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Here is a selection of features from Gift Focus magazine.

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

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... read more

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

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.... read more

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

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.... read more

Fighting fakes and copies - how you can prevent it

Fighting fakes and copies - how you can prevent it

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

The garden industry can lead the way on single use plastic

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... read more

Independent Retail and Leisure Outlets Soar in Britain

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.... read more

The GA has made a book

The GA has made a book

The Giftware Association is super excited to announce that it has made a book!... read more

 

Discover India

Boasting five days, 14 display sectors and more than 2,750 exhibitors, IHGF Delhi Fair is all set for a vibrant autumn... read more

 

Farm Shop & Deli Show ramps up plans for 2018

Whether you're an independent farm shop, delicatessen or artisan food outlet, the Farm Shop & Deli Show will be the place to be in April. The sector's leading event will return to the NEC from 16th - 18th April, alongside four other events that cover the entire food and drink supply chain.... read more

 

80 years of Sellotape

Iconic British brand celebrates eight decades of success... read more

 

Success story: Taking part in the first Floradecora pays off in full for Dutch wholesaler FleuraMetz

Easy-to-integrate presentation solutions with flowers and plants a hit among furnishing and furniture stores and DIY markets ... read more

 

Love & Learning with The Rattle Ring

Loved and cherished by babies and parents up and down the country, Nibbling create a must have range of teething accessories – to spread a little more happiness in a rather challenging stage of your child's development. Enjoy some quality time with your little ones, making memories without any tears or tantrums. ... read more

 

2017 Tilnar Cycle Challenge

The third annual Tilnar Cycle Challenge took place on Sunday 25th June 2017. Read all about the event's success... read more

 

Getting Father's Day right

25 per cent of Brits spend less than £5 on their Dads for Father's Day, but only 10 per cent do the same for Mother's Day... read more

 

Do toys have the power to shape a child’s career?

The British toy market is now worth £3.2billion – the biggest toy market in Europe. A recent report claims female numbers are lowest in STEM-orientated sectors. ... read more

 

The GA turns 70

The Giftware Association's AGM will be extra special this year as the organisation will also be celebrating its 70th Birthday at the same time, and in true Giftware Association style want to celebrate with a party... read more

 

Make an impact at Pulse

Breaking the boundaries of design and innovation, Pulse is the ultimate boutique trade event for inspiring new gifts, modern living and fashion accessories... read more

 

Don't judge a bookshop by its cover

Waterstones, the UK's leading bookshop chain, is on the defensive after going incognito at some of its newer stores... read more

 

A shaggy dog story

The Little Dog Laughed greeting and giftware brand founder, Anna Danielle introduces her latest canine creation, Douglas The Boy Wonder ... read more

 

It’s a family affair

Kelly Wragg chats to Gift Focus about her new WishStrings Wholesale business... read more