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Tesco offers free food to charities and community groups this Easter

Charities and community groups across the UK are being invited to receive free surplus food from Tesco this Easter. Every month the supermarket chain redistributes a million meals worth of surplus food to good causes, as part of its Community Food Connection scheme, which is run in conjunction with food …

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Sainsbury’s celebrates its 20th year of supporting Comic Relief

Supersized red noses popped up at landmarks across the UK on Monday (February 18) in the build-up to Red Nose Day, as Sainsbury’s celebrates 20 years as Comic Relief’s official retail partner. From Blackpool seafront and Edinburgh’s Greyfriars Bobby to London’s St Paul’s Cathedral and the nose of Cornwall’s Mud Man, …

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New exhibitors sign up for Exclusively Shows

The British Home Enhancement Trade Association (BHETA), which owns and organises co-located London trade shows Exclusively Housewares and Exclusively Electrical, has released details of the line-up of exhibitors for the 2019 joint event. A total of 122 exhibitors will show their wares at Exclusively Housewares, including 16 who will be …

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Record week for Valentine’s Day products at John Lewis

Total sales for John Lewis & Partners were down 3.4% last week (to Saturday February 16) on the same week last year. The department store group’s trade director Simon Coble said: “Home sales were down 7.6%. However, we had a record week for Valentine’s Day products with sales up 27% …

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Waitrose shoppers prepare for Easter

Total sales excluding fuel for Waitrose & Partners were up 1% last week (to Saturday February 16) compared with the same week last year. The supermarket chain’s finance director Ross Avery said: “Love was in the air last week as shoppers looked to treat their loved ones, with sales of Valentine’s …

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Lakeland reveals its top 10 bestselling problem solvers

Lakeland has listed its top 10 bestselling ‘problem solvers for your kitchen and home’ 1.Magic Oven Liner standard 50 x 50cm (£10.79) Approved by the Good Housekeeping Institute, this dishwasher-safe heavy-duty liner lasts for up to five years. Lakeland said: “We’ve sold our heavy-duty PTFE-coated liner since 2001, and our …

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Take part in the next issue of Housewares Magazine

We are now working on the March/April 2019 issue of Housewares Magazine, which includes the following features: The Housewares Innovation Awards: Review Spring Fair: Review Ambiente Show: Review Housewares as Gifts Beverage Making Spring Cleaning Afternoon Tea Wedding Gifts Oven-To-Tableware WOULD YOU LIKE TO TAKE PART? The issue will be …

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Rick Stein’s new culinary adventure comes to BBC Two

Rick Stein sets off on a culinary adventure in search of France’s best kept gastronomic secrets in a new series for BBC Two In ‘Rick Stein’s Secret France’, the celebrity chef and restaurateur will roam the length and breadth of the country in his car, leaving the main routes and …

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ITV to launch new cookery show

ITV has released details of a brand new cookery show, due to air this Spring. ‘Beat The Chef’ is a cookery competition gameshow format where home cooks go head-to-head against top chefs in fast-paced cook-offs to win a £10,000 cash prize. The broadcaster said: ‘Across a series of five challenges, …

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IHA announces new UK contact

The International Housewares Association (IHA), which owns and operates the annual International Home + Housewares Show in Chicago, has opened a new UK office. Chester-based specialist housewares PR [public relations] agency PR Direct, operated by Sarah Selzer and Mark Chapman, is partnering with the IHA to serve as the new …

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