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CONTENTS 8


4 NEWS: Loewe back in business thanks to new ownership 6 NEWS: Hughes Electrical hits the road to celebrate 100 years 8 REVIEW: Success of Exclusively Show exceeds expectations 10 NEWS: Morphy Richards gets steamy with new launches


12 PREVIEW: The physical return of the Sirius Buying Group VIP Members Trade Show this month


18 ERT INTERVIEW: “The indies have got the knowledge and the passion – just like us,” say Mitchell & Brown’s Dan Brown and Rob Greenlees. They talk to Jack Cheeseman


22 ERT INTERVIEW: Swan’s David Foulstone talks to ERT about the brand’s community atmosphere and how this is maintained with its dedicated followers


26 ANALYSIS: Audio streaming is all the rage right now and consumers are adopting wireless technology across the home. So what’s on offer these days?


30 ANALYSIS: White goods technology is constantly evolving and retailers can help educate and develop consumers’ eco-consciousness. ERT reports


34 FOCUS: Industry experts on the importance of professional, tailored, hybrid training programmes to help retailers and their staff reach new heights


40 PROFILE: Nailsea Electrical has rebranded as NE Appliances. MD, Ben Gilks, talks ERT through all the big changes


The team: Editor


Contributors to ERT this month: Daniel Todaro, Paul Laville, Rosie Clarke, Clare Edwards, Vijay Bhardwaj.


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