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Opinel Art Deco 4pc Kitchen Knife Set

Opinel’s Art Deco kitchen knife set provides all the essential small knives to make every day cooking so simple and enjoyable. Crafted with Opinel’s long history and French craftmanship in mind, these quality kitchen knives are perfect for any cooking enthusiast. Available in the UK from Whitby & Co.   …

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Scotland Yard invites BHETA to join retailer steering group

Ahead of the new Offensive Weapons Act, the British Home Enhancement Trade Association (BHETA), has been invited to join the retailer steering group of Scotland Yard (the headquarters of the Metropolitan Police Service). The move follows several informal conversations together with BHETA’s success in securing the extension of the Challenge …

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Co-op and Steel Warriors open gym made from recycled knives

Charity Steel Warriors had launched an outdoor gym made from recycled knives at Ruskin Park in the south London borough of Lambeth, built in partnership with supermarket chain Co-op. Steel Warriors aims to reduce the number of young people carrying knives by melting down tonnes of seized and surrendered weapons …

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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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National Trading Standards urges retailers to do more to stop the sale of knives to under 18s

New test purchasing data* published today (Thursday August 29) by the National Trading Standards shows that children have been able to buy knives from small independent stores and some of the biggest names on the high street, despite some major retailers pledging** to stop the sale of knives to children. …

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BHETA secures Challenge 25 strategy for kitchen knives

Following a meeting between BHETA (British Enhancement Trade Association) and the Wine and Spirit Trade Association (WSTA) to discuss the Retail of Alcohol Standards Group’s (RASG) Challenge 25 scheme retailing strategy, BHETA has confirmed to members that this initiative can now be extended to cover the sale of other aged-related …

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Bira boss comments on Offensive Weapons Act

The British Independent Retailers Association (Bira) has issued a statement in response to the announcement today (Thursday May 16) that The Offensive Weapons Act has received Royal Assent, Bira ceo Andrew Goodacre said: “We fully support responsible retailing of knives. These new regulations require two things. One is enforcement, especially where …

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Offensive Weapons Act receives Royal Assent

The Offensive Weapons Act has today (Thursday May 16) received Royal Assent, bringing in new measures in response to violent crime. The Act will make it illegal to possess dangerous weapons in private, including knuckledusters, zombie knives and death star knives, and will make it a criminal offence to dispatch …

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Co-op removes single kitchen knives from sale

Co-op is the latest high street multiple to take action to stop selling single kitchen knives. The supermarket chain took the decision to remove knives last month, so no Co-op stores now sell single knives. The retailer does not sell knife packs but does sell cutlery in selected stores, along …

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BHETA and knife suppliers back ‘responsible retailing’ campaign

The British Home Enhancement Trade Association (BHETA)’s consultative meeting with UK kitchen knife suppliers on March 25 reached a consensus to back a proactive industry-wide ‘responsible retailing’ campaign. Leading kitchen knife suppliers including Taylor’s Eye Witness, Amefa, Fiskars, George East (housewares), Kuhn Rikon and Robert Welch Designs met BHETA housewares …

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