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Exclusively Housewares 2019 Bottom left: Smidge coffee cups from Horwood on stand EH100 – an example of new product in the hydration category.

When it comes to trade shows, housewares retailers are some of the more fortunate ones. Exclusively Housewares is a niche, dynamic and dedicated event, which takes place at an accessible and enjoyable venue at an undeniably pleasant time of year. There’s really no reason to not be there…


xclusively Housewares continues to attract key buyers from all sectors of the housewares market, from all the major grocery and department stores, along with garden centre buyers, mail order and internet retailers as well as specialist cookshops and more general home and hardware stores. The 2019 show runs on 11 and 12 June 2019 alongside the established and successful Exclusively Electricals show. In addition to the latests products on the market, the show will provide a valuable opportunity to see gifting and Christmas collections for 2019 as well as seminars covering trends which will be dominating retail through into 2020, provided by Scarlet Opus. Networking and business opportunities at the show are also plentiful, with the opportunity to connect over the free lunch or to take time out in in the intimacy of the buyer’s lounge. Well over 150 exhibitors – some 32 of which are new for 2019 – and nearly 300 individual brands are being showcased at the two-day show, meaning that there is no reason for any legitimate housewares retailers to not be in Islington this June. Confirming highlights and trends to be found this year, organisers say a big emergence for the event includes products with eco credentials, giving a nod to The

Class of 2019 Get Electric The UK's premier showcase of small domestic appliances can be seen at Exclusively Electrical 2019. The show is designed to attract key buyers from all sectors of the small electricals market, from specialist electrical stores to department stores, garden centres and specialist cook-shops, to the more general home, hardware and grocery stores. The show has a fantastic line-up of the top small domestic appliance suppliers and brands and some great new names exhibiting for the first time.

Exclusively Housewares: In Numbers Around one in three stands will have bakeware. Over 40% of exhibitors will be offering cookware. Some 30 exhibitors are offering small domestic appliances, mostly in Exclusively Electrical. This year boasts 32 new exhibitors. There are 20 British manufacturers at the show, including What More, Denby, Taylor Eye Witness, Arthur Price and Pendeford. Hot tip: check out the cleaning and storage sector, a growth area thanks to a recent boost from social media. Additionally, in reflection of a trend of cookshops including homewares, nearly a third of exhibitors will be offering home accessories. Plus, with housewares products so often given as gifts, circa one third of exhibitors will be showcasing gifting products.

Excellence in Housewares Awards decision to launch this as a new category in its 2019 programme. Some 25% of Exclusively exhibitors will be showcasing products with eco credentials, including Eddingtons, Huski, Smidge, Neat Ideas and Dexam. Credentials and qualities include biodegradable product which is earth friendly, with minimal impact on the environment and made with recycled materials.

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With such strong high street demand for these categories, the show offers retailers a chance to capitalise on momentum as consumers search for products to reduce single-use plastics and one in five exhibitors will be showcasing product for hydration and food-on-the-go – containers that offer a plethora of attributes; from handy cooling to clever dividers and inclusive cutlery. Soda Stream will be showcasing its ‘My only bottle’ which enables consumers to make drinks on the go, while other portable hydration solutions include Grunwerg, Thermos, Aydya, Kambukka and Auteur. With so many in the category it is well worth a visit to the exhibitors section of the show’s website, which offers a full category search. With so much going on, Exclusively Housewares is able to continue the show’s rich heritage as the housewares sector’s key trade event, with the heart of the two-day show remaining focused on housewares, table-top and small domestic appliances.

Show Facts When: Tuesday 11 June - 9.00am to 5.30pm Wednesday 12 June - 9.00am to 4.30pm Where: Business Design Centre, 52 Upper Street, Islington, London N1 0QH. Closest tube: Angel, one stop from Kings Cross, two stops from Euston.

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Progressive Housewares May/June 2019  

Progressive Housewares May/June 2019