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Melitta and Manchester United extend partnership

The Melitta Group and the world-renowned English football club Manchester United are to continue their successful partnership. The Premier League Club and the German family-run business have been working together since the end of 2017. In August 2018, the partnership was expanded globally, and has been extended to allow both …

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Smidge donates bottle to fundraising efforts

Bristol based sustainable food & beverages accessories company Smidge has donated 1,200 limited edition bottles to enhance Above & Beyond’s fundraising efforts. The bottles will be used for the fundraising initiative ‘Challenge Against Cancer’. For those who are able to raise £150, and hopefully more, will receive a limited edition …

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Sabichi Homewares has acquired PIFCO

Sabichi Homewares has acquired PIFCO from Spectrum Brands. Established in Manchester in 1900, PIFCO specialises in high quality household essentials, including heating and cooling, personal care, lighting and home products. Tim Wright, vice president International, Spectrum Brands, commented: “Spectrum Brands are incredibly pleased to have again worked with Sabichi on …

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Dunelm launches in-store textile recycling scheme as part of commitment to sustainability

Homewares retailer Dunelm has rolled out out a textile recycling scheme in 10 of its UK stores, allowing customers to recycle old and unwanted household fabrics. The new scheme, which was previously piloted in the Nottingham and Stockton stores, launches on Monday 19th October and has been developed in partnership …

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What More UK Agrees Export Deal with Sri Lanka

What More UK has agreed the terms of a deal which will see its products made available to the 20 million inhabitants of Sri Lanka. This latest announcement comes just weeks after export champions at What More announced a deal with the Central American country, Costa Rica. This exemplary organisation …

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UK footfall sees north/south divide

Latest data from retail experts Springboard reveals that footfall across UK retail destinations declined by just -0.3% last week from the week before. This is compared with – 3.5% in the previous week which saw the first complete week of the 10pm closure of hospitality outlets. Footfall rose marginally by …

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BHETA hosts webinar with John Lewis Partnership

The British Home Enhancement Trade Association (BHETA) is hosting a networking webinar with the John Lewis Partnership on Wednesday 14th October.  The online forum will feature Anna Berry, John Lewis Partner & Head of Cook & Dine. Anna Berry last presented to BHETA in November 2016 when she outlined her …

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New appointment at Lords at Home

The independent housewares, cookware and DIY retailer Lords at Home have announced the appointment of Tilak Patel as managing director. Patel has been with Lords at Home from the very beginning and his appointment as MD is the culmination of seven years of hard work, growing, learning and managing the …

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Black + Blum commits to becoming carbon neutral

Underlining the brand’s environmental and sustainability positioning, Black+Blum, the award-winning creators of innovative, high-quality food and drink on-the-go designs, has announced its membership of 1% for the Planet and also its commitment to becoming Climate Neutral Certified in 2021, for 2020 emissions. As a member of 1% for the Planet, …

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Curfew sees retail footfall drop

Latest data from retail experts Springboard reveals that footfall across UK retail destinations declined by -3% last week from the week before, however, all of this decline was driven by a -6.8% drop in activity in high streets whilst in retail parks footfall rose by +1.1% and by +0.9% in …

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