With its doors re-opening for the first time in 18 months from the 5th – 8th September at the NEC Birmingham, Autumn Fair, co-located with Moda, has introduced COVID-19 status checks for all attendees on arrival at the show. In addition, it has updated its Safe & Secure Guidelines to deliver industry-leading health and safety measures to put the show community at ease asit plays a key role in reigniting the UK retail industry.
Following the government’s latest guidance, and working in consultation with the Association of Event Organisers (AEO), it has been confirmed that this September’s Autumn Fair will ask all attendees, including visitors, exhibitors, contractors, venue and organiser staff, to verify their COVID-19 status on arrival. This means all attendees will need to demonstrate proof of COVID-19 status for entry to the event. This will need to be one of the following:
Tri-Star Packaging is the UK’s leading foodservice packaging supplier, adding value for garden centre caterers with its wide range of sustainable quick-serve foodservice packaging which is not only convenient, hygienic and fit for purpose, but also easy to store and use, therefore speeding up service.
During the pandemic, Tri-Star packaging placed increased emphasis on providing everything a garden centre needs to operate safely and efficiently. The Essentials Range now includes: popular lines of food and drink packaging, personal protection equipment (PPE); and convenient and flexible janitorial solutions and products. The Cleanline®Eco range provides solutions for routine daily use on all surfaces and includes the ready-to-use Cleanline®Eco Food Safe Sanitiser which is a multi-surface cleaner and sanitiser suitable for use in food preparation and service areas.
The countdown is on to Glee making its in-person return post-lockdown (14th – 16th September NEC Birmingham), as exhibitors and visitors alike, eagerly await the chance to network, share ideas and celebrate new launches. The 2021 show will bring together hundreds of brands and thousands of exciting products under one roof, providing retail buyers with the first opportunity they’ve had in 18 months to ‘shop’ new ranges but also the chance to glean insight about top trends and consumer behaviour, helping to shape their offer and capitalise on opportunities in the market. Here, Glee exhibitors detail their bestsellers during a year that has seen unprecedented demand for garden products, whilst sharing market knowledge to give visitors an overview of what they can expect to see showcased in the halls at Glee this September.
If you are planning on stocking the latest garden brands and essentials in 2022, then your first port of call has to be the newly opened Woodlodge showroom which showcases the company’s brand-new product offering.
The purpose-built facility at Woodlodge’s Tetbury head office will give retailers early access to the new product ranges, as well as the existing popular portfolio of gardenware that the company is renowned for. Buyers will be able to talk direct to representatives who are committed to delivering high quality and market leading garden sales solutions for garden centres and other outlets.
Following the successful launch of the Sustainability Trail at Spring Fair 2020, the focus on sustainability continues for Autumn Fair 21 with the launch of The Sustainability Library and a host of onsite initiatives.
Pre-show, visitors can connect with sustainable brands at Autumn Fair 2021 at https://www.autumnfair.com/the-sustainability-library-at-autumn-fair-home in just a few clicks; making it super easy to discover the brands and suppliers that are striving to do their part to ensure a more sustainable and ethical future for us all.