Top Stories

Rainy Day Trust: update on coronavirus and flooding support

Bryan Clover, ceo of industry charity the Rainy Day Trust (RDT), has issued the following statement: “The last few months have brought some serious disruption to our industries. First the flooding brought by storms Ciara, Dennis and Elena, and now coronavirus. “For the flooding we have been – and still …

Read More »

BHETA postpones Housewares Forum with Leekes

Due to the coronavirus outbreak, BHETA (British Home Enhancement Trade Association) is postponing its Housewares Forum with retailer Leekes, which was due to be held on Wednesday (March 25) – and is moving its quarterly Credit Forum on March 24 online. BHETA chief operating officer Will Jones said: “We will …

Read More »

Bira supports members through coronavirus

The British Independent Retailers Association (Bira) is helping members access the emergency funds offered by the Government in the wake of the coronavirus crisis. Chancellor of the Exchequer Rishi Sunak delivered the £30 billion package to help the UK economy respond to the coronavirus as part of his spring Budget. …

Read More »

Bira welcomes Budget’s emergency measures

The British Independent Retailers Association (Bira) has welcomed the Chancellor’s emergency package to help small retail businesses amid the coronavirus crisis. Chancellor of the Exchequer Rishi Sunak delivered his first Budget this afternoon (Wednesday March 11) which included a £30 billion package to help the UK economy respond to the …

Read More »

IHA president comments on Chicago show cancellation

Following the news of the cancellation of The Inspired Home Show 2020 which was scheduled to take place from March 14 to March 17 in Chicago, Derek Miller, president of the International Housewares Association (IHA) which owns and operates the exhibition, has issued the following statement: “By now, I’m sure …

Read More »

Introducing the Housewares Innovation Awards 2020 winners

Hundreds of professionals from across the housewares industry headed to the NCC (National Conference Centre) in Birmingham on February 3 to celebrate the sector’s collective successes at the Housewares Innovation Awards 2020. Organised by Datateam Business Media, which is the publisher of Housewares Magazine and www.Housewaresive.net, in partnership with Spring …

Read More »

DKB Household UK appoints new managing director

Diethelm Keller Group (DKB) has announced the appointment of Rene Stutz as managing director of its UK business. DKB said Rene brings ‘considerable experience in the housewares industry globally, holding senior management positions across a range of international housewares brands including Fissler, All-Clad, Wüsthof and Victorinox’. Reporting to Will Symonds, …

Read More »

The Inspired Home Show 2020 cancelled amid coronavirus concerns

After careful consideration regarding the ongoing spread of coronavirus overseas and recent cases in the US, International Housewares Association (IHA) – the owner and operator of The Inspired Home Show 2020 – has decided to cancel the exhibition, which was scheduled to take place from March 14 to March 17 …

Read More »

ProCook set to close two stores

Housewares chain ProCook has announced the proposed closure of two of its stores, at Eastbourne in East Sussex and Thame in Oxfordshire. Founder Daniel O’Neill said: “We are very sad to announce that we will soon be closing our Eastbourne and Thame shops. For the past few months we’ve been …

Read More »

Homebase supports National Home Improvement Month 2020

The British Home Enhancement Trade Association (BHETA) has secured sponsorship from Homebase for National Home Improvement Month 2020. Homebase is the second multiple home and garden retailer to sign up following Wilko’s decision to take part last month. Now in its third year, National Home Improvement Month aims to inspire …

Read More »