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Dowsing & Reynolds opens its doors in Leeds

Leeds-based interiors brand Dowsing & Reynolds officially opened the doors to its first store, in the West Yorkshire city’s Victoria Quarter on September 25, followed by a launch party on October 2. Spanning 2,165sq ft across two floors and designed by owners James and Ally Dowsing-Reynolds with the help of …

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John Lewis shares Halloween top sellers

With two weeks to go until Halloween, John Lewis & Partners has shared its top sellers to help kick off this year’s celebrations. The department store group said: ‘With customers increasingly pulling out all the stops for Halloween, wreaths, wall hangings and table decorations are set to be bigger and …

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Asda shakes up fruit & veg aisle with reusable bags and plastic-free herbs

  Supermarket chain Asda is taking the next step in its efforts to reduce plastic use by introducing reusable fruit & veg bags and stripping all the plastic off its growing herbs range. Customers nationwide can purchase the reusable bags, which are made from 100% recycled plastic bottles and are …

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Oliver Bonas opens store in Liverpool

Independent lifestyle retailer Oliver Bonas celebrated the launch of its latest store at Liverpool ONE, managed by Grosvenor Europe, on October 5. Designed by an in-house team, the 2,956sq ft store on South John Street is the brand’s first in the Liverpool City region, joining over 70 branches across the …

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Halloween products prove popular at Waitrose

Total sales excluding fuel were up 1.6% at Waitrose & Partners last week (to Saturday October 12) compared with the same week last year. The supermarket chain’s finance director Ross Avery said: “As the temperature drops, winter and comfort foods proved popular with sales of soups up 6% and ready …

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John Lewis shoppers get into the Christmas spirit

Total sales at John Lewis & Partners were up 11.9% last week (to Saturday October 12) on the same week last year. The department store group’s electricals & home technology buyer director Laurence Mitchell said: “Customers purchased new season items due to cooler weather and enjoyed shopping promotional events across …

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Waitrose removes plastic wrap on four best-selling staple foods

Waitrose & Partners is trialling the removal of plastic on thousands of multibuy cans in 17 shops as part of its commitment to remove and reduce single-use plastic The plastic wrap, which is used to keep three or four cans attached for convenience, will be entirely removed from some of …

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Take a look at the latest issue of Housewares Magazine

The September/October issue of Housewares Magazine is out now – and is packed with pages of news, views and the latest products. Read all it about here! Our Hot Products section focuses on beverage making, Christmas planning, kitchen knives & accessories, afternoon tea, healthy eating, celebrity endorsed and licensed products, …

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Addis donates to animal rescue centre

Addis is a Pet Care Aware Family and was recently introduced to the work of the Diana Brimblecombe Animal Rescue Centre (DBARC) near Wokingham in Berkshire. Addis was involved in a promotion during National Pet Month, which ran from April1 to May 6, to help support and raise awareness for …

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Addis wins Loved By Parents Award

Addis recently won the best innovative household/kitchen appliance category of the ninth annual Loved By Parents (LBP) Awards for its 38L fold flat laundry basket. This collapsible laundry basket folds flat when not in use for storage and can be placed in a cupboard, or by the side of a …

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