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Grunwerg unveil its Autumn Collection of Premier Kitchen Knives at Le Gavroche

Grunwerg unveiled its Autumn Collection of Premier Kitchen Knives and accessory items to selected trade buyers at Michel Roux’s Le Gavroche in Mayfair, on Monday 7 September. The selection of products shown included: Latest additions to the Global 35th Anniversary promotions, including two brand new Limited Edition knives, a 3 …

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Colour of the Year announced

Brave Ground has been unveiled as AkzoNobel’s Colour of the Year for 2021. It’s a warm and grounding neutral shade that gives us the courage to embrace change. As unprecedented events and experiences become commonplace, it’s no wonder that people are feeling more off-kilter with the modern world. According to …

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Rainy Day Trust launches Covid-19 support leaflet

The Rainy Day Trust is continuing in the drive to spread awareness of its support during the Covid- 19 crisis with the launch of a leaflet designed to appeal to businesses potentially at the beginning of any restructuring process. The charity has also announced a new phone number 0800 9154627, …

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New breakfast collection from Morphy Richards

Two new breakfast ranges have been launched by kitchen and home appliances brand Morphy Richards. The Verve collection, inspired by artisan pottery and traditional ceramics, includes kettles, toasters and filter coffee machines, with a textured design and modern silhouette and is available in black, cream and white. The Verve kettle …

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National Home Improvement month kicks off with a broadcast media fanfare

The British Home Enhancement Association (BHETA)’s annual consumer-facing promotion, National Home Improvement Month (NHIM) kicked off on September 1 with a round of media on national and regional radio network interviews, highlighting the nation’s new love affair with DIY.   National Home Improvement Month (NHIM) usually takes place in April; but …

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£3 million US boom for UK drink holder

With people being confined to their homes during lockdown, a British product innovation start-up has experienced a boom in online sales to the US and is set to turn over £3 million in US sales over the next five years.    Hit Products is the business behind CouchCoaster, a patented drink holder designed to rest a drink …

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Trading update from Dunelm

Dunelm Group, the UK’s leading homewares retailer, has provided an update on recent trading. Sales have been strong in the last two months, with total year over year sales growth up 59% in July, partly as a result of pent up demand following the store closure period and the timing …

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Trading better than expected says BHETA members

Topline findings from The British Home Enhancement Trade Association (BHETA)’s latest member survey are that 83% of members report sales during lockdown as being ‘better than expected’, while 63% go as far as to say, ‘much better’. Remarkably more than three quarters of survey respondents said that they expected to …

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Morphy Richards Expands Microwave Cooking Collection

Small kitchen appliance brand Morphy Richards has expanded its innovative collection of microwave cooking products, which is designed to revolutionise the way we use microwaves. Using Advanced Heatwave Technology, the Mico Collection mimics conventional cooking to produce tasty, well-cooked food quickly, with no pre-heating required, and is suitable for a …

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Positive retail footfall figures

Latest data from retail experts Springboard reveals that footfall in UK retail destinations rose by +4.1% last week from the week before, a significant acceleration in the rise in the previous week of +0.8% and +1.8% in the same week last year. This was driven by rises in footfall of …

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