With their continued growth and product range expansion, coupled with a rise in demand for home furnishings during the pandemic, Gallery Direct needed to guarantee they could maintain a supply of products into the UK, in order to meet their customers’ needs. However, with the pandemic causing major worldwide supply chain issues, this proved difficult to achieve using their usual shipping methods.
Following discussions with their shipping partner DSV, who had decided to use the Ocean Charter Network to ship freight from China to Europe, it was agreed that the first charter ship would be used to bring Gallery products to the UK. The charter left China on 3rd February with the goods arriving at Gallery’s premises in Kent on 24th March. Amongst the products are some of Gallery’s new SS21 Collection, which has already been so popular and well received within the home interiors and accessories market.
Clarion Events, the team behind some of the Retail industry’s most celebrated shows –January Furniture Show, Manchester Furniture Show, Home & Gift and Top Drawer – has announced the launch of their much-anticipated digital offering, a trade e-commerce platform called REVEAL.
In a move to unite the industry not just on live show days, but all year round, REVEAL, powered by Treniq technology, will be a hub of product discovery, easy ordering, inspiration and insight, 365 days a year; a rotating shop window highlighting the work of amazing lifestyle brands, big and small.
REVEAL is the place for the product obsessed. Designed to complement the existing live show offering, for suppliers, it will be a 24/7 digital shopfront, placing products at eye-level for the UK’s largest network of sought-after buyers. For retailers, it will be a daily dose of product discovery, and a unique opportunity to source, connect and buy, as well as learn and be inspired.
Garden centre chain Dobbies has opened its 71st store, located in Boston, Lincolnshire. Previously Johnsons Garden Centre, the store has undergone a refurbishment. It now offers plants and gardening products; pet department; home and cookshop; books, toys and gifts; as well as seasonal items. Customers are welcomed by the houseplant department as they enter the store.
A new look Sainsbury’s foodhall has been unveiled, with the wholesale partnership bringing a range of high-quality food and grocery products to store. Shoppers at Boston have the opportunity to enjoy a range which includes a variety of ambient, chilled and frozen produce as well as other grocery and household products.