Published on June 26th, 2017 | by The GC Team0
2017 Exclusively shows deliver “top quality” buyers
Brooke House Exhibitions, organiser of the Exclusively Shows, has said its “unique invited buyer format” again delivered a strong visitor profile for exhibitors at this year’s shows which took place 13th – 14th June at the Business Design Centre in London.
The company said it vets all visitors carefully, “inviting only bona fide housewares, tablewares and SDA buyers to attend the shows.”
Show director Simon Boyd added that senior, quality buyers from across all the different retail categories attended.
From the UK’s high streets buyers from The Range, TK Maxx, Argos, Robert Dyas, Marks & Spencer, Lakeland and Steamer Trading all attended. From ‘Out of Town’, Leekes, Dunelm and Dixons Carphone were represented.
The grocery sector brought teams from Sainsbury’s, Morrisons, Tesco and Asda, while department store visitors included John Lewis, House of Fraser, Debenhams, Selfridges, Brown Thomas, Barnitts, Dinghams, Rossiters, Jarrolds, Bentalls of Kingston and several different Fenwick stores.
Exhibitors also welcomed buyers from a wide range of e-commerce/mail order companies including Amazon, Achica, Brand Alley, Next Online, Kaleidoscope, Freemans, JD Williams, Express Gifts, Wayfair, Harts of Stur, Shop Direct, Ocado, QVC and Ideal World.
“It was great to see a good line up of independent retailers making the most of the shows this year,” added Boyd. “Borough Kitchen, Lords at Home, Butlers Choice, Potters, Morleys, WH Hurst & Son, FTB Lawson, Roys of Wroxham, Upstairs Downstairs and Kitchen Kapers were all in the aisles.”
Also in attendance were buying groups such as Sirius, Euronics, bira Direct and AIS, and in the wholesale/cash & carry sector exhibitors saw buyers from Decco, Costco, Jegs Electrical, Stax and EFG. Home Hardware and garden centre visitors included Bents, Wyevale, Blue Diamond and Haskins.
The organiser said the shows’ invited group of international buyers also drew praise from exhibitors.
“Heavyweight retailers from as far afield as Australia, Poland, Latvia, the Czech Republic and Hong Kong, as well as Scandinavia and Europe, all visited the shows this year.”
Next year’s Exclusively Housewares and Exclusively Electrical shows will run on Tuesday and Wednesday, 12th & 13th June at the Business Design Centre, London.