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IN OUR SHOW NEWS SECTION: We preview some of the new season products that will be on parade at Spring Fair, held from February 2 to February 6 at NEC Birmingham; and Ambiente, which takes place from February 7 to February 11 in Frankfurt.
IN OUR HOT PRODUCTS SECTION: We focus on what’s new in hydration, kitchen knives, storageware, cookware and eco-friendly products.
IN OUR COMMENT SECTION: We catch up with Shaoyi Hempson, operational lead and business advisor of EKO; Gill Barnett, manager of Cookmate in Worcester; and Mark & Jason Wilkes, owners and directors of Bert & Gert’s.
IN OUR TALKING SHOP SECTION: We find out about shopping trends at Lakeland and IKEA and reveal the New Year’s wish list of Liz Lawson, managing director of south-west housewares chain Lawsons; and the to-do list of Sarah Wood, joint managing director of Trevor Mottram cookshop in Tunbridge Wells.
IN OUR TALKING TRADE SECTION: Michael Weedon, managing director of exp2 Ltd and chair of the FSB Retail and High Streets Policy Unit, summarises the swathe of new town competitions; Will Jones, chief operating officer of BHETA, discusses the opportunities and challenges for housewares suppliers and retailers in 2020; industry commentator Gary Gordon addresses budgeting and business planning.
FINALLY: our ever-popular Best Sellers section lists the current top 12 performing housewares products at four retailers around the UK: The Cookshop at Denby Pottery Village in Derbyshire, Potters Cookshop in Essex, Houseproud of Morningside in Edinburgh and Woodbridge Kitchen Company in Suffolk.
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