Autumn Fair

6-9 SEPTEMBER 2020 | NEC BIRMINGHAM

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  • Whilst most of us are in isolation, it's clear that we are connecting and helping each other more than ever before...
  • If you are looking to visit a trade show, you should do some planning in advance to make sure you are making the most of your time. 
  • If you are looking to find suppliers and source new products for your retail store, try and keep these 5 basic fundamentals in mind.  
  • The male beauty business is booming. If you are looking for wholesale men’s grooming products, these four are among our favourites.
  • If you are a retailer looking to stock some last-minute Christmas toys for kids this year, these five type of toys are a great start.
  • Private label products are exclusive products sold by a retailer with their own packaging and branding. These products are increasing in popularity rapidly all over the world.
  • Unlike some other retail trends, home décor trends have a relatively long lifespan. They evolve at a slower pace to fashion and gift trends. 
  • If you are looking for artificial flower wholesale suppliers, these 6 brands have the perfect mix of beauty, style and quality. 
  • The UK’s retail industry has seen an interesting month for September. Read our retai news roundup - Editor's picks to get your monthly fix of what is happening in the industry. 
  • A popular way of marketing to consumers, particularly younger consumers, is using social media influencers, but is it really effective?
  • With so many beautiful wholesale products to choose from across the 11 sectors at Autumn Fair, the team set out to find some of their favourites.
  • With 1300 exhibitors and even more brands at Autumn Fair 2019, the show floor was covered in innovative and unique brands.
  • As the customer journey continues to transform, with customers changing how, where and when they are making purchases, multichannel selling is becoming a key component of many retailer’s strategies. T ...
  • Ecommerce continues to revolutionise retail and alter customer expectations. Few businesses embody the rapid growth of online retail as much as Crafty Arts.
  • With Autumn Fair just around the corner, we checked in with one of our speakers Santiago Navarro to take a closer look at sustainable, efficient packaging opportunities. 
  • Ahead of Autumn Fair we sat down with Rob Gamage, Co Founder of Modern Retail, to find out more about the future of the retail industry
  • Our trend partners Colour Hive are looking ahead to 2020 to forecast and track trends in colours, material and finish for the design industry.
  • Find out about how trends emerge, and what patterns and colours we will see in SS 2020, as well as a sneak peak into the trends that will be at Autumn Fair this September.
  • Personalised gifts make for thoughtful presents that can capture a piece of the consumers personality or identity. These personalised gifts are set to be on-trend in 2020.
  • Independent retailers across the UK are thriving through innovation. A panel of Vend retail experts built a collection of 14 forward-thinking retailers in the UK. 
  • The best manufacturers, makers, and suppliers from key sourcing regions around the world will be exhibiting at Autumn Fair. 
  • In the retail industry, supply chain transparency used to be an afterthought. Consumers, governments, and retailers are now putting it at the forefront.
  • If you are looking to find sustainable brands, here is a snapshot of some of the ethical brands that will be showcasing their products at Autumn Fair.
  • Pushing creative boundaries encourages a brave approach in an increasingly fragile world. A rebellious attitude and brave approach to style is key. 
  • Sarah Ward, the CEO of the Giftware Association and the BTAA, talks about the current state of the retail market and where she sees it going in the future.
  • While having a presence at a trade show is the first step to expanding your customer base, there are a few tips for selling at trade shows that can help you succeed. 
  • The Internet of Things is the digital connection of products which allows data to be easily shared between them. It is transforming the retail industry in multiple ways. 
  • While sourcing private label goods can be a great opportunity, there are also some hurdles to overcome.

  • June's retail news roundup sees a positive month for international shoppers and an increase in retailers effort to be sustainable. All this and more in this month’s retail news roundup – editor’s picks.
  • Take a look at some of the wholesale fashion and jewellery brands that are coming to Autumn Fair this September.
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