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Scotland Yard invites BHETA to join retailer steering group

Ahead of the new Offensive Weapons Act, the British Home Enhancement Trade Association (BHETA), has been invited to join the retailer steering group of Scotland Yard (the headquarters of the Metropolitan Police Service). The move follows several informal conversations together with BHETA’s success in securing the extension of the Challenge …

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Haus celebrates 15th anniversary

Today (Friday October 11) marks 15 years since housewares supplier Haus Marketing and Distribution started trading and the business is still going strong, with six brands and 12 members of staff under its belt. Commenting on the company’s milestone achievement, Haus managing director Paul Shelley said: “I would describe the …

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New look for LocknLock

Housewares supplier JWP has revealed a new identity for the LocknLock brand. JWP said: “LocknLock are a world leading food container manufacturer and are consistently ranked globally as a leading housewares company. So over the last 12 months they have been assessing ways in which to strengthen their brand positioning …

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Hotpoint teams up with Jamie Oliver for Eat Your Fridge Challenge

This month, as part of a commitment to helping consumers move to a zero waste kitchen, Hotpoint has teamed up with its brand ambassador Jamie Oliver to get the nation to take on the Eat Your Fridge Challenge. The initiative is described as ‘seven days of being more mindful when …

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John Lewis posts biggest week for online Home sales this year

Total sales for John Lewis & Partners were up 23.1% last week (to Saturday October 5) on the same week last year, as customers took part in the department store group’s Home promotional event and its first ever my John Lewis Beauty Weekend event across 35 shops. The retailer’s buying …

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Fenwick to headline BHETA forum

The next retailer networking forum organised by BHETA (British Home Enhancement Trade Association) will feature Fenwick director of buying for furniture, home and food Kieran McBride. BHETA said: ‘After a year of much change at the independent department store chain, Kieran will be bringing our members up to speed on …

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A new face at Meyer

The Meyer Group has announced the appointment of Claire Whalley-Livesey as sales director. Meyer chairman and managing director Mark Ivory commented: “Claire joins us at a particularly exciting time as Meyer expands its leadership position in gourmet cookware and invests further across its kitchenware brand portfolio, providing a full service …

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BHETA urges the housewares industry to challenge Offensive Weapons Act draft

Ahead of the new Offensive Weapons Act, the British Home Enhancement Trade Association (BHETA) has entered the public consultations on the planned legislation – and is urging all suppliers and retailers of bladed items to do the same. The deadline for submissions is October 9. BHETA’s challenge to the latest …

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Sainsbury’s and Tefal join forces for recycling scheme

Tefal has launched a new recycling scheme with supermarket chain Sainsbury’s. The cookware company is urging the nation to exchange its old pots and pans from now until October 15 in a bid to encourage greater recycling. For the next three weeks, Sainsbury’s will offer customers the chance to recycle …

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DKB Household to distribute AdHoc brand

DKB Household will distribute premium German housewares brand AdHoc in the UK from January 2020. DKB’s parent company Diethelm Keller Group acquired a major stake in AdHoc Entwicklung und Vertrieb GmbH in June. AdHoc will be managed as an independent company within the Diethelm Keller Group. DKB Household global marketing …

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