The latest issue of Housewares Magazine includes a 10-page preview of the co-located London trade shows Exclusively Housewares and Exclusively Electrical, which take place on June 11 and June 12 at the Business Design Centre in London.
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Visitors to the Exclusively Shows can also pick up a print copy from the Exclusively Shows’ lunchroom.
The Housewares team will be out in force for the duration of the Shows. To make an appointment with sales manager Alison Farrell, email her on firstname.lastname@example.org,uk or call her on 0787 2113635.
This issue is packed with product news, retailer profiles, commentaries and interviews with key industry personalities.
In our Big Interview, we meet Squire’s Garden Centres chairman Sarah Squire, who gives an update on the garden centre chain’s strategy. And we shine the spotlight on long-established cookshops Divertimenti in Knightsbridge and La Cookshop in Northumberland – and newer players Kitchen Provisions in London and Huus in Halesworth.
PLUS: we report on what’s new in small electricals, eco-friendly products, healthy living, colour n the home, tools & gadgets, and outdoor cooking & dining.
ALSO: we review the products and presentations at the International Home + Housewares Show in Chicago, chat to Burton McCall head of sales – home, garden, DIY & corporate gifts Mohamed Hajat, and catch up with Brian Walmsley, commercial lead for the UK & Ireland of EKO, and Alasdair McKay, UK sales director of Homespan (UK).
AND: Andrew Goodacre, ceo of Bira (British Independent Retailers Association) shares his views on the role of independent retailers; Will Jones, chief operating officer of BHETA (British Home Enhancement Trade Association) reflects on the current trading climate; Michael Weedon, managing director of exp2 Ltd, discusses the Future High Streets Fund; industry commentator Gary Gordon dissects the latest legal implications for housewares retailers selling knives; Kevin McKay, managing director of Captivate Brands, talks tough on the challenges facing retail and the changes he believes need to take place; Martin de la Fuente, senior buying manager: general merchandise of Ocado, stresses the need for businesses to ‘look beyond the horizon’; Tony Grimshaw OBE, director of What More UK, assesses the role of industry awards; Siobhan McMillan, buying consultant for Tiny Planet, highlights some retail success stories and suggests opportunities for forward-thinking stores to stand out from the crowd; and Roger Morgan-Grenville, business development director of Dexam, recounts an intriguing experience at a supermarket checkout.
FINALLY: our ever-popular Best Sellers section lists the current top 12 performing products at Dinghams Cookshop in Salisbury and The Kitchen Range Cookshop in Market Harborough.
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