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Scotland Trade Fair Spring has been re-scheduled to 27-29 March, 2022.
With six weeks to go until the re-scheduled Scotland's Trade Fair in Glasgow, there are many reasons why this show should not be missed, especially with the new March date.
· Seek out new products from a myriad of Scottish suppliers who are only showing at this Show. Many will be ready to turn round orders quickly so can stock to shops by Easter.
· Be first to see the Launch Gallery suppliers who are new young companies, with many unveiling their ranges at this Show. Exhibitors include Agate & Ayre, Craftypups, Edinburgh Illustrations, Eriskay Candles and The Cute Soaperie.... read more
Posted: 17 January 2022
Show organisers have confirmed that the Giving & Living trade show in Exeter is going ahead. The show has always been perfectly timed for buyers looking to get ready for the year ahead, but this year it will also be one of the only early shows where retailers can compare, contrast, and place orders this season.
Giving & Living is the largest gift, coast and home trade show in the region, and buyers will be able to browse the latest products, stock their shelves, and get ready for what is predicted to be another busy... read more
Posted: 10 January 2022
Following the significant increase of Omicron Covid-19 Variant cases within London and across the UK, show organisers have taken the decision to postpone Top Drawer Spring. The event will now take place from 20th to 22nd February 2022.
Show Director, Russell Rule comments: "We are committed to bringing you Top Drawer S/S22 in a safe environment that you can feel comfortable attending for your yearly buying needs. With this in mind we feel it's the right decision to postpone to a later date in the same buying season. We will always work in the best interests of our exhibitors, visitors, contractors and staff and we believe a safe and successful event can be run in late February 2022. I'd like to extend a huge thank you to the industry for its patience, understanding and support in these challenging times".... read more
Posted: 30 December 2021
New research from American Express Shop Small shows that social media has driven UK consumers to spend more with small businesses in the last 12 months.With social media being key for businesses and customers to stay connected and engaged during the pandemic, nearly three-quarters (72%) of UK adults who follow more small businesses on social media now than they did 12 months ago are spending more with them. In total, UK consumers have spent £3.7 billion with small businesses they follow on social media in the last year.... read more
Posted: 23 December 2021
The British Home Enhancement Trade Association (BHETA) held a webinar aimed at all UK housewares, DIY, garden and small electricals suppliers on the implications and preparations required ahead of the forthcoming Plastic Packaging Act (PPA), which comes into force in April 2022. The key speakers were Paul van Danzig and Alyce Morris from BHETA business service provider, Wastepack who outlined everything that supplier companies need to do to comply with the forthcoming legislation.
Under the new legislation, from April 2022 all plastic items used in the packaging of products must include a minimum of 30% recycled content, or face taxes of £200 per metric tonne of chargeable plastic packaging components.... read more
Posted: 17 December 2021
Joe Davies has announced that its Equilibrium jewellery brand will be making its debut at the upcoming Top Drawer exhibition in January 2022. This will be the first time the company has attended the event and in addition to showing its best selling ranges, the company will also be launching its new Equilibrium collections for Spring/Summer 2022, including the Gem Stone collection. You can see the Equilibrium collection on the Joe Davies stand from the 16th to 18th January 2022 at the Top Drawer show, stand 283.... read more
Posted: 16 December 2021
Spring Fair, taking place from 6th – 9th February 2022 at NEC Birmingham, has revealed that its manifesto for 2022 is Empowering Change. The manifesto will set the agenda for the live show's Inspiring Retail Stage as well as a year-round content programme.
Created as a platform to champion retail, the Inspiring Retail Stage's full schedule of live content from experts in their field will provided exclusive insights, trend reports, keynote conversations, and panel discussions on the key topics facing retail. Each of the four days of the show will cover a dedicated theme correlated to the Empowering Change manifesto.... read more
Posted: 13 December 2021
Fanattik, the pop culture specialist is ending 2021 on a high, winning a Business Masters award at a ceremony held in Manchester.
The gift and collectibles company, a licensee for Hasbro, Universal Studios, Microsoft, ViacomCBS and others supply all levels of European gift retail and this award crowns what has been an amazing year for the boutique gift supplier, which is also in the running for a Gift of the Year award with its SpongeBob SquarePants premium bottle opener.... read more
Posted: 8 December 2021
It's time to register to attend Scotland's Trade Fair, which opens in under eight weeks at the SEC in Glasgow. With a huge array of established and new exhibitors this trade fair is not to be missed.
With over 400 exhibitors, who are excited to unveil new designs and their 2022 ranges, this could be the first time to see many of these products and make orders. After the lull in trade shows due to the pandemic it is clear that once again trade shows will be the place to re-stock, discover new items and ensure retailers stay ahead of the game with fresh, exciting products.... read more
Posted: 3 December 2021
The Giftware Association has today announced the extension of its Gift of the Year competition. The awards will be extended for a massive 15 days until the 15th December, so there is plenty of time for companies to enter their products and gifts.
Although the GA does usually extend the competition as it's a busy time of year for entrants approaching the Christmas season, this year has seen other reasons for the extension. The GA has listened to a lot of companies who have been affected by supply chain issues caused by the perfect storm of Brexit and the pandemic and they want to give everyone a chance to enter within enough time, whether companies are waiting on actual products, samples, or photography to enter. This is your chance to get involved.... read more
Posted: 1 December 2021