Autumn Fair

1-4 SEPTEMBER 2019 - EVERYDAY SECTOR OPENS 31 AUG

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  • Preparing for the Golden Quarter is something retailers need to think about in advance if they want to take full advantage of it. 
  • The Closer to Nature stand, that will be in the Play & Tech sector, is about empowering people to give back to the environment. 
  • Our trend partners Colour Hive are looking ahead to 2020 to forecast and track trends in colours, material and finish for the design industry.
  • Find out about how trends emerge, and what patterns and colours we will see in SS 2020, as well as a sneak peak into the trends that will be at Autumn Fair this September.
  • Personalised gifts make for thoughtful presents that can capture a piece of the consumers personality or identity. These personalised gifts are set to be on-trend in 2020.
  • Independent retailers across the UK are thriving through innovation. A panel of Vend retail experts built a collection of 14 forward-thinking retailers in the UK. 
  • Two thirds of UK retailers believe it will take their business three years or more to achieve true sustainability, a major study of retailers’ views on sustainability revealed.
  • The best manufacturers, makers, and suppliers from key sourcing regions around the world will be exhibiting at Autumn Fair. 
  • Shopping at trade shows can be time consuming and tiring. Making the most of your time is crucial, so we've compiled all of our top tips for attending trade shows. 
  • In the retail industry, supply chain transparency used to be an afterthought. Consumers, governments, and retailers are now putting it at the forefront.
  • If retailers want to continue to grow, it’s essential that they take a customer centric approach and set the foundation for a successful customer experience.
  • If you are looking to find sustainable brands, here is a snapshot of some of the ethical brands that will be showcasing their products at Autumn Fair.
  • Pushing creative boundaries encourages a brave approach in an increasingly fragile world. A rebellious attitude and brave approach to style is key. 
  • Pricecheck, a FMCG wholesale supplier and distributor, works with some of the biggest names in retail. They will be at Autumn Fair this September. 
  • Sarah Ward, the CEO of the Giftware Association and the BTAA, talks about the current state of the retail market and where she sees it going in the future.
  • If you’re setting up an account or just looking for ways to optimise the one you have, here is everything you need to know about Twitter marketing.
  • While having a presence at a trade show is the first step to expanding your customer base, there are a few tips for selling at trade shows that can help you succeed. 
  • Cowshed Interiors, a homeware's retailer based in the UK, is bringing an alternative twist to the world of online shopping.
  • The Internet of Things is the digital connection of products which allows data to be easily shared between them. It is transforming the retail industry in multiple ways. 
  • While sourcing private label goods can be a great opportunity, there are also some hurdles to overcome.

  • June's retail news roundup sees a positive month for international shoppers and an increase in retailers effort to be sustainable. All this and more in this month’s retail news roundup – editor’s picks.
  • Take a look at some of the wholesale fashion and jewellery brands that are coming to Autumn Fair this September.
  • Theo Paphitis and the #SBS crew are coming to Autumn Fair for a second year in a row, awarding 12 inspiring brands the chance to exhibit at the SBS Pavilion. 
  • Mr Wonderful, a stationery and gift brand that originated in Barcelona, put their consumer’s happiness at the core of their belief system.
  • These email marketing tips are perfect for businesses looking to start email campaigns, or for experienced marketers looking for a few extra tips.
  • Trade shows, especially wholesale trade shows, aren’t losing their edge for many reasons so we’ve rounded up the biggest benefits of attending trade shows. 
  • Generation Z currently account for somewhere between £22 billion to £112 billion in direct spending, but their influence on consumerism does not step there. 
  • We are set to launch a new international Sourcing zone at Autumn Fair as part of our new direction for 2019 this September.
  • Retailers need to take these factors into account when they are trying to improve their innovation in the retail industry.
  • We are revitalising the show experience this September at Autumn Fair. The retail industry is changing, so it is only fitting that we change with alongside it. 
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