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Take a look at the latest issue of Housewares Magazine

The October/November issue of Housewares Magazine is packed with news, views and the latest products. Click here to view the digital issue. Our Hot Products section focuses food preparation, small electricals, tabletop, storageware, barware, childrensware and oven-to-tableware. Our Comment section catches up with Eamonn Ferry, home improvements business manager of …

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Christmas comes early as Brits look to battle Brexit blues

Christmas cheer is expected to come earlier than usual in households this year as Brits seek distraction from Brexit, turning to festive lights and decorations to lift their spirits. According to a survey commissioned by window and door manufacturer and installer Safestyle, one in 10 Brits say their Christmas decorations …

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Burton McCall appoints Nick O’Mahony as sales executive

Burton McCall has announced that Nick O’Mahony has been appointed as its sales executive for Northern England. The housewares distributor said: “Nick began working with us in October and will look after our premium brands in the HORECA [Hotel/Restaurant/Catering], home, garden and DIY sectors. Since joining the business, he has …

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Great British Menu to celebrate food from children’s literature

Back on BBC Two in Spring 2020 for its 15th series, ‘Great British Menu’ not only has new presenter Susan Calman but also features a new format with more chefs and more dishes. The broadcaster said; ‘British writers and illustrators have written a wide variety of novels and picture books …

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Amazon.co.uk announces biggest ever Black Friday Sale

Amazon.co.uk is set to launch its biggest ever Black Friday Sale from 00:01 on November 22 until 23:59 on Black Friday (November 29). The online giant said it first introduced Black Friday to the UK in 2010, with the aim of ‘giving customers great savings on the products they want …

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Waitrose reveals the hottest food and drink trends

Waitrose & Partners has released today (Wednesday November 6) its Food and Drink Report 2019-20. Research for this seventh annual Report, which was carried out throughout 2019, is based on OnePoll consumer research of 2000 people across Britain (not just Waitrose shoppers) and supported by focus group research. The supermarket …

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John Lewis shoppers prep for Christmas ‘earlier than ever’

Total sales at John Lewis & Partners were down 10.4% last week (to Saturday November 2) on the same week last year, as the department store group annualised against competitor promotions. Customer director Craig Inglis commented: “Home sales were down 14.1%. However, customers are decorating their homes and preparing for …

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Wet weather impacts weekly sales at Waitrose

Total sales for Waitrose & Partners excluding fuel were down 4.2% last week (to Saturday November 2) compared with the same week last year. The supermarket chain’s commercial director Rupert Thomas commented: “Last week’s wet weather impacted sales, as well as promotional activity running on different weeks year-on-year. “Bacon butties …

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Amazon.co.uk teams up with Bake Off 2018 finalist Kim-Joy

Amazon has teamed up with 2018 Bake Off finalist Kim-Joy Hewlett – and London butcher and foodie destination C.Lidgate – to create the Mince Pie Bao Bun (or Mince Bao). This modern take on the Christmas favourite features traditional sweet mincemeat encased in a bao bun. Typically, traditional bao buns …

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Tesco pledges to remove one billion pieces of plastic from products by the end of 2020

Tesco has today (Friday November 1) announced it will remove one billion pieces of plastic from products for sale in UK stores by the end of 2020 as a part of its ‘4Rs’ plan to tackle the use of plastics in its business. The supermarket chain’s 4Rs [Remove, Reduce, Reuse …

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