GP Batteries Rechargeable Battery Packaging Now 100% Plastic Free

World-leading battery manufacturer and the world's largest rechargeable battery brand GP Batteries (UK) Ltd, has switched its ReCyko rechargeable battery range to 100% plastic free packaging, allowing consumers to lead an even more sustainable lifestyle.

Effective from January 1st this year all GP's rechargeable ReCyko batteries will be packaged in easily recycled cardboard to be even more environmentally friendly and better fit with the green credentials of the eco-friendly range.

The brand boasts further eco credentials as, for the first time, GP has a minimum of 10% and maximum of 14% recycled material in its ReCyko batteries; a far greater amount than the only other battery brand to include recyclable materials in its batteries.  

Candlelight Reveals Gifts To Make Mothers Day Even More Special

Candlelight, one of the UK’s leading candle designers and wholesalers, has revealed an exciting range of gifts for retailers to stock for Mothers’ Day 2020 (March 22nd).

This year, authentic-looking florals are very much ‘on trend’ – and make ideal gifts for mums. Candlelight’s new Flower Patch range includes a selection of vibrant, beautifully potted orchids that will enhance any sideboard, window bottom or table.  In addition, Candlelight has released individual sprays of hydrangea, roses and other foliage, which are decorative and lifelike.  These are ideal for display in baskets, vases, jars and window boxes, with a myriad of options available. The range also includes natural-looking succulents and cacti, complete with attractive pots. 

Stonewall Kitchen Begins 2020 With Its Fourth Acquisition, Acquiring the Village Candle® Brand of Fragranced Candles, Gifts and Accessories

Leading specialty food producer Stonewall Kitchen announced today that it has completed its fourth acquisition, acquiring the Village Candle® brand of fragranced candles, gifts and accessories. Based in Wells, Maine, Village Candle is a premium quality manufacturer of expertly crafted candles sold throughout the U.S and around the world.

“We’re extremely excited to welcome Village Candle to our growing family of specialty brands,” said John Stiker, Chief Executive Officer of Stonewall Kitchen. “We have long had our own small line of candles and fine home keeping products, but this allows us to really expand that offering with an incredible assortment of specialty candles made “just up the road” here in Maine. Like us, Village Candle has been selling high quality products for over 25 years to many of the same premium retailers nationwide, as well as directly to consumers online. And also like us, Village Candle specializes in both classic products – favorite scents such as Balsam Fir, Creamy Vanilla, or Pure Linen -- as well as innovative, creative offerings, with unique scents such as Black Bamboo, Rain, or Eucalyptus Mint. For all those reasons, we think this combination is a terrific fit.”