Daniel Terminiello, Managing Director of the Peppermint stores said: "Harrogate is a good opportunity to meet with suppliers, talk about the industry and gain a better understanding of it. I can see all my suppliers in one place rather than having to travel up and down the country to see them individually!
"I think the suppliers did a great job of presenting the brands, but I think the independent sector needs to talk to the industry more. Retailers need to support the trade shows more and listen to what’s happening out there. I learn so much from each show I go to. In terms of staff training it is brilliant – I always take my staff along as it gives them an opportunity to see and try out a range of products to find out how they work. My guys came away from Harrogate invigorated, they were buzzing with ideas for the store on the way home!"
TOMY’s Antonia Rainbow, senior marketing manager (nursery), said: “This year’s Harrogate Nursery Fair was an exciting new start for TOMY in the nursery market – with a new location in Hall D and a brand new product range to exhibit. We were very happy with this year’s show as it gave us a chance to introduce the new collections, in particular JJ Cole, Lamaze and The First Years ranges, for the very first time in the UK. The stand was busy all week with both existing and new customers, providing the ideal platform to showcase the full breadth of our combined nursery ranges.”
Joolz was delighted to showcase the limited Edition Expedition and the special Earth Edition, alongside the Joolz Day at this year’s Harrogate Nursery Fair.
The team was on hand to talk through the Positive Design concept, outlining the overriding notion that all Joolz pushchairs are designed around the human body, that of the parent and of the child. The team received fantastic feedback from retailers.
Joolz would like to extend a huge thank you to the retailers for their continued support and is looking forward to a fantastic year working with partners both old and new.
This was the second year that Mutsy had exhibited at Harrogate and were overwhelmed with the amount of new accounts they opened during the three days of the show.
Mutsy spent many hours demonstrating the new Evo pushchair retailing £399 and the Easy Rider umbrella buggy which retails at a recession busting £105. Three full days of order taking means that Mutsy are considering taking a larger stand at next year’s show.
Rob, Niels, Paul and Janet would like to thank the organisers for a great show and the buyers for their confidence in the Mutsy range.
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