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Britain through the lockdown

A report out today from the John Lewis partnership has shown that kitchen activities have seen a significant rise since lock down began on 23 March. The John Lewis and Waitrose Report reveals how the nation’s behaviour has changed including: Homemade ‘happy hour’ – people recreating bar experiences at home …

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Exclusively Digital to launch on 6 July 2020

The British Home Enhancement Trade Association (BHETA), which owns the Exclusively Show, is to launch the week-long Exclusively Digital on 6th July as a replacement for 2020’s live show.  All exhibitors who had booked into Exclusively 2020, which was cancelled because of the Covid-19 pandemic have been invited to take …

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BHETA launches packaging campaign

 The British Home Enhancement Trade Association (BHETA) has launched a campaign to support supplier members on all issues arising from forthcoming legislation on packaging.  Its opening move was to lobby Government on an extension to the consultation period on the proposed Plastic Packaging Tax in the light of the current …

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The Rainy Day Trust joins the 2.6 Challenge 

The Rainy Day Trust has joined The 2.6 Challenge that has been set up to replace the London Marathon on 26 April as a fundraiser.  Each year the London Marathon raises about £65 million for small and medium-sized charities. With the cancellation of this iconic event, the organisers have pulled together the …

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Forecast growth in housewares down 14.4%

According to The British Home Enhancement Trade Association (BHETA)’s latest weekly Covid-19 financial update for members, forecast growth in housewares and small domestic electricals expenditure for 2020 has now dropped to minus 14.4% – from £13.6 bn to £11.7 bn compared to 2019.  While the overall electricals sector (which includes …

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Dunelm resumes trading online

After closing all of its retail operations in March, Dunelm has now restarted its online business Dunelm.com after implementing changes to comply with government social distancing guidelines. After a phased restart of the online business, the company is said to be fully operational, with the exception of some two-man delivery …

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Fenwick re-opens edited version of website

Fenwick is re-opening its online channel, with an edited offer, from 15 April. Following significant changes to the way in which orders are picked and packed, and with a volunteer workforce in place, the website will start to take new orders from 15 April, as well as processing and dispatching …

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Rainy Day Trust calls on industry for support

The Rainy Day Trust, the UK’s only charity supporting the home improvement workforce and their families in times of need, is appealing for help from industry. In a message from Rainy Day Trust ceo Bryan Clover, he said: “We have shed as much non-essential cost as possible, and we are …

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