Nursery Today magazine

Happiness is a show called Harrogate

Doors close on another successful Harrogate International Nursery Fair.

The doors to Harrogate International Nursery Fair 2016 closed on another successful event and the organisers would like to thank all of the exhibitors, retailers and buyers who turned up to support the show. There were lots of interesting new products on display and they hope that you found some great new lines to offer your customers in coming months.

Ian Davidson of Babylicious based in Liverpool, who attends Harrogate every year, commented: “The show this year had a lovely relaxed feel was easy to get around with no rushing from stand to stand or waiting for appointments. There were loads of new items to see an plenty of pick-up lines and gift ideas such as the MatchstickMonkey, Little Saints Benbat Collection and Tidy Freaks car travel accessories to name a few. It was lovely too meet new exhibitors from far and wide and also see some old names back again such as Navington, X-lander and Storksak.

"There were some great offers from many exhibitors and amazing new colourways from Egg. I saw so many beautiful changing bags and a whole lot more exciting new Polish designs, plus strollers, bedding and accessories from Europe that have not been before. We spent over two days at the show and we still did not fit it all in properly. Anyone who attended for just a few hours must have missed an awful lot of amazing new products.”

Business appears to have been brisk all round with many exhibitors pleased to have seen not only the majority of major buyers who attend the show each year, but a good turnout of new independent retailers too. Claire Mitchell of Chillipeeps, an innovative teat which attaches to bottles and cartons, said: “We’ve had a great show and have seen a lot more independents this year than we did in 2015. In fact we took more orders just on Sunday than we did for the entire duration of the show last year!”

The dates for next year’s show will be announced soon and the organising team looks forward to welcoming exhibitors and visitors back to Harrogate in 2017.

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