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EPE International appoints sales director

Housewares distributor EPE International has appointed Clive MJ Barstow as sales director. The company said: ‘Clive brings with him a wealth of experience from working with market leading distributors ARCO and BUNZL, and global retailers across multiple sectors in the UK and Europe.’ Clive added: “I have worked as a …

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EPE International promotes Mark Fox to head of business development

Housewares distributor EPE International has promoted Mark Fox from general sales manager to the post of head of business development. Mark said: “After 14 months at EPE, I’m extremely proud and honoured to be offered this opportunity to step up. This new and exciting role will be rewarding for me …

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ESA expands sales and marketing team

ESA Sales has expanded its team with the appointment of Caroline Holford as account director. The company was founded in 2017 by Chris Hoyle with the vision of providing a bespoke service assisting brands with entry into UK retail channels. With over 30 years of senior sales experience, Chris said …

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From coffee makers to BBQs, Argos shares its top 10 Father’s Day gifts of 2019

Brits spend more on their dads for Father’s Day than they do on their mums for Mother’s Day – but spend half as long doing it, according to Argos. The online retailer has analysed its sales data to show that the average shopper spends £56 in total celebrating their dads …

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Deadline extended to take part in the next issue of Housewares Magazine

There is still time to take part in the next issue of Housewares Magazine! The upcoming publication 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? Products …

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Jeremy Pang to visit Exclusively Housewares

Celebrity cook  Jeremy Pang will be making a special appearance at Exclusively |Housewares on Tuesday June 11. The head chef and founder of the School of Wok in London’s Covent Garden is a regular guest on Channel 4’s ‘Sunday Brunch’ and has written two cookbooks – ‘Chinese Unchopped’ and ‘Hong …

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Inspired Lifestyle Brands to represent Mastrad in UK

Inspired Lifestyle Brands has been appointed as the UK agent of French housewares company Mastrad, which supplies baking and dessert moulds, utensils, food preparation tools, cooking aids, meat probes and thermometers. Mastrad managing director Thibault Houelleu said: “We’re really excited to be refocusing our resources on bringing our products to …

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What to see… at Exclusively!

The latest issue of Housewares Magazine includes a 10-page preview of the co-located London trade shows Exclusively Housewares and Exclusively Electrical, which take place on June 11 and June 12 at the Business Design Centre in London. Click here to read all about it: https://content.yudu.com/web/69r/0A2d1or/HWMay2019/index.html          Visitors …

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PHA KitchEssentials to distribute Cidex candles

PHA KitchEssentials has been appointed as the UK distributor of the Cidex range of candles from Denmark. The agreement commenced on June 1. Cidex, which was previously distributed by ICTC in the UK, is a specialist candle maker that has been producing traditional candles in Denmark since 1993. PHA will …

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Footfall plummets in May to lowest level in six years

Footfall declined by 3.5% in May, compared with the same month last year when it fell by 0.4%, according to the latest statistics from the British Retail Consortium (BRC)-Springboard. Covering the four weeks from 28 April 28 to May 25, the BRC-Springboard Footfall and Vacancies report reveals that on a …

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