Exclusively Electrical and Exclusively Housewares are working with the Horticultural Trades Association (HTA) to encourage more of its members to attend this year’s shows. HTA chief executive Carol Paris commented, “Many HTA Members have seen excellent growth on housewares and cookshop departments. The Exclusively shows give them the opportunity to focus on this key area and see the latest products and trends in the marketplace.”
The iconic British SDA brand Haden (est. 1958) has been acquired by homewares company Sabichi, from Spectrum Brands (UK) Ltd. The brand owners plan to introduce a new range of kettles, toasters, food preparation and heating/cooling products. Haden will stay true to its original brand values of quality, reliability and outstanding British design. Tim Wright, vice president Spectrum Brands commented, “We are happy that Haden will continue to be a great SDA brand in the marketplace.”
Exclusively Electrical and sister show Exclusively Housewares are looking ahead to Christmas 2016 and Spring/Summer 2017 this year when they open at the Business Design Centre, London in June. “We know from contact with Exclusively visitors that trade shows are important, not just for finding new suppliers and new products, but also to get an overview of what is being planned for the seasons ahead,” says show director Simon Boyd.
Premium Swiss, bean-to-cup coffee manufacturer, JURA, is delighted to introduce the E8 Chrome to its E line series. Renowned for manufacturing quality, contemporary, high performance coffee machines – the E8 is unrivalled, producing outstanding barista-style coffee, every time. Perfecting the brewing process, the E8 features advanced technology. Its Pulse Extraction Process (P.E.P.©) optimises extraction time to guarantee a supreme serve. Heated water is poured through finely ground coffee beans at short intervals to produce a full flavoured aroma.
NEW BLOG POSTING FROM SCARLET OPUS: (Trend forecasting company Scarlet Opus will be working with the Exclusively Electrical team this year to present visitors with practical 'On Trend' merchandising ideas and tips, as well as the latest industry trend info)
The winners of this year’s ERT Awards – the biggest in the history of the event – have been announced. Almost 250 people attended this year’s sold-out lunchtime ceremony, which took place at the Grand Connaught Rooms in London’s Covent Garden on October 19. Now in their eighth year, the ERT Awards are aimed at recognising excellence and outstanding achievements in the electrical retailing sector. This year’s event was also a celebration of 125 years of ERT magazine, which first published in 1890.
Small appliances distributor EPE Group is running offers every week until the end of December to focus its customers on the SDA market, which is a major gifting category in the run-up to Christmas. The company has launched a package of offers so retailers “can compete with the big boys” and has £300,000 worth of stock allocated for the key selling season, which now includes the well-established Black Friday.
The iRobot Roomba 980 is the first product in the Roomba range of robotic vacuum cleaners to be connected to the cloud, allowing consumers to control it from iRobot’s new ‘Home’ app so they can set the appliance to work from any location and manage its schedule too.
Former Great British Bake Off finalist appointed Currys PC World ambassador Currys PC World has appointed Luis Troyano, a former finalist of The Great British Bake Off, as its new ambassador. As part of his activity with the retailer to promote its range of small kitchen appliances and cookware, Troyano will create three dessert recipes, designed to encourage the nation into the kitchen.
Almost half of all electrical goods sold in the UK this year will be bought online, according to a new report from research company Mintel. The study also revealed that, for the first time ever, internet shoppers will spend more on electricals than fashion by the end of 2015. The research showed that 48 per cent of all electrical and electronic goods sales in 2015 are expected to be made online - up from 38 per cent in 2013. This will account for a 29 per cent share of total online sales in 2015.