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Our Hot Products section focuses food preparation, small electricals, tabletop, storageware, barware, childrensware and oven-to-tableware.
Our Comment section catches up with Eamonn Ferry, home improvements business manager of Leekes; former Bira national membership manager Julie Holden, who is now director of Splendid Work; and Duncan Pratt-Thompson, ceo of Scott Brothers and H&L Russell.
In The Big Interview, we talk to Alastair Fisher, the new president of BHETA.
In our Talking Trade section, industry commentator Michael Weedon, managing director of exp2, reviews the health of the high street; Will Jones, chief operating officer of BHETA, discusses making the most of the golden quarter; and Richard Walker, commercial director of Eddingtons, reflects on his recent invitation from the International Housewares Association to deliver a presentation at its International Business Council Global Forum.
PLUS: we find out from what’s hot, what’s not and what’s next at Robert Dyas, Home Hardware and John Lewis; and revisit Jo and Tim Asquith of Frankie & Johnny’s Cookshop in York, who celebrated their first anniversary of trading last month.
FINALLY: our ever-popular Best Sellers section lists the current top 12 performing products at Mallett’s Home Hardware in Truro, Woodbridge Kitchen Company in Suffolk, Cooking Fantastic in Harrogate and Ocado.
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Pictured on the front cover of the October/November issue of Housewares Magazine is Brabantio’s Nic Bread Bin