The UK’s largest and longest-running trade show for home, gift and fashion, Spring Fair, closed yesterday, after generating millions of pounds' worth of business.
Organiser Hyve Group states that a return in buyer confidence and the energy throughout the show was backed up by reports of "huge volumes" of orders and rising AOVs.
Buyers from the likes of John Lewis, Next, Wayfair, Fenwick, Tesco, Sainsbury, Argos, B&Q, Squires, Notcutts, Dobbies, Blue Diamond, British Garden Centres and Barton Grange were in attendance.
Julie Driscoll, divisional MD, Spring Fair and Moda, says: “It’s been a truly extraordinary four days at Spring Fair. We’re so pleased to be able to report on such overwhelming success stories and hear the brilliant feedback from our visitors and exhibitors.
“Backed up by our 72-year heritage and experience, Spring Fair continues to look forward, to listen to and understand the marketplace, to evolve and innovate, to strive to deliver the ultimate buying experience and the best ROI for our exhibitors. Despite the two-year break, the team haven’t stood still. We have invested in our people and in new products such as Curated Meetings to ensure we not only have our finger on the pulse of what our customers and the retail industry needs, but also to continually think ahead to the future to create the new ways of doing business. We look forward to putting on another retail spectacle at Autumn Fair, and look forward to welcoming you all back.”
Autumn Fair will take place from 4-7th September 2022 at NEC Birmingham.