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Gift Focus magazine - Issue 120 - July/August 2020

Latest issue of Gift Focus magazine is available now

In this issue:

  • Industry News
  • On with the show
  • Brand Spanking New
  • Bookstand
  • Christmas products
  • Halloween
  • Home accessories
  • FSB
Caprice launches new spring/summer 2021 collection

Caprice launches new spring/summer 2021 collection

Caprice has announced the launch of its new spring/summer 2021 collection. The range includes...

Sophie la girafe looks to new markets with MDR brand management partnership

Sophie la girafe looks to new markets with MDR brand management partnership

Sophie la girafe, the French teething and stimulation brand for babies...

Rocket Licensing signs ‘80s icon Bob Ross

Rocket Licensing signs ‘80s icon Bob Ross

Rocket Licensing has been appointed as licensing agent in the UK and Eire for '80s TV sensation Bob Ross,...

The Healthy Back Bag launches ‘Back To Business’ support for retailers

The Healthy Back Bag launches ‘Back To Business’ support for retailers

The Healthy Back Bag company has announced the launch of a free support...

From the editor

Louise Prance-Miles, Editor

The show must go on

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

Louise Prance-Miles, Editor

PS. If you have any news you would like to submit to this site or Gift Focus magazine, please email editor@giftfocus.com

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Louise Prance-Miles, Editor of Gift Focus magazine
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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.

RRP: £1.50-£2.50
www.oliveandbelle.co.uk

 

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Sign on the dotted line

Amanda Hamilton, CEO of National Association of Licenced Paralegals (NALP), chats to Gift Focus and looks at where your business stand with regards contracts and the coronavirus... read more

UK Government supports wages of 1.73 million workers across wholesale and retail sector

UK Government supports wages of 1.73 million workers across wholesale and retail sector

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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