Autumn Fair

5-8 September 2021 | NEC BIRMINGHAM

Retail Views

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  • Find out how the pandemic has affected this home and interior trends for this year. 
  • We’ve already shared the Government’s guidelines on making your shop a Covid Secure environment, but how can you ensure your customers feel safe? Here are a few of our top tips. 
  • Why has wellbeing become such a big industry? We track down the answers, so that you don't have to!
  • This week our #inspiredbykindness campaign recognises   Sandwick Bay Candles as we are reminded of how one small action can really gain momentum, and make a significant impact.
  • We have all become far more conscious of the welfare of others, and in particular the importance of ensuring that people who have been isolating on their own, do not feel alone and out of touch with their families...
  • Finally, Non- essential stores have been given the go ahead to reopen on the 15th of June. However, that’s only if they are compliant with the governments updated coronavirus safeguarding guidance for retail.

  • We have been overwhelmed by the generosity of our network for our keyworkers and their own local communities. However, on top of these donations, we have also been hearing of people who have been donating an even more precious commodity, their time and knowledge...

  • Last week the BRC (British Retail Consortium) and USDAW (Union of Shop, Distributive and Allied Workers) published practical guidance for retailers. Here are their key recommendations.

  • On the 27th of April the government announced another financial support scheme that will provide much needed aid to SME’s. Find out what you need to know in order to see if you are able to apply. 
  • We have highlighted some of the key resources from These associations and other key opportunities below
  • In case you missed it, hear from Stephen Illingworth, Director, Product Development and Marketing, for Widdop and Co. as he talks through practical steps you can take to make your retail business more resilient...

  • This week we want to recognise one of our exhibitor partners Portfolio home ( the Evans group) and one of our favourite online retailers Made.com for their thoughtful and much needed gestures of Kindness.

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