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Rainy Day Trust Christmas auction launches on December 1

Bryan Clover, ceo of industry charity The Rainy Day Trust, put out an appeal earlier this month for businesses in the home improvement industry to donate lots for a special 12 Days of Christmas auction – and following a great response, the auction is ready to launch on Sunday December …

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Fenwick headlines BHETA forum

Fenwick director of buying for furniture, home and food Kieran McBride was the headline speaker at the latest networking forum held by BHETA (British Home Enhancement Trade Association). At the event, held on October 31 at BHETA’s headquarters in Birmingham, Kieran opened his presentation by outlining the changes that have …

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John Lewis & Waitrose create experimental concept shop

John Lewis & Partners and Waitrose & Partners will launch a customer-centric concept shop at its Southampton location opening tomorrow (Tuesday November 19), where a combination of services and experiences led by staff will take centre stage on every floor. If these ‘experience playgrounds’ are successful, they could be rolled …

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John Lewis and Waitrose launch joint Christmas TV advert

In their first ever joint Christmas campaign, John Lewis & Partners and Waitrose & Partners have come together to create an advert which tells the story of a girl and her friendship with an young dragon. From 6am today (Thursday November 14), staff at both John Lewis and Waitrose were …

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Buyfair launches crowdfunding campaign

Buyfair has launched a crowdfunding campaign which is now live on Crowdcube. Dominic Speelman, ceo & co-founder of www.buyfair.global , said: “More than 14 years ago, I set up a global homeware brand called MAKE International. Since our inception, we have sold thousands of products worldwide, to some of the …

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Tefal set to launch social media marketing campaign

Tefal will run a social media marketing campaign to promote its ActiFry Genius XL air fryer from mid-November for six weeks. A number of high profile influencers will be cooking and demonstrating various healthy and hearty meals using the ActiFry Genius XL through social media. Users will be encouraged to …

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Take a look at the latest issue of Housewares Magazine

The October/November issue of Housewares Magazine is packed with news, views and the latest products. Click here to view the digital issue. Our Hot Products section focuses food preparation, small electricals, tabletop, storageware, barware, childrensware and oven-to-tableware. Our Comment section catches up with Eamonn Ferry, home improvements business manager of …

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Burton McCall appoints Nick O’Mahony as sales executive

Burton McCall has announced that Nick O’Mahony has been appointed as its sales executive for Northern England. The housewares distributor said: “Nick began working with us in October and will look after our premium brands in the HORECA [Hotel/Restaurant/Catering], home, garden and DIY sectors. Since joining the business, he has …

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Amazon.co.uk announces biggest ever Black Friday Sale

Amazon.co.uk is set to launch its biggest ever Black Friday Sale from 00:01 on November 22 until 23:59 on Black Friday (November 29). The online giant said it first introduced Black Friday to the UK in 2010, with the aim of ‘giving customers great savings on the products they want …

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Bake Off crowns 2019 champion

David Atherton, an international health adviser from London, was named the winner of the tenth series of ‘The Great British Bake Off’ in the final episode, which aired on Channel 4 on Tuesday (October 29). Over 10 weeks, judges Paul Hollywood and Prue Leith assessed the efforts of 13 amateur …

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