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Exclusively Sets out Roadmap to Live Show in August

Stands for the Exclusively Show, which returns to its popular live format at The Business Design Centre in late August are now 95% sold following a positive industry response from exhibitors and visitors in light of the new confirmed show date and renewed confidence following the Government’s ‘roadmap’ announcements. With …

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Bed Bath & Beyond CEO Mark Tritton To Keynote Connect SPRING Virtual Event

Mark J. Tritton, president & CEO of Bed Bath & Beyond, will speak with Marshal Cohen, chief industry advisor, Retail, at The NPD Group, in a Fireside Chat keynote session during Connect SPRING, the International Housewares Association announced today. Connect SPRING, an IHA virtual event, will be held March 16-26 …

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Denby Pottery to Host Instagram Live with Graham and Brown

In celebration of Denby’s new Impression collection on Thursday, 11 March at 6pm Denby are hosting an Instagram Live discussion on new Season Interior Trends between Nicola Wilson, Senior Design Manager at Denby and Abby Hesketh, of Graham & Brown, experts in wall decoration and the UK’s leading wallpaper manufacturer.

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BHETA to Hold a Second ‘Meet the Buyer’ Event with Homebase

The British Home Enhancement Trade Association (BHETA) is to hold a second virtual ‘Meet The Buyer’ event with Homebase on 25th March.  This follows the success of the first such event at the end of January when the focus was on building products, flooring, tiling, fixings, and tools.  This second …

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Three More Housewares Brands Join BHETA

Katie Alice, Decor, and Contigo are the latest housewares brands to have joined the British Home Enhancement Trade Association (BHETA). The Katie Alice brand is known for vintage, especially florals, something which enabled the creation of over ten successful ranges of tableware for Creative Tops.  Along with Waitrose, the Katie …

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How the pandemic changed the way customers shop at their favourite garden centre

We are nearly a year into the Covid-19 pandemic and its restrictions. It is needless to say that the virus caused an extreme effect on the garden retail industry with many stores forced to close several times during the different lockdowns. During these lockdowns, many consumers switched their spending to …

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Housewares Take on ‘Mad March Million’

The Housewares team, the Housewares Hobblers, has decided to take on the Rainy Day Trust’sMad March Million’ as we attempt to reach 10,000 steps every day this month. The distance is equivalent to 6 marathons in 31 days. This is a worthy cause and one we definitely wanted to jump …

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Cancelled: The Inspired Home Show 2021

As state restrictions prohibiting large gatherings remain in effect for the foreseeable future, and government travel restrictions continue to significantly impede domestic and international travel, the International Housewares Association’s Board of Directors have made the difficult but necessary decision that The Inspired Home Show 2021, scheduled to take place Aug. …

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Dave Elliott of Homebase to Speak at BHETA Webinar

The British Home Enhancement Trade Association (BHETA) is to hold another of its popular webinars, this time featuring Dave Elliott, Homebase Commercial and Marketing Director.  The event takes place on 17th March at 11am and follows on from a successful BHETA Meet The Buyer event with Homebase at the end …

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Black + Blum Launches Recipe Book for Lunch Box Inspiration

“Let’s Do Lunch Box”, a hardback book developed together with publisher Dorling Kindersley, features 82 recipes in full colour. The book is designed to inspire consumers to make tasty meals, be they lunch, breakfast, or snacks, to take with them in their Black + Blum product of choice. Nick Cornwell, …

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