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3-6 SEPTEMBER 2023
NEC BIRMINGHAM, UK

Inside Retail

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  • 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. 
  • These five unique and innovative wholesale gifts for retailers will be a welcome addition to any store and your customers will love them. 
  • Nest sells all types of gifts, jewellery and homewares. They have always been ahead of their time in regards to the kind of products consumers are looking for.
  • The retail industry has had a positive month this May with an increase in sales for major retailers and the launch of sustainable initiatives.  
  • With 1.18 billion daily users, Facebook is the world’s largest social media platform and a vital marketing tool for any retail business.
  • Exhibiting at a trade show abroad is a really good way to break into international markets. These are the things you need to think about if you are. 
  • The Summerhouse sector, Autumn Fair’s curated collection of on-trend gift, home interior, lighting and lifestyle brands, is set to expand for the coming September show. 
  • The Play & Tech sector of Autumn Fair is home to the most exciting and popular kids wholesale products and brands in retail.
  • One of the most important and effective marketing methods in the retail industry is word of mouth.
  • The global furniture market is set to increase year on year, hitting €670 billion by 2024. This market can be competitive but the future looks positive.
  • Ian snow, a wholesale sustainable furniture company, is different than most furniture suppliers because they put ethics at the core of everything they do.
  • Instagram marketing is a useful tool that both big and small brands should be taking advantage of.
  • If you’re looking to exhibit at a trade show for the first time, we’ve rounded up some tips to help get you started.
  • Spring & Autumn Fair have launched a monthly newsletter filled with helpful and insightful content. We wanted to introduce you to the faces that make up the team.
  • 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. 

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