Efficient, Innovative and Profitable

Furniture is the single biggest AIS trading category and covers all product areas from upholstery to cabinet and beds

Efficient, Innovative and Profitable
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Designed exclusively for our Members, delivering new and innovative styles each season

Exclusive Brands
Increasing Member Profitability
Increasing Member Profitability

Collective buying power means that major suppliers are keen to do business with AIS on some of the best terms available


Designed exclusively for our Members, delivering new and innovative styles each season

Exclusive Brands
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You are invited to attend a free workshop being presented by our partner RPS (Retail Performance Specialists) on:
Tuesday 5 December at AIS.

This is a proven programme that has worked for members and other retailers, and will increase your:- Top line sales and profitability

The workshop is on 5 December from 10.00 – 15.30 (lunch provided) and will cover the RPS 4 stage business growth programme and how it can support your business by taking it to a new level of success.

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The 4 stages:

  1. Drive sales - Improve conversion rate, average order value, items per sale.
  2. Grow profit - Ranging, buying, merchandising, sales per square metre.
  3. Drive traffic - Improving multi channel communication, current and new customers visits.
  4. Build loyalty - Communication and effective promotions that retaining existing and new customers.

The programme has delivered significant increases in top line sales and profitability for several members and high profile retailers, including:-

Tudor Williams, Roomes, Housing Units, Alan Ward, Barretts of Woodbridge, Woods of Dorchester, Dreams, and Multiyork.

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We look forward to working with you.

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If you have any queries in the meantime, please contact:
Rob Stanway, Procurement
0121 683 1454

Date Tuesday 5 December 2017
Venue AIS, Cranmore Park, Cranmore Ave., Shirley, Solihull, B90 4LF
Time Registrations - 10am - 10.30
Morning - 10.45 - 12.30
Lunch - 12.30 - 13.15
Afternoon - 13.15 - 15.00
Coffee / leave - 15.00 - 15.30


Become a Member

We welcome direct approaches from quality independent retailers wishing to become members.

Membership Enquiry

Become a Supplier

AIS welcomes direct approaches from prospective suppliers who wish to be added to our supplier base.

Supplier Enquiry

Merchandise Areas


Furniture buying group

Furniture is the single biggest AIS trading category and covers all product areas from upholstery to  cabinet and beds. Most of the leading Brands, such as Duresta, G Plan, Baker Furniture and Tempur are available through AIS and more than half of our members benefit from access to furniture ranges.

Read more: Furniture...


fashion strip

The AIS Fashion division is comprehensive in its offering across Womenswear, Menswear, Accessories, Intimate apparel and Childrenswear. At the INDX Shows Members are able to source and buy many leading fashion brands across all sectors. 

Read more: Fashion...


Linens buying group

Linens and Soft Furnishings is a major product category within AIS and product sourced through us can be found in many of our members from department stores to furniture and home specialists. It’s supported by two shows each year which also include soft furnishings.

Read more: Linens...


Housewears UK buying group

Housewares covers ranges from cookware, kitchenware and small electricals to dining, glassware and candles and is one of our most exciting product categories with many lines being sourced directly from the Far East or Europe and exclusive to AIS members.

Read more: Housewares...


Not once in over 25 years have we regretted joining.

Paul Glasswell
Ulster Stores

Our relationship with AIS is the key to our company's viability and future development.

Neville Moore
Sterling Group

Sterling is a member of AIS for sound business reasons. Our membership goes back many years and we look forward to continuing to work together in the years to come.

Gordon Mearns
Fishpools Ltd

Smart Slider 3 is the best slider that i’ve tried so far. There’s so many useful functions and easy to understand how to use it.

We value AIS exclusive merchandise that improves profit margins and AIS promotions that would not be available to us as an individual retailer.

Simon Fishpool
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Specialist Buying Groups & Conference Centre

INDX Shows

INDX (short for Independent Exhibitions) represents a group of unique trade shows brought to you by AIS. Seasonal shows are held throughout the year across Fashion and Home at Cranmore Park in Solihull.

Visit: INDX website...

Flooring One Buying Group

Flooring One offers a large selection of carpets, rugs, vinyl, laminate and wood quality flooring from selected manufacturers. It makes choosing flooring easy and affordable.

Read more: Flooring One...

Play Room UK buying group

AIS launched its own Toy Division in 2008 under the name plaY-room. In addition to AIS department store members, many independent toy retailers have joined the plaY-room family.

Read more: plaY-room...

Cranmore Park Exhibition and Conference Centre

Cranmore Park is a purpose built conference and exhibition venue which can accommodate local or national meetings as well as exhibitions, conferences and training courses.

Read more: Cranmore Park...