Trade shows Exclusively Housewares and Exclusively Electrical will be looking ahead to Christmas 2016 and Spring/Summer 2017 when they open in London this June.
The shows will offer visitors a new On Trend display area and free accompanied ‘Trend Tours’ around the show floor undertaken by trend forecasters Scarlet Opus.
Show director Simon Boyd said: “We know from contact with Exclusively visitors that trade shows are important, not just for finding new suppliers and new products, but also to get an overview of what’s being planned for the seasons ahead.
“This year the Exclusively shows are aiming to give buyers a helping hand to search out and recognise ‘On Trend’ products – focusing particularly on Christmas 2016 and the spring/summer season for 2017.”
There will also be a series of free presentations from market research company GfK; John Ryan, stores editor of business magazine ‘Retail Week’; and Phil Pond of Scarlet Opus, on current consumer trends and what customers will be looking out for in the future.
The co-located shows will run on Tuesday, June 14 and Wednesday, June 15 at the Business Design Centre in north London.
This will be the 15th edition of Exclusively Housewares. Exclusively Electrical made its debut last year and runs alongside Exclusively Housewares in the Business Design Centre’s Gallery Hall.
Simon commented: “As two specialist shows, we offer a depth and breadth of brands, products and suppliers that’s very attractive to a great mix of retailers for whom housewares and SDA products range from the purely functional right through to ideal gifts.”