This ad will be closed automatically in X seconds.

Show highlights from Potters, Harts and Kitchen Shop

As Exclusively Housewares and Exclusively Electrical closed their doors this week (June 11-12, Islington BDC), three top independent retailers shared their show highlights with HousewaresNews.net.

Lizzy Braine, director at The Kitchen Shop, Lichfield picks some showstoppers: “”We love Dreamfarm’s Ortwo grinder, particularly as the brand has really thought about how retailers can sell this in-store with its demonstration stand and choice of display fixtures. The Sage stand was great, with lots of hands-on demonstrations; it makes a massive difference to see things working and how we can demonstrate products ourselves in-store. We really like the Sage Food Processor that peels and chips potatoes.” Lizzy adds: “The OXO stand was also good as we could try its range of peelers so we can then sell on personal experience.”

“The Shows are well organised, with a good opening time and relaxed atmosphere – it’s a pleasure to go around,” comments Alison Hobbs from Potters Cookshop, Hockley. She reports: “We liked the good package deals from Dexam, for example the Sustainability Package and using our Bira Gift Voucher at the shows. Le Creuset had some good offers that we will take advantage of for Christmas, such as its stoneware dishes, and the KitchenCraft stand had lovely displays with great products for Christmas.”

Alison continues: “In Exclusively Electrical, we loved Sage’s new small oven that also works as an air fryer and cooks virtually anything.”

At Harts of Stur, director David Conduit states: “Exclusively is still the highlight of our show calendar. The compact format works well for us, meaning that both suppliers and buyers are focused on trends and new product development, rather than the larger, full range stands on display at other shows. It’s a great launchpad for the autumn and Christmas seasons.”

 

Top: The Sage stand was a highlight for some independents, with many products being demonstrated.

MORE NEWS
ClasicaIHS
 
Clasica Import & Export to launch nanotech placemats to US market at Chicago show....
Whitford
 
New natural tones for non-stick will be revealed in a living wall at Ambiente....
LisaMC
 
Lisa Meth-Cohn looks back at the past year in housewares and highlights opportunities for 2020....
sustainabilitySF
 
Denby, Hokan, Jose Maria Ferreira and T&G are part of the show’s Sustainability Trail....
Wayfair
 
BHETA’s next networking forum features online retailer that aims to be ultimate home shopping experience....
PHJan
 
Read the bumper pre-Spring Fair and Ambiente issue: the first PH of the new decade....
Get the latest news sent to your inbox
Subscribe to our daily newsletter

The list doesn't exist! Make sure you have imported the list on the 'Manage List Forms' page.