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Exclusively offers live ‘launchpad’ for smaller suppliers

Exclusively offers live ‘launchpad’ for smaller suppliers

The 2021 Exclusively Show is to feature a live 'Launchpad' initiative showcasing products from suppliers in the housewares, small electricals and gift industries, including start-ups. The concept was trialled successfully at Exclusively Digital in 2020; but has never run as a live element of the show. Exclusively has a proven track record for enabling established brands to get in front of buyers and the media and the idea of the Launchpad is to do the same for companies who have not previously had such an opportunity.... read more

Posted: 6 April 2021

J Boult Designs updates it’s Shotgun cartridge gift set packaging

J Boult Designs updates it’s Shotgun cartridge gift set packaging

J Boult Designs has updated it's gift packaging for the Shotgun cartridge hip flask gift set. The packaging is a recyclable cardboard tube with the J Boult Designs story on an eco-friendly Kraft sticker. Made in the J Boult Designs workshop, each hip flask is made with a full leather-bound 6oz (177ml) stainless steel hip flask with an up-cycled 12 bore shotgun cartridge riveted into the high-quality leather. J Boult Designs is set to exhibit this handmade product and it's range of eco-friendly, upcycled products at the Home & Gift 2021 (18-21 July) in Harrogate. Wholesale price: £20, RRP: £50.... read more

Posted: 1 April 2021

Home & Gift to return to Harrogate for 2021

Home & Gift to return to Harrogate for 2021

In response to overwhelming industry demand and in-line with government guidelines, Clarion Events, the organisers of the summer trade buying festival, Home & Gift, has announced their intention to return to a live show format in Harrogate for 2021. Taking place from 18th-21st July across the Harrogate Convention Centre and grounds of the DoubleTree by Hilton Harrogate, the show will offer the retail industry the first and largest face to-face opportunity for buyers and brands to unite and do business in over a year.... read more

Posted: 29 March 2021

University Games takes steps to protect work towards a greener future

University Games takes steps to protect work towards a greener future

Games, puzzles and gift specialist University Games is taking positive strides to improve its environmental impact in 2021, making significant steps towards a greener future. The company has also created a new 'Taking Steps to Protect Our Planet' logo to help enforce its message further. University Games now offers a portfolio of over 700 games, puzzles and gifts, following the acquisition of The Lagoon Group last summer, the majority of which utilise cardboard in either their production or packaging process.... read more

Posted: 24 March 2021

Busy Bee Candles launches VaricColour LED Electric Wax Warmers

Busy Bee Candles launches VaricColour LED Electric Wax Warmers

Busy Bee Candles has launched the new VaricColour LED Electric Wax Warmers. Themed to the season and with a nod to modern and retro interiors, these colour changing wax warmers add a touch of decorative flair and give a fabulous fragrance performance. Simply load the glass wax tray with Magik Beanz (or any wax melt), switch on and enjoy the soothing light changing show. The four styles currently on offer are just a small selection of what Busy Bee has planned. With styles for Autumn, Halloween and, of course, Christmas, the line-up looks fantastic! Most importantly they will keep your customers looking for the next warmer to match the season or their latest interior.... read more

Posted: 23 March 2021

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Exaclair expands safety and social distancing product offering

Exaclair expands safety and social distancing product offering

ExaClair Limited, the UK subsidiary of the Exacompta-Clairefontaine Group, has expanded its selection of premium quality sign holders and introduced self-adhesive safety and social distancing signs for communicating important information.The new freestanding sign holders are perfect for counter and desk top use. Available in a range of sizes from A4 to A8, and made from premium quality acrylic ensuring very high transparency, rigidity, shock and UV resistance.Complying with workplace health and safety regulations, Exacompta's colour coded safety and social distancing self-adhesive signs are made from non-slip treated PVC, so they can be safely stuck to the floor or wall.... read more

Posted: 22 March 2021

Consumer Goods Digital Day: register now free of charge

Consumer Goods Digital Day: register now free of charge

First-class lectures, workshops and panel discussions - the Consumer Goods Digital Day awaits with an exciting digital live conference programme on 20 April 2021: Keynote speaker Sanjay Sauldie and numerous industry experts will discuss valuable approaches to solutions and ways out of the crisis. Those who would like to attend can register now free of charge via the ticket shop and get to know the digital platform and exchange ideas with international business partners as early as 13th April 2021. Orders can be placed at any time via Nextrade.... read more

Posted: 19 March 2021

Sustainable Stationery set to be the future

Sustainable Stationery set to be the future

VENT for Change has seen its best month ever despite stores being forced to remain closed. As trend forecasters predict that eco-friendly products are set to be one of the pillars of retail for the next decade VENT for Change is certainly showing that's really the case. The sustainable stationery brand that also supports children's education projects worldwide with every item sold has experienced its best month ever in February 2021, even eclipsing pre Christmas sales.... read more

Posted: 18 March 2021

Giving & Living 2021 goes online!

Giving & Living 2021 goes online!

The normally Exeter based Gift, Coast and Home trade show is going online! Originally due to take place in January, and then moved to May, unfortunately it cannot take place physically this year due to the staged plan to exit lockdown.Giving & Living Online will be free to attend for buyers, who will have the opportunity to browse through a curated range of companies, discover their products, download catalogues, view videos about them, as well as set up meetings, both live text chat and video, with exhibitors. There will also be some additional content from organisations like the Giftware Association, but this event will be product focussed and strongly image led.... read more

Posted: 16 March 2021

Victoria Eggs launches new products for Queen Elizabeth's birthday

Victoria Eggs launches new products for Queen Elizabeth's birthday

Victoria Eggs has created the hand illustrated Queen Elizabeth II limited edition tea towel and mug, to highlight a nostalgic and fairytale view of the Queen ahead of her upcoming 95th birthday.Victoria says, "Gazing through the British Countryside made up of budding blossom and beautiful roses, we catch a glimpse of the Queen inside her iconic Gold State Coach in front of Buckingham Palace. The Union Jack flies in the background, soon to be replaced for the Royal Standard as the Queen returns home."... read more

Posted: 12 March 2021

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