The May issue is packed with pages of show news, products and interviews with key industry personalities.
There is a preview of next month’s Exclusively Shows, due to be held in London on June 12 and 13 – and a review of The International Home + Housewares Show that took place in Chicago in March. This includes coverage of keynote addresses by Lifetime Brands, Inc. senior vice president of global trend and design Tom Mirabile and Lee Eiseman, executive director of the Pantone Color Institute – plus a keynote seminar on the future of the smart kitchen led by smart home expert Mike Wolf.
We talk to Rachel Procter, key account manager of David Mason Design (DMD), who is the joint winner of The Best Housewares Salesperson category of The Housewares Innovation Awards 2018.
And we catch up with Zak Edwards, the founder and managing director of giftware retailer Prezzybox.com, who is a judge on Channel 5’s ‘Buy It Now’ series, which is currently airing weekdays at 5.30pm.
Also in the spotlight are Seema Grantham, sales director UK of The Cookware Company and Alison Serret, owner of Slees Home Hardware in Devon.
PLUS: we discover what’s new in small electricals, tools & gadgets, childrensware, colour in the home, outdoor cooking & dining, bakeware, eco-friendly products and healthy living.
Finally, our regular Best Sellers section lists the current top performing products at four housewares retailers around the UK: Borders Cookware in Kelso, Loose’s Cookshop in Norwich, Cooking Fantastic in Harrogate and Denby Pottery Village Cookshop in Denby, Derbyshire.
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