Autumn Fair

5-8 September 2021 | NEC BIRMINGHAM


  • 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.
  • "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.

  • 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.

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

  • 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.

  • Ib Laursen ApS designs and sells home and garden decor, matching the Nordic design tradition, to retailers all over the world.
  • Samantha Holmes specialises in Alpaca clothing such as Alpaca Travel Shawls, Alpaca travel Wraps, Alpaca travel blankets, Alpaca Cardigans, Alpaca baby wear and so much more.
  • With a passion for nurturing connections, sharing joy and conveying emotions for fifteen years, Giftisimo has become a leading greeting card distributor.
  • Grand Illusions was created by Nick Ronald and David Roberts in December 1987, initially with just one small store in St Margaret's, Twickenham
  • India Jane is a British luxury interiors brand dedicated to delivering originality. They offer diverse ranges of furniture and home interiors accessories alongside an extensive collection of lighting.
  • Jellycat: The Story

    14 Aug 2017
    Jellycat are creating original and innovative soft toys in London since 1999, and continue to combine luxurious fabrics with quirky designs to ensure they stand out from the crowd!
  • Bronte by Moon is Abraham Moon & Sons' official brand of beautiful woollen home and fashion accessories including throws, cushions, baby blankets and scarves. 
  • Makasi Imports Ltd supply high quality wooden furniture and accessories, with a wide range of rustic and contemporary designs as well as a range for clients looking for something a little more unique.

Newsletter Image

Do not add any content here, please.

Newsletter Sign Up

Stay up to date with the latest retail insights, trend information, how to guides and show news delivered to your inbox every month.


Our partners