Home & Gift gears up for summer show

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With more big name brands, exciting new show sectors, unmissable keynote speakers, new networking opportunities and an improved show layout there are so many new reasons to visit Home & Gift in Harrogate in July

Loved by retailers and exhibitors alike for its perfect timing, expansive offering, unique location and summer setting there is no wonder that, after 59 successful years, Home & Gift is still the industry’s favourite show. 

For 2019, Home & Gift, which takes place July 14-17, the experience has been enhanced further to satisfy even the most seasoned buyer. With access to more than 800 exhibitors and three brand new beautifully curated sectors, it is the perfect place for visitors to discover unseen brands and emerging talent, as well as find leading names.

They will also have the opportunity to relax in the newly refurbished Majestic Hotel and hear from high-profile thought leaders at the new ShopTalk stage.

If that’s not enough, the 2019 show will also see the launch of Match, a new initiative to connect the right suppliers with the best retailers through a VIP hosting programme and a range of online tools.

Show director, Louise Morris says: “Home & Gift is unlike any other trade show and that’s why it is loved by the industry. Not only is it the perfect time to secure orders for the most important retail season, but it is also where the industry come together and relationships are celebrated.

“Retailers and exhibitors can do business against the beautiful backdrop of Harrogate, making it the most majestic buying experience. In this challenging climate it’s more important to us than ever before that the 2019 show is a platform for meaningful connections, shared learnings and festivity; a truly unmissable event.”

New brands to Home & Gift 2019 

New brands Premier Decorations Transomnia Kikkerland Le Toy Van S’ip By S’well Designed in Colour Tyrrell Katz Caspari 
Returning favourites Jellycat Caroline Gardner Wild and Wolf Sass & Belle by RJB Stone Gisela Graham Joe Davies Pacific Lifestyle Nkuku Sophie Allport Container Group Buying Heathcote & Ivory Village Candle 

Debut sectors
Design Now: A beautiful selection of design-led products that showcase innovation and creativity. 
Craft: Showcasing beautiful handmade products from the UK and around the world; the perfect place to discover unique pieces directly from artists, makers and craftspeople. 
Taste: An exciting edit of fun and tasty giftable food and drink products, showcasing both emerging and well known food and drink brands. 

Endless inspiration In addition to unmissable buying opportunities, ShopTalk provides visitors with unique opportunity to learn from some of the industry’s most inspirational names. Among the 2019 line-up is a bevy of speakers hailing from the north such as Emma Edmondson, deputy store director at Anthropologie; Matthew Galvin, co-founder of contemporary furniture creators The Galvin Brothers; and Linda Burns, personal shopping manager at Selfridges Manchester Trafford—as well as the nationally celebrated Sophie Conran.

More big names are still to be announced for the new 2019 ShopTalk programme.

Home & Gift 2019 will take place 14-17 July, across the Harrogate Convention Centre and grounds of the Majestic Hotel. More information about the show and its exhibitors can be found at www.homeandgift.co.uk