Exclusively visitor numbers beat pre-Covid figures

Not only was exhibition space at the UK’s leading housewares, gift and small domestic electricals show, Exclusively (13th and 14th June 2023) completely sold out sooner than ever before, but visitor numbers smashed the shows pre-Covid attendance. Exclusively saw a 10% increase on last year’s figures, but more significantly the volume of visitors in 2023 over the two days beat the pre-Covid 2019 figures by a whacking 8%.

Visitor statistics combine buyers from the UK independent and multiple retail sectors with international export buyers, consumer and trade media and influencers.

This ever-vibrant event featured established favourites such as the product development, the Scarlet Opus tours and talks on the latest trends, the Brand Showcase for media and influencers, and the Launchpad for small and start up exhibitors.  This year’s show also included a new level of theatre in terms of product demonstrations such as Denby’s live pot-throwing exhibit, and an increased number of celebrity visitors, including industry icon, Mary Berry.

Exclusively’s Seema Grantham said: “The figures speak for themselves, and I’m delighted, but not surprised.  Exclusively visitors, multiple, independent, UK and overseas had the opportunity to see the very best that the housewares, small domestic electricals, and gift sectors have to offer.”

Exclusively regularly has over 140 companies and three hundred brands participating and attracts all the leading UK buyers in the categories it represents.  It also targets international buyers, journalists, bloggers, and influencers, so the opportunities for exhibitors are extensive.

Will Jones, chair of Exclusively, added: “This is fantastic news and an absolute endorsement of the show.  The whole team did a fantastic job and the content put in by organisers and exhibitors alike was superlative.  Make no mistake we’ll be bringing yet another exciting line-up of established and new favourites to the 2024 event.”

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