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Gift Focus magazine - Issue 128 - November/December 2021

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In this issue:

Fairtrade
With a rise in consumer awareness of sustainable shopping, gifts with fairtrade and ethical credentials are in high demand...

Valentine's Day
The perfect Valentine's Day gifts to stock...

Gifts for under £10
Perfect pick-up gifts retailing for under £10

Bachmann Europe flies high with Günther Outdoor Toys

Bachmann Europe flies high with Günther Outdoor Toys

Bachmann Europe has announced its appointment as a UK and Ireland distributor for the...

Scotland Trade Fair Spring postponed to 27-29 March, 2022

Scotland Trade Fair Spring postponed to 27-29 March, 2022

Scotland Trade Fair Spring has been re-scheduled to 27-29 March, 2022.
With six weeks...

Bira launches new trading platform Neartoo to help indies recover from pandemic

Bira launches new trading platform Neartoo to help indies recover from pandemic

The British Independent Retailers Association (Bira) is calling on...

Giving & Living confirms show event

Giving & Living confirms show event

Show organisers have confirmed that the Giving & Living trade show in Exeter is going ahead. The show has always...

From the editor

Louise Prance-Miles, Editor

Show season!

With the show season now fully under way, many of you will have enjoyed the delights of visiting Home & Gift in person, and will no doubt be reaping the benefits of the unrivalled opportunities that come from meeting and greeting face-to- face, and being able to physically touch and see the products you want to stock in store. And with Boris Johnson having pressed the button on freedom day back in July, we’re delighted to be previewing Autumn Fair this issue, which will also be taking place as a physical show. Check out our profile on page 43, as well as a spotlight on some exhibitors from page 45. Of course, the shows don’t end there, and we also delve into the goings on of Top Drawer, London Stationery Show, GLEE, HOMI and Brand Licensing on pages 53, 59, 63, 64, and 67 respectively. This issue also plays host to our second bumper feature on Christmas products. A profitable time for most retailers, it will hopefully be a different ball game from last year when stores were forced to close at the worst possible time. To that end, head to 78 to get a glimpse of what to stock during the festive period!

We also take a look at toys and games, greeting cards and women’s jewellery and accessories, as well as a bumper new product showcase to whet our appetites for all the amazing British design coming to market.

Louise Prance-Miles, Editor

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As thoughts turn to buying for Valentine's Day and Mother's Day, we love these heart design satin aroma lamps and humidifiers by Lesser & Pavey.

One of the company's new ranges, the items will be showcased at Spring Fair on Lesser & Pavey's stand in Hall 5 D10-E11 and D20-E21.

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Seasonal planning

Seasonal planning

In retail, if you say peak season, it means Christmas. No other season comes to mind as strong as Christmas. Yes, Christmas is our biggest season but what else is out there? What other seasons could be beneficial to our business? Christmas will always be the top but there is nothing quite like the excitement of discovering a new peak that we can tap into. Opportunity is everywhere, you just need to know how to look for it, and once you've found it, nurturing it to become one of your best-selling seasons. Natasha Necati, Executive Director of Crafty Arts discusses how to make the most out of the seasonal calendar for optimum retail success!... read more

Evolution of a classic brand

Evolution of a classic brand

The World of Peter Rabbit brand refresh is being launched ahead of the classic character's 120th birthday campaign in 2022. The progressive brand identity has been rolled out across social channels and digital platforms, and will appear on publishing and licensed product packaging from autumn this year in the UK. The global launch will begin in parallel with the 120th birthday celebrations next year. The World of Peter Rabbit is managed by the Owned Brands Team within Penguin Random House Children's who are responsible for initiating and managing the brand refresh.... read more

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