PHA KitchEssentials Limited is in the process of closing after 23 years in business.
Paul Hargreaves, CEO, said: “PHA have had a thoroughly enjoyable 23 years as a distributor in housewares, but it is time for a change. It has become increasingly harder for a small distributor to operate with the ongoing effects of Brexit and the pandemic. The associated investment levels required to maximise the opportunities created by the new rapidly changing marketplace meant that sadly I took the difficult decision to close the doors.”
With immediate effect, the following PHA brands will be handled by Eddingtons Ltd: Cidex candles from Denmark Cuisipro from Canada and Graupera earthenware and Vaello Campos (paella accessories) both manufactured in Spain. As part of the handover Hargreaves will help the Eddingtons team facilitate a smooth transition of the brands and customers to Eddingtons.
Richard Walker, Eddingtons MD, added: “We were sorry to hear of the news that Paul was closing. In our subsequent discussions we were happy to take the opportunity to continue the distribution of a selection of Paul’s much-loved products and brands which will move immediately to Eddingtons portfolio.”