Autumn Fair

5-8 September 2021 | NEC BIRMINGHAM

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  • Pro buyer Samm Swain shares her tricks of the trade for landing the perfect range. 
  • Autumn Fair @ Home may be over, but that doesn’t mean you can’t still discover the latest must-haves handpicked from our exhibitor community. 

  • Consumers are becoming more educated and are now using their purchasing power in more conscious ways. From looking for ethical, sustainable pieces to wanting to support local artisans, the power of th ...
  • Autumn Fair @ Home may be over, but that doesn’t mean you can’t still discover the latest must-haves within the Summerhouse, handpicked from our exhibitor community. 

  • Discover some of Trend Bible’s vital advice and insight into dealing with unexpected events and future-proofing your business.

  • Autumn Fair @ Home may be over, but that doesn’t mean you can’t still discover the latest must-haves within the gift sector, handpicked from our exhibitor community. Find out who featured on the line ...
  • If you have a website, you should consider it to be a key part of your sales team. Find out how to help you lay the foundations on your website to facilitate sales and boost your brand image. Amy Hobs ...
  • Autumn Fair @ Home may be over, but that doesn’t mean you can’t still discover the latest must-haves within the living sector, handpicked from our exhibitor community. 
  • Lockdown has seen the spread of mental wellbeing and self-care into the hobby world. From crocheting to watercolours, creative pursuits have become more important than ever to consumers looking for something different to pass the time.

  • Thinking of You Week

    18 Sep 2020
  • Autumn Fair @ Home may be over, but that doesn’t mean you can’t still discover the latest must-haves within beauty and wellbeing, handpicked from our exhibitor community.
  • With Gift of the Year 2021 now open for entries, The Giftware Association has have seen some amazing products ALREADY being entered into this year’s competition.
  • Find how Mintel's customer predictions have changed and adapted in light of the coronavirus pandemic. 
  • We are delighted to be working with MADE51 for both Spring and Autumn Fair. We've been talking to MADE51 to learn a little more about them and their unique business model.

  • Ahead of Autumn Fair @ Home, Naomi Pollard, Head of Home & Interiors at Trend Bible, shares a preview of next season's trends. 
  • Ahead of Autumn Fair @ Home we sat down with indie owner Samantha Gibbs to discuss her upcoming panel session. 

  • Ahead of Autumn Fair @ Home we sat down with retail expert Therese Øertenblad to discuss her upcoming panel session. 
  • How to optimise your website to maximise sales. 
  • Our exhibitors are the people who make our shows so special, and we always love to shine a spotlight on our favourites. We sat down with Peter and Sue Lockey, owners and founders of Wilberry Toys and ...
  • How has the lockdown impacted the arts and crafts world? 
  • With lockdowns easing and business getting back to normal, what does the future look like for our high streets?

  • Our partners, The Giftware Association, proudly announce the 2020 Gift of the Year competition. 
  • For 2021 we are refuelling UK retail in a post-Covid world. During the lockdown, Hyve Group’s UK shows have been a beacon for retail, offering a platform to celebrate kindness, provide inspiration, and facilitate communication amidst a global crisis that has affected us all.

  • Aceville Publications has launched ‘Create Cook Do’, an online platform designed to deliver free at-home entertainment at the touch of a button, packed full of content from the publishing group's exte ...
  • Autumn Fair @ HOME

    03 Aug 2020

    Discover our virtual forum, Autumn Fair @HOME, taking place on 8th and 9th September 2020.

  • Find out how the pandemic has affected this home and interior trends for this year. 
  • In partnership with Modern Retail, Spring Fair was proud to host the Good Retail Awards back in February to discover the best of the best in the industry for 2020. You can revisit the winning line up ...
  • Whether you’re wondering how to make your shop look enticing whilst following the Government’s Covid Secure guidelines or you just want to refresh your space, visual merchandising is key. To help you ...
  • The UK, and London in particular, have long been heralded as the champions of innovative design and cutting-edge style in a number of industries, and it’s no secret that the retail market is one of Br ...
  • Autumn Fair partner The Giftware Association have announced their winner for this year’s Gifts of Hope competition. Read more about the competition and winners Dragonfly Dichroic here.
  • With consumer behaviour shifting throughout the lockdown period, we’ve taken a look into the new trends coming out of Covid-19.
  • Virtual Event 6-10th Jul

    If you are thinking about souring toys or looking for new toy product launches, come and join ‘Play-Time’ together from 6th -10th July with toy makers and manufacturers in Zhejiang.

  • We’ve already shared the Government’s guidelines on making your shop a Covid Secure environment, but how can you ensure your customers feel safe? Here are a few of our top tips. 
  • Sourcing great products and materials from around the world is always important but does prove more challenging in this current environment.

  • If the coronavirus crisis has done nothing else, it has highlighted the need for us all to take better care of the planet. During the global lockdown, carbon emissions worldwide decreased by 17% and i ...
  • This week our #inspiredbykindness campaign recognises   Sandwick Bay Candles as we are reminded of how one small action can really gain momentum, and make a significant impact.
  • Why has wellbeing become such a big industry? We track down the answers, so that you don't have to!
  • Many retailers are preparing to open their doors our partners Bira have been busy providing practical help for retailers, include the tricky area of changing rooms...

  • It’s fair to say that after eight weeks (are we still counting?) of enforced lock down, Mental Health Awareness Week has never been more relevant, or well timed. We wanted to share with you some of our thoughts on the positive ways this period have impacted us...
  • Today the Bloomingville brands and philosophies have been adopted by millions of homes, releases many inspiring collections across seasons.

  • Finally, Non- essential stores have been given the go ahead to reopen on the 15th of June. However, that’s only if they are compliant with the governments updated coronavirus safeguarding guidance for retail.

  • We have all become far more conscious of the welfare of others, and in particular the importance of ensuring that people who have been isolating on their own, do not feel alone and out of touch with their families...
  • 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. 
  • The UK’s retail industry has seen an interesting month for September. Read our retai news roundup - Editor's picks to get your monthly fix of what is happening in the industry. 
  • A popular way of marketing to consumers, particularly younger consumers, is using social media influencers, but is it really effective?
  • We’ve rounded up some of the highlights from your eyes to recap the show for those who attended and give an overview to those who couldn’t make it.
  • With so many beautiful wholesale products to choose from across the 11 sectors at Autumn Fair, the team set out to find some of their favourites.
  • With 1300 exhibitors and even more brands at Autumn Fair 2019, the show floor was covered in innovative and unique brands.
  • Autumn fair 2019 put sustainable retail in the spotlight. If you are looking for brands with an eco-friendly mindset these are a great start. 
  • After months of collecting entries for the Fashion Accessory of the Year Awards 2019, the winning and commended products have now finally been announced.
  • As the customer journey continues to transform, with customers changing how, where and when they are making purchases, multichannel selling is becoming a key component of many retailer’s strategies. T ...
  • Ecommerce continues to revolutionise retail and alter customer expectations. Few businesses embody the rapid growth of online retail as much as Crafty Arts.
  • Yankee Candle sits under Newell, who also own two other well-known fragrance and candle brands Woodwick and Millefiori. They put their success down to being true to life.
  • With Autumn Fair just around the corner, we checked in with one of our speakers Santiago Navarro to take a closer look at sustainable, efficient packaging opportunities. 
  • The Pride Shop, who are coming to Autumn Fair this September, they wanted to set up a retail store that would support the LGBT+ market.