Autumn Fair

5-8 September 2021 | NEC BIRMINGHAM

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  • Mr Miles, a tearoom based in Taunton, were originally solely trading as a café, but they quickly realised the importance of offering a full buying experience.
  • Exhibiting at trade shows can do a lot for your retail company including lead generation, developing your brand, and learning about the industry. 
  • A look at the macro fashion trends that will be evident in spring/summer 2020. The macro S/S 2020 trends will be honest, limitless, ritualistic, and brave. 
  • Starting your own business can be an exciting yet sometimes challenging feat. If you’ve thought of a business idea you’ve the hardest part sorted. Now it’s time to do your research and embark on your new business journey. Here are our top tips for starting a retail business.
  • Find out more about where Superdry is at with their infighting, Ebay’s success with small retail businesses, Wayfair’s first step to becoming a hybrid retailer, and why April is set to have better sales than March, in this months retail news - editor’s picks.
  • When consumers shop in-store (and even online) they aren’t solely looking to buy products, they are also looking for an interactive retail buying experience.These five retailers are offering an in-store digital experience. 

  • Business blogs are a great way to attract and engage potential and existing customers in retail. It can help you to connect with your customers in a way that will provide value to their lives.
  • A brand’s personality is the human element that consumers relate to when they deal with or think of a brand. How a brand expresses itself can make or break the relationship with their customers.
  • As we look into SS19 to see what will be the must have items two contrasting themes come out.... a resurgence of classic formal items and the need for fearless self expression...
  • We caught up with Holly Tucker at her workshop in London to talk about how she is helping creatives, her mission to help these artisans thrive, and a few lessons she learnt the hard way... 
  • We all know that providing a good service is important, but what is it really worth to your bottom line? How can you leverage experience to enable you to compete with online giants? And what can Disney teach us all about creating a great experience?
  • Starting to write can sometimes be a daunting task, whether you’re writing a blog, a tweet, or a bit of text to go on an advert. In this article we’re going to look at five questions that can make your copywriting experience much smoother...
  • When it comes to the ‘Golden Quarter,’ you may know that it refers to the Christmas buying period. But what else do you know? Here, we give you four facts about the Golden Quarter, and four ways to make it your best retailer period yet!
  • This September we’ll be welcoming entrepreneur and small business champion Theo Paphitis to Autumn Fair to host the #SBS Pavilion. 
  • Get a behind the scenes look at world renowned global trend forecaster  WGSN's  AW19/20 mega trend Light Magic

  • Together with world renowned global trend forecaster, WGSN, we’ve decoded the key home and gift trends to get you ahead of the season and the competition.
  • The season’s number one home and gift marketplace for the retail industry is to extend its Children’s Gifts, Toys & Gadgets showcase to include children's fashion.
  • The advantage of being a big retail chain or website like Amazon is that you have the logistics down pat – and that’s about it.
  • "It is surprising how many shops don’t know how to keep up to date with Google business so that people can easily find them."
  • How do you turn your store into a magnet for customers? Retail journalist John Ryan sets out the five unbreakable rules when it comes to retail merchandising.

  • Before starting an online ecommerce business in the UK you should ask yourself some questions.
  • The only way the big companies can compete is on volume and logistics, so find another edge.
  • We are now nimble enough as a company to work close to the market as well as plan ahead.
  • With shoppers more in-tune with global environmental and social issues, the UK’s handicraft industry often presents buyers with the ethically and ecologically conscious merchandise that consumers now demand.
  • Brick and mortar retailers can capitalise from the closure of Toys R Us in 2018. Single store toy retailers can continue their fight by focusing on the in-store experience to drive footfall and consumer engagement.

  • Despite a recent drop in toy sales, GlobalData forecasts the the UK toys & games market to rise 16.2% to £4.49 billion over the next five years.

  • One World offers beautiful things for the home at great prices without compromising on quality, customer service or delivery – whilst maintaining a fun and rebellious spirit along on way.

  • The Korean Pavilion at Autumn Fair is your fast-track route to Korean products, infused with beautiful, mesmerizing designs.

  • Ib Laursen ApS designs and sells home and garden decor, matching the Nordic design tradition, to retailers all over the world.
  • With a passion for nurturing connections, sharing joy and conveying emotions for fifteen years, Giftisimo has become a leading greeting card distributor.
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