An expansion of the INDX Home show series, INDX Beds & Bedroom arrived at Cranmore Park Conference and Exhibition Centre in Solihull on 26-27th April, and was attended by an upbeat flock of retailers, plus suppliers including Emma, Gainsborough, Harrison Spinks, Healthbeds, Highgrove, Hypnos, Julian Bowen, Kaydian, Kaymed, GNG Group (Komfi), Limelight Beds, MA Living, Millbrook, Relyon, Rest Assured, Silentnight, Sealy, Sleepeezee, Sweet Dreams and Tempur.
Visiting buyers displayed a strong appetite to buy, states organiser Associated Independent Stores (AIS), saying that the show was heralded a success by exhibitors, who were quick to praise its format and the business written across the two days.
“INDX Beds & Bedroom has been a fantastic opportunity for us to present all our ranges to a wide range of customers in a professional setting with great facilities,” says Relyon Beds’ David Wescomb – while Emma’s Neil Robinson says: “We had a fantastic couple of days at INDX Beds & Bedroom and we signed up some serious new retail partners, with others pending.”
Leading UK buying group AIS also introduced Retail Insights, a series of on-site speaker sessions which explored the business of sleep and tackled topics including sustainability, circularity and the importance of sleep. The sessions were led by a selection of industry experts, headlined by Dame Jessica Ennis-Hill, and were well received by attendees and participants alike.
“It’s been great to see so many of our customers and retail partners at INDX Beds & Bedroom, and it’s been great to be able to talk about new product and new developments,” comments Hypnos’ Richard Gretton. “The new guest speaker sessions were also well attended – it really shows our industry’s passion for momentum and development.”
Land of Beds’ Maria Jones adds: “We had a great show, we thoroughly enjoyed it and thought the guest speakers were a great concept.”
The AIS team is now working on delivering its next calendar show, INDX Furniture, which will take place from 30th August to 1st September, with the first day open exclusively to AIS members.
Visitor registration is now open and can be completed via the INDX website.