With a full exhibitor list, an updated logo and website for 2013 and visitor registration open for business, the team behind the Exclusively Housewares exhibition is busying preparing for the summer show.
The show, which will be held at the Business Design Centre in London on Tuesday 11 June and Wednesday 12 June, is now in its twelfth year. It regularly attracts buyers from across the kitchenware, cookware, tabletop and small electrical sectors, including key independents and major department stores, plus garden centres, internet, mail order and TV retailers and the more general home and gift stores.
The exhibitor line-up is already in place. New exhibitors for 2013 are: Allsorted, Anniversary House, Dualit, Gers Equipement, GIMI, JWP, Make International, OvenLove, Riedel/ Spiegelau, Rosti Housewares, Tontarelli, Vitamix and Whitbread Wilkinson.
In addition, 2013 will see Kenwood taking a stand in its own right, and a return to the show by Bamix of Switzerland, Dartington Crystal, Horwood Homewares and Paladone Products.
Long standing show regulars include Addis Housewares, Amefa, Arthur Price, Charles Bentley & Son, the BHL Group, Bodum, Brabantia, Candlelight, David Mason Design, DKB Household, Elia International, Epicurean Europe, Ethos, Forma House, GEH, George Wilkinson, Gilberts Food Equipment, I Grunwerg, Imperial International, Jean Dubost, Jeray Sales, Joseph Joseph, Just Mugs, JVL Homeware Solutions, La Cafetiere, Le Creuset, Mason Cash & Kilner, Mastrad, Metaltex, Meyer Group, Portmeirion Group, Premier Housewares, Pyrex, Rayware, Ravenhead and Price & Kensington, H & L Russel, Salter, Samuel Groves, Scott Brothers, simplehuman, T & G Woodware, Taylors Eye Witness, Tefal , Tradestock, Traditional Wine Rack Company, Typhoon, Dema & Arthur Wood, Ultimate Products, Vacu Vin, Valerie Graham, Villeroy & Boch, Wesco International, Western House, WMF, WWRD and Zodiac Stainless Products.
The show also boasts a significant number of small domestic appliance (SDA) suppliers; Dualit, Kenwood, Vitamix, Bamix of Switzerland, aerolatte, Aga, Ascaso, Bodum, De’Longhi, Fairfax Coffee, Graef UK, Hostess, Jeray Sales, Jura Products, Meyer Group, Morphy Richards, Sabichi Homewares, Swan Products and Tefal.
“Our close relationship with the housewares members of BHETA (British Home Enhancement Trade Association) is vital to the show,” said show director Simon Boyd.
“They help to keep us up to date with how, where, and by whom, their products are being sold, which in turn helps us to understand the sort of product mix the show needs to stay relevant to the market.
“For example, the number of housewares products that are also regarded as practical, good-looking gifts is on the increase, so we’ll be inviting key top-end gift retailers to the show who are already, or might wish to, increase their business and profit by including housewares in their product mix.”