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Fenwick to headline BHETA forum

The next retailer networking forum organised by BHETA (British Home Enhancement Trade Association) will feature Fenwick director of buying for furniture, home and food Kieran McBride. BHETA said: ‘After a year of much change at the independent department store chain, Kieran will be bringing our members up to speed on …

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A new face at Meyer

The Meyer Group has announced the appointment of Claire Whalley-Livesey as sales director. Meyer chairman and managing director Mark Ivory commented: “Claire joins us at a particularly exciting time as Meyer expands its leadership position in gourmet cookware and invests further across its kitchenware brand portfolio, providing a full service …

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BHETA urges the housewares industry to challenge Offensive Weapons Act draft

Ahead of the new Offensive Weapons Act, the British Home Enhancement Trade Association (BHETA) has entered the public consultations on the planned legislation – and is urging all suppliers and retailers of bladed items to do the same. The deadline for submissions is October 9. BHETA’s challenge to the latest …

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Sainsbury’s and Tefal join forces for recycling scheme

Tefal has launched a new recycling scheme with supermarket chain Sainsbury’s. The cookware company is urging the nation to exchange its old pots and pans from now until October 15 in a bid to encourage greater recycling. For the next three weeks, Sainsbury’s will offer customers the chance to recycle …

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DKB Household to distribute AdHoc brand

DKB Household will distribute premium German housewares brand AdHoc in the UK from January 2020. DKB’s parent company Diethelm Keller Group acquired a major stake in AdHoc Entwicklung und Vertrieb GmbH in June. AdHoc will be managed as an independent company within the Diethelm Keller Group. DKB Household global marketing …

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Rylan Clark-Neal to host all new Ready Steady Cook on BBC One

Cookery show ‘Ready Steady Cook’ is set to return to BBC One Daytime in 2020 with a new host: ‘Celebrity MasterChef’ finalist Rylan Clark-Neal. The 20-part series, produced by Remarkable TV, will offer up fresh challenges to put the next generation of chefs through their culinary paces, offering a platform …

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Lakeland opens pop-up shop in Westfield White City

Today (Friday September 20) sees Lakeland celebrate the opening of its brand new pop-up shop at Westfield White City Shopping Centre in London. The housewares chain said: ‘The location in Westfield White City, now the largest shopping centre in Europe, presents a great opportunity to engage with existing customers by …

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RKW appointed exclusive distributor for Smeg SDAs

Housewares distributor and supplier RKW is now the exclusive retail distributor for Italian designer kitchen electricals brand Smeg, known for its 1950s retro style products including coffee makers and toasters. RKW founder and managing director Rob Sutton said the last 12 months has seen significant growth for the Smeg SDA …

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The Cook Shop in Leamington Spa set to close

The Cook Shop of Leamington Spa is pulling the shutters this Autumn after 40 years of trading in the Warwickshire town. A blog posted at https://www.cookshop.net/ on August 28 headlined ‘It’s the end of an era!’ said: ‘After 40 incredible years in business, the Cookshop is closing its doors for …

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BHETA taskforce agrees next steps in responsible knife retailing campaign

BHETA (British Home Enhancement Trade Association)’s responsible retailing taskforce has held a second meeting to agree the next moves in its responsible knife retailing campaign. The taskforce was set up to develop an initiative that supports safe and responsible retailing. It comprises most of the UK’s leading kitchen knife retailers …

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