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Indesit encourages families to share Christmas chores

Research by Indesit has revealed that in the run-up to the festive season, the preparations for the big day are not being shared equally, with mums taking on the majority of Christmas tasks. In an online survey of 2,000 parents aged between 20-64 carried out between April 27 and May …

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Deadline extended to take part in the next issue of Housewares Magazine

The deadline to take part in the December 2019 issue of Housewares Magazine has been extended to Friday November 22. The issue includes the following features: Woodware The 2019 Hot List: a review of key product launches this year Cookware Colour In the Home Condiments Tools & Gadgets What’s New?: …

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New members join BHETA

BranQ and Genpower are the latest companies to join the British Home Enhancement Trade Association (BHETA). Polish housewares supplier BranQ uses recyclable materials to make household products which are suitable for multiple use. The range covers bathroom, kitchen, cleaning, storage, and products for children. Genpower started in 2006 as an …

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Whirlpool UK Appliances partners with British Heart Foundation

Whirlpool UK Appliances – the parent company to KitchenAid, Whirlpool, Hotpoint and Indesit – has announced a partnership with British Heart Foundation (BHF). A key aspect of the partnership is that all employees of Whirlpool UK Appliances will receive training on how to safely deliver cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR). The 45-minute …

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Sainsbury’s unveils Christmas advert

Sainsbury’s unveiled its new Christmas advert on Tuesday (November 12). The commercial premiered in a primetime TV slot during soap opera ‘Emmerdale’ on ITV. The Dickensian themed advert focuses on the humble beginnings of a young boy called Nicholas 150 years ago. The supermarket chain said: ‘Depicting a Dickensian London, …

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John Lewis and Waitrose launch joint Christmas TV advert

In their first ever joint Christmas campaign, John Lewis & Partners and Waitrose & Partners have come together to create an advert which tells the story of a girl and her friendship with an young dragon. From 6am today (Thursday November 14), staff at both John Lewis and Waitrose were …

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Argos Christmas campaign celebrates ‘The Book of Dreams’

The Argos catalogue takes centre stage in the retailer’s Christmas TV advertising campaign. Argos said: ‘While the catalogue has been a firm fixture with British families for the last 46 years, it has been absent from our most significant annual TV advertisement for the past decade. ‘This year, however, the …

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Buyfair launches crowdfunding campaign

Buyfair has launched a crowdfunding campaign which is now live on Crowdcube. Dominic Speelman, ceo & co-founder of www.buyfair.global , said: “More than 14 years ago, I set up a global homeware brand called MAKE International. Since our inception, we have sold thousands of products worldwide, to some of the …

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Sales of small electricals up at John Lewis

Total sales at John Lewis & Partners were down 2.3% last week (to Saturday November 9) on the same week last year – but customers enjoyed shopping promotions across lighting, fashion and beauty, according to the department store group’s shop trade director Maggie Porteous. She said: “Fashion sales were up …

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JLP celebrates diversity

Waitrose & Partners has joined forces with its sister chain John Lewis & Partners to launch a new scheme that enables multilingual staff to wear badges identifying the other languages they speak. The scheme launches this month with an initial 20 badges for: Urdu; Arabic; French; Mandarin; Spanish; German; Italian; …

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