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

2-6 FEBRUARY 2020 - EVERYDAY SECTOR OPENS 1 FEB

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  • 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.
  • See these trends and many more come to life in Spring Fair's new feature, The Atelier.
  • Diversification is a key factor in driving sales growth and by moving into dining and kitchenware indies can make the cash registers ring.
  • Spring Fair spoke to Richard Jones, owner of Port Talbot-based giftware retailer Selections, to learn how he went about expanding into jewellery.
  • Indies that take advantage of the booming beauty and wellness markets can move their businesses beyond their core offering and to the next level.

  • View or download The Little Black Book for Spring Fair 2018
  • This year Stax, the UK’s largest non-food wholesaler has stated that they are simply giving retailers MORE.
  • Gemma Riberti explains WGSN's trend forecast for SS19 or AW18/19. These trends will be visually displayed at the Atelier in Hall 20 at Spring Fair 2018 to help you decide what to buy for these seasons.
  • Gemma Riberti explains WGSN's trend forecast for SS19 or AW18/19. These trends will be visually displayed at the Atelier in Hall 20 at Spring Fair to help you decide what to buy for these seasons.
  • The specially selected products in these pages are examples of the emerging trends of S/S 2018, so dive in and prepare to be inspired.
  • 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.
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