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Gift Focus magazine - Issue 112 - March/April 2019

Latest issue of Gift Focus magazine is available now

In this issue:

  • Industry news
  • On with the show
  • Brand spanking new
  • Company profile
  • Smelling sweetly
  • Best of British
  • Flying the flag
  • Father of the year
Joe Davies (Manchester) Ltd
Bug Art
Clarion Events Limited
Joe Davies (Manchester) Ltd
MR. Lifestyle trail to return for September edition of Top Drawer

MR. Lifestyle trail to return for September edition of Top Drawer

Following a successful launch at Top Drawer January, MR., a trail designed to...

Stationery Awards retail finalists revealed

Stationery Awards retail finalists revealed

The finalists in the retail categories at this year's Stationery Awards have been announced.

Good weather puts a spring in the step for retail footfall

Good weather puts a spring in the step for retail footfall

Footfall increased by 1.4 per cent in March, after dropping by 6 per cent over the same...

The Giftware Association events for May

The Giftware Association events for May

The Giftware Association has announced a raft of events lined up for May, available to giftware professionals...

From the editor

Georgina Pearsall, Editor

Spring forward

Following an exciting January and February of inspiring shows, I’m ready to leave the bad weather behind and dive into the next batch of events and the best of spring/summer merchandising! I hope everyone enjoyed their travels as much as I did and found some excellent offerings to refill their shelves after the rush for Christmas products. If you didn’t manage to make it out to every trade fair, don’t panic. We have show reviews and four pages of news, starting on page 10, to help you catch up on anything you missed. We also have this year’s Gift of the Year winners on page 79, and previews for April’s shows to dig in to.

With Father’s Day fast approaching, we delve into those hard-to-find gifts for men with a variety of excellent ideas for dads. We also fly the flag for the UK with our Made in Britain feature and take a look at home fragrance products to entice customers into stores.

In sadder news, this issue we say goodbye to the lovely Sharon as she takes early retirement to spend more with her time with her family. A number of you have been introduced to Gift Focus’ new account manager Catherine O’Callaghan, who took over in February and joined me at Spring Fair. I hope you’ll all make her feel welcome. With that, on to the issue!

Georgina Pearsall, Editor

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

Competition

Competition

To celebrate its continued success and market growth, Puckator is offering one lucky reader the chance to win a selection of products worth £500 RRP.

Competition

To celebrate its continued success and market growth, Puckator is offering one lucky reader the chance to win a selection of products worth £500 RRP.

Competition

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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

Up and Coming

Up and Coming

Gillian Haplin, founder of Jane Darcy, talks to Gift Focus about family life and her gorgeous home fragrance brand.... read more

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