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Bennetts’ administrators receive ‘numerous’ expressions of interest

The joint administrators of Derbyshire retailer Bennetts (Irongate) Limited, which trades as Bennetts Department Store in Derby and Ashbourne, have reported ‘significant levels of interest’ from potential buyers of the business. Paul Mallatratt, who is joint administrator – along with Louise Freestone – of Bridgewood Financial Solutions said: “We are …

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Exclusively Shows launch gift voucher scheme

Co-located London trade shows Exclusively Housewares and Exclusively Electrical have teamed up the British Independent Retailers Association (Bira) to launch a joint initiative for 2019 called Exclusively Gift. The move follows the success of the Bira Bonus voucher programme, which was introduced in 2018 and founded by the Shows’ owner …

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‘The Great Celebrity Bake Off for Stand Up To Cancer’ is coming soon

‘The Great Celebrity Bake Off for Stand Up To Cancer’ starts next Tuesday (March 5) at 8pm on Channel 4. A star-studded line-up from the worlds of acting, politics, comedy, sport and entertainment will compete across five 60-minute episodes in a bid to see who will be crowned Star Baker …

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Chicago exhibition to be renamed ‘The Inspired Home Show’ in 2020

The International Housewares Association (IHA) has announced that it is changing the name of the International Home + Housewares Show to ‘The Inspired Home Show, IHA’s Global Home + Housewares Market’ in 2020. IHA, which is a not-for-profit, full-service association that sponsors the International Home + Housewares Show, said the change …

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David Jarrett: tribute fund

The family of veteran independent housewares sales agent David Jarrett of Jarrett Professional Sales, who sadly passed away on February 13, has set up an online tribute page in his honour. The page reads: “We were so grateful for the work that Southmead Hospital Intensive Care Unit did for our …

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Funeral details of David Jarrett

Independent housewares sales agent David Jarrett of Jarrett Professional Sales passed away on February 13 following a short illness, surrounded by his family. His funeral will take place on Thursday March 7 at 11.30am at Weston-super-Mare Crematorium in North Somerset. This is an open service so anyone that wishes to …

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New exhibitors sign up for Exclusively Shows

The British Home Enhancement Trade Association (BHETA), which owns and organises co-located London trade shows Exclusively Housewares and Exclusively Electrical, has released details of the line-up of exhibitors for the 2019 joint event. A total of 122 exhibitors will show their wares at Exclusively Housewares, including 16 who will be …

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Industry pays tribute to David Jarrett

The housewares industry has been paying tribute to David Jarrett, who sadly passed away last Wednesday (February 13) following a short illness, surrounded by his family. With 35 years of experience in the housewares industry, David was an independent sales agent based in the south-west. His career started in 1977 …

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The Housewares Innovation Awards 2019 winners revealed

Hundreds of housewares professionals gathered at Birmingham’s National Conference Centre last week (Monday, February 4) to hear the winners of The Housewares Innovation Awards 2019. Organised by Datateam Business Media, publisher of Housewares Magazine and housewareslive.net, in partnership with Spring Fair, the Awards recognise and reward products, companies and people …

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Housewares retailers share their Spring Fair insights

Billed as the number one sourcing destination for the UK’s home & gift industry, Spring Fair takes place from February 3 to February 7 at the NEC in Birmingham. The 2019 event is expected to attract 56,000 retail professionals, who will view the wares of 2,500 exhibitors spread across 15 …

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