Hello, and welcome to our #BackInBusiness July issue, where we catch up with all sides of our industry â€“ retailers, suppliers, show organisers and more â€“ to bring you all the latest news, views and comment.
We catch up with cover stars Ashleigh & Burwood who have had research done that proves their fabulous Fragrance Lamps can actually clear Coronavirus from the air. A truly fascinating read.
We talk to lots of retailers in this issue to see how they have coped during lockdown, and initiatives they have taken as we return to the â€˜new normalâ€™. And we run a special interview with Judy Evans of Williams of Audlem, one of the few gift shops to stay open during lockdown because her business also houses a newsagent and hardware business. There are some great stories â€“ and ideas â€“ to share.
Living life in lockdown has revealed how important gifts and cards are in keeping in touch with loved ones and showing them we care. And, of course, as we stayed in our homes for weeks on end, the simple joy of a scented candle, gourmet treat or home accessory really came into focus.
This issue has been a great opportunity for some wonderful giftware companies to show you products they know your customers will love, and to share their news after these extraordinary few months. This issue is a great opportunity to catch up with the likes of Joe Davies, Lesser & Pavey, Bloomingville, Global Journey, Katie Loxton, University Games, Wax Lyrical, Langs, Museums & Galleries,Marmalade. Gisela Grahamâ€¦.the list goes on.
Weâ€™ve also got pages and pages of comment from suppliers in our #BackInBusiness Trade Talk special. A chance to discover more about the initiatives theyâ€™ve taken and changes theyâ€™ve made to support their customers.
Enjoy the issue. You can read it HERE.