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RHS to launch its first rosé wine in time for the RHS Chelsea Flower Show

RHS to launch its first rosé wine in time for the RHS Chelsea Flower Show

The Royal Horticultural Society (RHS) has announced a partnership with historic South African fruit and wine farm Babylonstoren to produce an RHS rosé wine.The wine will launch just before the RHS Chelsea Flower Show on 17 May 2021, for which it will be the official rosé wine. Visitors to the RHS Chelsea Flower Show will be the first to taste the special vintage.A fresh fruity rosé is best enjoyed soon after bottling and this wine is no exception. Babylonstoren will harvest and bottle the grapes mere weeks before the RHS Chelsea Flower Show 2021, then rush the first shipment to London. The rosé will feature a designation label on the front of the bottle. The RHS logo and information about Britain's favourite gardening charity will appear on the label on the back of the bottle.... read more

Posted: 25 November 2020

Chronicle Books acquires premier game and toy brands Petit Collage, Ridley’s Games, and Games Room from Wild + Wolf

Chronicle Books acquires premier game and toy brands Petit Collage, Ridley’s Games, and Games Room from Wild + Wolf

Chronicle Books announced today the acquisition of Wild + Wolf's three signature game & toy brands: Petit Collage, eco-friendly toys and gifts with high play value for babies and young children; Ridley's Games, imaginative and original trend-led games for all ages, including bestsellers like Avocado Smash, Selfish, and Drawsome; and Games Room, trivia decks and games featuring bespoke, iconic designs.The acquisition spans approximately 350 active SKUs and more than 10,000 existing retail partners across 60 countries. New products will continue to be produced under the Petit Collage, Ridley's Games, and Games Room brand identities.... read more

Posted: 23 November 2020

Gibsons hosts virtual trade show

Gibsons hosts virtual trade show

With the sad news that Toy Fair and Spring Fair 2021 are no longer taking place, Gibsons, the 101-year-old jigsaw puzzle and board game company, will be hosting its very own virtual trade show.From 1-5 February, 2021, you will be able to partake in a private showcase of the company's new products, have one-to-one meetings with the team to confirm listings for the year and take advantage of special show offers.Express your interest now by emailing show@gibsonsgames.co.uk to gain access to their virtual hub which is full of exclusive content.... read more

Posted: 20 November 2020

Asmodee to take Asmofair to the next level with January show

Asmodee to take Asmofair to the next level with January show

Asmodee, a UK board game supplier, has announced a new iteration of AsmoFair, the virtual trade-show substitute, to run from 17-23 January.With the COVID-19 pandemic causing a fresh wave of cancellations for major in-person trade events including Toy Fair and Spring Fair, the games specialists is continuing to find innovative ways to recreate these valuable experiences in a safe environment, keeping the industry connected during a challenging period.AsmoFair offers retailers the opportunity to book virtual meetings with Asmodee for a closer look at the company's products for 2021, including the latest from the UK's No.1 selling game, Dobble, and the Pokémon Trading Card Game ranges.... read more

Posted: 20 November 2020

Betsy Benn launches new family photo gift

Betsy Benn launches new family photo gift

If you can't get together with the family at Christmas this year, send a mini stand in – such as these small wooden versions of your whole family from Betsy Benn. According to the company, "We'll use your photographs and make gorgeous mini wooden versions of you to post to your loved ones."Imagine the fun to be had, positioning your mini wooden substitutes next to the gravy boat at the Christmas dinner table, standing next to the biscuits with a morning cup of tea, or thoughtfully posed in the background of a selfie?! Imagine the Instagram opportunities!"... read more

Posted: 18 November 2020

Glee Birmingham
New dates for the Source trade show

New dates for the Source trade show

Following the current lockdown measures and continuing COVID-19 uncertainty, the Source trade show has been postponed until June. The show will now take place from Tuesday 8th – Wednesday 9th June, at Westpoint Exeter. Mike Anderson, Managing Director of show organiser Hale Events, says "Based on current market conditions, in this extraordinary year, we do not believe that running the show in February will present the best opportunity for the food and drink sector in the SW. Although postponing Source was not an easy decision, we are delighted to have secured these new dates, which will allow visitors to trade though Easter and the Spring, before coming to find new products and suppliers for Summer and beyond."... read more

Posted: 16 November 2020

Joe Davies reports an uplift in sales of LED & light up lines

Joe Davies reports an uplift in sales of LED & light up lines

Joe Davies has reported an uplift in sales of LED and light up lines, a sales surge and this is predicted to continue as the nights draw in with the clocks going back. The extensive range of tea-lights, burners and lanterns are the perfect gift or self-purchase to create an inviting and cosy feel in any shop or home. According to the company, "Many retailers use our attractive LED string lights to drape around retail displays and gain extra additional sales. With larger pieces available, such as moving flame lanterns, they really do have something for every type of retailer.... read more

Posted: 16 November 2020

Sustainable accessories brand teams up with prison rehabilitation charity on new line

Sustainable accessories brand teams up with prison rehabilitation charity on new line

Prison reform charity, Leather Inside Out, has announced that it is joining forces with sustainable accessory brand, Terracotta Row, to create a collection of socially and eco conscious bags through the Design for Life programme, which are crafted by women in prison and on release. The new collection of stylish tote bags, which are made from recycled material, are available to buy from the Tate Modern online shop www.shop.tate.org.uk – as part of its Tate Edit Makers' Showcase. The collection consists of a range of 14 tote bags, which are created in bold colourways and will retail from £59.... read more

Posted: 13 November 2020

Hyve Group announce changes to the Pure London and Scoop calendars

Hyve Group announce changes to the Pure London and Scoop calendars

Due to ongoing government restrictions arising from the coronavirus pandemic regarding the hosting of exhibitions and events, Hyve Group has announced a change in the datelines of its London fashion shows, Pure London and Scoop. Pure London and Scoop will now take place as a virtual forum, Fashion Together.Due to the latest UK Government restrictions on the re-opening of business conferences and exhibition halls, Hyve Group has been forced to cancel events scheduled to take place in February 2021, including Pure London and Scoop. The next planned fashion events will take place on 12th- 14th September 2021 with very exciting plans to be announced soon.... read more

Posted: 13 November 2020

Mad Beauty creates Minnie Magic Christmas collection exclusively for Superdrug

Mad Beauty creates Minnie Magic Christmas collection exclusively for Superdrug

Following the success of the Disney Mulan collection earlier in the year, Superdrug has once again partnered with Mad Beauty to launch an exclusive Minnie Magic collection of beauty essentials, bath products & lifestyle accessories.'Bring the gift of Minnie Magic this Christmas' range includes Minnie Lip Scrub & Balm, Minnie Hair Slides, Minnie Hairbrush set and Minnie Hand Cream set. Another great partnership for Mad Beauty who even in this turbulent year are seeing great opportunity.... read more

Posted: 13 November 2020

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