Autumn Fair

6-9 SEPTEMBER 2020 | NEC BIRMINGHAM

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  • We have been overwhelmed by the generosity of our network for our keyworkers and their own local communities. However, on top of these donations, we have also been hearing of people who have been donating an even more precious commodity, their time and knowledge...

  • Last week the BRC (British Retail Consortium) and USDAW (Union of Shop, Distributive and Allied Workers) published practical guidance for retailers. Here are their key recommendations.

  • On the 27th of April the government announced another financial support scheme that will provide much needed aid to SME’s. Find out what you need to know in order to see if you are able to apply. 
  • The Giftware Association’s calling on the industry to donate gifts to essential workers in the UK.

  • We have highlighted some of the key resources from These associations and other key opportunities below
  • This week we want to recognise one of our exhibitor partners Portfolio home ( the Evans group) and one of our favourite online retailers Made.com for their thoughtful and much needed gestures of Kindness.

  • In case you missed it, hear from Stephen Illingworth, Director, Product Development and Marketing, for Widdop and Co. as he talks through practical steps you can take to make your retail business more resilient...

  • Have you already applied, or looking at this scheme, here are some of the basics you need to know... 
  • How to manage sourcing within the currently climate is proving challenging, Kate Larsen, founder of social enterprise advisory SupplyEsChange, shares her thoughts.
  • Hear from our guest editor Simon Locke, Sustainable Design and Innovation Manager for The Body Shop as he shares his thoughts and approach to retail at this time.. 
  • How are members of our community re-tooling and supporting our key workers?
  • It seems kindness is simply a part of the DNA of Ultimate Products, and we have been inspired by multiple stories of what their team has been up to...
  • We caught up with Zinc Home to talk about  what inspires their collections and why loyalty is an essential art of doing business...
  • Whilst most of us are in isolation, it's clear that we are connecting and helping each other more than ever before...
  • #InspiredByKindness

    27 Mar 2020

    When we look back on this period, we want to be reminded that when times got hard, we came together to help each other.

  • Since it’s International Women’s Day this weekend, we are celebrating some of the incredible women who make Spring and Autumn Fair what it is.

  • Before starting an online ecommerce business in the UK you should ask yourself some questions.
  • If you are looking to visit a trade show, you should do some planning in advance to make sure you are making the most of your time. 
  • If you are looking to find suppliers and source new products for your retail store, try and keep these 5 basic fundamentals in mind.  
  • We’ve rounded up the different ways you can source products from China for your business without the hassle and cost of traveling overseas.
  • The male beauty business is booming. If you are looking for wholesale men’s grooming products, these four are among our favourites.
  • Designing a trade show stand that stands out is one of the most important elements to your marketing and sales strategy when you are exhibiting at a retail trade fair.
  • There is no tolerance for mistakes when it comes to consumer trust, so brands have to tailor their customer experience model to reflect this.
  • Increasingly, a poor sustainability performance is affecting a lot of retail company’s growth. Check out this guide to improving your supply chain's sustainability impact. 
  • Autumn Fair is set to unveil the addition of The Furniture Collection in the Living Accents & Décor show sector at the 2020 show. 

  • Deciding what e-commerce channel is right for your brand to start selling your products should be a well thought out task. There are a lot of factors to take into consideration. 
  • If you are a retailer looking to stock some last-minute Christmas toys for kids this year, these five type of toys are a great start.
  • Private label products are exclusive products sold by a retailer with their own packaging and branding. These products are increasing in popularity rapidly all over the world.
  • Unlike some other retail trends, home décor trends have a relatively long lifespan. They evolve at a slower pace to fashion and gift trends. 
  • If you are looking for artificial flower wholesale suppliers, these 6 brands have the perfect mix of beauty, style and quality. 
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