Tag Archives: Lakeland

Lakeland director moves on

Lakeland director Tony Preedy has left housewares retailer Lakeland to take on the role of chief commercial officer of e-commerce marketplace business Fruugo. Tony has over 25 years of home shopping and e-commerce marketing experience. For the past 10 years, he has held the post of director of marketing and …

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Lakeland trio attempts non-stop baking world record soon

Lakeland is organising a 30-hour non-stop baking world record attempt at its flagship Windermere store in Cumbria on Friday November 9 and Saturday November 10. Three staff members – Stella Wilson, Zoey Haliwell and Jane Nicholson – will start baking at 11am on November 9 and will continue until 5pm …

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New speaker joins BHETA housewares forum

BHETA (British Home Enhancement Trade Association) has added a new name to its line-up of speakers for its housewares networking forum on November 1, announced in May. Topping the bill will be Samm Swain, buying and merchandising director of Lakeland, who will present her views on the current market and …

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Lakeland duo takes the plunge in charity skydive

Lakeland buying & merchandising director Samm Swain and her colleague, head of trading for baking and cooking Libby Heppenstall, successfully completed a tandem skydive with the Red Devils Army Parachute Display Team on July 24. Sponsored by housewares brand Victorinox (distributed by Burton McCall), the aim of the exercise was …

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Lakeland, bira direct and GfK to speak at BHETA forum

BHETA (British Home Enhancement Trade Association) has revealed more details of its housewares networking forum on November 1, announced in May. Topping the bill will be Samm Swain, buying and merchandising director of Lakeland, who will present her views on the current market and latest consumer trends, and outline the …

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Lakeland launches housewares range with Mary Berry

Lakeland announced the launch of an exclusive range of housewares in collaboration with Mary Berry on Wednesday (September 19). Developed with the celebrity cook and TV presenter, the ‘Mary Berry with Lakeland’ range comprises bakeware, oven-to-tableware, kitchen textiles and kitchen accessories. The nine-piece bakeware range is non-stick coated carbon steel, …

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Lakeland reveals top 10 best sellers

Lakeland has shared its customers’ favourite housewares products. Top of the list of the housewares chain’s ‘best-selling helpers for the kitchen’ is the Lakeland Pasta Machine (£26.99), followed by 20 Soup ‘N’ Sauce Bags (£5.99), Microplane Graters (£14.99 each), Foodsaver Stream Appliance Vacuum Saver (£139.99), CRUX Precision Touch Kettle (£99.99), …

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Sales of pineapple preppers soar at Lakeland

Lakeland has reported a 70% rise in sales of pineapple prepping tools in April compared with the previous month. The housewares chain predicts that ‘pineapple mash’ is set to be huge this summer, as avocado lovers look for the next trend in cooking. He retailer notes that mashed pineapple is …

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Lakeland buying director to headline BHETA forum

The British Home Enhancement Trade Association (BHETA) has revealed plans to hold a members’ forum featuring Lakeland buying and merchandising director Samm Swain as guest speaker. BHETA said Samm will share the housewares chain’s ‘latest plans and strategic thinking in relation to the current market’.  She will also highlight opportunities …

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Lakeland and Clas Ohlson play April Fool pranks

Two housewares retailers teased customers by unveiling new products last Sunday (April 1). Housewares chain Lakeland announced on its Twitter feed that it was launching its ‘first ever window cleaning solution, created using the waters from beautiful Lake Windermere – just down the road from our head office’. But a …

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