June 17 saw members of The British Home Enhancement Trade Association (BHETA) enjoying 70 appointments with buyers from retail chain The Range.
At the seventh Meet The Buyer event in BHETA’s series, buyers from The Range were looking to source products or promotions suitable for the 88-strong chain, which offers more than 65,000 products across 16 departments including housewares, DIY, furniture, lighting, arts & crafts and garden. The event took place at The Future Inn Hotel in Plymouth International Business Park.
New and existing The Range suppliers were allocated 20-minute appointments to present ‘innovative products capable of delivering high volume sales at competitive prices and/or complementing existing product ranges’.
Commenting on the event, The Range buyer Jim Chadwick said: “All the buyers found it a productive day, particularly where suppliers crossed over categories and it allowed a more complete view of their offers. We found some good new products and will look to make it an annual event.”
BHETA housewares sector director William Jones said: “The Range product offering embraces everything that BHETA members have to offer, so this was a very exciting opportunity for home improvement and home enhancement members alike.”