Spring Fair - 3-7 FEBRUARY 2019 - VOLUME OPENS 2 FEB

2-6 FEBRUARY 2020 - EVERYDAY SECTOR OPENS 1 FEB

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  • There’s been a huge growth in influencer marketing in the last couple of years. Ian Shepherd spoke at Spring Fair about the rapid rise of influencers and the impact they have on the gift and fashion market. 
  • Don’t pay heed to headlines that scream about the apocalypse facing the high street. Bricks and mortar stores are not going anywhere anytime soon. That's not to say retailers shouldn't be looking for innovative ways to ensure success. 

     

  • Spring Fair is always a good indicator of the retail trends that will be popular for the next year or two. Christmas Gifts, Floral & Seasonal Decoration, the home of everything festive and magical, had a few surprising trends this year...

  • Dinosaurs are emerging as the next trend after unicorns and mermaids in the retail industry. They appeared in every sector, from gift to jewellery, at Spring Fair.
  • 2018 was a huge year for retail with new opportunities and challenges, We’ve seen experiential and personalised retail continue to rise in popularity, Look at what 2019 has in store with Vend’s Trends and Predictions...

  • In response to a world in a state of flux, our S/S 20 Macro Trend Forecast explores the bigger picture developments across culture, lifestyle, art, technology and retail, offering insight into future consumer behaviours.

  • Let’s start the New Year in the best way…with a look at what 2019 is going to bring. Being in the world of interiors means consistently being on your top game so we’re bringing you a dose of interior inspiration focused on trend, style and specific products with our predicted 5 bestsellers of 2019.

  • Spring Fair 2019, the UK’s all-encompassing sourcing marketplace, is to bring together a unique selection of kid’s toys wholesale newcomers as part of its new ToyFirst and NurseryFirst showcases.
  • If you think of retail trends as something that only applies to big businesses, then take heart – the right insight and action will get you much further than oodles of budget.
  • We’re delighted to introduce Directions – an exploration of retail trend insights across colour, product and experience to inspire your sourcing in 2019.

  • If you were to ask anybody about their thoughts on the current state of the great British high street, chances are their reaction would be the same, but if we were to take a closer look, it’s that very thing which most physical retailers dread that is in fact driving our high streets forward, and creating some exciting times ahead for both the retailers and the customers alike...

  • Since June 2016 business has had to deal with a lot of uncertainty. Uncertainty over supply chains and access to clients, as well as volatile currency markets to name but a few. Read more...
  • If you’re looking for all the creative interior inspiration you could possibly need for planning what to buy for 2020 then you’re in the right place... read on for some of our favourite home interior ideas…
  • In a first-of-its-kind promotion, Jewellery & Watch exhibitor, J&K Henderson (Henderson Group), will offer a free watch to Spring Fair buyers crossing into Halls 18 and 19.
  • We can thank the pagans for the rituals of gift giving that we partake in today’s era to show our loved ones what they mean to us. While Christmas is the most obvious time of year for sharing presents, it’s clear that gift giving is an evergreen human activity!

  • There’s a controversy around wholesale licensed toys, and it’s growing in momentum year on year.

  • Men’s health and wellness has been an emerging trend for a while now, but it’s in 2019 that the trend will step fully into the spotlight.

  • Whilst consumers are excited for Christmas 2018, for our community, 2019 comes into focus. Here we look at five pointers to help you plan for next years festive period...

  • The world record sale of a pearl pendant that belonged to French Queen Marie Antoinette reinforces growing tastes for pearl jewellery, but does Brexit impact the retail performance in the UK.....  
  • The physical world of retail and the beloved British high street is no longer just a channel for buying... the product may be king,but the customers experience now reigning supreme!
  • Consumers are bombarded with information on all channels, and have learnt to filter and ignore most of what they see...
  • The key to decoding 2019 is to appreciate that consumers will be looking to recreate a simpler more rustic look within their homes and décor...
  • Starting to write can sometimes be a daunting task, whether you’re writing a blog, a tweet, or a bit of text to go on an advert...
  • What pantone colour trends 2019 can you expect? And what changes can we expect to see as we move into 2020?
  • We all know that providing a good service is important, but what is it really worth to your bottom line?
  • British-made products and British designer brands have a high reputation around the world for quality, craftsmanship and imagination. Find out why and how you can gain a piece of that heritage for your customers.
  • Feast your eyes on a delightful collection of products from some of the very best brands on show at the 2018 event.

  • What’s been working for Amazon and how to get ahead of the competition.
  • How to overcome the challenges of cross border trade and seize new global opportunities.
  • Carla Risdon, Founder of Risdon and Risdon shares their export success story.
  • Jacqueline Champion, Founder of Champion and Reeves shares their export success.
  • Are you having issues raising capital to support business growth?

  • Are you interested in selling your products internationally but are concerned about the logistics?
  • Learn how to conduct market analysis for your product, pricing and localisation.
  • How to sell in international markets and what you need to get started.

  • See these trends and many more come to life in Spring Fair's new feature, The Atelier.

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