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New appointment at Hughes Trade

Published on March 19th, 2018 | by The GC Team

Hughes Trade has appointed Ed Robinson to the new position of Commercial Manager, based at the business’s Leicester branch. Robinson, who, amongst other industry experience spent four years with the Miele Professional brand, will co-ordinate sales ... Read More

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Sharp introduces logo for metal-backed cooling

Published on March 12th, 2018 | by The GC Team

Sharp Home Appliances has announced that its new range of larder, freezer and 70/30 split combi cooling models will be amongst the first of its products to incorporate non-combustible metal-backed panelling as it moves towards standardising ... Read More


Onkyo introduces new 7.2-channel receiver

Published on March 8th, 2018 | by The GC Team

Onkyo’s  new TX-NR686 bundles Dynamic Audio Amplification with wireless multi-room audio technologies, 4K video support and 3D audio in a 165 W/Ch (6 ohms, 1 kHz, THD 1%, 1-channel driven) THX-certified Select A/V receiver. As well ... Read More


Whirlpool fridge “Highly Recommended” by Trusted Reviews

Published on March 8th, 2018 | by The GC Team

The Whirlpool freestanding fridge (SW8 AM2C XARL UK) has scored five stars with Trusted Reviews and has been awarded the “Highly Recommended” accolade. The refrigerator was praised for its “massive capacity, consistent cooling, and low running ... Read More

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Violence against retail staff doubles

Published on March 8th, 2018 | by The GC Team

An annual survey on retail crime has revealed a disturbing rise in violence with injury, with attacks on staff happening at twice the rate of the previous year. The study, released by the British Retail Consortium, ... Read More


New guide to improve consumer product safety recalls

Published on March 8th, 2018 | by The GC Team

The Government’s new Office for Product Safety and Standards has teamed up with BSI, the UK’s National Standards Body, to launch the first Government-backed Code of Practice (PAS 7100) for product safety recall in the UK. ... Read More


John Lewis cuts staff bonus as profits fall

Published on March 8th, 2018 | by The GC Team

Staff at the John Lewis Partnership will receive a 5% bonus, down from 6% last year, the retailer said today as it reported profit before Partnership Bonus, tax and exceptional items down 21.9% to £289.2m. The ... Read More

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