Housewares Magazine and www.HousewaresLive.net are thrilled to announce that Yvonne Stinson, Trading Manager for Home at Argos, has agreed to give a presentation at The Housewares Conference 2015.
Yvonne’s area includes Kitchen & Dining, Home Furnishings, Bedding & Textiles, Lighting, Bathroom, Laundry & Cleaning. She has previously held Category Manager positions for Home in B&Q and Tesco. Prior to that, she was in Tesco International in Asia for five years.
Hosted by BHETA home enhancement executive director Will Jones, The Housewares Conference 2015 is designed to provide members of the housewares industry with ideas and inspiration, in an environment of shared experience and learning.
Now in its sixth year, the event – which is organised by Housewares Magazine and www.HousewaresLive,.net – will be held on April 22 at Wokefield Park near Reading in Berkshire.
The theme of the day is ‘Innovation’ and we have specifically selected speakers for their knowledge and experience of the housewares industry, who can share their success stories, practical solutions and winning strategies with delegates.
Yvonne’s presentation will cover Argos’ transformation plans and its view of retailing and home in the digital age. Argos offers around 43,000 products through www.argos.co.uk, its growing mobile channels, network of 734 stores across the UK and Republic of Ireland. and over the telephone. In the financial year to February 2014, Argos sales were £4.1 billion and it employed some 29,000 people across the business. Argos is part of Home Retail Group.
She joins a prestigious line-up of speakers which, to date, includes design guru Sebastian Conran; Jeffrey Siegel, ceo of Lifetime Brands, Inc. (which acquired housewares suppliers La Cafetiere last March, Kitchen Craft last January and Creative Tops in 2011); Shanker Patel, ceo of housewares chain Lords of Notting Hill; Bruce Crane, co-owner of award-winning Loose’s Cookshop in Norwich and founder of housewares distributor TICCuk Ltd; retail consultant Guy Cattell, formerly category buying director for Morrisons across home and leisure; Tom Gill of Creative Media Solutions, a digital media company that specialises in housewares clients; Carol Paris, a garden centre specialist who is director general of the HTA (Horticultural Trades Association); and artisan homeware designer Julie Dodsworth. Celebrity chef Ken Hom has also agreed to attend the event.
Visit www.housewaresconference.co.uk for more information and to book a place, or contact event manager Laurie Marrington at firstname.lastname@example.org.