What does 2019 hold for independent retailers?

In just 2 days - Autumn Fair opens it's doors attracting exhibitors and visitors from across Europe (and beyond!) who want to see, touch, play with and purchase exciting new products ahead of the 'Golden Quarter'!

Autumn Fair is one of the last opportunities to find bestsellers ahead of Christmas - and to start to plan and buy stock for 2019 retail spikes like Valentine's Day, Mother’s Day and Easter. As the organisers explain: "Autumn Fair is where retailers find products in time and in stock for their most important and profitable time of the year - the ‘Golden Quarter‘."

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The fair is also a popular destination for retailers looking to gain valuable retail insight through seminars, workshops and video content - all under one roof. And I'm delighted to say that as Deputy Chair of the Giftware Association I've been asked to speak twice this year - and will be sharing my take on what 2019 has in store for independent retailers...

So if you're visiting Autumn Fair on Sunday or Monday, please do head to The Main Stage (times below) where I'll be: 

  • Outlining trends we have seen in 2018
  • Considering social, economic and design influences
  • Examining what will change in 2019?

SUNDAY 2nd SEPTEMBER: 13:00 - 14:00 (The Main Stage) Register here >
MONDAY 3rd SEPTEMBER: 15:00 - 15:45 (The Main Stage) Register here >

And if you're not able to make it, stay tuned for my product highlights from the show which I'll be sharing right here on the blog...