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ProCook reports strong half-year sales

Housewares chain ProCook has posted strong growth for the first half of the year, driven by ‘a solid performance in stores and excellent results in ecommerce’. The half-year sales figures for the brand were up 11% on the previous year and up 5% like-for-like. Bricks-and-mortar retail sales remained level on …

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Haden collaborates with Poodle & Blonde

Appliance brand Haden and luxury lifestyle brand Poodle & Blonde have joined forces to bring out an exclusive limited edition range of kitchen appliances. Inspired by Haden’s kettles, which were originally launched in the 1950s, the Margate kettle and toaster set features Poodle & Blonde’s best-selling Tottenham Dalmatian print. Haden …

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David Mason Design collaborates with Ashley Thomas

David Mason Design (DMD) has announced a collaboration with designer Ashley Thomas. The housewares company said: ‘Working in partnership with Ashley, we have created the first phase of the launch of the Ashley Thomas Brand for DMD, scheduled for Spring 2020, with an extensive collection covering bakeware, teatime accessories and …

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John Lewis reveals what’s hot, what’s not and what’s next in housewares

John Lewis & Partners has released its annual Retail Report which looks back on sales trends at the department store group over the past 12 months. ‘How We Shop, Live And Look’ analyses internal shopping data from August 2018 to August 2019 to get an insight into the products which …

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Borough Kitchen set to open branch in Islington

London-based cookshop chain is preparing to open its fourth store, in the new Islington Square premium retail and leisure complex situated in north London’s old postal sorting office on Upper Street. A pop-up will open in early November and a permanent cookshop and cook school, also in Islington Square, will …

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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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