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Wine tastings with Olly Smith at Exclusively

The Exclusively Show (14th and 15th June at the Business Design Centre) has added another new feature to its popular format of new products, trend forecasts, the Launchpad and the Brand Showcase. At this year’s event, on Tuesday at 4 and 5pm, popular TV wine expert Olly Smith will be …

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ProCook employees join Life’s a Beach charity for Canal Clean Up

On Tuesday 17 May, volunteers from kitchenware retailer ProCook teamed up with Life’s a Beach charity, and Printwaste to clear waste from the Gloucester and Sharpness Canal. Starting at the Black Shed in Slimbridge, volunteers walked, canoed, and used paddle boards to collect and clear as much litter as possible …

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What More UK trains apprentices in specialist skills

What More UK believe in the ‘Made in Britain’ ethos, buying local wherever possible and training their staff from the ground up. Engineering is a specialist industry requiring traditional skills, and the recent acquisition of Canteen Smithy will only strengthen What More’s toolmaking capbilities. In order to keep up with …

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Dexam strengthens commercial team

Housewares brand Dexam has welcomed two new members of staff to aid sales growth. Julie Ashby has joined Dexam as a Sales Executive, supporting the existing sales team with independent retailers and key retail accounts. Julie has worked within the housewares industry for approximately 15 years as a Sales Manager …

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Exclusively – Preview

With substantial numbers of table, glass, bar and kitchenware suppliers exhibiting at Exclusively this year, the event represents a leading showcase for buyer and media networking, identifying future trends, and of course, sourcing new products. Exclusively returns to its traditional 14-15 June dates in 2022, the show’s 20th anniversary year. …

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Exclusively reveals style trends ‘Wellness’ and ‘Comfort’

Well known for predicting the commercial trends in housewares, gift and small domestic electricals, The Exclusively Show (14th and 15th June at the Business Design Centre) looks set to do so again in 2022. Working with trend forecaster, Scarlet Opus, the show will include trend talks, trend tours for buyers …

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Update on IHA Board Spring strategic meeting

IHA Board’s two day Spring strategic meeting focused on rebuilding the show based on 2022 enthusiasm, and continuing to offer member services to support the industry. Members of IHA’s Board of Directors and several past Chairs gathered together along with senior IHA staff to review results of The Inspired Home …

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Two new BHETA members

Firstly, Beaumont TM Limited, one of the UK’s largest suppliers of Barware has joined BHETA. The company carries a vast range of bar accessories ranging from traditional spirit measures to the latest trends in cocktail-making accessories. From its manufacturing and warehousing facility in Flitwick, Bedfordshire, it despatches over 10,000 products …

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On inflation – message from Rainy Day Trust

A message from Bryan Clover, Chief Executive Officer of Rainy Day Trust. “I’m on leave at the moment but this morning’s news that inflation has reached 9% already, has driven me to the laptop. We had been expecting this level of inflation by the autumn, so reaching it now means …

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Autumn Fair over 75% booked

The countdown is on for the UK’s leading marketplace for wholesale Home, Gift, Fashion, and Sourcing, Autumn Fair which takes place on the 4-7th September at NEC Birmingham, with the show almost fully booked and a host of industry leading bellwethers set to showcase their latest collections. Timed to get …

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