Autumn Fair

5-8 September 2021 | NEC BIRMINGHAM


  • There are too many fresh and exciting Autumn Fair exhibitors to list, so here’s a small snapshot of the Beauty & Wellbeing suppliers you will find at the show.
  • One of the key spring summer fashion trends for s/s 2020 is natural and honest. The wonders of nature blends contemporary craft and imperfect beauty.
  • Keep up to date with what happened in the retail industry this April, with this month's retail new roundup - editor's picks. 

  • Pavilion Broadway, a bricks and clicks homewares company in the Cotswolds, was established eleven years ago by David Ewart and his wife.
  • Millennials are the largest living generation, so it’s important for retailers to familiarise themselves with their buying behaviour.
  • Subscription boxes are the most popular way to market retail subscriptions to consumers, with half of all millennials in the UK signed up to at least one.  
  • Now that mobile shopping and browsing is so mainstream, a lot of the products consumer’s purchase are an impulsive buy.
  • If you’re looking to get the attention of publications and editors but don't have the budget to hire an expensive PR firm, we’ve come up with some PR tips for small businesses.
  • Rachel Ellen, based in Nottingham, is one of the UK’s leading suppliers in children’s wholesale greeting cards and co-ordinated gifts.
  • While every retail store will have multiple different types of customers, they can be broken up into five more general terms. A different sales approach will work best with each.
  • In the Living Sector, you will find some of the best furniture and homeware suppliers in the business. Here is a snapshot of some of the home companies that should be on your radar. 
  • Personalisation is very on-trend in the retail industry. Consumers want to feel an emotional connection to the brands they are using and wearing.
  • 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. 
  • 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.
  • 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.
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