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New Virtual Event from IHA: Connect Spring

The housewares industry and consumer trends post-pandemic, the now normal, post-COVID retailing, diversity and inclusion, the future of the smart home, and seasonal and holiday trends for 2021 are some of the topics featured during Connect SPRING, an IHA virtual event, set for March 16-26. Beginning on Tuesday, March 16, …

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Lakeland launches their 2020 Trends Report

Lakeland today announces the launch of its annual ‘Lakeland Trends Report’, revealing the trends and consumer behaviours that have shaped 2020, those expected to be big this Christmas and the products you won’t want to miss in 2021. The report is based on new consumer research* which was carried out …

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Lockdown brings ‘economic silver lining’ to BHETA members

The British Home Enhancement Trade Association (BHETA) has published its second quarterly economic report, which includes the impact of lockdown through to May. The document runs to almost 50 pages and pulls together multiple sources of data on trading in the home improvement, DIY, housewares, garden and small domestic appliances …

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Retail parks set to thrive through lock down

The latest data from Retail Intelligence experts Springboard reveals that footfall across UK retail bricks and mortar destinations was 83.1% lower than Easter weekend last year and 14.5% lower than over the same four days in the previous week. Despite the warm weather providing a clear temptation for leaving home, …

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Back to the future for the high street?

Services such as cafés, markets and tattoo parlours have thrived even as major retailers struggle amid concerns for the future of the UK high street, new analysis from Which? reveals. The consumers’ association analysed almost 1.5 million Ordnance Survey [national mapping agency] business records from 2014 and 2019 to compare …

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Sainsbury’s launches Future of Food report

Space farms, food on prescription and jellyfish suppers are all predictions which feature in the Future of Food Report, commissioned by Sainsbury’s for its 150th Birthday Week (May 20 – May 27). In the study, futurologist consultancy Department 22, food historian Dr Polly Russell and plant scientist James Wong explore …

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