Autumn Fair

5-8 September 2021 | NEC BIRMINGHAM

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  • 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.

  • With lockdowns easing and business getting back to normal, what does the future look like for our high streets?

  • 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 ...
  • Why has wellbeing become such a big industry? We track down the answers, so that you don't have to!
  • 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.
  • 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...

  • Today the Bloomingville brands and philosophies have been adopted by millions of homes, releases many inspiring collections across seasons.

  • 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...
  • 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...
  • 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 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. 
  • We have highlighted some of the key resources from These associations and other key opportunities below
  • The Giftware Association’s calling on the industry to donate gifts to essential workers in the UK.

  • 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...

  • 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.

  • Have you already applied, or looking at this scheme, here are some of the basics you need to know... 
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