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52nd IHGF Delhi Fair back to in-person format

The 52nd edition of IHGF Delhi Fair is returning back to the India Expo Centre & Mart in its physical form from 28-31 October, 2021.A sourcing show for home, lifestyle, fashion, textiles and furniture from India's leading manufacturers, pre-registrations have already begun.Spaced out displays and eased visitation offer a safe premium sourcing environment that will give buyers unprecedented visiting experience. A wide-ranging collection showcasing more than 2000 products and 300 trend specific design developments from 1500 exhibitors in 12 vibrant display segments, IHGF Delhi Fair brings you an entire spectrum in home, fashion & utility, collectibles, gifting, fashion accessories and more.

Posted: 28 September 2021

Autumn Fair & Moda deliver record orders

Millions of pounds worth of business was generated during the last four days at the UK's leading home, gift and fashion trade show, Autumn Fair co-located with Moda, reigniting, and refuelling the retail industry.Retailers from across the UK, including Harrods, Anthropologie, Dunelm, Walt Disney Company, Graham & Green, Tesco, Hobbycraft, La Redoute, Lakeland, Next, Paperchase, Pets at Home, and Sainsbury's, flocked in their thousands to attend the first major retail trade show since lockdown in March 2020.

Posted: 15 September 2021

Theo Paphitis discusses Hybrid Retailing at Autumn Fair

On day three of the UK's leading home, gift and fashion show, Autumn Fair co-located with Moda, visitors were treated to an insightful and honest conversation with retail entrepreneur and small business advocate Theo Paphitis in which he championed hybrid retail - the mix of physical and online retailing. As well as highlighting the growth in convenience and localised shopping, he urged would-be retailers to take the opportunity now to open physical stores and revealed that his businesses are looking to open more stores and have identified 200 sites to investigate.

Posted: 9 September 2021

Don’t miss out on Glee, register now!

As Glee 2021 gets set to open its doors at the NEC from 14th – 16th September, retailers and other trade buyers are invited to register online for its first in-person European event for our industry taking place within the last 18 months.More than 300 brands – including 100 companies which are brand new to the exhibition – will present their latest product innovations across eight thriving products sectors, including: Landscaping & Garden Decoration, Garden Care, Outdoor Entertaining, Food & Catering, Home, Gift & Clothing, Plants, PAW (the pet section!) and Retail Experiences & Services.With the absence of live events having been keenly felt for well over a year, retailers from independent and multiple garden centre chains, DIY and high street stores, e-commerce sites, pet shops, home & gift and outdoor leisure specialists, builders' merchants and landscapers alike will not want to miss out on securing their free ticket to the show.

Posted: 7 September 2021

BCTF Online delivers for makers

BCTF Online 2021, which ran from 27 June – 1 July, welcomed close to a thousand verified retail trade buyers to the five-day digital event, plus hours of content from an expert line-up of speakers. Participants in the show, where categories ranged from jewellery and fashion accessories through to ceramics, glass, woodwork, fine art and paper products, were lavished with attention from exclusive retail buyers in search of the best British handmade products. The event attracted 888 buyers in total, who viewed thousands of catalogue pages and images, watched hundreds of videos and created hundreds of favourites during the show.

Posted: 3 September 2021

Autumn Fair launches sustainability library

Following the successful launch of the Sustainability Trail at Spring Fair 2020, the focus on sustainability continues for Autumn Fair 21 with the launch of The Sustainability Library and a host of onsite initiatives. Pre-show, visitors can connect with sustainable brands at Autumn Fair 2021 at www.autumnfair.com/the-sustainability-library-at-autumn-fair-home in just a few clicks; making it super easy to discover the brands and suppliers that are striving to do their part to ensure a more sustainable and ethical future for us all.Simply visit the Exhibitor List on www.autumnfair.com or via the soon-to-launch Autumn Fair app, filter by The Sustainability Library and discover exhibitor stories, pledges and initiatives from brands who are doing their part.

Posted: 12 August 2021

Spring Fair 2022 to take on four-day format

After extensive research, and collaboration with exhibitors, buyers and partners alike, Spring Fair organisers Hyve has announced that next year the show is to become a four-day event. The new show dates will run from Sunday 6th February – Wednesday 9th February, 2022 at The NEC in Birmingham, and will include the introduction of late-night openings until 7.30pm on the Sunday and Monday. The team will also introduce a new sourcing destination, expanding the marketplace even further.

Posted: 10 August 2021

Licensing Expo Virtual reveals comprehensive 2021 agenda

Licensing Expo Virtual, in partnership with industry trade association Licensing International, today announced the agenda for the event's 2021 edition taking place August 24-26 in a virtual format. Celebrating 40 years of connecting IP owners with retailers, manufacturers, and licensees, Licensing Expo Virtual will feature the most robust educational agenda to date strategically designed to fuel the $292.8 billion global licensing industry. Visitor registration is open and free of charge. This year's event features the return of Licensing U, produced by Licensing International, the US market debut of License This!, and an opening keynote address from senior executives at Warner Bros. Consumer Products, plus the launch of Digital Brand Roadshows, Retail Clinics, Sustainability Clinics produced in partnership with Products of Change, along with GLG educational content.

Posted: 14 July 2021

Messe Frankfurt reorganises consumer goods sector

To be even more active in shaping the currently accelerating process of change in the consumer goods sectors, to tap new potential and to further intensify consulting services for customers from Germany and abroad, Messe Frankfurt has decided to appoint Julia Uherek and Philipp Ferger as Vice Presidents of Consumer Goods Fairs at Messe Frankfurt Exhibition with effect from 1st June 2021. Both will thus be responsible for all leading trade fair brands such as Ambiente, Christmasworld, Creativeworld or Paperworld as well as future trade fair formats and platforms.

Posted: 13 July 2021

Curated Meetings to debut at Autumn Fair

Already a huge success for over five years at its partner show in Las Vegas, USA – Autumn Fair is now bringing the Curated Meetings service to the UK; introducing pre-qualified and vetted premium buyers who are actively sourcing to relevant, quality suppliers.Over 500 meetings are planned across two days, bringing together buyers from a host of leading national and independent retailers keen to hand-pick next season's bestsellers including John Lewis, JoJo Maman Bebe, Moonpig.com, Next, Oliver Bonas, Oxfam, 1517, Bloom & Wild, Superdrug, Booths supermarkets, Coopers of Stortford, Dinghams, Findon Garden Centre, Lark, Lowden Garden Centre, Mooch, Museum of Oxford, Robert Dyas, Sally Bee Lifestyle, Statement Home & Gifts, The Dispensary, Velvet Store, and many more.

Posted: 7 July 2021

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