Countdown to Christmas with Ideal World and guaranteed Christmas delivery on all orders placed

before 6pm Wednesday 21st December!

 

There’s no escaping it – Christmas is coming! There’s now only two shopping weekends before the big day, and that means it’s time to take note of our last order dates at Ideal World. Because we know that there’s often last minute gift requests, little extra’s and treats that always creep up on you, we want to eliminate as much of the stress as possible – which is why all orders placed before 6pm Wednesday 21st December are guaranteed to be delivered in time for Christmas.

 

 

Tune in live from Friday the 9th December as we countdown to Christmas. We’ve got everything you need to get Christmas covered – from the gifts for your friends and family to the kitchen tools to help you make the most delicious Christmas dinner yet. Not only this but we’ve got all your party season fashion needs sorted with an exciting range of clothing to help get your wardrobe looking festive. As well as everything in between including furniture, car care and much more.

 

Join Ideal World live and get your shopping done before it’s too late, as we countdown to Christmas.

 

Stay connected with the home of shopping TV, Ideal World, on Sky 654, Freeview 22, Virgin 747, Freesat 812 and at www.idealworld.tv.

Ideal World welcomes Kenwood!

 

 

The home of shopping TV, Ideal World, is delighted to announce the arrival of a new brand to its catalogue of recognised names. From Friday 9th December at 9pm, Kenwood will be joining the Ideal World family as they introduce the Chef Titanium to audiences.

 

Create cakes and dishes to the highest standard with this kitchen essential, whether you’re a passionate cook or keen baker. Bursting with innovative features, the Chef Titanium helps to make everything from perfect bread to silky cake batters with its variable speed control and fold function. With a 4.6L large capacity, non-stick stainless steel bowl, you can meet all your needs in one go to help you effortlessly prepare food. Not only that, but the touch sensitive in-bowl illumination allows complete control over the mixing process.

 

With its safety head interlock, it stops movement when the head is lifted and there’s also a two piece splashguard for easy fitting – making it both safe to use and easy to keep clean.

 

Tune in live to Ideal World live from 9pm on Friday 9th December to see demonstrations, hear hints and tips and get your own Chef Titanium too.

Produce first class results time and time again with the Kenwood Chef Titanium from Ideal World.

 

Stay connected with the home of shopping TV, Ideal World, on Sky 654, Freeview 22, Virgin 747, Freesat 812 and at  www.idealworld.tv.

QVC Appoints Bob Spieth to EVP,

Customer and Business Services

 

QVC, the world's leading video and ecommerce retailer, today announced the appointment of Bob Spieth to Executive Vice President of QVC's Customer and Business Services. In that role, Bob will lead the Customer and Business Services operations for both QVC and zulily. This appointment is part of the QVC Group's vision to leverage best practices from both unique businesses to best position each brand for growth and enhance the customer experience. Bob will oversee Supply Chain, Customer Service and Experience, Operations Strategy, and Corporate Real Estate and Workplace Services for both businesses, with the exception of zulily's corporate facilities. He will also continue overseeing Vendor Operations and the Partner Services businesses for zulily. Bob will report to Mike George, President and CEO of QVC.

 

"Over the past year, we've found many opportunities to leverage the combined strengths of QVC and zulily, while at the same time preserving the unique identity of each company," said George. "Bob's new position is the latest example. Across both companies, our Customer and Business Services teams are passionate about making QVC and zulily great places to shop and work and we look forward to Bob's leadership in further amplifying the strengths of both organzations. He has a proven ability to inspire diverse teams across multiple sites and focus everyone on clear, high-value goals and continuous improvement. Bob will help both QVC and zulily maximize our systems, processes and talent to deliver outstanding service levels."

 

In his new role as Executive Vice President of QVC's Customer and Business Services, Bob Spieth will oversee Supply Chain, Customer Service and Experience, Operations Strategy, and Corporate Real Estate and Workplace Services for both QVC and zulily.

 

Bob joined zulily in February 2013 as Chief Operating Officer. In this role, Bob expanded zulily's Supply Chain, Customer Service and Studio Operations capabilities, and built a strong leadership team and innovative technology to drive service improvements and efficiencies.

 

Prior to zulily, Bob held several leadership roles with OHL, one of the world's largest third-party logistics companies, where he served as President of Contract Logistics, and previously as CIO and Senior Vice President of Operations. Over his 14 years there, he helped build OHL from a small regional company to a $1.2 billion company with a global presence. Earlier in his career, Bob served as a General Manager with Arrow Electronics and as a Consultant with McKinsey & Company. Bob also was an Officer in the U.S. Army.

 

Bob will be based at QVC's global headquarters in West Chester, Pa., and will also spend time at zulily's Seattle headquarters.

Table-top games sales set to soar this Christmas

 

Research reveals parents are planning to spend the festive season – and beyond – sitting down and enjoying some good old family fun with their children. The market for table-top games is booming as ‘quality time’ becomes more precious than ever before.

 

This Christmas, children may well be cutting down on the time they spend with their electronic games in favour of something infinitely more precious – play time with their parents! Perhaps it’s the insecurities that Brexit has bred, or the unsettled state of our society), but it seems that a huge proportion of parents want to create opportunities to engage with their offspring - in a way that’s entertaining, relaxing and meaningful for all the family, young and old alike.

A predicted 51% increase over last year in the purchase of  table-top games (which include traditional board games and action games) among parents of 4-9 year-olds may well be on the way.

 

The prediction has emerged from new independent research carried out this Autumn on behalf of Drumond Park, one of the UK’s largest producers of table-top games for all ages. A total of 1,000 respondents, all parents of 4-9 year-olds, answered an anonymous questionnaire online.

 

The research confirms that on average this year, parents have bought or are planning to buy at least three table-top games for their family to enjoy. This is on top of the six games they already own, on average. The number of new purchases is likely to reach a peak average of 3.37 for parents of six-year-olds, a massive 65% increase over 2015.

 

Fundamental shift

This is surely an indication that parents are looking for a return to more traditional ways of interacting with their children. One where whole families and multi-generational groups of friends can all sit down and enjoy the fun and laughter of playing games together.

 

Mary Wood, Marketing Director at Drumond Park, says: “We are hopeful that such a quantum leap in purchase intentions may indicate a fundamental shift in the mindset of parents. Perhaps they feel that electronic games, while very popular with their children, don’t bring the family together in the same full-on way that a rumbustious table-top game can. The entertainment and social engagement value of games is infinite, and we believe UK parents are acknowledging that in their Christmas buying list.”

 

Emotional bonding

Enthusiasm for table-top games may well be rooted in parents’ own experiences as children. They recall happy times when their parents joined in with them, and took a genuine interest in things their offspring loved to do.

 

Pressures on today’s parents leave them little spare time to be active participants in their children’s pastimes, but a table-top game offers a perfect opportunity to relax with the kids. A game doesn’t take much time to play, all family members can take part together and, while everyone’s attention is focused on the game, the sense of emotional bonding is palpable – even when there are the inevitable arguments about whose turn it is, or who has ‘bagged’ the favourite playing piece.

 

But the main reason parents want more table-top games than ever before is because their children just love them. In previous independent research, undertaken by Drumond Park in May of this year, 86% of 4-9-year-old boys and girls said playing table-top games is one of their favourite forms of play. For girls only, the figure is 87%, while almost 90% of 6-year-olds of both sexes rate table-top games over other forms of play.

 

Tellingly, three-quarters of children agreed that playing table-top games meant they could spend more time with their parents. So it’s not just the adults whose happiness quotient goes up when the family plays together.

 

“There’s no doubt about it… whatever difficulties our harried 21st century lives throw at us, table-top games are a perfect outlet for good old family fun” says Mary.

 

For more information on Drumond Park’s games range and stockists, please visit www.drumondpark.com