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Mason Cash collaborates with Bake Off finalist

Mason Cash has teamed up with ‘The Great British Bake Off’ 2017 finalist Kate Lyon to develop a selection of ‘simple yet tasty recipes to excite the taste buds’ with the housewares brand’s new Mason Cash & Homepride Fred Mixing Bowl. Mason Cash said: ‘When we thought about creating these …

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Two British baking brands join forces

Housewares brand Mason Cash has collaborated with flour miller Homepride to launch limited edition Mason Cash & Homepride Fred Mixing Bowls. The 29cm earthenware bowls come in two colours of baby pink and powder blue. Both feature the diamond design that Mason Cash Mixing Bowls are known for, with the …

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Barclaycard reports muted consumer spending in July

Consumer spending grew by 1.7 per cent year-on-year in July – representing a decline in real terms when accounting for inflation – following similarly muted figures in May and June, according to Barclaycard. Data from the global payment business, which claims to process nearly half of the nation’s credit and …

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Homewares category makes ‘valiant recovery’ in July

Soaring temperatures failed to boost sales on the high street in July but resulted in the strongest online sales growth in 18 months, as consumers clicked for a fast-fashion summer wardrobe fix. According to the High Street Sales Tracker (HSST), published today (Friday August 9) by accountancy and business advisory …

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Lakeland reveals must-haves for August

Housewares chain Lakeland has revealed customer ambassador Wendy Miranda’s top 11 product recommendations for August. Wendy said: “From preserving the season and easy-to-achieve baking projects to ideas to save time on food prep, we have plenty to inspire you this autumn. Here are my must-haves for August: Ball freshTECH Jam …

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Argos AW19 has landed!

Argos’s new Autumn/Winter 2019 range is now available in-store, online or on the Argos app. Featuring 89,000 products, the range sees the introduction of new products across the board from names including Samsung, LOL Surprise and LEGO (as well as some first-time brands). Highlights from the new Autumn/Winter 2019 range …

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Wyevale announces the sale of Findon Garden Centre and closure of Rayleigh Garden Centre

Wyevale Garden Centres (WGC) has announced the sale of Findon Garden Centre at Worthing in West Sussex to Findon Garden Centre Ltd (FGCL): a new company set up by the current WGC Findon Garden Centre manager Dylan Penhaligan and his partner Chrissie Chaplin. The sale is expected to complete by …

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Groupe SEB appoints new managing director

Will Yates has been announced as the new managing director of Groupe SEB for the UK & Ireland, as of September 1. Will joined Groupe SEB in January 2016 as sales director. He was promoted to commercial director in June. His previous positions include sales revenue controller (Northern Europe) of …

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First pea-based milk alternative product arrives in Waitrose

Waitrose & Partners claims to have exclusively launched the first pea-based milk alternative product: Sproud. The supermarket chain said: ’With the ever-increasing demand for dairy-free and plant-based milk alternatives, we’re pleased to offer another exciting product in this fast growing category.’ Sales of the dairy alternatives category have risen 16% …

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New Squire’s garden centre opens in Wokingham

Squire’s Garden Centres has bought Heathlands Garden Centre at Wokingham in Berkshire. Previously owned by Wyevale Garden Centres, the garden centre will now be known as Squire’s in Wokingham. All 33 employees have been retained and now work for Squire’s, including the manager Graham Carter. The garden centre offers a …

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