Associated Independent Stores - UK buying group

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Are you an Independent buyer looking for the best commercially relevant Autumn, Winter, and Festive Food & Gift brands? If so, discover your next best sellers at the upcoming Food & Gift show.

With hundreds brands confirmed, the show takes place on 8th May and will present a strong varied product mix across categories such as Gift Food, Home Fragrance, Cards & Wrap, Confectionary and Speciality Drinks, offering buyers everything they need to complete their Food and Gift buying all under one roof.

Expect to see brands from the gift food and confectionary sector such as BakedIn, Cottage Delight, House of Sarunds and Snaffling Pig. There will be some exciting ranges from speciality drinks brands such as Wilkins & Sons and Skinny Prosecco. Plus some excellent new homeware collections from key brands such as Tradestock and Portmeirion.

Food & Gift categories are becoming more popular with consumers, with a lot more people taking an interest in nutritional value and sourcing sustainable items. In such a buoyant and expanding market, you can discover those best sellers from a truly meaningful collection of exciting brands - relevant to all independents from department stores to garden centres through to standalone gift shops. This ethos made this brand new trade show a hit last year.

Taking place slightly earlier this year to ensure it coincides with buying patterns, the show is perfectly timed to guarantee orders for the festive period.

Rachel Breen, show organiser and buyer herself adds: “We have been visiting trade shows as buyers for years so it is easy to identify how we want to structure our own show. High on our priority list is making it a stress-free experience for visitors and creating a fun, friendly and relaxed environment for both buyers and exhibitors. Plus, years of shuttle bus experience has taught us how important it is that visitors can park right outside the front door!”

The Food & Gift show will be hosted by Associated Independent Stores (AIS) and will take place on 8 May. Centrally located in the UK at Cranmore Park in Solihull, the show is only minutes from the NEC.

Online registration and parking is free and open to all independent buyers. Complimentary lunch and refreshments will also be available throughout the day.

Make The Food & Gift Show an important date in your annual buying calendar and register your attendance by visiting www.foodandgiftshow.co.uk