2015 Archives - EPE International - The UK’s Leading SDA & Cookware Distributor | First & Only Choice In Branded Small Domestic Appliances - Kettles - Toasters - Cookware
The UK’s Leading SDA & Cookware Distributor
First & Only Choice In Branded Small Domestic Appliances

2015

News and Rewards

EPE 2015 Awards of Excellence

 Staff-Awards_1

As we come to the end of 2015, it was that time of year again to continue our commitment to our staff and host the 2015 Awards for Excellence.

Our staff awards of excellence are given to members of our team who are continually hardworking and provide a level of excellence to the business, we would like you to join us to say a massive congratulations to our award winners.

 

J.Ascaso

The Ascaso Coffee Story

PRE XMAS WEEKEND DEALS

With Christmas now only days to go, don’t forget to get your last minute orders in!

LastMinuteDeals

GHI-Approved-2105

AEG wins Good House Keeping award for NEW cylinder vacuums

Good House Keeping have once again carried out their rigorous product testing and have given their seal of approval to both of AEG’s new cylinder vacuums, awarding them the 2015 Good House Keeping award.

AEG ASP7120

The NEW! AEG ASP7120

The NEW! AEG ASP7120

Care for your home quietly and thoroughly with the allergy friendly AEG SilentPerformer Cyclonic vacuum cleaner. The SilentPerformer has been built with silence in mind with a noise optimised motor and construction of the canister and new DustPro nozzle, the ASP7120 doesn’t compromise on its performance. The SilentPerformer also comes equipped with small rotating wheels that are ideal for vacuuming around objects and reaching those hardly accessible areas with ease. The ASP7120 also comes complete with an extra-long 12m reach cable, allowing you to clean multiple rooms simply and effortlessly. (more…)” href=”http://www.epeinternational.com/aeg-wins-good-house-keeping-award-for-new-cylinder-vacuums/#more-3441″ class=”read-more-align-left”>(more…)

Number-1---Which-best-buy-

EPE product hits number 1 in ‘Which? – Top 5 Best Blenders’

Whether you’re looking for a high-grade blender that will bring you professional-style cooking to your kitchen, or a budget blender to blitz the fruit and veg, which? rounded up the top 5 that impressed in their tests.

The handy kitchen gadget is ideal for whizzing up soups or even a smoothie to help get your five-a-day.

In at number 1…

Blendtec-575-Classic

The Blendtec 575 Classic

This  professional grade, square jug blender excels at making all types of smoothie. Unlike many it copes well with the tougher tasks of blending veg and nuts. It also blends pesto (a drier mix) well.

It’s easy to use, easy to clean and does a good job with all tasks apart from crushing ice cubes on their own. It does a good job of crushing ice as part of a smoothie though, and comes with an eight-year warranty.

Brand managed and distributed by EPE in the UK!

Black-Friday-Growth

Black Friday sees phenomenal growth for EPE!

The run up to Black Friday saw phenomenal growth with EPE receiving high volumes of calls for the latest and best offers  available in The Buyer’s Choice. EPE were also able to offer their customers a range of products available only from our internal sales team, as well as the numerous email campaigns sent out to customers highlighting the best picks for Black Friday.

It was recognised that the smaller scaled retailers were enabled to compete with the majors not only with the offers available, but the support from EPE with all black Friday orders being despatched together, helping to ensure that the market didn’t become flooded with the products & deals on offer before the big day.

Our sales reps and internal sales team were kept busy with the high influx of orders, this influx of orders didn’t stop our distribution team hitting their targets ensuring that all order were received ready for Black Friday.

 

It’s a thank you from us and a thank you from them.

 

Our new January sales lines have now been launched and are available to order, don’t miss them in our December edition of ‘The buyer’s Choice’.”

The Telegraph – Top 10 Coffee Machines

With cafe culture now becoming a part of everyday living and the ability to have fresh coffee at only a flick of the switch, the coffee market is proving to be full of beans. The Telegraph have rounded up the best 10 coffee machines available on the market today.

 

Bosch TAS2002GB

Bosch TAS2002GB

Featured in the top 10 was the Bosch TAS2002GB (Available from EPE). This sleek black machine has the ability to make over 35 varieties of drinks, from lattes and macchiatos to hot chocolates and tea. As well as being a high quality machine, it also proves to be very low maintenance with its automatic cleaning and descaling program. Not forgetting the 1.5L water tank, meaning that you don’t have to fill the machine too often.

 

 

Best Juicer: T3’s pick of the finest gadgets to separate juice from flesh

If you’re looking for the best juicer to give your mornings a fresh lift, we’ve got you sorted. T3, The Gadget Magazine, has given us their verdict on the finest gadgets to separate the juice from the flesh. Featured in their finest gadgets were the;

Philips Viva Collection – An exclusive partner to EPE

Philips HR1855

Philips HR1855

This new budget-priced offering from the house of Philips uses a fine serrated cutting blade and around 12,000rpm of centrifugal force to obliterate fruit and veg. It’s a light-weight unit which means it’s easy to carry from cupboard to worktop – a quartet of rubber suckers keeps the unit firmly routed to the work surface while the motor gathers pace. (more…)” href=”http://www.epeinternational.com/best-juicer-t3s-pick-of-the-finest-gadgets-to-separate-juice-from-flesh/#more-3029″ class=”read-more-align-left”>(more…)

GHK

Good Housekeeping – Kettle Review

Having recently carried out their rigorous product testing, the Good Housekeeping Institute have released the verdict on the kettles they tested. Out of the 72 kettles involved in the tests, 16 of them are products EPE supply. Find out how the 16 kettles EPE supply faired in the testing below.

For further information on the Good Housekeeping Institutes kettle reviews click here

Breville Spectra Kettle – VKJ595

91/100

Kenwood Kmix Jug Kettle – SJM040 series

88/100

Philips Energy Efficient Brushed Kettle – HD4671/20

85/100

Kenwood 1.6L Jug Kettle – JKP210

84/100

Philips Energy Efficient Kettle – HD4644/00

80/100

Bosch Village Cream Kettle – TWK7607GB

80/100 (more…)” href=”http://www.epeinternational.com/good-housekeeping-kettle-review/#more-3022″ class=”read-more-align-left”>(more…)

Finance

Growing – Cookshop/ Housewares

Cookshop independents notched up a third quarter of growth after nearly three years of decline, new research from CHA parent bira shows. However, the percentage of growth is falling and was down to 1.19% in the third quarter.

Related product sectors experienced mixed fortunes around this benchmark, with furniture, floor coverings and beds continuing to roar ahead, hardware falling to just above zero after two years of growth, and pet products and garden falling into negative territory.

Across all product sectors growth stood at 1.33% year-on-year against the same quarter in 2014 and marked the fifth quarter of increasing sales, albeit at the lowest rate of increase in 2015.

Six out of ten respondents reported rising turnover, once again a post-crash high, but the effect of this was muted by the average turnover uplift reported being at the lowest level since the same time. More shops are experiencing lower average increases. Results were positive across all regions, with Scotland leading at 3.16% and Wales following closely behind at 2.67%. The South West had the lowest growth at a tiny 0.07%, effectively zero.

Retailer confidence stood at the highest level since the crash, with three out of four feeling confident or very confident and only on in four describing themselves as anxious.

If there is a cloud on the horizon it is the future of cost increases. 54% reckon that the new National Living Wage will result in fewer jobs within their businesses by the time it reaches £9 per hour in 2020. As one member commented “coupled with the pension contributions kicking in at 3% for employers by 2017, the pot will run dry very quickly!”

Sectoral Performance 2015

Q1

Q2

Q3

Furniture, Floorcovering & Beds

5.8%

15.98%

9.45%

DIY Hardware

1.32%

1.04%

0.24%

Cookshop/Housewares

1.46%

6.66%

1.19%

Pet Products

4.57%

5.99%

-0.82%

Garden/Machinery/Tool Hire

9.24%

8.65%

-2.82%

Juicers

Demand grows for juicers

The number of households owning juicers, blenders and ice-cream makers has doubled in the past five years as health conscious consumers create more food and drink from scratch, research from the Energy Saving Trust suggests.

More than a fifth of households now own electric juicers and smoothie makers and one in ten now owns an ice-cream maker. Coffee machines have also risen in popularity and are now found in 45% of households, up from 28% five years ago, the EST said.

And in a possible sign of the Great British Bake Off effect, more than half of households now own a food processor, up from about a third fiver years ago.

Important Information for Russell Hobbs Travel Kettle Owners & Retailers

Russell Hobbs has identified that in a small batch of their white plastic 850ml travel kettles, model number 14178. The defect may cause the switch in the handle to overheat and in certain circumstances could result in a fire.

Russell Hobbs has made the decision to recall the model in question.

All other date coded stock of the above model is unaffected.

The model number is located on the underside of the kettle where you will find a rectangular shaped label containing various product manufacturing information.

If you have one of the travel kettles listed above, you will also need to check the batch number (as shown on the below image).

Russell_Hobbs-Travel_Kettle

If your batch no. starts with 280 through to 365 and ends with 14 or starts with 001 through to 240 and ends with 15, then you have an affected kettle.

If you have stock of the affected models 14178 purchased from EPE international in your retail outlet or warehouse, please contact EPE International returns on 0844 800 8055 or returns@epeinternational.com to arrange uplift and credit.

Please ensure you are only returning stock from the affected batches as credit will not be issued for stock that doesn’t fall within the recall.

End users who have an affected kettle should be advised to stop using it immediately and to telephone the Russell Hobbs customer service department on Freephone 0800 307 7616 (or 0333 103 9663 if calling from a mobile) who will advise on how to return irons for a replacement or full refund of the purchase price.
We would like to thank you for your co-operation and apologise for any inconvenience.

No other Russell Hobbs products or kettles outside of the above codes are affected by this recall.

WATCH: NFL All-Pro Von Miller & Denver Broncos get fueled using Blendtec blenders

One of the great perks of working with a great company that produces the “world’s most advanced blender” is that we get to partner with great companies and even some of the most elite athletes!  Last month Blendtec announced a partnership as the Official Blender of the Gatorade Fuel Bar, and just this week NFL UP featured Denver Broncos All-Pro Von Miller getting his smoothie on at the team’s Gatorade Fuel Bar using Blendtec blenders!

Blendtec-NFL-Up-broncos5

 

GC-Feature

GC Magazine – Autumn fair a hit for EPE Group

Small appliance distributor EPE Group has reported that its recent appearance at the Autumn Fair reaped rewards, after it increased its investment at the NEC-based show, exhibiting in two halls for the first time.

The Bradford-based supplier of branded premium small domestic appliances and floorcare was present in Hall 1, the volume gift and home hall, and Hall 3, the table and kitchen hall.

Brands featured on the two stands included Bissell, Blendtec, Braun, Bosch, Daewoo, De’Longhi, Kärcher, Kenwood, Philips, Russell Hobbs, Tefal and Zanussi.

(more…)” href=”http://www.epeinternational.com/gc-magazine-autumn-fair-a-hit-for-epe-group/#more-2874″ class=”read-more-align-left”>(more…)

Innovative

I.E.R. – EPE Group heralds Autumn Fair 2015 as ‘a success’

EPE Group has heralded its recent appearance at the Autumn Fair as a success.

The distributor of branded premium small domestic appliances and floorcare increased its investment at the Autumn Fair at the NEC, as part of its drive to recruit new retailers, which paid dividends for the company, EPE says.

For the first time, EPE Group exhibited in two halls of the NEC-based show; Hall 1, the volume gift and home hall; and Hall 3, the table and kitchen hall.

(more…)” href=”http://www.epeinternational.com/i-e-r-epe-group-heralds-autumn-fair-2015-as-a-success/#more-2868″ class=”read-more-align-left”>(more…)

EPE appoints 2 graduates to their ever growing sales team – working with the pareto training program

Investors in the young scheme –

 

the two will work with the owner directors to assist in the key account management, which will offer the extra support and allow the continuing growth in Sales, customer service and not forgetting investing in UK and its brands.

 

EPE group are also offering graduate positions within their company portfolio for all departments…. Investors for the future!

EPE-graduate-banner

Sirius-Show-2015-NR

EPE Success at Sirius Trade Show 2015

EPE had another successful appearance at the Sirius Trade show on the 23rd of September at the Marriott Forest of Arden Hotel in Meriden.
EPE are always happy to appear at these shows and are looking forward to appearing again and having the chance to meet with customers again.
click ‘more’ to see pictures from the show.
(more…)” href=”http://www.epeinternational.com/epe-success-at-sirius-trade-show-2015/#more-2788″ class=”read-more-align-left”>(more…)

HomeHardware-Show-NR

EPE Success at Home Hardware Autumn Trade Show 2015

EPE had another successful appearance at the Home Hardware Autumn Trade show on the 23rd of September at the Silverstone Circuit in Northamptonshire.
EPE are looking forward to appearing again at the show and having the chance to meet with customers again.
(more…)” href=”http://www.epeinternational.com/epe-success-at-home-hardware-autumn-trade-show-2015/#more-2782″ class=”read-more-align-left”>(more…)

AF-2015-NR-Success

EPE Success At NEC Autumn Fair 2015

EPE are delighted to announce that this years NEC Autumn Fair was another huge success and it was a pleasure to see so many customers, new and old in Hall 1 and Hall 3.
EPE dominated the show with premium branded products and competitive prices on many products from our portfolio.
Sales are up on last years Autumn Fair showing promising growth into the final quarter of 2015.
EPE look forward to seeing everyone again next year when they will return bigger and even better with range expansions and more competitive prices.

AF-2015-NR

EPE Return to the NEC Autumn Fair, 5th – 9th September

EPE are returning to the autumn fair this year Exhibiting form the 5th – 9th September, with more products and a bigger presence. This year sees EPE taking a different and completely new approach to last year, exhibiting in 2 Halls on 2 new stands. One in the Volume Hall – stand 1H10-G11 & one in Hall 3 – stand 3F20-G21.

This new investment shows EPE working with Focal Exhibitions to create truly bespoke stand designs. Focal Exhibitions have worked with some big names at the Autumn Fair in previous years. EPE again making further growth with in the SDA market with more contributions coming from brand partnerships following the additions of Bissell and Blendtec to the EPE portfolio. it is with partnerships like these and working closely with the brands that help EPE to create and maintain the dominant presence in the SDA market and at exhibitions like the Autumn Fair.
(more…)” href=”http://www.epeinternational.com/epe-return-to-the-nec-autumn-fair-5th-9th-september/#more-2647″ class=”read-more-align-left”>(more…)

TheGuardian-berrySales

British berry sales soar as liquidiser revolution whirls on

Blueberries and raspberries sales up as newer, robuster varieties bring greater yields and liquidisers such as Nutribullet fly off the shelves

It is the liquidiser revolution that is changing what we eat: sales of blueberries and raspberries are soaring as health-conscious shoppers embrace smoothies as a short cut to consuming one of their five portions of fruit and vegetables a day.
Demand for blueberries is up by nearly a third this year, while raspberry sales are ahead by 20%. Their popularity has been supported by the engineering of robust new varieties that survive the trip from field to fridge in a better condition.
Laurence Olins, of growers’ trade body British Summer Fruits, said: “Berries used to be a luxury item, like strawberries and cream and Wimbledon. Now they are are omnipotent.” The organisation calculates that sales of British strawberries, raspberries, blackberries and blueberries will top £1bn this year, compared with about £300m in 2004. (more…)” href=”http://www.epeinternational.com/british-berry-sales-soar-as-liquidiser-revolution-whirls-on/#more-2626″ class=”read-more-align-left”>(more…)

Electrical goods to surpass fashion in online market

Online sales of electrical and electronic goods have been growing steadily over the past few years, and consumers have been just as inclined to purchase a toaster online as they would a new suit and tie. Today, Mintel has revealed the prediction that the former will finally surge ahead of apparel and accessories in 2015. Sales of electrical and electronic goods are predicted to take a 29% share of online sales in 2015, with sales of £12.6bn forecast, up from £10.7bn in 2014. As a result, sales of these products online are expected to inch above online fashion sales for the first time. Whilst sales of clothing and footwear hit £10.7bn in 2014, this is expected to rise to £12.4bn in 2015, £190m behind sales of electrical and electronic goods. In 2015, Mintel estimates that half (48%) of all electrical and electronic good sales will be made online, up from 38% in 2013. This is in comparison to 19% of all clothing and footwear sales (up from 15% in 2013) and just 6% of grocery sales (up from 5% in 2013). Whilst just 6% of grocery sales are made online, they are expected to make-up 20% of online retail sales in 2015, with sales of £8.6bn forecast, up from £7.5bn in 2014. Overall, online retail sales are expected to hit £43.3m in 2015, making up 12.7% of all retail sales. By 2020, total annual online sales are expected to rise by 64% to £71.2bn, with these sales expected to make up 18% of total retail sales.   Despite taking the second spot in terms of sales, today it is still fashion which is the most frequently purchased item online. Over two thirds (68%) of online shoppers have purchased clothing and footwear online, whilst hard-copy music and books (47%) are the second most popular online purchase. Meanwhile, food and drink (37%), music and video downloads (37%) and electronics (36%) make up the top five most popular products for Britain’s online shoppers. Richard Perks, Director of Retail Research at Mintel, said: “Online is best at selling goods which are bought on specification or where a wide range is demanded – so books, music and electronics. Stores are best for goods where seeing the product is more important or where customers are going to need help in making their choice. One of the great strengths of a store based retailer is that it makes the selection for the customer.  Online retailers generally leave the selection to the customer who can then be confronted with a huge choice.” What’s more, it seems that the in-store experience and online purchasing are working in tandem. Mintel’s research shows that internet retail sales made by companies without stores are expected to overtake online sales by store-based retailers for the first time in 2015. Store-based retailers are estimated to post online sales of £21.5bn in 2015, up from £19.4bn in 2014. Meanwhile, internet sales by retailers without stores are expected to hit £21.8bn in 2015, up from £18.4bn in 2014. Despite this, pureplay retail sales are expected to make up just 6% of total retail sales in 2015.  Today, over half (53%) of online shoppers say they would like to be able to order goods online and pay for them in-store, while 48% say they use click-and-collect services to avoid paying delivery charges. Despite this demand for the support of a store network, Mintel’s forecast suggests that by 2020 store-based retailers will account for 48% of all online sales, down from 51% in 2014.  “For online pureplays the challenge will be to provide the levels of service that store-based retailers are able to offer. We are starting to see some of them open physical outlets but this is likely to increase their costs and further erode the price difference between in-store and online. It could also play into the hands of store-based retailers which already have the multichannel experience to effectively edit an online range for displaying in-store. For store based retailers the distinction between selling online and in-store is becoming increasingly academic as shoppers use them interchangeably. The key for retailers in the future will be to offer as good a service as possible through whichever channel customers want to use at the time” Perks adds.

Kenwood kMix Stand mixer in action on this years Great British bake off!

kenwood-brand-slider

See the Kenwood kMix Stand mixer in action
on this years Great British bake off
Click the video below to see the trailer.


GC-Feature

EPE on Get Connected website: EPE Group appoints national field sales manager

SDA distributor EPE Group has announced the appointment of Nick Lenkowski to the position of national field sales manager.

Lenkowski has worked in sales and marketing roles in the UK housewares market for the last 20 years and joins Bradford-based EPE from Addis Housewares, where he was a senior sales manager.

In his new role he will look after six regional sales managers.

EPE sales director Geoff Eden said: “I am delighted to welcome Nick to the team at EPE, which is growing year-on-year.

“In this role Nick will use his knowledge and experience to further develop the RSMs, along with driving our brands forward and helping to increase the already high levels of EPE customer satisfaction.”

In other news released today, EPE Group announced it has been appointed the exclusive distribution partner for floorcare brand Bissell.

Investment and marketing director Harry Singh said the appointment reaffirms EPE Group’s market position: “We only want to deal with premium brands,” he commented.

“Becoming Bissell’s exclusive distribution partner means that as well as being the UK’s leading premium distributor of branded small domestic appliances, EPE Group is the first and only choice for branded SDA.”

IER

EPE featured on IER website: EPE Group aiming to be ‘one-stop-shop’ for floorcare

Distributor EPE Group has announced its position as a ‘one-stop-shop for floorcare’, eight months after setting out its plans to develop its position in the category.

EPE Group investment and marketing director Harry Singh said: “Since October 2014, we stated that we were looking to attract floorcare brands that want to take advantage of EPE Group’s structured distribution model.

“As the UK’s leading distributor of branded premium small domestic appliances, we have invested in our sales team to ensure that we have experience professionals working across the country – and I am delighted that, from a standing start, we have added three floorcare brands to our portfolio, namely AEG, Bissell and Kärcher.”

He continued: “EPE Group has a track record of working with independents and we are looking to build on this – we provide a complete service to all customers, with experienced field sales managers to look after all your needs.”

The announcement comes following the addition of Bissell to the EPE Group portfolio, with EPE Group managing director Noel Pamment expressing his delight at the exclusive distribution agreement.

EPE Group, which operates from a 50,000 sq ft warehouse in West Yorkshire, is the exclusive UK distributor for a number of brands including Kenwood, De’Longhi, Kärcher and Philips.

EE-SHOW-FEATURED-IMAGE-Final

EPE success at Exclusively Electrical 2015

This year was the launch of the show Exclusively Electrical the sister show of Exclusively Housewares.

The show ran over the 9th & 10th June at the Business design Centre in London, over the two-day period there was an increase in footfall of visitors at the show compared to last year’s Exclusively Housewares.

EPE have been regular exhibitors at the Business Design Centre for a number of years now, with the intention to increase brand awareness for our managed brands. This year EPE exhibited a selection of products from our extensive portfolio allowing brands such as; Ascaso, Bugatti & Graef to re appear, along with showing new items from their ranges for 2015.

This year saw the launch another huge managed brand for our portfolio, Blendtec. As the name suggests Blendtec is an American company that manufacturers high powered, premium table top blenders for household and commercial use.
If you happened to visit the demonstration zone you will have been able to see the Blendtec blenders in action demonstrating their versatility in food preparation with of an abundance of techniques and recipes.

This year we had the pleasure of three of our exclusive distribution partnership brands joining us on the EPE stand, Kenwood, Delonghi & Braun. The three brands again exhibiting quality products with demonstrations over the two days.

If you didn’t catch EPE at the Exclusively Electrical show then keep checking our news & rewards for up and coming exhibition updates.

(more…)” href=”http://www.epeinternational.com/epe-success-at-exclusively-electrical-2015/#more-2491″ class=”read-more-align-left”>(more…)

Employee-of-the-month

May 2015 EPE Employee of the month

EPE are proud to announce that Sophie Stead & Darren Marsden are this months employees of the month winners.
This months winners received a hamper worth £30, filled with alcohol.
EPE feel that the extra efforts made in the workplace that go above and beyond each job roll should be celebrated and rewarded.
This is why the Employee of the month scheme has now been implemented.
To see who wins the next employee of the month keep watching this space.
Please click more to see the picture.
(more…)” href=”http://www.epeinternational.com/may-2015-epe-employee-of-the-month-2/#more-2483″ class=”read-more-align-left”>(more…)

Job-Vacancies

Sales & Development Director Vacancy – A Career with EPE International

Sales & Development Director Vacancy – A Career with EPE International

Sales & Development Director Vacancy – A Career with EPE International is a career for life, due to strong and secure growth within our Sales force, we are seeking to continue our expansion by recruiting passionate, hardworking staff to join our professional and esteemed organisation. we truly believe that every person who works here shapes our company and helps contribute to its future.

If you feel that EPE is right for you and you wish to become a part of our sales team
please go to the careers page and submit your C.V. via email. We look forward to hearing from you.

GC-Feature

EPE featured in Get Connected industry news

EPE appoints Brand Sales Manager; adds Blendtec to SDA portfolio

SDA distributor EPE Group has appointed Andrew Size as to the role of Brand Sales Manager.

Size brings experience of the SDA market to the Bradford-based company, having previously worked for Spectrum Brands Limited managing the Russell Hobbs and George Foreman brands.

Commenting on the appointment, Harry Singh, EPE Group’s investment and marketing director, said: “I am delighted to welcome Andrew to the team at EPE, which is growing year-on-year. He has a wealth of experience and we are sure that he will use his experience and knowledge as EPE Group drives its strategy of being the UK’s first and only choice for branded SDA.”

In other news from EPE, the Group has been appointed the UK & Ireland exclusive distribution partner for Blendtec. US-based Blendtec claims to make “the world’s most advanced blender.”

In his new role of Brand Sales Manager, Andrew Size said: “Blendtec reaffirms EPE Group’s market position. We only want to deal with premium brands. There is no place for second-tier brands in the EPE Group portfolio; retailers have a healthy appetite for branded small domestic appliances.”

IER

EPE Featured on IER: EPE Group appoints brand sales manager

EPE Featured on IER: EPE Group appoints brand sales manager

Branded small domestic appliances distributor EPE Group has appointed Andrew Size as its brand sales manager.

Andrew (pictured) brings experience of the SDA market to Bradford-based EPE Group having previously worked for Spectrum Brands Limited managing the Russell Hobbs and George Foreman brands.

(more…)” href=”http://www.epeinternational.com/epe-featured-on-ier-epe-group-appoints-brand-sales-manager/#more-2194″ class=”read-more-align-left”>(more…)

Employee-of-the-month

May 2015 EPE Employee of the month

April 2015 EPE Employee of the month

EPE are proud to announce that Andrew Clegg & Jelena Ignatjeva are this months joint employee of the month winners.

This months winners received a hamper worth £30, filled with an array of confectionery.

EPE feel that the extra efforts made in the workplace that go above and beyond each job roll should be celebrated and rewarded.

This is why the Employee of the month scheme has now been implemented.

To see who wins the next employee of the month keep watching this space.

Please click more to see the picture.

(more…)” href=”http://www.epeinternational.com/may-2015-epe-employee-of-the-month/#more-2186″ class=”read-more-align-left”>(more…)

Euronics-Showcase

EPE: Another Successful Appearance at the CIH – Euronics Showcase

EPE International, the leading distributor of branded small domestic appliances, has reported that the CIH – Euronics Showcase was a another successful event, as the company looks to build on the progress it has made in the independant retail sector.

At the Showcase, EPE staff were on hand to talk members through the different brands.

Our message to  CIH – Euronics members is quite clear – EPE has a great portfolio of branded small domestic appliances and wants to work with you.

Ends

April 27, 2015

Please click more to see the photo gallery from the show.

(more…)” href=”http://www.epeinternational.com/epe-another-successful-appearance-at-the-cih-euronics-showcase/#more-2156″ class=”read-more-align-left”>(more…)

WarburtonsFI

Toast to the Top with the New Breville Perfect Fit for Warburtons Toasters

From toast to crumpets to bagels, bring your breakfast to life!

For years toasters have never quite been able to toast Warburtons® bread to the top, despite their toastie loaves being a firm favourite in UK households. But Breville® has got the answer with the new Perfect Fit for Warburtons four slice and two slice toasters, featuring our deepest ever toast slots.

Developed with Warburtons® toastie bread in mind, this means you can at last toast to the top. Say goodbye to the white gap at the top of your toast and say hello to fully browned slicesof tasty toast. The quality of your toast will be matched by the quality of your toaster which is build in a high shine durable stainless steel design.

(more…)” href=”http://www.epeinternational.com/toast-to-the-top-with-the-new-breville-perfect-fit-for-warburtons-toaster/#more-2102″ class=”read-more-align-left”>(more…)

KenwoodDelonghiBraunFI

Kenwood, Delonghi and Braun Exhibiting with EPE at Exclusively Electrical 2015

Kenwood, Delonghi and Braun have announced that they will be exhibiting at the Exclusively Electrical show as a part of EPE International’s stand.

Why not stop by for a chat with one of our sales representatives to hear about the latest deals we have to offer? With all NEW product lines and EPE exclusives we will be showcasing the very best 2015 has to offer, not forgetting our premium product portfolio. Don’t miss this opportunity to meet face to face with the UK’s leading Branded SDA distributor, we are proud to present to you the most premium brands and the most choice under one distribution in the UK all under one roof at the Exclusively Electrical Show 2015.

Stand No. 52, 9-10 June, Business Design Centre, London.

This is sure to be an unmissable new housewares industry event.

AEGLavazzaFI

Lavazza Coffee – From Italy, With Passion

Keep an eye out for the Lavazza A Modo Mio, “Barman”  TV Advert on your TV Screens.

It is showing on a mix of channels including Channel 4, ITV, E4 & ITV2. We also have the ad in our Media Section.

EPE also stock several of the Lavazza A Modo Mio range by AEG, so why not head over to our trade site.

(more…)” href=”http://www.epeinternational.com/lavazza-coffee-from-italy-with-passion/#more-2064″ class=”read-more-align-left”>(more…)

New Appointments FI

EPE Group Makes New Appointments

EPE GROUP, the UK’s leading distributor of branded small domestic appliances, has made three key appointments as it looks to grow its business.

AS MD and JLC

Andrew Size, Brand Sales Manager comes over from Russell Hobbs bringing experience of the SDA market.

Mark Dunn, Key Account Manager brings his experience from Minky and Mamas & Papas.

Jamie-Leigh Cowman has also been appointed as Customer Service Manager.

 

Harry Singh, EPE’s Group’s Investment and Marketing Director, said: “With a strong portfolio of branded small domestic appliances, EPE Group is looking to grow its business.

“I would encourage independent electrical retailers and cookshop owners to look at their product mix – the SDA market is a good market to be in, as every main SDA category is growing.

Mr Singh added: “We also encourage buying groups to engage in discussions so that EPE can help to increase sales for members.

“Now is the time for retailers that are not supplied by EPE Group to give us a call – EPE Group is the first and only choice for branded SDA.”

NespressoFI

Nespresso Club £25 Reward

 

Nespresso Club Reward – You are entitled to claim £25 reward with each machine when you
purchase any new Nespresso cappuccino machine between 26th March 2015 and 10th May 2015.
T&Cs apply. Original till receipt required. See nespresso.com/UKpromotion for details.

 

NespressoOfferEPEInt

 

 

SpringFair15

EPE Success At NEC Spring Fair 2015

EPE are delighted to announce that this years NEC Spring Fair was another huge success and it was a pleasure to see so many customers, new and old on the stand chatting to our sales representatives over a fresh coffee prepared on the Lavazza A Modo Mio System by AEG. In addition to this, over the 5 days we worked closely with the brands demonstrating a range of premium branded products and offered competitive prices on many products from our portfolio.

We look forward to seeing what success this year brings.

Please click more to view the NEC Spring Fair Gallery.

(more…)” href=”http://www.epeinternational.com/epe-success-at-nec-spring-fair-2015/#more-1946″ class=”read-more-align-left”>(more…)

Comic Relief featured image

We’re Going Red for Comic Relief!

Use #epecomic when posting a picture of yourself wearing your RED NOSE and EPE will donate £5 to Comic Relief.

 

EPEREDNOSE-Signature

EPE-Int.-Featured-Image

Come and visit EPE at the CIH Showcase 2015, 26-27 April, NEC Birmingham, Hall 3A Stand 470

Don’t miss this great chance to come and see us at the CIH Showcase 2015 at NEC Birmingham, Hall 3A Stand 470.

EPE are exhibiting at the CIH Showcase 2015 from the 26 – 27 April 2015, at NEC Birmingham, you can find us in Hall 3A at stand 470, why not stop by for a chat with one of our sales representatives to hear about the latest deals we have to offer? With all NEW product lines and EPE exclusives we will be showcasing the very best 2015 has to offer, not forgetting our premium product portfolio. Don’t miss this opportunity to meet face to face with the UK’s leading Branded SDA distributor, we are proud to present to you the most premium brands and the most choice under one distribution in the UK all under one roof at the CIH Showcase 2015 .

This is one event you wont want to miss! Don’t forget…

Hall 3A Stand No. 470, NEC Birmingham, 26 – 27 April 2015

This is sure to be an unmissable housewares industry event.

SDA Brands From
EPE Logo

Address

EPE International, Belfry House,
Roydsdale Way, Euroway Trading Estate,
Bradford, BD4 6SU
Orderline: +44(0) 844 800 8055
Fax Sales: +44(0) 1274 652573
Fax Returns: +44(0) 1274 657606

Sign Up For Newsletter