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  • 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. 
  • Customers will gravitate to stores and e-commerce sites that offer great value but retailers need to work carefully with how they offer sales and discounts in their shops
  • Although you might think that building a brand is exclusively for the likes of global retailers, you’d be wrong. Even small or artisan stores need a brand.
  • Spring & Autumn Fair have launched a monthly newsletter filled with helpful and insightful content. We wanted to introduce you to the faces that make up the team.
  • We caught up with Anya Gomulski's, Studio Designer for Ashley Wilde, a global leader in the textile industry, for some fabric inspiration. 
  • We’ve laid out our top 5 ways to increase conversions on online retailer's websites, while bringing that in-store feeling into the digital world.
  • Consumers don’t want fad home décor trends when they’re looking to update their home. These five interior design trends fit well with each other and have longevity. 
  • At this year’s Spring Fair, Sarah Garforth, of Hill Interiors, spoke about the faux floral industry and the bestselling products that retailers should be focusing on.
  • There’s a spotlight on ethical consumerism in recent years and retailers are taking notice. A clear majority of people in the UK and worldwide are considering the impact of their retail purchases on society before buying.  
  • At Spring Fair this year, Diane Wehrle, the Marketing and Insight’s Director at Spring Board, spoke about how customer behaviour in retail is changing. For anyone that could not make the seminar, we have rounded up the key takeaways.
  • 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. 
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