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CIH CEO steps down

Published on December 2nd, 2021 | by The GC Team

Steve Scogings, chairman of CIH, has announced that the buying group’s CEO, Guy Kinnell, has resigned. In a statement, Mr Scogings said: “It is with regret that I must announce Mr Guy Kinnell, our CEO, has ... Read More

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Price rises hit Christmas shopping

Published on December 1st, 2021 | by The GC Team

According to BRC/NielsenIQ figures for the period 1 – 5 November 2021, overall shop prices rose for the first time since May 2019, up by 0.3% compared to a drop of 0.4% in October 2021. Non-food ... Read More


New crowdfunding round for Funky Appliance Company

Published on December 1st, 2021 | by The GC Team

The Funky Appliance Company has entered into another crowdfunding round in a bid to take its retro appliance business to the next level. The West Sussex-based firm, co-founded by husband and wife Joe and Sadie Sillett ... Read More

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Tower Air Fryers on TV in New Winter Campaign

Published on November 30th, 2021 | by The GC Team

SDA and housewares brand Tower is set to launch its biggest multichannel marketing campaign to date to promote the Xpress Pro Combo 10-in-1 Air Fryer Oven. The Good Housekeeping Institute has awarded the Xpress Pro Combo ... Read More

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NEFF hits the road with Mobile Experience Centre

Published on November 25th, 2021 | by The GC Team

Cooking brand NEFF’s “all new” Mobile Experience Centre will visit four locations across the UK between now and Christmas, with more to be announced in 2022, providing consumers and retailers access to a state-of-the-art kitchen environment ... Read More


Christmas spirit delivers good news for retailers

Published on November 24th, 2021 | by The GC Team

If consumer confidence were measured by intentions to spend then, inevitably, it would rise. And rise it has done, with public sentiment reversing gear in November after retreating for three consecutive months under economic strain and ... Read More


Currys beefs up omnichannel team

Published on November 23rd, 2021 | by The GC Team

Gillian Geraghty has joined Currys’ Group Leadership Team as Omnichannel and eCommerce Director. She joins the electricals business from George at ASDA, where she worked for more than 20 years, the past three as ASDA’s eCommerce ... Read More


Philips wins OLED picture quality “shoot-out”

Published on November 19th, 2021 | by The GC Team

In a four-way picture quality test of top 2021 65-inch OLED panels involving models from Philips (OLED+936), Sony (AF90J), Panasonic (HZ2000) and LG (G1), a panel of 27 expert AV Forums readers judged the Philips OLED ... Read More

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