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Gift Focus magazine is the UK's leading bi-monthly trade publication for the giftware industry, distributed to independent retailers, high street multiples, department stores, garden centres, heritage outlets and all other gift stockists...read more
Gift Focus magazine now incorporates Attire Accessories, which is aimed at fashion accessory buyers. Click here to visit the site.
Hello and welcome to the first issue of a new and improved Gift Focus. Editor Rachel Westall has now moved on to a new title in our portfolio, leaving you in my capable hands. Having been the editor of sister title Attire Accessories for many years now, I am delighted to present the updated format, which sees Attire and Gift Focus combined into one bumper title.
Of course, I wish our exciting developments could be announced in a more stable climate, because, as we are all only far too aware, our nation, and the world, is currently going through unprecedented times, which is hitting retail hard.
That said, the resilience of our industry is one to be proud of, and I touch further on this in my opinion piece. Please take some a moment out from what I can imagine is a very stressful time for everyone and have a read.
In situations like these, it’s so vitally important to remain focused and positive, which I know is easier said than done when the bottom has fallen out of your business. However, like all storms, this too shall pass, and planning for the future is vital in order to remain abreast of the industry to emerge victorious, if a little battered and bruised.
To this end we have a plethora of features to highlight the wonderful brands within the gift market, who need our support now more than ever. Check out our focus on weddings, tabletop, kitchenware, baby gifts, bath & body and eco-friendly products.
So for now, I wish you peace and calm, and look forward to supporting you through this time and beyond.
Louise Prance-Miles, Editor
PS. If you have any news you would like to submit to this site or Gift Focus magazine, please email firstname.lastname@example.org
Louise x Greeting card publishers Olive & Belle has recently added new designs to its popular range 'Peppercorn Press'. These quirky illustrated cards feature breezy fresh colour palettes with playful wildlife and animal imagery. With a variety of occasion and birthday sends available plus additional gift wrap designs, they are all designed and beautifully produced here in the UK on FSC certified board to a high quality. The cards come with recycled envelopes. With many of its customers aiming to reopen this June, the company is offering a bonus discount for a limited time. Get in touch for a trade account.
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Since the launch of the Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme (CJRS) and Self-Employment Income Support Scheme (SEISS), the UK Government has supported the wages of 1,736,800 jobs in the wholesale and retail sector.... read more
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