Scotland’s Trade Fair Spring is back in person, in Glasgow from 23-25 January 2022. With a raft of interesting and innovative exhibitors clamouring for stands, this is a not-to-be missed event for retailers north and south of the border.
Following the successful re-introduction of Scotland’s Trade Fair Autumn in September where business was brisk and retailers were quick to place orders, it seems that the industry is looking forward with confidence and returning to the bigger January Show. Here some 500 exhibitors will showcase their products from gifts to crafts and jewellery to textiles at the Scottish Events Campus.
Scotland’s Trade Fair Online has been busy throughout 2021, keeping 175 suppliers and over 2000 retailers in touch all year with a combination of an online product directory and live product sessions.
Fizz Creations have collaborated once again with Penguin Ventures, part of Penguin Random House, to launch a brand-new collection of licensed gifts featuring Peter Rabbit™. Playing to the award-winning strengths of Fizz, the range includes lighting and children’s games in addition to keepsake gifting.
“It’s a really exciting time to be working with Peter Rabbit, it’s quite astonishing to see how this cute little illustrated rabbit has stood the test of time and will actually be celebrating his 120th birthday in 2022.”
Zoe Ryan, Marketing Manager Fizz Creations
In addition to the range launching this Autumn, Fizz Creations has also worked with high street favourite Boots and supermarket giant Morrisons to design and develop exclusive Peter Rabbit gifting products for later this year.
As we move into autumn, our members have become increasingly busy and a lot has changed for them in terms of returning to ‘normal’.
To start with, we were able to celebrate together, face-to-face, for the first time in two years at our regional award meetings, which we held in late August and early September and were a huge success.
These awards, which are one of the highlights of our annual calendar, follow our inspections, where our dedicated team of independent inspectors visit each member centre, unannounced, to help maintain standards across all departments. These couldn’t take place in 2020, so we’re delighted to have been able to do them once again.
Yorkshire based Raisthorpe Distillery has revealed new range of limited edition light up gins with edible gold leaf - perfect for Christmas gifting.
Available in Raisthorpe’s popular Pear and Peppercorn, Apricot and Coconut and Bramble and Saffron flavours, the extra special gins include edible gold leaf andan illuminated base which lights up to highlight the sparkle and reveal each bottle’s colourful botanical decorations of fruits, bees and blooms.
Blended with botanicals and water from the underwater streams of the Gypsey Spring that runs under the farm at Thixendale, the small batch gin is made at Raisthorpe’s Yorkshire Wolds distillery using its 40% proof gin. The gins are perfect added to a glass of prosecco, in a cocktail or simply paired with Raisthorpe’s range of Yorkshire Tonics.
Following on from the astonishing success of Autumn Fair and the highest ever re-book, Spring Fair has announced that 90% of its stand space has been sold and its organisers Hyve Group plc are looking to increase the floorplan to accommodate the flurry of new brands keen to join the show.
As the leading and most definitive marketplace for wholesale home, gift, fashion and sourcing, Spring Fair, which also now incorporates fashion destination Moda, is known as a nucleus for creativity, inspiration, trends, and order writing, as well as bringing the industry together, building communities, nurturing collaboration, and facilitating relationships that last. The next live event takes place at NEC Birmingham on the 6th – 9th February 2022 and features four key buying destinations - Home, Gift, Fashion and Design & Source, as well as the Inspiring Retail Stage which takes on the theme of empowering change featuringinspiring and innovative retailers who are changing their business with a positive impact.