Independent retailers across Scotland and the north of England should ensure 22-23rd Sept is firmly in their diaries if they wish to grab that special gem of a gift at the new-look Scotland’s Trade Fair Autumn.
With a completely refreshed layout and added Craft Gallery, as well as an extended Launch Gallery, this Show promises to offer visitors something special and unique with a raft of innovative and exciting exhibitors. Around 180 exhibitors, many of whom can only be seen at this Show, will display their cards, homewares, gifts, textiles, jewellery and food, which will be perfect for shops for their Christmas customers, as well as gaining ideas for 2020 stock.
In The Launch Gallery new companies such as Kushboo, Sandwich Bay Candles, The Wee Book Company, Mella Soap, Seddon and Davison and Woollyhatz will be exhibiting for the first time at the Autumn edition of Scotland’s Trade Fair.
Initial interest in the new craft area is currently “through the roof” and applications are currently being considered for acceptance. The Speciality Food area is once again in high demand and is almost sold out featuring companies such as Chrystal’s Shortbread, Smoky Brae, School Yard Chillies, Chocolat Box and Scotia Spice Foods.
This Show provides the perfect time to make last minute orders for Christmas, as well as get ahead of competitors and order for 2020. With established companies such as Earth Squared, Hole in my Pocket, Siabann, Ness, Glen Appin, and Just Slate there will be a huge array of gifts to order.
Show Director Mark Saunders said: “Nothing quite beats meeting suppliers and negotiating orders that can only be done face to face at trade shows, especially as many of our exhibitors will only be at this Show. However, our Autumn Show is more than just buying, it allows shops the chance to find out what is on-trend in the marketplace, discover new exhibitors, offers the opportunity for networking and catching up with suppliers and is a welcome day out after what we hope will be a busy summer season.
“With many British people opting to holiday at home, plus many foreign visitors flocking to Scotland, many shops should have an excellent summer and will be ready to re-order in Sept.”
Gillian Russell, from Killearn Pharmacy near Glasgow which has a big gift offering added: “It’s really important as a small retailer to attend Shows to try and identify new products, new ranges and new suppliers as we need to keep turning over products to attract and keep customers.”
Make sure 22-23rd is in the diary now!