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Gift Focus magazine - Issue 113 - May/June 2019

Latest issue of Gift Focus magazine is available now

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
Joe Davies (Manchester) Ltd
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Joe Davies (Manchester) Ltd
MR. Lifestyle trail to return for September edition of Top Drawer

MR. Lifestyle trail to return for September edition of Top Drawer

Following a successful launch at Top Drawer January, MR., a trail designed to...

Stationery Awards retail finalists revealed

Stationery Awards retail finalists revealed

The finalists in the retail categories at this year's Stationery Awards have been announced.

Good weather puts a spring in the step for retail footfall

Good weather puts a spring in the step for retail footfall

Footfall increased by 1.4 per cent in March, after dropping by 6 per cent over the same...

The Giftware Association events for May

The Giftware Association events for May

The Giftware Association has announced a raft of events lined up for May, available to giftware professionals...

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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To celebrate its continued success and market growth, Puckator is offering one lucky reader the chance to win a selection of products worth £500 RRP.

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Leading with design

Leading with design

January's edition of Top Drawer was a positive start to the year, with a wide variety of gifting to fit any store.... read more

Up and Coming

Up and Coming

Gillian Haplin, founder of Jane Darcy, talks to Gift Focus about family life and her gorgeous home fragrance brand.... read more

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