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Almost a sell out at Scotland’s Trade Fair Autumn

Glasgow’s SECC gearing up for an amazing September line-up

There may still be five months to go until Scotland’s Trade Fair Autumn but the collection of original and exciting exhibitors is almost full.

The show takes place at the SECC in Glasgow on 18 and 19 of September and there are loads of intriguing additions to this year’s line-up – including some amazing food companies specialising in festive food.

The show is traditionally the last chance for northern retailers to source and order goods for the Christmas season. And with a wide selection of homewares, jewellery, accessories and now food and drink, it offers independent retailers the chance to stock up on something a little more innovative for their festive customers.

Of the more than 150 exhibition stands, almost a third this year are new exhibitors, and there is also the Launch Gallery, for young and unique companies less than two years old.

This year Launch Gallery will feature, amongst many others, metalwork gifts by Steelin Dreams and stylish scarves and cushions from Nikki d’Aguilar.

For the first time ever the show will also include gift food and drink exhibitors, including Spice Pots, Coco Chocolatier and The Chilli Experience.

Show regulars back by popular demand, include Dekessa Candles, Pewtermill Crafts and Ortak. New kids on the trade show block include Black & Wired clothes from Aberdeenshire and Juli Partlett Ceramics, as well as Sienna Glass and Diamond in the Sky jewellery.

Mark Saunders, MD of Springboard Events, who organises the Show said: ‘Our Autumn Show provides the perfect platform for re-stocking for the frantic Christmas retail season. 

‘We have had such a good response to the Launch Gallery we are considering extending it beyond its original footprint. We have managed to secure some really interesting exhibitors with gifts for all retailers from clothes to food, accessories to homewares. 

‘With a wide range of price points this Show is certainly not to be missed if you want to succeed in the final quarter of 2016.'

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