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Spring Fair ends on a high

Spring Fair closed on a high last week, following four days of intensive buying, creativity and fun, and is now looking forward to its 75th anniversary in 2025.

Jackson Szabo, portfolio director, Spring Fair, commented: “I have been blown away by the energy, passion and community at Spring Fair during the last four days. The feedback and stories from buyers, exhibitors, and partners have highlighted just how integral this show is to the retail calendar.

“As well as the day job of buying, it enables the retail industry to come alive with inspiration, innovation, knowledge and networking. All of our new experiences and activations across the show floor, and the awe-inspiring content on the three stages, have been very well received and I’ve also loved the sense of fun our exhibitors bring – I’ve seen people dressed as sheep, sharks, dogs, naughty elves, and of course Peppa Pig.

“We’re now very excited to look forward to 2025 as we celebrate 75 years as the Home, Gift and Fashion industry’s most established and inventive buying show.”

From Sunday to Wednesday, the show attracted buyers from retailers including John Lewis, Asda, Fortnum & Mason, Tesco, Aldi, TK Maxx, Mint Velvet, Next, Wayfair, Harrods, Blue Diamond, Fenwick, Laura Ashley, B&Q, Costco, Dobbies Garden Centre and many more, all sourcing for new products and looking for the competitive edge.

The licensing industry delivered a big impact, with thousands of trend-led licensed products including housewares, featuring everything from the V&A and the Royal Botanical Gardens, Kew, to Mary Berry and Ollie Smith, to Terence Conran, Cath Kidston and William Morris.

Innovative content partnerships with TikTok Shop, Google and The Future Collective drew crowds wanting to discover the next key trends and technologies impacting the retail sector. Delivering insights on topics ranging from AI and digital retail, to conscious consumerism and licensing, the stages welcomed industry stalwarts such as Theo Paphitis, Dame Zandra Rhodes and many more.

Spring Fair returns for its 75th edition from 2 – 5 February, 2025.

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