March 2023 brought renewed confirmation of carbon neutrality for Kite Packaging Group Limited from Carbon Neutral Britain.
In 2022, Kite achieved carbon neutral status under Scopes 1 and 2, extending their offsetting to also include third-party deliveries under Scope 3. Following on from last year, the employee share-owned company has maintained this, successfully offsetting a total of 1338 tonnes of COe emissions, far exceeding their emissions for the year.
All Kite trucks and outbound deliveries made by third-party couriers have been offset and are therefore carbon neutral.
The company is continuing to operate with carbon neutral delivery, whether that is between Kite's NDC and RDCs or directly to their customers and will be shown on customer delivery notes.
Posted: 29 May 2023
Home & Gift is gearing up for another spectacular show this summer in picturesque Harrogate. From 16-19 July, the grounds of the DoubleTree by Hilton and the Harrogate Convention Centre will be filled with the best new products from brands all retailers will want to stock. Across Home & Gift's 5 halls and multiple design points, buyers will find everything they need to source an irresistible Autumn/Winter collection.
Visitors will be able to relax and source from over 500 brands showcasing their new collections amongst Home & Gift's bustling, fun and social atmosphere.
Posted: 25 May 2023
Pintail Candles is celebrating a significant birthday this year. The company has been making fine fragranced candles in the South Lakeland countryside for 30 years.
Director James Long started the business in 1993 at a time when the candle market was dominated by big manufacturers and the number of small boutique candle makers could be counted on one hand. His first workshop was in a basement and his first range was a collection of pillar and taper candles.
After a couple of years, he moved to a converted milking parlour and took on his first employee. It was at this time that Pintail Candles became one of the first candle makers in the UK to produce candle tins, a product which they have been associated with ever since.
Posted: 22 May 2023
Mark your calendars – registration for Home & Gift Harrogate 2023 is now open! The industry's most beloved buying event will be gracing the heart of Harrogate once again this summer from the 16th to 19th July, with four jam-packed days of unique networking opportunities and 1000s of incredible new products to discover from familiar names as well as exciting new brands on the block.
Posted: 17 May 2023
Manchester based importer and giftware distributor Joe Davies has appointed David Cree, former National Sales Manager, as Sales Director of the company.
David has been with Joe Davies since 2004 and will be responsible for all sales operations across the business.
Managing Director, Paul Hooker commented "David has effectively been carrying out the Sales Director role for some time and his appointment is in recognition of all his hard work.
David's customers will be delighted, it's a very well-deserved promotion and a natural progression for Joe Davies."
Posted: 15 May 2023
Corinne Lapierre loves bees and so do customers. Her Bee Linen Lavender Bag are so popular that she decided to design a bee-themed mini kit with a difference. Covered in buzzing bees and trailing leaves and flowers, this adorable Beehive hanging decoration would grace any garden room or could even be suspended from an indoor plant! The on-trend printed craft card recyclable box is packed with absolutely everything needed to complete the project including soft wool mix felt, DMC thread, a needle and toy filling. Detailed instructions and templates are very clear and easy to follow.
Posted: 12 May 2023
Autumn Fair, the UK's leading and most trusted marketplace for wholesale home, gift, and fashion taking place from the 3rd – 6th September 2023, sees the launch of Connect @ Autumn Fair. Endorsed by leading UK retailers such as John Lewis, WHSmith and Choice, Connect @ Autumn Fair is a transformational new approach to buying, designed to revolutionise the traditional trade show model by connecting retailers and brands on a scale never achieved before. As the definitive 'shop for shops', Autumn Fair organised by Hyve Group plc, has supported the retail industry for over 30 years. The home, gift and fashion markets are worth billions of pounds and Autumn Fair is where retail's bestsellers are found, relationships are forged, products are launched, new ideas and the latest trends for bricks and mortar and e-commerce stores are discovered.
Posted: 10 May 2023
Men are notoriously difficult to buy for but if you are looking for a gift that is both useful and sustainable then look no further than the Equilibrium collection of bamboo socks for men from Joe Davies. There are many colourful, fun designs to choose from including cycling, football, beer and fast cars! The socks are available to buy in hanging packs and in sets of two pairs, which come beautifully packaged in luxury "opening drawer" gift boxes. Good socks really do make a difference, so blend functionality with style with these cool statement socks! Joe Davies has a reputation for award winning service and a great range of gifts, jewellery and fashion accessories dedicated to the independent retailer, add to that their "little and often" ordering quantities and their industry beating minimum order value of just £100 for carriage paid orders and this is an opportunity you won't want to miss!
Posted: 10 May 2023
Scotland's Trade Fair Autumn has re-positioned itself as the first show of the autumn buying season. Taking place at the SEC, Glasgow from 20th to 21st August 2023, the Show gives buyers better timing for Christmas buying, allows them to top up for autumn and gives them an early snapshot at 2024 ranges. The event is organised with Scottish company Springboard Events
Posted: 9 May 2023
100 per cent plastic-free beauty brand KinKind announces its launch into mass retail, supported by a £2.3m TV advertising campaign to raise consumer awareness. The brand's mission to convert the family bathroom to plastic-free, high performance beauty care alternatives is accelerating following an 'airtime for equity' deal agreed with UKTV Ventures over two years, which will see KinKind feature across seven channels reaching 28 million viewers. Following the investment, KinKind has upscaled and is now launching a retail-ready range in January 2023, and is seeking partnerships with like-minded retailers who support the brand's plastic-free mission.
Posted: 8 May 2023