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Success for Exclusively Digital

Figures from The British Home Enhancement Association (BHETA) which owns the Exclusively Show reveal that this year’s Exclusively Digital, running throughout July, has been a huge success in terms of visitor numbers and visitor profile.  Exclusively Digital was conceived in March when the BHETA board postponed the live event until …

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Dunelm provides positive update

Dunelm Group has provided an update on its current trading performance and financial position for the year to 27 June 2020.  Restarting operations Dunelm closed both stores and online on 24 March and over the last three months have gradually re-opened all of its operations in a phased and controlled manner. …

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Hobbycraft announces new online summer kids craft club

Hobbycraft is announcing the launch of its new digital ‘Kids Summer Craft Club’, following the success of the online ‘Daily Kids Craft Club’ which launched at the beginning of lockdown and racked up over 110,000 views. Starting from 16th July until the 30th August, daily inspiration will be shared across …

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John Lewis extends click and collect with Co-Op

John Lewis has announced that its fast track, Click & Collect delivery and returns service will be available in over 500 Co-op food stores by the end of the summer. The move will see the total number of John Lewis Partnership Click & Collect locations increase to nearly 900 – …

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Lakeland stores reopen

Lakeland has announced its flagship Windermere store has re-opened, as well as 28 others across the UK with comprehensive safety measures and social distancing in place to protect customers and colleagues. Lakeland has reviewed and updated every aspect of the way its stores operate, with extensive social distancing and safety …

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BHETA launches webinars on digital sales and marketing

BHETA is launching a series of webinars advising members on how to maximise sales via digital channels. The content ranges from setting up in ecommerce, to creating a commercially sound overall digital strategy to driving sales with social media.  The series is being hosted by new BHETA business service provider, …

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Take part in the next issue of Housewares Magazine

We are now working on the July/August 2020 issue of Housewares Magazine, which includes the following features: • Exclusively Digital: Review • Colour in the Home • Cookware • Housewares As Gifts • Bakeware • Tools and Gadgets • Small Electricals • Tabletop WOULD YOU LIKE TO TAKE PART? The …

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Eight John Lewis shops set to close

The John Lewis Partnership (JLP) announced today (Thursday July 9) that it will not reopen eight John Lewis shops ‘to secure the business’ long-term future and respond to customers’ shopping needs’. It will now enter into consultation with impacted staff about its proposals. This announcement comes as the final wave …

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Hyve cancels Autumn Fair for 2020

Autumn Fair organiser Hyve has announced changes to the scheduled event in 2020. As a reflection on conversations between the organiser, exhibitors and visitors, Hyve has made the decision that Autumn Fair 2020 will not take place this year. Spring Fair will continue to take place from February 7 to …

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Exclusively 2020 opens its digital doors

Today (Monday July 6) marks the opening of Exclusively Digital: the 2020 replacement for the British Home Enhancement Trade Association (BHETA)’s Exclusively Show, which was cancelled because of the Covid-19 pandemic. Exclusively Digital is taking place throughout this week on the Exclusively website (www.exclusivelyshows.co.uk) and takes the form of a …

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