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Happy New Year!

Happy New Year!

And of course a very merry Christmas to all our members. Please accept the good wishes of all the BHETA team for the festive season, but you’ll forgive us if we put all our best energies into making 2013 a very happy new year! With our focus being firmly on driving sales at home and …

December 17, 2012
Screwfix 'Meet the Buyers' Achieves Online Listings

Screwfix 'Meet the Buyers' Achieves Online Listings

BHETA is celebrating the success of yet another great Meet the Buyers Day, this time with leading multi-channel trade supplier, Screwfix. 84 new and existing Screwfix suppliers presented their latest products to Screwfix buyers and more than 400 products were shown across a range of categories.  There were 150 20 minute appointments in all. Screwfix …

December 17, 2012
BHETA Adds Value with Amazon

BHETA Adds Value with Amazon

The British Home Enhancement Trade Association is holding a joint open forum for all its DIY and housewares membership with Ian Bradley, the senior trading director of Amazon as headline speaker and an overall theme of how to add value to products in the eyes of retailers. The events will take place on January 23 …

December 17, 2012
BHETA Membership Continues to Expand

BHETA Membership Continues to Expand

BHETA has added another three members to its Housewares and DIY sectors. The latest companies to join are Proven Products, W2 Products and Ciret. Proven Products (Bamix) is a Nottingham-based distributor and manufacturer of quality household products.  These include the well known brand Bamix of Switzerland, Woll Cookware and its own ‘whisper quiet’ Super juicer juice …

December 17, 2012
Further Deterioration in HMV’s Performance

Further Deterioration in HMV’s Performance

26 weeks to October 27 2012 Total (retail) -13.5% LFL (retail) -10.2% This update represents a predictable further deterioration in HMV’s performance and the announcement that the retailer is likely to breach its banking covenant in January raises very real concerns about the future of the business. Fundamentally, HMV’s key markets are in terminal decline and, …

December 13, 2012
Travis Perkins Trading Update

Travis Perkins Trading Update

47 weeks to 01 December 2012 Total sales (Consumer) +13.3 % (includes Toolstation) LFL sales (Consumer) -5.8% The top-line performance of Travis Perkins’ Consumer division is skewed by its acquisition of Toolstation, which has boosted total sales growth. However, the division’s rather hefty decline in like-for-like sales is indicative of the difficult environment that its …

December 12, 2012
Rainy Day Trust Merges with Pottery and Glass Charity

Rainy Day Trust Merges with Pottery and Glass Charity

The Rainy Day Trust, the charity of the home improvement industry, has substantially enlarged its range of activity by merging with the Pottery and Glass Trades Benevolent Fund. The merger was completed on Friday (December 7). “This is a significant step for us,” said Rainy Day Trust president Philip Duncan. “It increases our assets, thanks …

December 11, 2012
Carpetright Interim Results

Carpetright Interim Results

26 weeks to 27 October 2012 Total UK sales -1.6% UK LFL sales +0.7 % Amid the ongoing challenges of operating in a floorings market that has been in negative territory since 2008, Carpetright’s performance is overall a positive one. While deciding against a fundamental altering of the strategic direction of what has long been …

December 11, 2012
Tesco Q3 Results

Tesco Q3 Results

  Q3 results Group*  +1.4% (total) / -1.3% (LFL) UK** +2.3% (total) / -0.6% (LFL) * Ex fuel, constant exchange rates ** Ex fuel, ex VAT   Tesco gave its third quarter update this morning, with the big news being its decision to announce a review of the Fresh & Easy business, with a view to exiting the US. However, there were also some interesting insights into …

December 6, 2012
More Companies Join BHETA

More Companies Join BHETA

Housewares The British Home Enhancement Trade Association (BHETA) has added two more housewares companies to its increasing membership. Sterck & Company was established in 2002 with strong connections inIndiadating back more than ten years earlier.  Both a designer and wholesaler specialising in textile products for home and travel, its customers comprise department stores, kitchen shops, …

November 28, 2012
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