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Remembering retailer Barry Seaman

Tableware International pays tribute to its regular retail columnist Barry Seaman, who sadly passed away two weeks ago

Barry Seaman, owner of UK tableware store Plate Tableware and regular columnist for Tableware International, has sadly passed away. Barry, who gave up a career as a teacher to follow his passion for food and entertaining, opened Plate Tableware in Fulham, London, a decade ago and has seen the independent store flourish.

During his 10-year tensure, Plate Tableware became renowned throughout the area and Barry made many firm friends with many customers, fellow retailers, suppliers and sales reps. 

Barry began writing a column on life as an independent retailer for Tableware International 18 months ago and has written on everything from online selling and visiting trade shows to visual merchandising and category diversification. 

Editor of Tableware International, Kate Birch, says: “Barry was passionate about tableware and always dressed his table when entertaining. He was an equally passionate retailer, with lots of great ideas and brilliant customer service, and a great writer, entertaining TI’s readers each issue with his own unique perspective."

Barry’s final column will be in the Nov/Dec issue of Tableware Interntional, out at the end of November.

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