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Jeremy Pang to visit Exclusively Housewares

Celebrity cook  Jeremy Pang will be making a special appearance at Exclusively |Housewares on Tuesday June 11. The head chef and founder of the School of Wok in London’s Covent Garden is a regular guest on Channel 4’s ‘Sunday Brunch’ and has written two cookbooks – ‘Chinese Unchopped’ and ‘Hong …

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Inspired Lifestyle Brands to represent Mastrad in UK

Inspired Lifestyle Brands has been appointed as the UK agent of French housewares company Mastrad, which supplies baking and dessert moulds, utensils, food preparation tools, cooking aids, meat probes and thermometers. Mastrad managing director Thibault Houelleu said: “We’re really excited to be refocusing our resources on bringing our products to …

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What to see… at Exclusively!

The latest issue of Housewares Magazine includes a 10-page preview of the co-located London trade shows Exclusively Housewares and Exclusively Electrical, which take place on June 11 and June 12 at the Business Design Centre in London. Click here to read all about it: https://content.yudu.com/web/69r/0A2d1or/HWMay2019/index.html          Visitors …

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PHA KitchEssentials to distribute Cidex candles

PHA KitchEssentials has been appointed as the UK distributor of the Cidex range of candles from Denmark. The agreement commenced on June 1. Cidex, which was previously distributed by ICTC in the UK, is a specialist candle maker that has been producing traditional candles in Denmark since 1993. PHA will …

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Footfall plummets in May to lowest level in six years

Footfall declined by 3.5% in May, compared with the same month last year when it fell by 0.4%, according to the latest statistics from the British Retail Consortium (BRC)-Springboard. Covering the four weeks from 28 April 28 to May 25, the BRC-Springboard Footfall and Vacancies report reveals that on a …

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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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