Tag Archives: Christmas

Indesit encourages families to share Christmas chores

Research by Indesit has revealed that in the run-up to the festive season, the preparations for the big day are not being shared equally, with mums taking on the majority of Christmas tasks. In an online survey of 2,000 parents aged between 20-64 carried out between April 27 and May …

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Sainsbury’s unveils Christmas advert

Sainsbury’s unveiled its new Christmas advert on Tuesday (November 12). The commercial premiered in a primetime TV slot during soap opera ‘Emmerdale’ on ITV. The Dickensian themed advert focuses on the humble beginnings of a young boy called Nicholas 150 years ago. The supermarket chain said: ‘Depicting a Dickensian London, …

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John Lewis and Waitrose launch joint Christmas TV advert

In their first ever joint Christmas campaign, John Lewis & Partners and Waitrose & Partners have come together to create an advert which tells the story of a girl and her friendship with an young dragon. From 6am today (Thursday November 14), staff at both John Lewis and Waitrose were …

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Argos Christmas campaign celebrates ‘The Book of Dreams’

The Argos catalogue takes centre stage in the retailer’s Christmas TV advertising campaign. Argos said: ‘While the catalogue has been a firm fixture with British families for the last 46 years, it has been absent from our most significant annual TV advertisement for the past decade. ‘This year, however, the …

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From Kirstie and Jamie to Bake Off, Channel 4 reveals festive show schedule

Channel 4 has disclosed details of its Christmas programming schedule. Highlights include celebrity cook Jamie Oliver revealing his Christmas foodie tips, a double portion of festive themed Great British Bake Off, and Kirstie being Crafty. There will be special episodes of ‘Jamie’s Best Christmas Ever’ and ‘Jamie & Jimmy’s Friday …

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Christmas comes early as Brits look to battle Brexit blues

Christmas cheer is expected to come earlier than usual in households this year as Brits seek distraction from Brexit, turning to festive lights and decorations to lift their spirits. According to a survey commissioned by window and door manufacturer and installer Safestyle, one in 10 Brits say their Christmas decorations …

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John Lewis shoppers prep for Christmas ‘earlier than ever’

Total sales at John Lewis & Partners were down 10.4% last week (to Saturday November 2) on the same week last year, as the department store group annualised against competitor promotions. Customer director Craig Inglis commented: “Home sales were down 14.1%. However, customers are decorating their homes and preparing for …

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Wet weather impacts weekly sales at Waitrose

Total sales for Waitrose & Partners excluding fuel were down 4.2% last week (to Saturday November 2) compared with the same week last year. The supermarket chain’s commercial director Rupert Thomas commented: “Last week’s wet weather impacted sales, as well as promotional activity running on different weeks year-on-year. “Bacon butties …

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Christmas bakery sales up at Waitrose

Total sales excluding fuel were down 0.2% at Waitrose & Partners last week (to Saturday October 26) compared with the same week last year. “However, we still saw good sales growth in some categories,” said the supermarket chain’s customer director Martin George. “Supported by strong promotional activity, including our recently …

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Lakeland shares its top 10 Christmas best sellers

Lakeland has revealed is current Yuletide best sellers. Described as ‘the very best of Christmas 2019’, the housewares chain said: ‘Here are all the festive items you have been loving this year’: 1.Bethlehem Advent Stable (£69.99) A wooden stable with four doors (that includes a nativity figure behind each door) …

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