The latest GfK Index from trade association BHETA shows value growth in housewares and small electricals categories. The retail data, which can be accessed by BHETA members, compares the 12 months ending December 2018 with that of 2017.
Top performers in small electrical appliances were hot beverage makers (up 5.6%), followed by deep fryers (up 3%). In cookware and bakeware, pots were up 5.6% and pans up 4.0%. Food and plastic storage was up 5.8%, while crockery/china was up 3%.
Meanwhile, barware excelled, continuing from the hot summer into the festive period, with value sales up by an impressive 8%.
Top: Barware was a hit in 2018, with value sales up 8%. Image is of CellarDine’s ChillCore.