The May issue is filled to the brim with 60 pages of products, personalities, previews and more.
There’s a 12-page preview of the Exclusively trade shows and a look at what’s happening at Home & Gift Buyers’ Festival in Harrogate, along with reviews of the Ambiente, Chicago and Pulse exhibitions.
We catch up with Rob Jones and Richard Gilbert following their recent appointments as Horwood sales director and Eddingtons senior head of foodservice respectively. And we find out what David Parkes did next, after retiring in late March as merchandise controller for housewares and gift food at AIS.
Plus, we profile three award-winning businesses: Bents Garden & Home, which won the best independent garden centre category of The Housewares Innovation Awards 2017, Dunelm (best multiple housewares retailer winner) and Home Hardware (best wholesaler winner).
We talk to Barkers Home Store – a finalist in the best independent department store category – too.
And we report on the latest BHETA networking forum and the results of Bira’s British Independent Retail Awards 2017.
ALSO IN THE MAG: leading players in the industry share their thoughts with readers.
Consultant Michael Weedon explores the impact of the changing political and economic climate on retailers.
David Grunwerg, director of supplier Grunwerg, discusses the challenge of recreating a ‘theatre of dreams’ for housewares.
Bryan Clover, ceo of Rainy Day Trust, gives a warts-and-all account of his latest fundraising endeavour for the charity.
Retailer Gary Gordon, joint managing director of Kitchen Kapers, contemplates how to merchandise products for maximum effect.
BHETA housewares sector director Will Jones suggests ways to broaden your sales horizons.
And Mark Hall, managing director of Creative Products, reveals why he believes in-store TV promotions are ‘all gain and no pain’.
PLUS: discover what’s hot in small electricals, eco-friendly products, tools & gadgets, outdoor cooking & dining, baking & icing, childrensware and colour in the home.
Finally, our regular Best Sellers section lists the current top performing products at Harts of Stur, Lawsons, Leekes and The Good Cook Shop in Worthing.
This issue will be distributed at the Exclusively shows – so don’t forget to pick up your copy while stocks last!
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