Independent home retailers can now register for what show organisers are coining INDX Homewares’ and INDX Furniture’s “biggest and best” show schedules yet.
Curated by buying group, Associated Independent Stores (AIS), INDX is celebrating 10 years as the leading order writing show in 2023. The shows have continued to evolve over that time, with this year’s being backed by leading trend agency, Scarlet Opus, which guides AIS members through the complex consumer landscape.
Scarlet Opus was appointed to work with AIS and INDX Shows in 2022 and produces regular product and consumer trend reports for the buying teams to ensure its members can stay ahead of the retail curve. Visiting AIS members of the February show will be able to hear from Director of Consumer Behaviour Insights and Trends at Scarlet Opus, Phil Pond, who helps build world class retail environments.
INDX Furniture is the first in the calendar on January 21-23 with 28 suppliers and a range of exclusives, show offers and deals for visitors. Highlights to be expected include the introduction of three new suppliers: CALA ITALIA, a brand-new Italian upholstery manufacturer; SIREN, a versatile soft cover for contemporary and traditional designs; and BELL & STOCCHERO a high-design cabinet.
This year there will also be 24 new suppliers at the Homewares Show on February 21-22 including Riva Home, Potters Crouch, Burton McCall, Herdy, Swan, D.A.D, Georg Jensen, and LIGA. Seven suppliers will also be returning including Le Creuset, Beam, Turner Bianca, Joseph Joseph, Sodastream, Waltons, and Frass & English Soap Company.
One of the many draws to INDX Homewares for independent retailers is its ability to provide access to 36 leading brands from 10 leading electrical suppliers, each of which has a range of brand-new products lined up for launch including a virtually assisted kettle.
Rachel Breen, head of Homewares, said: “When we speak to our suppliers, members and show visitors, we really listen to the challenges they’re facing and want to ensure our shows are where they feel they can get business done. Many of the key suppliers are now starting to streamline their trade show attendance, and we are incredibly proud of the fact many are prioritising the INDX schedule, evidenced in the range of new contenders and returning residents.
“We also continue to keep a close eye on the changing demands on the industry. We are aware that buying patterns are constantly changing, so it’s important that we are able to be flexible to this in order to best serve our members.
“As we approach our 10-year anniversary in 2023, it is clear that a more consolidated show offering is the best way to cater to the modern market. We’re therefore adjusting the way that we deliver them so that everyone involved is able to draw the maximum benefit.”
Since its inception in 2013, INDX Shows have been able to welcome a focused selection of buyers and exhibitors to its dedicated exhibition space, Cranmore Park, Solihull, every year.
The INDX 2023 calendar for shows relevant to retailers in the home sector has been published below:
- INDX Furniture, 20-23 January
- INDX Homewares, 21-22 February
- INDX Bed & Bedroom, 25-26 April
- INDX Furniture, 20-22 June
- INDX Bed & Bedroom, 30-31 August
- INDX Homewares, 12-13 September