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Plenty of New Blood at Harrogate

There’s an impressive list of exhibitors old and new at buyers’ festival

Harrogate’s annual Home & Gift Buyers’ Festival is on the horizon – and this year’s line-up is shaping up to be pretty stellar.

Home & Gift is known for showcasing thousands of new brands and products, and this year’s show – on from 17 to 20 July – will be no exception.

With over 150 new suppliers featured amongst the 850 plus exhibitors showing this year, retailers attending can feel more inspired and indulged than ever, confident that they are ahead of the competition for the key second buying season.

New faces who will be unveiling their product lines for the first time include: Bentley & Bo Limited, Hannah Williamson, Suck UK, 1790 Creative Limited, Stone Marketing Limited, Tobar Group Trading Ltd, The Big Cheese Making Kit Ltd, Cornwall Soap Box Ltd, John Hanly & Co Ltd., Laura Skilbeck, Lorna Syson Textiles, McGregor Balfour (Textiles), The Green Board Game Company and Weekend365 Limited.

Joining them are many returning favourites, including: Lesser & Pavey Ltd, Hill Interiors Ltd, Yankee Candle Co (Europe) Ltd, Joe Davies (Manchester), Richard Lang & Son Ltd, Brandwell Irl Ltd, Something Different Wholesale, Gisela Graham Ltd, Get Fresh Cosmetics Ltd, Container Group Buying, CB Imports, Flame & Fragrance Ltd, RJB Stone Ltd, Wild And Wolf Ltd, Culinary Concepts, Voyage Decoration Ltd., D&X Ltd, Orange Tree Toys, Ashleigh & Burwood Ltd, Heaven Sends, JJ Vaillant Ltd, Charlie Bears Ltd, Lichfield Leather Ltd, Dartington Crystal Ltd, Heathcote & Ivory Ltd and Puckator.

Emma Royston, Brand Manager, from SUCK UK, said: ‘Harrogate is a unique show for attracting all kinds of retailers that we do not get to see at any other UK show. It is somewhere to meet great quality independents too.

‘Having done the show a few years back we are really excited to be back with our new range and hope to attract a new string of great customers.’

In addition to a vast array of exciting new products this year, there has also been a number of improvements to the look and feel of the show, including an enhanced Great Northern Retail Forum.

Cleere Scamell, Show Director, said: ‘We are always looking at ways to make life at The Home & Gift Buyers’ Festival easier for everyone. Building on the easier layout introduced last year, we are adding another entrance point adjacent to the ever popular Design Point campus, creating the easiest-ever arrival experience.

‘Our aim is to make choosing the very best in design-led and everyday essential products as enjoyable an experience as it should really be.’

For more information on The Home & Gift Buyers’ Festival, the industry’s favourite buying event, please visit: www.homeandgift.co.uk



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