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

7-11 FEBRUARY 2021 - EVERYDAY SECTOR OPENS 6 FEB

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  • Thinking of You Week

    18 Sep 2020
  • With Gift of the Year 2021 now open for entries, The Giftware Association has have seen some amazing products ALREADY being entered into this year’s competition.

  • With consumer behaviour shifting throughout the lockdown period, we’ve taken a look into the new trends coming out of Covid-19.
  • We have all become far more conscious of the welfare of others, and in particular the importance of ensuring that people who have been isolating on their own, do not feel alone and out of touch with their families...
  • We have highlighted some of the key resources from These associations and other key opportunities below
  • How to manage sourcing within the currently climate is proving challenging, Kate Larsen, founder of social enterprise advisory SupplyEsChange, shares her thoughts.
  • We’ve already shared the Government’s guidelines on making your shop a Covid Secure environment, but how can you ensure your customers feel safe? Here are a few of our top tips. 
  • Our partners, The Giftware Association, proudly announce the 2020 Gift of the Year competition. 

  • For 2021 we are refuelling UK retail in a post-Covid world. During the lockdown, Hyve Group’s UK shows have been a beacon for retail, offering a platform to celebrate kindness, provide inspiration, and facilitate communication amidst a global crisis that has affected us all.

  • Following on from its highly successful February 2020 edition, Hyve Group is delighted to announce that The Club at Spring Fair has been shortlisted for the AEO Excellence Award for Innovation.

  • #InspiredbyKindness

    27 Mar 2020
    When we look back on this period, we want to be reminded that when times got hard, we came together to help each other.
  • Spring Fair 2020 showcased a lot of newness across all sectors which meant our #HelloNew theme proved very fitting.

    Here is just a snapshot of some of the teams’ standout products!

  • Spring Fair partnered with Modern Retail for the first Good Retail Awards at Spring Fair 2020. The awards focused on retailers leading the way in the industry with positive innovations that benefited both retailers and their customers.
  • We can’t believe Spring Fair was over a month ago! That however has not stopped us thinking about all the new and diverse range of exhibitors and products on display across the 2020 offering.

  • What a show! There was so much to explore at the all-new Spring Fair. From the most inspiring, new products to immersive trend installations and stand-out content.
  • Since it’s International Women’s Day this weekend, we are celebrating some of the incredible women who make Spring and Autumn Fair what it is.
  • In 1993 when Oliver Bonas first opened its doors, the independent British lifestyle store sold imported watches and fashion accessories. A lot has changed in the more than 25 years that they’ve served our high streets, and a big part of that has been the hiring of their first ever designer, Molly Park.
  • Up and down the country, independent retailers play a key role in supporting local communities, each with an individual story to tell. Based in the small town of Marple in Greater Manchester, community is key to Marple Stationery Supplies’ identity and this is embodied by self-proclaimed “stationery addict” and owner Sarah Laker.

  • The global ceramics market is expected to reach $286 billion by 2022 and The Staffordshire Potteries hopes to contribute significantly to this, reasserting itself as a global centre for ceramics, based around design-led production. The Spring Fair team spoke with Alex Allday, Ceramic and Surface Pattern Designer who works in the heart of this industry. 
  • How does Google work?

    30 Jan 2020

    Google’s goal is to replicate the offline process that we all go through when deciding who to trust in various situations. For example, I trust my greengrocer to tell me all about fruit and veg, but probably don’t trust him to tell me how to fit my new dishwasher.

    Google works in a very similar way and has developed a series of ranking signals to determine how useful your content is for a variety of different searches.

  • Meet Dan Dicker, a former Dyson designer and inventor who in 2003 went on a journey to design and bring meaningful products to the market, made from recycled or ‘waste’ materials. All who have had the pleasure of speaking with Dan know that to him, there is no such thing as waste material.
  • “The bare essence of what we are selling is based on stylish travel and adventure. Everything we sell has a story. Moving people is something as a company we have defined as a value which we carry with us. Moving people is what it is all about”.
  • With more parents from the millennial generation, toy trends are being shaped in new and exciting ways.
  • If you are looking to stock a fresh supply of cleaning products in your retail store, these brands are both popular and creative. 
  • In today’s competitive market it has never been more important for retailers to deliver a great instore experience.
  • These five wholesale gifts are fun, attractive, and innovative. They are a welcome addition to any retail store looking to expand their offering with trendy wholesale products. 
  • To make it easier than ever before to find the perfect products for your retail store we are introducing Speed Networking to Spring Fair 2020.
  • Every year, new trends and innovations shape the beauty products that will be sold that year. Take a look at some of the 2020 beauty trends that consumers are getting excited about.
  • If you are deciding whether to come to Spring Fair 2020 we have rounded up some of the reasons our visitors come to the show from their eyes.
  • As 2019 has come to a close we are looking at the retail news from the last month in the year December. Take a look at what happened in the industry. 
  • Across five days and three stages, visitors will be treated to fresh retail sector insights from world-renowned industry innovators and disruptors.
  • As Christmas approaches, we've sat down with Christmas.co.uk, a multi-channel e-commerce start-up, to find out more about what retailers are doing for the holidays.
  • The private label market is continuously growing around the world as retailers are realising the advantage of producing their own brand products.
  • We sat down with Andrew Goodacre, CEO of Bira, to find out more about the current state of the retail industry and to discover what successful independent retailers are doing.
  • We sat down with Trend Bible to find out just how trends develop and to get a better insight into what they will be doing at the show. 
  • This year at Spring Fair, we have redesigned the show layout to give our visitors a seamless shopping experience in two key areas Gifts and Home & Living. 
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