Good Business, Positive Vibes and Numbers Up Results In Highly Successful Autumn Show

In such turbulent times it was business as usual and smiles all around at Scotland’s Trade Fair, with visitor numbers up by 3% and many orders taken. Following an excellent tourist season in Scotland, with high numbers of foreign tourists, shops were in a positive mood to re-order, seek out 2020 ranges and re-stock their shelves.
The energy around the hall and the constant buzz over the two days lifted spirits as buyers sought out so many new products, re-ordered stock and renewed friendships. Again and again exhibitors were heartened by the quality of the buyers with few time wasters, which all led to a very buzzy atmosphere. This was enhanced by the ‘Just a Card’ campaign who came and handed out stickers and badges to visitors to re-enforce this clever social media campaign to encourage footfall into shops, as well as talking to visitors at the Show drinks on Sun evening.

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ICHF Announces Visitor Registration Now Open for CHSI Stitches 2020


Pre-registration for the UK’s trade show for the creative craft industry, CHSI Stitches, is now open to all retailers and craft trade buyers.
Simon Burns, Managing Director of ICHF Events, says, “CHSI Stitches is the meeting place for the craft industry. The 2020 show offers independent retailers and trade buyers the chance to test, touch and experience the latest craft products, take part in free seminars and workshops and get vital industry insight. CHSI Stitches brings together over 6,000 craft buyers with innovative suppliers from around the world. It is a celebration of our industry and we are looking forward to our 42nd year of Stitches in February.”

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Honeyfield’s and Garden Centres are a Marriage made in heaven.

Whilst the Marriages’ name has not been present within Garden Centres until recently, their products certainly have. This is because they have been supplying some of the biggest Bird Care Brands in Garden Centres over the last few decades with their high-quality Wild Bird Feed. As the industry has been changing, Marriage’s have built up their own brand of Wild Bird Care, Honeyfield’s, into the authority on environmentally friendly Wild Bird Care that you see today. 
Despite Marriage’s being around since 1824, the company has continued to innovate and grow whilst keeping their traditional values at the heart of what they do. Over the last twelve months, the Honeyfield’s range has doubled in size with innovations in the Birdseed, Treats and Feeders. This expansion has been sparked by the success of the brand in garden centres over the last few years, with the star of the show being the ‘nutribombs’, which are high-quality fat balls without fillers, meaning no limestone, no calcium carbonate, no  sand, no chalk or clay, unlike other fat balls that can be found on the  market. The sales of these products exploded and it isn’t surprising as, in palatability tests, the nutribomb beat every other major player on the market.

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