Industry News

  • Brits increasingly inspired in the kitchen by social media but losing basic skills, study reveals

    By ieradmin on June 23, 2017
    A new study commissioned by appliance brand Neff has revealed that Brits are using social channels to find inspiration and show off our cooking accomplishments – with nearly six in 10 of us (57%) saying we eat more adventurously than ever before. However, while ‘Instagram-able’ foods such as mouth-wateringly big burgers, buddha bowls and melting chocolate domes are clogging our […]
  • Same day delivery a growing trend for UK online shoppers, who will spend £67bn this year

    By ieradmin on June 22, 2017 has compiled data from the British Retail Consortium and Internet Retailing Magazine, as well as its own independent research to identify Brits’ changing attitudes towards online spending. Internet Retailing Magazine has predicted that £67bn will be spent online in 2017, 40% of which will be over mobile devices such as smartphones. Converting online browsing into actual purchases should remain […]
  • Average Brit uses gadgets 60 times per day, study reveals

    By ieradmin on June 22, 2017
    British adults’ reliance on technology has reached such a degree that they now reach for a gadget every 16 minutes on average, according to a recent study. A survey of 1,000 British adults published by as part of the UK Gadget Usage Report 2017 revealed that the average Briton owns two gadgets – such as smartphones, tablets and Fitbits/activity […]
  • Hotpoint launches laundry promotion

    By ieradmin on June 21, 2017
    Appliance manufacturer Hotpoint has announced a partnership with Procter & Gamble to offer consumers a free supply of washing detergent, available on the purchase of a selected model from the range of Hotpoint Ultima S-Line laundry appliances. This promotion is available on purchases made from July 20 until September 27 2017, and consumers will receive a six months’ supply of […]
  • ESF responds to speculation on cause of Grenfell Tower fire

    By ieradmin on June 21, 2017
    Campaigning electrical safety charity Electrical Safety First has commented on speculation around the cause of the tragic events at Grenfell Tower, in London. Electrical Safety First chief executive Phil Buckle said: “Firstly, on behalf of us all at Electrical Safety First, I would like to extend our deepest sympathy to the families and friends of those who have lost loved […]
  • Hughes Electrical picks Domestic & General as extended warranty partner

    By ieradmin on June 19, 2017
    Electrical retailer Hughes Electrical has announced that it has chosen Domestic & General as its partner for extended warranties on electricals and appliances sold in store. The agreement will see Domestic & General provide cover for all warranties sold at point of sale at Hughes stores in the West Midlands and North West. With over 45 stores across the UK, […]
  • Marketing stalwart joins Hoover SDA

    By ieradmin on June 19, 2017
    Kitchen appliance manufacturer Hoover has appointed an experienced marketer to its small domestic appliance (SDA) marketing team, based in Merthyr Tydfil in south Wales. Phillip Jones brings with him more than 16 years’ experience, having held marketing and category management roles at PC World and Paddy Power. With overall management of the SDA brand execution across all customer-facing media, including […]
  • ‘Mayday’ for UK retail sales? Not quite

    By ieradmin on June 19, 2017
    The recent Retail Sales Statistics for May 2017 saw a slight ‘mayday’ as spending fell across all retail categories by 1.1% compared to April. However, there could be a rescue recovery mission in the underlying figures, which actually show an overall increase compared to 2016, according to one commentator. Key findings from the Retail Statistics include that in May 2017, […]
  • Retailers encouraged to ‘get online to help the High Street’

    By ieradmin on June 14, 2017
    Growing digital channels can help boost the high street in UK towns, according to an index compiled by consumer behaviour researcher and platform provider Maybe*. Cheltenham slipped into the top 10 of a list of towns and cities with a strong online presence alongside major high streets like London, Nottingham and Manchester, according to recent statistics. The Gloucestershire town landed […]
  • Whirlpool appoints new brand manager

    By ieradmin on June 14, 2017
    Whirlpool UK Appliances Limited has appointed Catherine Balderson to the position of brand manager for Whirlpool. Catherine was previously customer marketing manager for the company’s new business home delivery channel, which included supporting Shop Direct and Tesco.  Prior to her time at Whirlpool, Catherine was national account manager with SodaStream. Catherine commented: “My previous role with Whirlpool is great grounding […]