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Meet the Buyer with Wilko

BHETA (The British Home Enhancement Trade Association) is to host a Meet The Buyer retail networking day with Wilko, the home and hardware retailer with over 400 stores in the UK (mostly on high streets).  The whole Wilko buying team will attend the event on November 13 (Shelley Suite, Best Western West Retford Hall in Retford, Nottinghamshire).

1b- wilko logo in windowWilko’s listings include kitchen and dining, storage, cleaning and household.  It positions itself as providing simple solutions to help families get their day to day lives sorted as quickly, easily and affordably as possible.  At the Meet The Buyer event, Wilko buyers are looking for companies who can offer a wide variety of products.  Current supplier rationalisation means that prospective suppliers must be able to offer multiple lines.

Will Jones, BHETA’s chief operating officer commented: “We are delighted to be providing members with another great opportunity to schedule face to face meetings with the key buyers for their categories.”

Companies participating in the event will be allocated a 20-minute appointment time.  A maximum of two people from each supplier company will be allowed and suppliers are urged to use the time available to concentrate on the features and benefits of the products they are offering, supported by cost price proposals.
Will continued, “This event is sure to attract a big response and there will be a limit to the number of people that can be accommodated on the day.”

To see if there is a space contact Helen Farnell in BHETA Member Services as soon as possible on 0121 237 1130 or email

* Wilko Retail, formerly Wilkinson Cash Stores and Wilkinson Hardware Stores was founded in Leicester by James Kemsey Wilkinson in 1930 and remains in the hands of the founding family today.


Top: Wilko is the next retailer in BHETA’s successful Meet the Buyer programme.

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