Trade distributors RKW has announced its show plans for the Trade Exclusively Show, which takes place next week on 14-15 June at the Business Design Centre in London.

RKW will display the latest innovations from the distributor’s biggest UK brands, with some never-before-seen launches from Smeg, Lavazza, Laura Ashley, BLACK+DECKER, Hoover, Russell Hobbs, Emma Bridgewater and The Funky Appliance Company

RKW, the trading division of Sutton Venture Group, was founded in 1989 and is now Europe’s number one SDA electricals and housewares distribution company. Through our UK offices and offices in Hong Kong and Mainland China we are dedicated to offering our trading partners top brands at exceptional value for money.

RKW distributes over 3000 product lines and holds £25m of stock, ready for immediate delivery. Major brands owned by RKW include Tower, Akai, Carmen, Pifco, Warmlite, Elgento and Natural Life and also licenses the Morphy Richards brand for cookware and housewares.
These exclusive brands offer quality and innovation. Our customers include most major high street retailers and independents. In addition we distribute brands such as Breville, Russell Hobbs, Kitchen Aid, George Foreman, Swan, plus Numatic and Vax floorcare products, as well as personal care products such as Babyliss and Remington.

Fulgor at Milan Design Week

At EuroCucina the Fulgor Milano proposes its new products for the cooking sector. In particular, Aria+ is an induction hob with integrated hood. This product is available in two versions: 60 cm and 80 cm. Besides the company presents Atmos, a 60 cm wide multifunction steam oven. Finally, at its stand the company offers a show cooking every day to illustrate the potential of its appliances.

Simfer at IFA

Simfer announce they will be at IFA 2022.

Meet them at Hall: 5.1 Booth: 102

Simfer is a Turkish white appliances producer. Simfer, founded as a family-owned company began operations in 1977 with Turkey’s first integrated production of a solid fuel stove. It has started to produce cooker group products and expanded its product range after its 20 years establishment. It has carried out activities to facilitate the life of the consumer with many various and practical product categories such as built-in ovens, built-in hobs, cooker hoods, built-in microwave. Simfer, which produces home appliances and white goods products, continues to develop its patented products with significant investments in facilities and R&D. It launched its cooler factory in 2015 due to adding the cooler to its product range and has a total manufacturing area of 215,000 m2 with 3 separate production facilities. Simfer exports to more than 150 countries as being one of Turkey’s leading home appliance manufacturers

Elica show of at Eurocucina

Eurocucina, the International Kitchen Furniture and Technology Show, is almost here! This year, Elica will not just be showcasing innovation, but a genuine revolution.
Come and discover all the new products from 7 to 12 June, at the Rho Fiera exhibition centre in Milan, HALL 11, STAND H27/M30

VZUG Debut at Eurocucina

V-ZUG for the first time have their own booth at EuroCucina where they will be showcasing new product launches and celebrating the success of the Excellence Line. If you or your colleagues are visiting Milan next week, please do visit the V-ZUG booth and team at: Salone del Mobile. Milano, Fiera Rho, Hall 15, Booth Nr. G13 H22

Retra Uk

Retra, the UK electrical retailing trade association, celebrated its 80 years of activity during the latest Retra Conference. The event saw the presence of a lot of guest speakers, including Amdea CEO, Paul Hide, Bsh CEO, Gunjan Srivastava, Chris Brook-Carter, CEO of the Retail Trust, and Martyn Allen, technical director of Electrical Safety First (ESF).

The “Challenge of Change” was the main theme of the conference, and involved some important hot topics such as retailing in the ‘new normal’, sustainability, direct selling and the future of the high street. Many manufacturers and their retail partners – said Paul Hide, Amdea CEO – have enjoyed record sales over the past two years and that is something that probably none of us would have predicted when we locked down for the first time two years ago. It is recognised that this strong growth cannot continue for ever. We must also face the 2022 realities of global supply disruptions, microchip and semiconductor shortages, inflationary price rises and record levels of squeeze on household disposable incomes.

In his opening keynote speech, Retra CEO, Howard Saycell, expressed his disappointment that electrical retailers weren’t classed as essential during the pandemic, but highlighted how Retra members had excelled themselves during the crisis. What was really encouraging during the whole pandemic was the creativity of the independents. When some of the big retailers closed their doors – some even stopped delivering and installing – our members stepped up to the plate – he said

The Canton Fair is online until April 24, 2022

China Import and Export Fair, also known as Canton Fair, started its 131st edition that will be also online on April 24, 2022. As Xu Bing, spokesperson of the Fair, deputy director general of China Foreign Trade Centre, explained in the opening cerimony, Themed facilitating the “dual circulation” of domestic and overseas markets, the event is held from April 15-24 online. The exhibition offers an online display platform, business matchmaking services, and a cross-border e-commerce zone.

The electronic and home appliances exhibition zone hosts about 2,600 companies with 140,000 products. Among the protagonist brands, the event was attended by Haier, Hisense, Gree, Midea, Changhong, TCL, and others.

RKW enjoy Spring fair

RKW report a record year at Spring Fair!

Managing Director, Rob Sutton, commented: “This is a very exciting time for RKW as we cement more exclusive brand partnerships and migrate into new product markets. I have been exhibiting at Spring Fair for over 30 years now, and the number of visitors we had this year was truly unprecedented.”

RKW has a 30-plus year pedigree in successfully developing and distributing top brands and products with a group turnover of £180m+. It is Europe’s leading manufacturer and distributor of small domestic appliances (SDA) and housewares products for its owned and licensed portfolio of brands. As well as Tower, Black+Decker, Morphy Richards, Akai and Carmen and RKW distributes for leading brands including Breville, Russell Hobbs, Swan, Hoover, Lavazza and The Funky Appliance Company.