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Waitrose shoppers crave comfort food

Total sales excluding fuel at Waitrose & Partners were down 0.5% last week (to Saturday November 9) compared with the same week last year. The supermarket chain’s personnel director Jo Walmsley said: “Last week saw a sharp rise in demand for comfort food as temperatures lowered. “Gravy and stock were …

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Tefal set to launch social media marketing campaign

Tefal will run a social media marketing campaign to promote its ActiFry Genius XL air fryer from mid-November for six weeks. A number of high profile influencers will be cooking and demonstrating various healthy and hearty meals using the ActiFry Genius XL through social media. Users will be encouraged to …

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Autumn rain keeps shoppers at bay in October

UK retail footfall declined by 3.2% year-on-year in October – which was steeper than September and both the 3-month and 12-month average, according to the latest figures from British Retail Consortium (BRC) and Springboard. Covering the four weeks from September 29 to October 26, the BRC-Springboard Footfall and Vacancies Report …

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Rainy Day Trust launches Christmas Appeal

Every Christmas, industry charity the Rainy Day Trust (RDT) sends a small hamper or food voucher to its most vulnerable beneficiaries. They also receive a hand-written Christmas card. RDT ceo Bryan Clover said: ‘It can be a difficult time for many, so a hamper with a few luxury items can …

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From Kirstie and Jamie to Bake Off, Channel 4 reveals festive show schedule

Channel 4 has disclosed details of its Christmas programming schedule. Highlights include celebrity cook Jamie Oliver revealing his Christmas foodie tips, a double portion of festive themed Great British Bake Off, and Kirstie being Crafty. There will be special episodes of ‘Jamie’s Best Christmas Ever’ and ‘Jamie & Jimmy’s Friday …

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Take part in the next issue of Housewares Magazine!

We are now working on the December 2019 issue of Housewares Magazine, which 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?: our regular round-up of new and recently launched products …

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Take a look at the latest issue of Housewares Magazine

The October/November issue of Housewares Magazine is packed with news, views and the latest products. Click here to view the digital issue. Our Hot Products section focuses food preparation, small electricals, tabletop, storageware, barware, childrensware and oven-to-tableware. Our Comment section catches up with Eamonn Ferry, home improvements business manager of …

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Christmas comes early as Brits look to battle Brexit blues

Christmas cheer is expected to come earlier than usual in households this year as Brits seek distraction from Brexit, turning to festive lights and decorations to lift their spirits. According to a survey commissioned by window and door manufacturer and installer Safestyle, one in 10 Brits say their Christmas decorations …

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Burton McCall appoints Nick O’Mahony as sales executive

Burton McCall has announced that Nick O’Mahony has been appointed as its sales executive for Northern England. The housewares distributor said: “Nick began working with us in October and will look after our premium brands in the HORECA [Hotel/Restaurant/Catering], home, garden and DIY sectors. Since joining the business, he has …

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Great British Menu to celebrate food from children’s literature

Back on BBC Two in Spring 2020 for its 15th series, ‘Great British Menu’ not only has new presenter Susan Calman but also features a new format with more chefs and more dishes. The broadcaster said; ‘British writers and illustrators have written a wide variety of novels and picture books …

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