The June issue is packed with pages of show news, products and interviews with industry personalities.
There is a preview of the upcoming Exclusively Shows (Exclusively Housewares and Exclusively Electrical), which are due take place in London on June 12 and 13.
And we talk to a selection of winners of The Housewares Innovation Awards 2018 including The Kitchen Whisk (winner of the Best Rising Star category), Lakeland (Best Service [Retailer] and Best Retail Website), Potters Cookshop (Best Window Display and Best In-Store Demonstrations) and David Conduit of Harts of Stur (Best Housewares Retail Buyer).
Also in the spotlight are Carol Smith, UK & Ireland country manager of International Cookware; Mark Fox, general sales manager of EPE Group; and Audrey Spencer, owner of Valley Living at Clitheroe in Lancashire.
PLUS: Bruce Crane, co-owner of Loose’s Cookshop in Norwich, tells us why he is moving from bricks to clicks; owner Lisa Taylor gives us a progress report on Brambles Cookshop, which opened in Cheshire last September; and Caroline Gregory, director of Cookmate cookshop in Worcester, discusses why she has opened a cookery school.
AND read the views of the Giftware Association chairman Henri Davis on the evolving role of ‘giftable’ products in the housewares sector, Trend Bible senior brand strategist Helen Jamieson on global consumer trends for homes and interiors, Pantone Color Institute executive director Lee Eiseman on colour; Dexam director Roger Morgan-Grenville on trading conditions; and consultant Michael Weedon on the future of high street retail.
FINALLY we discover what’s new in kitchen knives & accessories, tabletop, celebrity-endorsed and licensed products, storageware, cookware and housewares as gifts.
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