Have you seen the June/July issue of Housewares Magazine?

The June/July issue of Housewares Magazine is jam-packed with page of product news and interviews with key industry personalities.

In our Exclusively Shows review, we shine the spotlight on some of the products on parade at the co-located London trade exhibitions Exclusively Housewares and Exclusively Electrical. We also share trend forecasting agency Scarlet Opus’ style predictions for 2020, which were presented at the event – and look at their selection of the Shows’ standout products.

In our Comment section, we catch up with Maurizo Rispoli, the newly-appointed head of international sales at Horwood; Rhian Griffiths, the recently-promoted e-commerce and digital marketing manager of Leekes department store group; Brandon Furey, who recently joined BergHOFF UK as national account manager; and David Sugg, the product, sales and training co-ordinator of Divertimenti cookshop in London. We also hear from two very recent retirees: Michael Griffiths, the former owner of Salamander cookshop in Dorset; and Joan Muter, the former owner of R&L Keenleysides in Northumberland.

PLUS: the directors of two new housewares businesses reveal details of their new ventures: Christian Dalton of Inspired Lifestyle Brands and Dominic Speelman of www.buyfair.global.

Our Hot Products section takes a look at cookware, with views from Meyer Group marketing director Carl Wright; and kitchen knives, with news from Amefa commercial director Steven Law. We also check out what’s new in housewares as gifts, tabletop, celebrity-endorsed products, storageware and preserving.

ALSO IN THIS ISSUE: partners Jo and Tim Asquith update us on Frankie & Johnny’s Cookshop in York, which they took over nine months ago; industry commentator Michael Weedon of exp2 drills into the latest reported retail sales figures; and Will Jones, chief operating officer of trade association BHETA, discusses manufacturing issues.

FINALLY: our ever-popular Best Sellers section lists the current top 12 performing products at four housewares retailers: Philip Morris & Son in Hereford, Borders Cookware in Kelso, Barkers Department Store in Northallerton and Richard’s Cookshop in Hunstanton.

Read all about it here!

If you have news or views that you would like considered for inclusion in the next issue, email Editor Clare Turner cturner@dtateam.co.uk

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