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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
Royal Scot Crystal
Sweet Designs by Sally Anson
Manchester Furniture Show
Gift of the Year 2020 to launch at Home & Gift

Gift of the Year 2020 to launch at Home & Gift

The Gift of the Year 2020 competition will be officially launched at this year's Home & Gift show in...

Productivity slump shows strain of uncertainty on small firms

Productivity slump shows strain of uncertainty on small firms

Responding to the announcement that UK productivity growth has decreased for the third...

New direction for Autumn Fair

New direction for Autumn Fair

Autumn Fair will be launching with a new direction this September, with new and returning exhibitors set to offer a...

Updates for Exclusively Shows

Updates for Exclusively Shows

There's only a month to go before Exclusively Housewares and Exclusively Electrical open in the Business Design Centre...

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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March of the penguins

March of the penguins

March of the penguins: We speak to Lizzie Parker, owner of Penguin Ink, about her traditional letterpress printing... read more

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

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Previous Poll Results

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