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Do you have eligible product?

Do you have eligible product?

Why doesn't every supplier or manufacturer enter at least one eligible product for an industry award... every year? With the many, many category options across the various industry awards, nearly every supplier or manufacturer has an eligible product - which means any buyer or retailer can stock award-winning product! It's time to embrace the fact that wherever you are in the supply chain you can use this year’s industry awards to your advantage. Here's how:

Modern Calligraphy - what's it all about?

Modern Calligraphy - what's it all about?

It's National Stationery Week - and today's theme is #PenandPencil. So it makes perfect sense to talk today about a fast growing trend: Modern Calligraphy. Why are people getting hooked, and what exactly is it all about?

Why Industry Awards make everyone a winner - entrants, judges, retailers and customers!

Why Industry Awards make everyone a winner - entrants, judges, retailers and customers!

As it's the final day of Spring Fair for another year, I've been reflecting on the highlights. Particularly the fantastic Gift of the Year Awards Ceremony on Sunday evening and the attention the winners' display in the Spring Fair concourse has attracted! I've been thinking why doesn't every supplier or manufacturer enter at least one eligible product for an industry award... every year?

10 things to consider if you're thinking of introducing new product categories to your shop

10 things to consider if you're thinking of introducing new product categories to your shop

Are you heading to Spring Fair 2018 taking place at the NEC in Birmingham over the next few days? Perhaps you're hoping to find some giftware to complement your instore range? Here are 10 things you'll need to consider to ensure that it sells and adds to your profitability...

Gifts can make all the difference to your profitability

Gifts can make all the difference to your profitability

With the winners of the Gift of the Year Awards 2018 set to be announced at tomorrow's ceremony at the Vox Conference Centre in Birmingham - here's why you might want to consider adding gifts to your store's range to make it more profitable...

Speaking at Spring Fair 2018

Speaking at Spring Fair 2018

Are you heading to Spring Fair in February (4th - 8th, NEC, Birmingham)? It's set to be a great show - packed with immersive trends installations, seminars, meet the experts sessions, and workshops...! I'm particularly looking forward to joining the speaker line up for the event again this year!

Retail Trends to look out for in 2018

Retail Trends to look out for in 2018

In 2018, we will have to resolve to work hard to grow our businesses; to work with renewed vigour and focus to ensure we are taking away any of the barriers that might stop our customers spending money. Remember to keep calm, hold your nerve and obsess about your customers!

Independent Retailers' 3 Point Check-List for Christmas

Independent Retailers' 3 Point Check-List for Christmas

There isn’t much time to get ready and most of your stock will have been bought – but as part of your final planning for Christmas, here’s a 3 point checklist for maximising your Christmas selling opportunity...