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John Lewis in 3-year deal with D&G

Published on June 1st, 2020 | by The GC Team

John Lewis & Partners has partnered with warranty and appliance care provider Domestic & General to launch a new customer scheme named Protect Plus. The arrangement, which will initially run for three years, provides cover for ... Read More


New appointments at Exertis

Published on May 29th, 2020 | by The GC Team

Technology distributor Exertis has appointed Jamie Brothwell as commercial director and Sam Williams as sales director of its accessories business in a bid to maximise the benefits of a more integrated approach for this side of ... Read More

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CIH supports members in reopening stores

Published on May 28th, 2020 | by The GC Team

Buying group CIH has announced extensive support for its members to help them reopen stores in compliance with COVID-19 Secure guidelines from 15th June 2020, including the supply of PPE and COVID-19 marketing materials. CIH said ... Read More


John Lewis announces shop reopening plan

Published on May 27th, 2020 | by The GC Team

John Lewis will begin reopening its stores as part of a gradual approach from Monday 15 June, starting with its Poole and Kingston department stores, followed by 11 others on Thursday 18 June. Depending on the ... Read More


AGA Rangemaster to re-open factories

Published on May 26th, 2020 | by The GC Team

AGA Rangemaster has announced it will re-open its manufacturing facilities in Leamington Spa, Long Eaton and Telford from Monday 1st June. While the company remained open for business during the lockdown and continued to fulfil orders, ... Read More

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KBBG initiative offers price discounts to NHS staff

Published on May 21st, 2020 | by The GC Team

The Kitchen Bathroom Buying Group (KBBG) has launched an initiative encouraging its members to offer a special ‘thank you’ discount to NHS workers on purchases of kitchens, appliances and bathroom products. The Group, which earlier this ... Read More


F&P partners with MHK Group

Published on May 21st, 2020 | by The GC Team

Fisher & Paykel has become a member of the MHK Group, which describes itself as “Europe’s leading retail and kitchen furniture specialist” providing services including procurement, marketing, finance & insurance and digital services such as internet, ... Read More

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Streets of silence as consumers go underground

Published on May 20th, 2020 | by The GC Team

Retail footfall decreased by 84.7% in April due to the mandatory lockdown, marking a record decline for an industry undergoing unprecedented challenges due to the coronavirus outbreak in the UK. With the majority of physical stores ... Read More

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