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Lorraine Pascale to attend Exclusively Shows

Celebrity chef Lorraine Pascale will be making a special appearance at the Exclusively Shows. She will be visiting Sabichi Homewares’ stand (EH214) at 2pm on Tuesday June 11 to promote her product collaboration with the company’s Haden brand. The Haden-Lorraine Pascale collection comprises a 4.5ltr Stand Mixer, 3.6ltr Digital Air …

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Take part in the June issue of Housewares Magazine

We are now working on the June 2019 issue of Housewares Magazine, which includes the following features: Exclusively Housewares & Exclusively Electrical: Review Cookware Kitchen Knives and Accessories Tabletop Storageware Housewares as Gifts Preserving Celebrity Endorsed and Licensed Products   WOULD YOU LIKE TO TAKE PART? The issue will be …

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May retail sales show ‘biggest decline on record’

Retail sales in May hit ‘the biggest decline on record’ according to the latest figures from the British Retail Consortium (BRC)-KPMG. Covering the four weeks from April 28 to May 25, the BRC-KPMG retail sales monitor reports that on a total basis, sales decreased by 2.7% in May. Excluding Easter …

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ProCook reveals more details of Steamer Trading closure

Following the news announced yesterday (Thursday May 30) that ProCook is closing the Steamer Trading brand which it saved from administration in January, the housewares chain has shared more details. ProCook originally bought 27 of Steamer Trading’s 38 stores, along with the ecommerce business and head office team. Ten ‘underperforming’ …

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ProCook closes Steamer Trading brand

Housewares chain ProCook announced today (Thursday May 30) that it is closing the Steamer Trading brand. ProCook saved rival retailer Steamer Trading from administration in January, buying 27 of Steamer Trading’s 38 stores, along with the ecommerce business and head office team. Ten ‘underperforming’ stores which were not part of …

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Which? survey names best and worst high street shops

WHSmith has finished bottom of Which?’s annual UK high street shops survey, while specialist retailers come out on top. Conducted in January, the annual survey of 7,784 members of consumer body Which? was based on in-store purchases made during the past 12 months. It looked at the bricks-and-mortar shops offering …

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John Lewis to invest £21 million in Peterborough store

John Lewis & Partners has announced details of a £21 million investment and refurbishment of its 93,000sq ft Peterborough shop in Cambridgeshire, which is located within the Queensgate shopping centre. Due to be completed by January 2020, the revamp includes an overhaul and reconfiguration of the entire shop with improvements …

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Government takes action to ban plastic straws and drinks stirrers

Environment Secretary Michael Gove confirmed a ban on plastic straws, drinks stirrers, and plastic-stemmed cotton buds in England last Wednesday (May 22), following overwhelming public support for the move. The ban will come into force in April 2020. It will include exemptions to ensure that those with medical needs or …

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Exclusively Housewares set to welcome very special guest

Lady Milena Grenfell-Baines MBE will be attending the Exclusively Housewares show in London next month – and has invited the wives of the Czech and Slovak ambassadors to join her. The Czech national, born in Prague in 1929, is a guest of Remoska S.R.O: a company based in the Czech …

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Big name brands attend BHETA workshop on knife retailing

The British Home Enhancement Trade Association (BHETA) chaired a consultative retailer and supplier workshop on knife retailing last Wednesday (May 15), attended by big name retail and supplier brands. The workshop was BHETA’s opening move in its responsible knife retailing campaign: an initiative agreed with members following an initial consultation …

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