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

2-6 FEBRUARY 2020 - EVERYDAY SECTOR OPENS 1 FEB

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  • For 2020, these five living room trends are set to be on-trend. Perfect if you are looking to design a living room, or stock living room products in your retail store

  • Things are looking up for the UK’s department stores and two of the major retailers are joining together. All this and more in November's Retail News Roundup. 
  • Every year, the retail stores of London celebrate the holidays by creating stunning and magical Christmas window displays and 2019 has been no different.
  • The garden is increasingly evolving into an outdoor oasis. These four garden trends will help to turn the garden into a sanctuary in 2020.
  • If you are looking to buy wholesale fabrics and soft furnishings for your retail store, these 4 UK suppliers supply cushions, curtains, fabrics, rugs and more. 
  • It’s well and truly Christmas when the Christmas retail adverts arrive on the television, and in recent years – on YouTube. Here are some of our favourite 2019 Christmas ads. 
  • Cavanagh & Baker have a very diverse range of products. They sell 24 different wines, as well as cheeses, jams, chutneys, jars, butter, art and more, all made on the Isle of Wight.
  • If you are looking to stock sustainable gifts in your retail store, we’ve rounded up a diverse range of 5 of our favourites.
  • The retail industry is embracing private label in an effort to offer newness to their customers. All this and more in October’s Retail News Roundup. 
  • Kitchens are at the heart of the home. These 5 2020 kitchen trends are innovative and beautiful yet functional and practical.
  • Autumn Winter 2020 fashion trends are celebrating men and women instead of trying to shape them into an unrealistic ideal of what they should look like.
  • The UK retail industry generated £381 billion in 2018. British people love to shop and they have a very strong shopping culture. 
  • 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. 
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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
  • We caught up with Anya Gomulski's, Studio Designer for Ashley Wilde, a global leader in the textile industry, for some fabric inspiration. 
  • 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. 
  • 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, had a few surprising trends this year...

  • 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.
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