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  • Spring Fair 2020 is creating a sustainability trail to highlight the sustainable exhibitors coming to the show. Take a look at some of the other initiatives. 
  • Keel Toys are making sustainable changes including the launch of their new sustainable soft toy range Cuddleco. 
  • If you are looking to stock sustainable gifts in your retail store, we’ve rounded up a diverse range of 5 of our favourites.
  • Black Friday which takes place on the last Friday of every November has become an established holiday in the world of retail.
  • Ladelle was set up nearly 30 years ago with the goal of designing and creating beautiful high-quality homewares. They now offer an extensive range of kitchen accessories.
  • The retail industry is embracing private label in an effort to offer newness to their customers. All this and more in October’s Retail News Roundup. 
  • Kitchens are at the heart of the home. These 5 2020 kitchen trends are innovative and beautiful yet functional and practical.
  • An increasing number of retailers are integrating private brands into their merchandise. While this can be a great opportunity, there are also some hurdles to overcome.
  • In the Play & Tech sector at Spring Fair you will find some of the most innovative and exciting wholesale toy suppliers in the retail industry.
  • The Spring Fair 2020 Birmingham trade show is the largest retail marketplace in the UK, hosting over 2500 exhibitors and over 50’000 visitors.
  • Spring Fair sees over 50’000 visitors every year looking to source beautiful and innovative products for a variety of different retail stores. 
  • We sat down with Widdop & Co Director Stephen Illingsworth to find out how the gift company has changed over the past century and to discover their plans for the future.

  • Differentiating your brand from competitors is an important step to standing out. There are four main ways retail brands can differentiate themselves from competitors. 
  • A wholesale distributor is a business that trades goods for profit. If you are looking to start a retail wholesale business these are the necessary steps you will need to take. 
  • At Spring Fair we are always striving to deliver the best show yet. This year, we’ve kicked it up a notch with our Spring Fair 2020 theme. 
  • Spring Fair 2020 is kicking up the newness that inspires the retail industry and ensures its continued success, here is a sneak peek of some of the newness that you can expect. 
  • Around 400 brands that will be coming to Spring Fair 2020 have British made products. Take a look at the reason they are so popular and some of the brands that supply them. 
  • Halloween is a fun way for retailers to bring a temporary experience into their store. Here are some Halloween marketing ideas you should take advantage of.
  • Thinking of You Week inspires people to connect with their loved ones by sending greetings cards with positive messages.
  • It can be expensive and time consuming to open a physical store, so it is imperative that the location of the retail store is well thought through and researched.
  • If you don’t know how to use LinkedIn, or if you’re looking for some LinkedIn tips to try and utilise yours better, you’ve come to the right place.
  • Now that mobile shopping is so mainstream, a lot of the products consumer’s purchase are an impulse buy, so it is important for retailers to encourage it. 
  • Instagram marketing has a huge impact on consumers, and because of its aesthetic appeal it is the perfect place to showcase retail products.
  • Here are some of the hottest male beauty trends and beauty products that will be making an appearance in retail stores in 2020.
  • The UK retail industry is taking new strides to stand out and offer freshness to its customers in July's retail news roundup – editor’s picks.
  • Fast fashion is a modern term used in the fashion industry to describe inexpensive clothing that is produced quickly in response to the latest trends.
  • Today’s consumers are a lot different to the consumers that have come before them.If you are looking to tap into this consumer, the following ways are a good start.
  • We’ve broken down this complex generation and come up with the best ways to use marketing to reach Generation Z.
  • The global cosmetics industry is growing every year and is now worth over three times the amount it was in 2000. It is expected to reach a market value of $805.61 billion by 2023.  
  • To celebrate this loud and proud community we’ve delved into their purses to find out just how big the UK’s LGBT market is. 
  • The UK is leading the way with online shopping, whether that be browsing and researching online before buying in-store, or actually purchasing the items online.
  • Europe is taking retail to the next level with hyper specialist retail stores. This trend is predominantly in Berlin but it’s spilling out all over Europe.
  • Hybrid retail is a new term that has been coined to describe the collaboration of both e-commerce and bricks and mortar stores.
  • Pop up shops are temporary retail stores that sell products or services. They add a fresh touch to the high street and get consumers excited.
  • Some top retailers are taking advantage of the rise in popularity of pre-owned products and second hand clothes online and instore.
  • Social media is a really important marketing tool but there are a few things that businesses tend to do that annoys consumers. 
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