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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 Our lipstick might not be making much of a statement anymore thanks to the mask mandate, but our clothes still can. And this delightful broach from Alexander Thurlow's Love Nature Love Flowers range will brighten up any outfit.
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Hyve Group is pleased to announce Autumn Fair @ Home, Glee Gathering and Fashion Together (comprising Pure, Pure Origin, Moda and Scoop), three completely virtual forums happening this September. These forums will provide exhibitors and attendees with the opportunity to showcase and discover new products, engage with suppliers via "The Virtual Showroom", and hear market leading content from retailers and trend forecasters on what 2021 may hold for the industry and how they can kick-start their own sales now.... read more
Here's the results of our previous poll where we asked...How often do you launch new products?