The March/April issue of Housewares Magazine is now available to read HERE.
Since the last issue of the magazine, the Housewares team has had the privilege of attending Spring Fair and INDX Homewares in Birmingham, as well as The Inspired Home Show in Chicago. Whether the focus was on strengthening their reach in the UK or extending their international presence, all three trade shows received an abundance of positive feedback from exhibitors and visitors alike. The successful return of in-person events is a true testament to this sector’s commitment to innovation. Whether it was new products on display at the Inventor’s Corner at The Inspired Home Show, or new market insights and opportunities from the Inspiring Retail Stage line-up at Spring Fair, every trade show highlighted how this industry continues to thrive. Moving forward, the excitement continues for the highly anticipated return of Exclusively. With exhibitor space completely sold out, we have outlined everything you need to know about the action-packed two days.
In this issue, you’ll find a recurring focus on consumer trends. In our ‘Tools and Gadgets’ feature, Sirius Buying Group provides an insight on how to revolutionise kitchen living, Duralex highlights how to cater to the ever-changing consumer trends in our ‘Glassware’ feature, and our ‘Colour in the Home’ feature delves into the latest colour trends for the season. Elsewhere in the issue, you’ll find an exclusive interview with Small Business Britain founder, Michelle Ovens CBE about the support available for independent businesses. Our focus then shifts to retailers following an interview with Daniel O’Neill, founder and CEO of ProCook, about the expansion of its retail portfolio, as well as an article on Bents Garden & Home’s mission to create the ultimate destination for gardening, home and lifestyle.
Last but not least, we have an exciting update about our upcoming Housewares Awards (which you can find on page 22). Entries are now closed, and our shortlist of finalists will be revealed on May 1, so keep your eyes peeled for the announcement on our awards website. You can now book tickets for the event so don’t miss out on an unforgettable afternoon of celebration and networking.
We hope you enjoy the issue!
The Housewares Team