The September issue of Housewares Magazine is out now. As always, the publication is packed with pages and pages of new products, and brimming with profiles of leading players in the housewares sector.
Here’s just a taster of why we’re the UK’s most widely read business title for housewares retailers and their suppliers.
Our trade show coverage includes previews of two key events taking place this month: Autumn Fair at the NEC in Birmingham and Top Drawer in London.
Retail businesses profiled include the first ever Kitchen Experience Store which is about to make its global debut in London and The Wooden Spoon Cookshop in Staffordshire – both of which open this month.
We also catch up with two of our Housewares Innovation Awards 2016 winners: Britain’s Best Multiple Housewares Retailer Charlies Stores and Britain’s Best Cookshop: Potters Cookshop of Hockley.
Meanwhile Yossi Gliksman, director of Shropshire cookshop Upstairs Downstairs (and chair of the cook@group), gives a frank account of his experience as an independent retailer today, after three decades in the trade.
Also sharing their views are Henri Davis, the newly appointed (and first-ever retailer) chairman of The Giftware Association, Will Jones, housewares director of BHETA (British Home Enhancement Trade Association), Christian Dalton, UK country manager of International Innovation Company and Henry Thomson, territory manager of Joseph Joseph.
Product-wise, we focus on the latest launches across a host of categories. from Christmas planning and beverage-making to celebrity-endorsed and licensed housewares products, healthy eating and kitchen knives & accessories.
But that’s not all. As well as your regular favourites, including our column by Gary Gordon (joint md and buying director of Surrey cookshop business Kitchen Kapers), and our Best Sellers lists – this time from Copperfields of Whitstable in Kent and Plate Tableware in Fulham – we have the findings of a hot report from trend forecasting agency Scarlet Opus that gives predictions on colour trends for the housewares market leading up to Christmas 2016 and into 2017.
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