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Messe Frankfurt revamps spring 2021 schedule

As a result of the course taken by the pandemic, Messe Frankfurt will not be holding any of its own physical trade fairs at the Frankfurt exhibition grounds between January and March 2021. The company is revamping its spring trade fair calendar to focus on new synergies and new digital …

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New ownership at Pendeford Housewares

As of 15 September 2020, Lee Parkin has completed a successful share transfer of Pendeford Metal Spinnings, becoming the new owner and managing director of the company. After almost 40 years involved in the family business, Ralph Humphries felt like it was the right time to step down and enjoy …

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Consumer spending grows in August

Consumer spending grew by 0.2% year on year in August, the first rise since February this year, according to Barclays UK Consumer Spend Report. The report looks into giving you a unique and up to date picture of the nation’s spending habits based on the actual transactions, bringing it to …

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Hobbycraft raises £1.5 million for Together for Short Lives

Hobbycraft has announced it has reached a fundraising milestone of £1.5 million for charity partner, Together for Short Lives. Hobbycraft has worked with Together for Short Lives for eight years and its dedicated store teams, head office staff and generous customers raise funds all year round to support seriously ill …

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Dishmatic goes pink in support of Breast Cancer Awareness Month

EasyDo Products will be offering its popular pink limited edition Dishmatic range again this year in support of Breast Cancer Awareness Month. There will be three limited-edition pink Dishmatic products available in the UK.  The household favourite Dishmatic Style with its easy grip handle and specially designed twist and click …

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Black+Blum partners with Prada

Black+Blum has partnered with Prada, one of the world’s leading brands in the luxury sector, to supply a selection of Black+Blum products featured alongside the Prada Re-Nylon collection. Prada Re-Nylon is a sustainable line of Prada products executed using unique regenerated nylon, obtained through the recycling and purification process of …

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Energy and Sustainability Award shortlisting for What More UK

Manufacturing Association, Make UK, has recognised Lancashire housewares manufacturer What More with a shortlisting for the 2020 Energy and Sustainability Award. What More UK is the manufacturer and owner of the home storage brand Wham. This organisation has taken a product as simple as a storage box and turned it …

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Morphy Richards launches new steamer

SDA brand Morphy Richards has added a food steamer to its suite of food preparation appliances. The new and improved Intellisteam steamer has been launched by Morphy Richards to simplify steam cooking for the consumer. Described as ‘no ordinary steamer’, the Intellisteam features three separate compartments and an intelligent timer …

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Footfall in retail drops, as schools return

Latest data from retail experts Springboard reveals that footfall across UK retail destinations declined by -6.3% last week from the week before. As the final wave of schools started their autumn term, UK retail destinations saw the first week on week decline in footfall since the end of April. This …

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Grunwerg unveil its Autumn Collection of Premier Kitchen Knives at Le Gavroche

Grunwerg unveiled its Autumn Collection of Premier Kitchen Knives and accessory items to selected trade buyers at Michel Roux’s Le Gavroche in Mayfair, on Monday 7 September. The selection of products shown included: Latest additions to the Global 35th Anniversary promotions, including two brand new Limited Edition knives, a 3 …

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