BHETA is hosting live face to face Meet the Buyer events with the John Lewis Partnership and Lakeland this spring, and an online Forum with John Lewis Small Electricals team. BHETA members are urged to save the dates ahead of further details. Non-members who are interested to attend can also get in touch with BHETA as soon as possible to understand their options to do so.
The BHETA Lakeland event will feature buyers across all categories at its MTB event on April 27. The John Lewis Meet the Buyer event will feature buyers representing Cookshop, Tabletop and Utility on 17th May. Each supplier will be allocated a 20-minute appointment with the relevant buyer and can book more than one appointment if they have products in more than one category. Attendees should focus on product features and benefits, together with cost price proposals. The Meet the Buyer format is a tried and tested BHETA retailer networking format.
The John Lewis Small Domestic Electricals Forum will be an online event with Matt Thomas, Partner and Category Lead, and will be held on May 23.
Chief operating officer of BHETA, Will Jones, said: “I’m delighted that BHETA can secure opportunities for members to pitch to key retailers like John Lewis and Lakeland. We expect a big turnout for all the events, so are advising interested suppliers to get the dates in their diaries.”