to engage with existing customers by …

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Emma Bridgwater supports The Royal British Legion

Ceramics company Emma Bridgewater is supporting The Royal British Legion with the release of the Poppy half-pint mug. Each mug is decorated in the Emma Bridgewater factory at Stoke-On-Trent in Staffordshire, with the sponge design applied by hand. The Royal British Legion is a charity that provides financial, social and …

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Plastic Patrol to stage mass clean-up

On Saturday September 21, Plastic Patrol – a global movement to eradicate single-use plastic – is co-ordinating a series of clean-ups across the UK as well as Europe, Brazil, Thailand, Mexico and the US, to mark World Clean Up Day. The UK locations are London, Falmouth, Plymouth, Torquay, Southampton, Brighton …

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