21 July 2024, 12:21
By Furniture News Feb 02, 2024

Spring Fair to share "what's next in retail"

Spring Fair, the UK marketplace for Home, Gift, Fashion and Everyday products, opens this Sunday, and is set to welcome over 35,000 buyers from around the world.

Retailers registered to attend include Marks & Spencer, Hoopers, Fenwick, Selfridges, Anthropologie, Asda, Tesco, B&Q, Dunelm,  Homebase, Fishpools, N Brown, Sainsburys, Next, TK Maxx, Jarrolds, DFS Furniture, Harrods, Argos, Wilko, Barkers, Dobbies Garden Centres, Hillier Garden Centres, Morleys, The Range, Trago Mills, River Island, B&M, Robert Dyas, British Heart Foundation, Webbs Garden Centre and many more.

Now in its 74th year, Spring Fair is the UK's largest and longest-serving retail event. Set in the heart of the UK at Birmingham’s NEC, the event promises over 1200 suppliers, of which 200 are exclusive to Spring Fair in the UK – including Gallery Direct, Coach House, Hill Interiors, Pacific Lifestyle, Garden Trading, Libra x Laura Ashley, One.World, J-Line by Jolipa, Paladone, Ashwood Leather, Bluebell & Lark, McGowan & Rutherford, Edge Company, Ian Mankin and Trampoline.

The "shop for shops" will host more than one million products under one roof across 13 product sectors including Home, Living & Décor, Christmas, Festive & Floral, Housewares and The Summerhouse, as well as the all-encompassing Everyday sector.

Soraya Gadelrab, event director, says: “Offering an inspirational buying space for the industry, 2024 is about optimism and positivity for the retail sector and we’re looking forward to kick-starting this energy at Spring Fair. It’s not just an event, it’s a celebration of retail innovation and networking. Buyers will be immersed in a showcase of thousands of products from the industry’s most innovative brands. Thousands of suppliers will showcase tens of thousands of their newest products all vying to be retail’s next bestsellers.”

Spring Fair 2024 will also boast the show's most comprehensive content programme to date. From experts to rising stars, industry leaders will take to the stage to deliver exclusive trend forecasts, insights and masterclasses.

Soraya adds: “We’ve ramped up the onsite experiences and created three stages full of incredible content and resources. Dive into future trends at Trend Talks, visit the Masterclass Studio to grow your business with insights and tips from industry giants like Google and B Corp on an array of topics including strategic buying, social media, customer experience, and conscious consumerism.

"Big-name keynote speakers including Theo Paphitis and Dame Zandra Rhodes take to the Inspiring Retail Stage – and who doesn’t love a happy hour? Join us every day for a Sip & Shop at 4.30-5.30pm at the Masterclass Studio and Trend Talks stages – the perfect opportunity to toast the successful year ahead with industry peers and keep browsing the aisles for your next bestselling products.”

Buyers will also discover The New Product Showcase, Cardmitment campaign, The Gift of the Year Showcase, #SBS Village, and the Trend Trails for highlighting unique finds around the show.

Register to visit here.

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