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Tewkesbury Cookshop set to close in September

Tewkesbury Cookshop in Gloucestershire is preparing to close its doors for the final time in mid-September. Announcing the news on Facebook on July 16, the independent retailer said: “Bit of a sad post I’m afraid. The rumours are true – we will unfortunately be closing the Cookshop [in] mid-September. Thank …

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BHETA consults on Challenge 25

Following a workshop on responsible knife retailing hosted by British Home Enhancement Trade Association (BHETA) on May 15, the trade body has met the Retail of Alcohol Standards Group (RASG) with a view to securing approval to adopt its Challenge 25 scheme. The workshop was an initiative agreed with members …

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New era for Delfinware

Housewares supplier Delfinware has changed hands and is now owned by its managing director Michael J Simmonds. The housewares supplier, based at Hythe in Kent, has been supplying high quality British-made plastic coated, chrome and stainless steel wireware since 1969. It employs 20 staff, many of whom have been with …

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New TV series from Nadiya Hussain makes debut

Celebrity cook Nadiya Hussain returned to the small screen on Monday (July 15) with a new six-part BBC Two series entitled ‘Nadiya’s Time To Eat’, that debuts at 8pm on BBC Two. The broadcaster said: ‘We’re a nation that loves to cook and eat delicious food. But we don’t always …

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The Housewares Show: now open to all independent retailers

The Housewares Show is preparing to open its doors to all independent retailers once again next month. Hosted by independent buying group AIS (Associated Independent Stores), the two-day event will be open to AIS members only on August 13 and then open to all independent retail buyers on August 14. …

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Take part in the next issue of Housewares Magazine!

We are now working on the July/August 2019 issue of Housewares Magazine, which includes the following features: Autumn Fair: Preview Bakeware Tools and Gadgets Weighing and Measuring Colour in the Home Smart and Connected Products Hydration Products Eco-Friendly Products Home and Gift Buyers Festival Harrogate: Review The Housewares Show: Preview …

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BBC One announces Celebrity MasterChef line-up

BBC One’s ‘Celebrity MasterChef’ series is firing up for some hot kitchen action this summer. In this 14th series of the popular cookery show, MasterChef judges John Torode and Gregg Wallace will preside over an eclectic who’s who of show business, drama, design, singing, and sport stars who will compete …

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Goldings of Bedford to close after 152 years

Independent hardware and housewares retailer Goldings of Bedford is set to close after trading on Bedfordshire county town’s high street for 152 years. Announcing the news on Facebook yesterday (Monday July 8), the Goldings team said: ‘It is with deep and sad regret that Goldings of Bedford Ltd has no …

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Harts of Stur celebrates centenary

2019 is Harts of Stur’s centenary year – and the Dorset retailer is marking its special anniversary with a series of events. In mid-June, the company joined forces with local solicitor Porter Dodson for an exclusive early evening shopping event at its Sturminster Newton store, hosted by managing director Philip …

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Harts of Stur managing director Philip Hart set to retire

Harts of Stur welcomed a special guest on Friday (July 5) when Simon Price, owner of cutlery and silverware supplier Arthur Price, paid a surprise visit to the Dorset store to congratulate managing director Philip Hart on his retirement. Presenting Philip with a salver especially engraved for the occasion, Simon …

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