Articles

Here is a selection of features from Gift Focus magazine.

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Building a successful blog

Developing a business blog is a practical and effective way to connect with your customers, says Sara Davies

March of the penguins

We speak to Lizzie Parker, owner of Penguin Ink, about her traditional letterpress printing

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.

Up and Coming

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

Speech therapy

David Fairhurst gives us a crash course in voice search engine optimisation

Ian Downes from Start Licensing discusses food and drink gifting

Start Licensing's Ian Downes talks about how businesses big and small can benefit from food and drink merchandising, and how licences are best deployed in this area.

Stay Informed

Dids Macdonald offers her tips and advice on keeping up-to-date with intellectual property

Italian Style

The preparations for the upcoming edition of HOMI, the Fiera Milano lifestyle trade fair, are in full swing.

Ian Downes from Start Licensing gives his view on comics and licenses

One of my fondest childhood memories was reading comics. I was lucky that my school used to get free comics from a local publishing firm, and as such we had a good supply to pick from

Manufacturers and retailers of domestic oven gloves to be aware of a new European regulation

On the 21st April, 2018, the European Regulation (EU) 2016/425 covering Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) was applied.

Retailers must get sharper on customer engagement to avoid churn, warns Tryzens

Recent retail sales figures from the British Retail Consortium (BRC) highlighted the pressing need for retailers to focus on making the customer experience more innovative and engaging, according to ecommerce systems integrator Tryzens.

Fighting fakes and copies - how you can prevent it

ACID CEO Dids Macdonald discusses how to take action against online infringers

The garden industry can lead the way on single use plastic

The garden industry must be quicker to adapt to consumer pressure surrounding the issue of single use plastic packaging says Dan Robson, Managing Director and co-founder of Green Digit. Based in Newcastle, his start-up company manufactures and distributes SeedCell; simple to sow seed pods that employ patented sustainable packaging technology

Independent Retail and Leisure Outlets Soar in Britain

Multiple store closures seen in every region in 2017 – except Yorkshire and the Humber. West Midlands, Greater London and East of England have seen the most multiple store closures. Public Houses and Inns, Newsagents and Bookmakers among the most at risk of closure. The North West, North East and Yorkshire and the Humber hold the highest vacancy rates. The North West, West Midlands and Scotland have seen extraordinary, independent growth.

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