Autumn Fair

1-4 SEPTEMBER 2019 - EVERYDAY SECTOR OPENS 31 AUG

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  • 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.
  • 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. 

  • 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.  
  • 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.
  • 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. 
  • 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. 

  • 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.
  • 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?
  • "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."
  • 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.
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