Sneak Peek into the Wholesale Gift Sourcing Opportunities in 2023: The Home & Gift Buyers' Festival
The retail landscape is evolving, and so are the opportunities for wholesale gift sourcing. In 2023, the Home & Gift Buyers' Festival will be the place to be for retailers seeking to stay ahead of the curve. With an impressive 8% increase in new visitors and a 24% increase in Independent retailers from 2021, this event provides unparalleled access to over 500 brands and a vibrant community of retailers from across the UK and Ireland.
The Home & Gift Buyers' Festival, held in picturesque Harrogate from the 16th-19th of July, is a unique blend of business and pleasure. It combines the latest trends in gift and home products with a laid-back atmosphere that fosters meaningful connections and business growth. The 2023 edition, in collaboration with The Better Trends Company, features the theme Modern Psychedelic – a trend inspired by the shopping community's craving for past joys and nostalgia-inducing products.
At Home & Gift, retailers can discover thousands of new products from exciting new brands, making it the perfect place to source ahead of the busiest buying season. With a 28% increase in Department Store attendance and a 57% increase in Multiples from 2021, this event boasts a diverse range of exhibitors and products to suit all retail needs. The festival is renowned for its stunning summer setting, glistening with the radiant Harrogate sunshine, providing retailers with the ideal backdrop for sourcing fresh products and forging new connections.
One of the most significant industry challenges retailers face is the rise of eco-conscious consumers. Home & Gift addresses this issue by highlighting sustainable shopping options and encouraging retailers to source more upcycled and eco-friendly products. This commitment to sustainability is just one of the ways the festival stays ahead of the curve in the ever-changing retail landscape.
The Home & Gift Buyers' Festival isn't just about product sourcing; it's also a hub for networking and learning. With over 60 years as a retail trade event, the festival provides opportunities for retailers to connect, learn, and grow their businesses. With 60% of visitors being final decision-makers, this is the perfect place for retailers to make lasting connections that will propel their businesses forward.
Don't miss out on this groovy opportunity to source the latest gift and home products and connect with the retail community in a tranquil and inspiring environment. Peace, love and granola, and see you at the Home & Gift Buyers' Festival in 2023!