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Following a lift in retail sales in Scotland at the end of the year (according to the Scottish Retail Consortium) and a 20% rise in pre-registrations for Scotland’s Trade Fair, the 2017 Show, which opens in under 2 weeks in Glasgow, looks likely to be a highly successful trade show.

In general, sales from independent retailers in Scotland seem to be better in 2016 than the rest of the UK, as those forward-thinking retailers have embraced the digital retail revolution and made the most of increased tourists and staycationers. Against this backdrop, retailers need to re-stock and Scotland’s Trade Fair has the largest number of stands in the past ten years (557 to date) with an excellent line-up of Home & Gift, Fashion & Accessories, Craft and Food & Drink exhibitors, with many launching their 2017 ranges at this Show.

Scotland’s Trade Fair Director Mark Saunders said: “Tourism should remain strong in Scotland with the weak pound in 2017 and we expect to see a continued demand for good quality, authentic, Scottish craft and food and drink, as well as a growth in destination shops. At this Show the range and quality of products fulfils this demand.”

Scotland’s Trade Fair, Spring – 22-24 January 2017, SECC, Glasgow

Organised by Springboard Events    -        Tel: 01877 385772

For further press information, please contact:

Fenella Taylor at Fenella Taylor PR

Tel: 01389 830390/ 07721 324696      



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