advertorial: Melitta Froth It Up with the NEW Avanza®


ntroducing the latest automatic bean to cup coffee

machine – the Avanza® by coffee specialist Melitta®. Just 200mm wide, the sleek

Avanza® is one of the world's smallest fully automatic coffee machines. Perfect for creating top-tier barista

style drinks in your own kitchen, this premium machine boasts an ultra-modern front panel with LED symbol display, a cappuccinatore for consistent high-quality milk froth and a large bean hopper to store up to 250g of whole beans. The Avanza® features a super-quiet

grinder with five grinder settings, adjustable coffee strengths and an integrated aroma extraction system to ensure the optimum coffee aroma develops. This pre-brew system moistens the freshly ground coffee before the actual brewing process starts to enable great tasting coffee.

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The practical Double Cup mode

is a real time-saver too, while the removable 1.5 litre water container ensures easy handling and easy refills. The Service Function allows for

convenient and easy access to the cleaning and descaling programme, filter change, brewing temperature settings and water hardness settings. Avanza® by Melitta® is priced £499 01952 671077

advertorial: CIH CIH hosts successful Euronics

business conference for members Combined Independents (Holdings) Ltd (CIH), an electrical buying group, part of Euronics, welcomed over 240 guests to its 2019 conference on 16th and 17th September 2019 at the state-of-the-art Algarve Congress Centre in Vilamoura, Portugal.


IH members were invited to attend the conference to meet with suppliers, the

head office team and the board of directors. The overarching theme of the conference was ‘We are Family’, highlighting that even though the members are independent electrical retailers, they are part of one of Europe’s largest electrical buying group and can rely on the head office team and the board directors for support, during the good times and the bad times.

The conference kicked off with a welcome and

introduction to the conference agenda from CIH Chairman, Steve Scogings. The CIH head office teams presented a number of topics, including the current marketplace, plans for Euronics’ online presence and buying strategy as well as the new branding available for stores and vehicles. Focusing on the future, discussions included the upcoming changes on legislation and appliance energy labelling, connectivity, and the soon-to-launch Euronics warranty scheme. Members were also informed of upcoming seasonal activities and promotions, another benefit of being part of the Euronics buying group. An open-forum followed the business presentations, providing CIH members with a platform to discuss all areas of their business with the CIH team and fellow CIH members and directors.

12 | To mark the closure of the business conference, a

tropical island themed gala dinner was held at the Tivoli Marina Resort complete with a steel band, singers and limbo dancing, from the professionals and the members. Following the evening’s entertainment, CIH held an auction to raise vital funds for the Grand Bahama Disaster Relief Foundation. Stuart Cook, CEO, CIH says: “I am pleased to

report that a hugely successful conference was had by all. Guests were enthusiastic, becoming involved in discussions and raising important points during the open-forum. We’ve received some great feedback from our guests, stating it was the right balance of business and relaxation. At CIH, we’re glad to be back hosting our members’ conference and even though retailing is going through a tough period, we are delighted at the level of support and co-operation between one another at the Euronics 2019 conference.” t: 01264 320500 e:

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