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

3-7 FEBRUARY 2019 - VOLUME OPENS 2 FEB

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  • Within plants, we expect to see an increase in the number of edible plants becoming popular, echoing the trend for that will see the indoor become outdoor, an vice versa – look out for indoor gardens, and home interior trends spilling out into the garden space. 
  • We have chosen to exhibit at Glee at Spring Fair as we are keen to grow our trade base, and believe that exhibiting at the concession show will help us to forge new relationships with relevant buyers from across the garden and gifting sectors.
  • With Mintel predicting that consumer spending on garden products is set to continue to grow and the continuing trend for outdoor living, we are excited to see how some of our garden products and outdoor cooking solutions perform.
  • Glee’s aim is to encourage other category buyers from across the gardening spectrum to maximise their attendance at Spring Fair.
  • Peter Laursen, Director of Nordic homewares designer IB Laursen, believes in delivering great service to his UK retail customers.
  • French soft toy and novelty brand Doudou et Campagnie has only been selling to the UK since 2015 and looks to trade shows to build its presence, says Lheen Khalid, its Commercial Export Director.
  • Brazilian cookware and cutlery manufacturer, Tramontina, has been selling to the UK for over 30 years explains Alexandre Frubal, General Manager for the UK
  • In Search of Newness

    10 Oct 2017
    Disa Blackburn, Head of Buying for Home, Furniture and Gifts at Debenhams explains how they seek out new products to appeal to their customers.
  • In increasingly volatile times, retail experts always say that consumers make spending decisions around “needs” and “wants”. So for retailers and buyers in the homewares, home improvement and gift sectors, where it is all about creating desire, the challenge is even greater.
  • For an international supplier looking at a new market such as the UK, it is important to know what their potential retail customers would expect from them. Here are some key retailers’ suggestions.
  • Every market will have its challenges and the UK is no different. But the UK also offers real attractions for international suppliers. Ekrem Utku, CEO of World Brands Consulting, tells us why.
  • The Department for International Trade (DIT) produce a series of information sheets specifically for international companies.
  • Independent View

    05 Oct 2017
    The UK’s independent retail sector has proved itself to be very resilient and hungry for innovative new product to serve their customers says Alan Hawkins, CEO of the British Independent Retailers Association.
  • John Mercer, Senior Analyst at Fung Global Retail & Technology explains the UK’s consumers have embraced e-commerce like no other country in the world, making UK retailers the most multi-channelled. 
  • The UK’s retailers innovate to survive argues leading retail expert Maureen Hinton, Group Research Director at GlobalData Retail. 
  • Helen Dickinson OBE, Chief Executive of the British Retail Consortium backs the UK retail industry to grow through exciting new opportunities despite the current period of unprecedented challenges. 
  • WELCOME

    01 Oct 2017
    Introduction to the 2017 UK Retail Market Opportunity series, an independent and authoritative guide to the UK retail market. 

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