We’re back home now after our first consumer show of the year, and it’s a good time to take stock. We love being out on the road, whether it’s meeting suppliers and looking at potential new stock at trade shows, or displaying our wares and meeting customers at consumer shows. Last weekend, we were at a consumer homes and interiors show in Brighton.
The ETC Homes and Gardens show was in the Brighton Centre, close to the town’s famous pier and seafront. The sun shone all weekend – it was beautiful – and Brighton was buzzing with visitors. Footfall through the show itself was perhaps a little less than we would have liked, but the quality of exhibitors was exceptional and the customers were all passionate about interiors and homeware.
We took the opportunity to show off some of our newest items of stock (some of which weren’t even on the website at the time), including our lovely collection of oven gloves and aprons. We were really pleased to see how well everything went down with visitors to our stand. It was really gratifying to know that we have made the right choices of suppliers and items. It’s all well and good us liking what we stock, but it’s crucial that Heart to Home customers love them too! Happily, it seems you do.
The items which were really well-received included our new Susie Watson pottery, Sophie Allport mugs (in particular the chicken range, strawberries and cream jugs and dog prints). Our Price’s Chefs’ Candles sold well (they are so effective, every kitchen should have one) and the items we have got in for our new Baby Corner went down very well, particularly these adorable snuggle blankets. Stay tuned for news about our new products, and Baby Corner!
All the shows we are doing this Spring are quite different to each other: the ETC Homes and Interiors was a small consumer show, the BBC Good Food Show is huge and very food-focused with customers who are very into cooking, and then Badminton Horse Trials is another audience again, with people passionate about horses, dogs and the country lifestyle. It is so interesting for us to exhibit at all of these shows, to meet different audiences and see what everyone is interested in.
Heart to Home show round-up: ETC Homes and Gardens, Brighton is a post from the Heart to Home blog. Heart to Home brings you lovely things for the kitchen and dining room. Our website is here.