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Amazon to speak at BHETA webinar

BHETA is to hold another of its popular retailer networking webinars, this time with the home category at Amazon. The event will take place on Thursday 28th April from 11am until 12 noon via Zoom. The speakers will be Dhawal Vora, Head of Vendor Management for the Home category, and …

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BHETA shares the latest on packaging with members

BHETA is to host a series of webinar events on the latest position on packaging including the legal position, specific retailer requirements and potential solutions and strategies for member companies. The series kicks off with an update from BHETA business service provider, Wastepack following the HMRC’s introduction of the plastic …

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Autumn Fair’s Curated Meetings goes global

Following its hugely successful beta trial and launch within the UK at Spring and Autumn Fair, Curated Meetings is now opening its doors to buyers and brands from across Europe and the rest of the world, inviting them to take part in this new game-changing way of doing business at …

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Bira comments on UK retail sales drop in March

The British Independent Retailers Association (Bira) has said the recent figures showing that UK retail sales dropped in march due to the rising cost of living are disappointing. In figures released today by the ONS, it showed that retail sales fell by 1.3% in March, and February sales figures were …

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Jonathan Ferguson crowned 38th Roux Scholar

Huge congratulations to Jonathan Ferguson for winning the 2022 Roux Scholarship. The 25-year-old junior sous chef from The Glenturret Lalique Restaurant in Crieff, Scotland, beat five other finalists in a highly challenging final cook-off held at Westminster Kingsway College, London, on Monday 11 April 2022.  Jonathan said: “I’m happy, really …

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Obituary: Philip Hart 1958-2022

It is with great sadness that the family of Philip Hart, retired managing director of Harts of Stur, has announced his passing after a short illness, on Saturday 9 April, peacefully and with his family at his side. When Philip, a fresh-faced Tesco management trainee, joined the family business in …

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Pyrex and Duralex combine to become new brand La Maison Française du Verre

Following the acquisition of French glassware brand, Duralex in 2021, International Cookware, who also license the brand Pyrex in EMEA, has announced it will now operate under a new company name – La Maison Française du Verre. The two iconic emblems of French glassmaking will now be united within a …

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Exclusively’s Brand Showcase “bigger and better for 2022”

At this year’s Exclusively Show (The Business Design Centre, Islington 14 and 15 June) the popular Brand Showcase which annually welcomes some two hundred journalists, bloggers and influencers to a curated edition of the show as whole will be bigger and better than ever. In fact, show owner, BHETA describes …

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Casa & Casa and BranQ join BHETA

Two new Housewares members have joined BHETA – Casa & Casa and BranQ. Casa & Casa is all about quality and innovation at affordable prices, delivering modern products that exceed expectations in design, style, function and cost. A family business, it specialises in supplying flasks and cups, cool bags, icepacks and …

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New category sponsor for Housewares Awards

Datateam Business Media, organiser of the Housewares Awards, is delighted to announce that Hyve Group, the organiser of industry staple events Autumn Fair and Spring Fair, has signed up as a category sponsor for the Housewares Awards 2022. Spring Fair 2022, which took place on 5 – 8 February this …

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