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

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Retail Insight

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  • We’re delighted to introduce Directions – an exploration of retail trend insights across colour, product and experience to inspire your sourcing in 2019.

  • If you were to ask anybody about their thoughts on the current state of the great British high street, chances are their reaction would be the same, but if we were to take a closer look, it’s that very thing which most physical retailers dread that is in fact driving our high streets forward, and creating some exciting times ahead for both the retailers and the customers alike...

  • Since June 2016 business has had to deal with a lot of uncertainty. Uncertainty over supply chains and access to clients, as well as volatile currency markets to name but a few. Read more...
  • If you’re looking for all the creative interior inspiration you could possibly need for planning what to buy for 2020 then you’re in the right place... read on for some of our favourite home interior ideas…
  • We can thank the pagans for the rituals of gift giving that we partake in today’s era to show our loved ones what they mean to us. While Christmas is the most obvious time of year for sharing presents, it’s clear that gift giving is an evergreen human activity!

  • There’s a controversy around wholesale licensed toys, and it’s growing in momentum year on year.

  • Men’s health and wellness has been an emerging trend for a while now, but it’s in 2019 that the trend will step fully into the spotlight.

  • 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.

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