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Sainsbury’s to remove plastic bags for loose fruit, veg and bakery items

Sainsbury’s has committed to removing 489 tonnes’ worth of plastic bags which are currently used for loose fruit, vegetables and bakery items. By September, paper bags will be available to customers for loose bakery items. Customers buying loose fruit and vegetables will either be able to bring their own bags …

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BHETA expands into electricals

Two suppliers in lighting and electricals – Red Arrow and BLE – have joined BHETA (British Home Enhancement Trade Association). Red Arrow is an importer and distributor of lighting and electrical products to the wholesale industry, while BLE manufactures and supplies emergency lighting, centralised power systems and LED lighting. BHETA chief operating officer …

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Russell Hobbs collaborates with Emma Bridgewater on two ranges

Small electricals supplier Russell Hobbs has joined forces with pottery manufacturer Emma Bridgewater to create two new breakfast collections. The Russell Hobbs and Emma Bridgewater ranges will feature Emma Bridgewater’s Polka Dot and Toast & Marmalade patterns on two-slice (£69.99) and four-slice (£79.99) toasters, as well as 1.7L and 1.5L …

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National Home Improvement Month leaves legacy

National Home Improvement Month (NHIM) concluded at the end of April, following a countrywide campaign to get consumers improving their homes. The initiative was introduced in response to the findings of 2018’s National Home Improvement Week, which revealed that almost three-quarters of consumers (69%) across the UK were found ‘not …

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BHETA strengthens its member services team

The British Home Enhancement Trade Association (BHETA) has promoted Nicola Adams Brown to the role of member services manager, as it expands its membership in terms of scope and numbers. Nicola has been with BHETA for five and half years as part of the member services provision and will now …

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Housewares brand Sabco joins BHETA

Australian cleaning brand Sabco has joined the British Home Enhancement Trade Association (BHETA). Sabco was founded in 1892 in Adelaide as the South Australian Brush Company. In 1979, the company established a garden products division, acquiring Melbourne Company Dawn Plastics. Then in 1993, Sabco merged with Tomlin Industries to form …

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Stephen Richardson to join BHETA as marketing manager

Former Travis Perkins senior digital and trade marketing manager Stephen Richardson is joining the British Home Enhancement Trade Association (BHETA) as its new marketing manager. The role has been created as part of the association’s recent restructure. Stephen has more than 20 years of experience of both B2B and B2C …

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Brand Showcase ‘grows exponentially’ at Exclusively Shows

The organiser of the Exclusively Shows has announced that the upcoming event’s Brand Showcase is ‘going from strength to strength’ and has ‘grown exponentially’ with 50% more exhibitors taking compared with 2018 and more visitors booked to attend than ever before. Now in its third year, the Brand Showcase is …

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Lorraine Pascale to attend Exclusively Shows

Celebrity chef Lorraine Pascale will be making a special appearance at the Exclusively Shows. She will be visiting Sabichi Homewares’ stand (EH214) at 2pm on Tuesday June 11 to promote her product collaboration with the company’s Haden brand. The Haden-Lorraine Pascale collection comprises a 4.5ltr Stand Mixer, 3.6ltr Digital Air …

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