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AO signs on as Sharks’ new principal partner

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

Online electricals retailer AO has entered a new long-term partnership with Rugby club Sale Sharks as principal front-of-shirt sponsor. The South Stand at Sharks’ AJ Bell Stadium will be renamed and branded as the AO Stand ... Read More


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De’Longhi signs Brad Pitt as brand ambassador

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

De’Longhi has appointed American actor Brad Pitt as its new global ambassador and star of its latest Perfetto advertisement. The award-winning film and screen heartthrob is seen in the ad enjoying his own “perfetto moment”, drinking ... Read More


Industry News

Low prices under threat

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

Indications that rising costs are starting to filter through into retail prices can be seen in new data published by the British Retail Consortium this week. Shop Price deflation eased to 0.8% year-on-year in August compared ... Read More


Awards

BiKBBI announces Installation industry awards

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

The British Institute of Kitchen, Bedroom & Bathroom Installation (BiKBBI) has announced it will host the first awards ceremony of its kind for the industry, which will put the field of Installation in the spotlight. The ... Read More


Business

High streets enjoy bank holiday weekend

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

Positive news for retail as UK footfall rose by 8.2% over the bank holiday weekend, 14.2% higher than in 2020 as the increase from the previous week in high street shoppers was three times as great ... Read More


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Team spirit: Hughes headlines local relay race

Published on August 31st, 2021 | by The GC Team

Hughes Electrical has become a headline sponsor for the long-established Round Norfolk Relay (RNR) road race, which attracts around 1,000 runners annually and covers nearly 200 miles, starting and finishing in the seaport and market town ... Read More


Business

New Product Manager for Rangemaster

Published on August 27th, 2021 | by The GC Team

Rangemaster has appointed Robert Stein as Product Manager for appliances as the business, which is owned by US Middleby Corporation, looks at the next phase of its development.   Stein joins the Warwickshire-based range cooker manufacturer ... Read More


Business

TV brand Loewe is back with a plan

Published on August 27th, 2021 | by The GC Team

German TV brand Loewe has officially announced its return to the market following its acquisition by investment company Skytec Group in December 2019. The troubled TV manufacturer shut its operations in July of that year due ... Read More


Industry News

Cool weather curbs retail footfall

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

A mix of rain and cool temperatures produced a drop in footfall last week (W/C 16th August), eradicating the uplift gained in the previous 7-day period. According to figures released by Springboard, week-on-week shopper numbers fell ... Read More


Business

Currys PC World in “mobile market shake-up”

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

Currys PC World has launched a new mobile offering allowing customers to take control when purchasing a mobile plan, device and accessories, and promising “no hidden extras”, just flexibility, transparency, and greater value. The move is ... Read More


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