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Vintage light bulbs, bee keeping and home smokers top Amazon best sellers

Published: 7 July 2016
Old-fashioned light bulbs have proven the third best seller of 2016 so far for online retail giant Amazon, with other emerging trends including home smokers and bee keeping paraphernalia.
Vintage light bulbs, bee keeping and home smokers top Amazon best sellers
As part of its summer trends report, Amazon revealed that the home smoker kitchen gadget increased sales by 200% in January. Said the report: "Customer reviews showed us that people were creating everything from smoked ham to almonds, and garlic to game, on their home smokers. The beauty of the latest stove-top models meant people didn't need to brave the January chill, enjoying their home
smoked feasts indoors."

Meanwhile, as spring sprung in May, sales of bee-keeping products grew by 50%, spurred on by increasing news coverage of Britain's struggling bees. Following in the eco-conscious footsteps of celebrity bee enthusiasts like Joanna Lumley, Richard Branson and Bill
Turnbull, Amazon customers were kitting their gardens out with solitary bee hives and pollinating bee logs, something which got the thumbs up from the British Beekeepers Association."

Among the most popular bee-keeping items were solitary bee hives, wood and plexiglass bee tubes, and pollinating bee logs. Brighton was revealed as the bee-keeping hotspot of the UK.

Said Amazon's UK country manager Doug Gurr: "Looking ahead to the rest of 2016, we'll continue investing in our business throughout the UK. We've announced plans to open two new fulfilment centres, and are creating thousands of jobs across our head office in London, three UK based research & development centres, customer service centre and our fulfilment operations."

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