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6th-9th February 2022
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  • 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 s ...
  • 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 h ...
  • 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 m ...
  • Don’t pay heed to headlines that scream about the apocalypse facing the high street. Bricks and mortar stores are not going anywhere anytime soon. That's not to say retailers shouldn't be looking for ...
  • Spring Fair is always a good indicator of the retail trends that will be popular for the next year or two. Christmas Gifts, Floral & Seasonal Decoration, the home of everything festive and magical, ha ...
  • Dinosaurs are emerging as the next trend after unicorns and mermaids in the retail industry. They appeared in every sector, from gift to jewellery, at Spring Fair.
  • 2018 was a huge year for retail with new opportunities and challenges, We’ve seen experiential and personalised retail continue to rise in popularity, Look at what 2019 has in store with Vend’s Trends ...
  • In response to a world in a state of flux, our S/S 20 Macro Trend Forecast explores the bigger picture developments across culture, lifestyle, art, technology and retail, offering insight into future ...