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Our Hot Products section focuses on what’s new in cookware, woodware, tools & gadgets, condiments and colour in the home. We also review some of the key product launches across all housewares categories that made a big impact this year in The 2019 Hot List – and we reveal which product and supplier tops our annual Best of Best Sellers 2019 league.
Our Comment section catches up with Punit Shah, owner of Cooks Boutique in Letchworth Garden City; Derek Miller, president of the International Housewares Association; Nick O’Mahony, recently appointed sales executive of Burton McCall; Will Yates, managing director UK & Ireland of Group SEB, Carol Baxendale-Potter, marketing & product development manager of Scott Brothers; and Charles Francis, proprietor of Chef’s Ware.
In our Talking Trade section, industry commentator Michael Weedon, managing director of exp2, ponders Christmases past, present and future; Will Jones, chief operating officer of BHETA, discusses the political and economic climate; and Roger Lownsbrough, director of Anvil Business Advisory, shares tips on managing cashflow.
PLUS: we find out more about the launch of an experimental ‘customer-centric’ concept shop from John Lewis & Waitrose and hear the views of Sarah Wood, joint managing director of Trevor Mottram, on the festive season.
FINALLY: our ever-popular Best Sellers section lists the current top 12 performing housewares products at four retailers around the country: La Cookshop in Northumberland, Luxe Cookshop in Northampton, Lawsons in Devon and Bakers & Larners of Holt in Norfolk.
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