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DKB Household UK appoints new managing director

Diethelm Keller Group (DKB) has announced the appointment of Rene Stutz as managing director of its UK business. DKB said Rene brings ‘considerable experience in the housewares industry globally, holding senior management positions across a range of international housewares brands including Fissler, All-Clad, Wüsthof and Victorinox’. Reporting to Will Symonds, …

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Exclusively Show nearly sold out

Stands at the Exclusively Show, which takes place at the Business Design Centre in London on June 9 and June 10, are almost sold out according to Will Jones, chief operating officer of BHETA (British Home Enhancement Trade Association), which owns the show. He said: “We have never been sold …

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Lakeland ambassador reveals her favourite products for March

Wendy Miranda, ambassador of housewares chain Lakelnd, has shared her top seven ‘wonder’ products for this month. She said: “Whether you’re looking for a new product that sparks excitement or something to make life a little simpler, there’s sure to be something in our March top picks that takes your …

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The Inspired Home Show 2020 cancelled amid coronavirus concerns

After careful consideration regarding the ongoing spread of coronavirus overseas and recent cases in the US, International Housewares Association (IHA) – the owner and operator of The Inspired Home Show 2020 – has decided to cancel the exhibition, which was scheduled to take place from March 14 to March 17 …

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Tesco to adapt bakeries in large stores to meet changing customer demand

From May, Tesco will be making big changes in its large in-store bakeries. The supermarket chain explained: ‘Our bakeries are an important part of our offer for customers and will remain so. However, over recent years we’ve seen a big shift in customer tastes and preferences. ‘Customers are buying fewer …

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Waitrose.com launches expansion plan in preparation for its split from Ocado

Waitrose & Partners is starting a national online roll-out programme this week – adding its Waitrose.com online delivery service to 24 more of its supermarkets across the country. The grocery retailer said the shops are strategically placed to handle increased demand for its online shopping service, in preparation for its …

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BHETA to hold briefing for Exclusively exhibitors

The British Home Enhancement Trade Association (BHETA) will host a half-day briefing session for members planning to exhibit at this year’s Exclusively Show. Speakers at the briefing, which will be held on March 5 at BHETA’s headquarters in Birmingham, will include the exhibition’s sales and marketing team and trend forecaster …

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BHETA/Bira Pavilion ‘proves a hit’ at Spring Fair

The inaugural Pavilion run by trade associations BHETA (British Home Enhancement Trade Association) and Bira (British Independent Retailers Association) at the Spring Fair proved a hit, according to BHETA. Spring Fair took place from February 2 to February 6 at the NEC in Birmingham. The Pavilion, sited between Halls 8 …

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BHETA holds Meet The Buyer day with TK Maxx and Homesense

A Meet The Buyer retail networking day with homewares retailers TK Maxx and Homesense organised by BHETA (British Home Enhancement Trade Association) has been hailed as “a great success” by BHETA housewares sector manager Seema Grantham. The event, which place on January 30 at the Mercure Hotel in the Hertfordshire …

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Food and drink trends to watch out for

The British designer, manufacturer, and retailer of kitchens Wren Kitchens has collaborated with food futurist Tony Hunter of Future Cubed to find out which food and beverage trends to watch out for in 2020. The trends are listed below (with comments by Wren Kitchens): Meat/Plant Products: hybrid/blended products that deliver …

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