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Jamie: ‘Keep Cooking and Carry On’

Starting tonight (Monday March 23) on Channel 4, Jamie Oliver is set to show the nation some easy-to-follow recipes, tips and hacks, specifically tailored for the unique times we’re living in with so many people staying at home. In ‘Jamie: Keep Cooking and Carry On’, the celebrity cook will advise …

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John Lewis temporarily closes all 50 shops

The John Lewis Partnership (JLP) announced today (Saturday March 21) that it has ‘taken the difficult decision’ to temporarily close all of its 50 John Lewis shops at close of business on Monday (March 23) as a result of the impact of coronavirus. Johnlewis.com will continue to operate as normal, …

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Bira welcomes latest emergency measures to help small businesses through coronavirus crisis

The Government’s £350 billion bailout of the UK economy in response to coronavirus has been welcomed by the British Independent Retailers Association (Bira). However, Bira’s CEO Andrew Goodacre says the funds must be made available immediately to stop the collapse of many small independent retailers already seeing reduced trade. Chancellor …

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Rainy Day Trust: update on coronavirus and flooding support

Bryan Clover, ceo of industry charity the Rainy Day Trust (RDT), has issued the following statement: “The last few months have brought some serious disruption to our industries. First the flooding brought by storms Ciara, Dennis and Elena, and now coronavirus. “For the flooding we have been – and still …

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BHETA postpones Housewares Forum with Leekes

Due to the coronavirus outbreak, BHETA (British Home Enhancement Trade Association) is postponing its Housewares Forum with retailer Leekes, which was due to be held on Wednesday (March 25) – and is moving its quarterly Credit Forum on March 24 online. BHETA chief operating officer Will Jones said: “We will …

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Bira supports members through coronavirus

The British Independent Retailers Association (Bira) is helping members access the emergency funds offered by the Government in the wake of the coronavirus crisis. Chancellor of the Exchequer Rishi Sunak delivered the £30 billion package to help the UK economy respond to the coronavirus as part of his spring Budget. …

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Bira welcomes Budget’s emergency measures

The British Independent Retailers Association (Bira) has welcomed the Chancellor’s emergency package to help small retail businesses amid the coronavirus crisis. Chancellor of the Exchequer Rishi Sunak delivered his first Budget this afternoon (Wednesday March 11) which included a £30 billion package to help the UK economy respond to the …

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IHA president comments on Chicago show cancellation

Following the news of the cancellation of The Inspired Home Show 2020 which was scheduled to take place from March 14 to March 17 in Chicago, Derek Miller, president of the International Housewares Association (IHA) which owns and operates the exhibition, has issued the following statement: “By now, I’m sure …

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Introducing the Housewares Innovation Awards 2020 winners

Hundreds of professionals from across the housewares industry headed to the NCC (National Conference Centre) in Birmingham on February 3 to celebrate the sector’s collective successes at the Housewares Innovation Awards 2020. Organised by Datateam Business Media, which is the publisher of Housewares Magazine and www.Housewaresive.net, in partnership with Spring …

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DKB Household UK appoints new managing director

Diethelm Keller Group (DKB) has announced the appointment of Rene Stutz as managing director of its UK business. DKB said Rene brings ‘considerable experience in the housewares industry globally, holding senior management positions across a range of international housewares brands including Fissler, All-Clad, Wüsthof and Victorinox’. Reporting to Will Symonds, …

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