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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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Georgina x The new Cherry Blossom range from Cinnamon Aitch is so bright and summery! Using ditsy florals and geometric designs, there are six cotton tea towels with hanging loops and eight melamine coasters, sold separately or in mixed gift packs of four. On top of that, the products are all made in the UK.
Find more at www.cinnamonaitch.co.uk
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