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Gift Focus magazine - Issue 113 - May/June 2019

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In this issue:

  • Industry news
  • On with the show
  • Brand spanking new
  • Summer loving
  • The GA
  • Company profile
  • Out of the frying pan
  • Keeping in touch
Royal Scot Crystal
Gisela Graham Ltd
Manchester Furniture Show
Mad Beauty
The Giftware Association Annual Members Day

The Giftware Association Annual Members Day

The gift and home industry were out in force at the Giftware Association's 2019 members day, held in the...

Brand Showcase Grows Exponentially

Brand Showcase Grows Exponentially

The Exclusively shows are delighted to announce that the Brand Showcase is growing from strength to strength

Groovy UK receives £250,000 growth loan from MEIF Maven Debt Finance

Groovy UK receives £250,000 growth loan from MEIF Maven Debt Finance

Groovy UK has received a £250,000 loan facility from the Midlands Engine...

From the editor

Georgina Pearsall, Editor

Roll on summer

We haven’t been snowed in, there’s been a precious burst of sunshine and we enjoyed one of the hottest Februarys in years. Best of all, there’s still a few precious months before we all have to start planning for Christmas again, proving that even with all of the uncertainty there’s plenty of good news on the cards. If you’re worried about the impact Brexit might have on your business, we have an update from The Giftware Association on how best to deal with the fallout on page 28. For cheering-up purposes, this issue is a bright one! We look at colourful warm-weather essentials in our Summer Product Showcase, starting on page 21. With the wedding season creeping up, we have a selection of gorgeous wedding gifts on page 53, while on page 87, we have an array of super-cute baby gifts to give shelves the aw-factor. We’re also trying something new, with a premier kitchenware feature to tie in with tabletop and glassware products. I hope it provides lots of excellent ideas for keeping shelves bright and customers interested with diversified product offerings. In show news, there’s no rest for the wicked, as we preview the next batch of exciting events. For anyone missing Pulse, turn to page 41 for a sneak peek at the Exclusively shows, 51 for the Manchester Furniture Show, 83 for PG Live and 71 for NY NOW updates. I can’t wait to get out of the office and into the aisles to see what summer has in store!

Georgina Pearsall, Editor

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Keeping in touch

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Keeping in touch: Holly Daulby, managing director of Honest Communications, speaks to Gift Focus about how to keep customers up to date between trade shows.... read more

Readers' Poll

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Previous Poll Results

Here's the results of our previous poll where we asked...With Brexit looming, have you seen the uncertainty adversely affect your business?

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