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Why it matters to be an expert for brand-building in beauty retail

The highly competitive market of beauty retail means that communicating your brand through in-depth market knowledge is key to getting listings, attracting buyers, and reaching your core audience. The high saturation of new products getting launched in the sector is a message for companies to set themselves apart in order to make a compelling argument as to why consumers need their products; and why retailers should list them.  

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Product Guru Supplier Focus | Into the World of Plant & Paws

Plant & Paws ™ is a new brand of plant-based dog treats, with a purpose to provide customers with healthy, innovative, and delicious plant-based products for their dogs.

This is one of thousands of brands from suppliers in our thriving community, which we are proud to support. 

We talked to Barbara Hanly, Managing Directorwho told us all about this exciting brand.

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Product Guru Supplier Focus | Into the World of Jamu Wild Water

Jamu Wild Water is a brand of natural water products for children, showcasing natural botanicals, active health benefits and gentle fizz and flavour. The mission of the brand is to help children ignite their interest in the outdoors and build a life-long appreciation of the nurturing benefits of nature for mind and body.

This is one of thousands of brands from suppliers in our thriving community, which we are proud to support. 

We talked to Founder Tahi Grant-Sturgis, who told us all about this exciting brand.

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We Huddled! All About Our First Two Events

We’re proud to announce we successfully hosted our first two inaugural Huddles events this past March in Edgbaston Park Hotel in Birmingham with Gift Food & Drink on March 30th, and Pet on March 31st.

If you’re unfamiliar with our recently launched Huddles, each of these events bring together up to fifty challenger brands and a remarkable line-up of the UK's biggest retailers for each featured category for a one-day experience, with an optional networking evening for more casual interactions between attendees. Our event format was met with praise by both buyers and suppliers alike as each brand had an opportunity to speak with buyers in their category for 8 minutes.

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Industry Trends: The Rise of Hybrid Events

As the world continues to adjust to a post-pandemic landscape, there are a number of emerging trends in the industry that have skyrocketed in popularity within the past two years. One particular trend that stands out is hybrid events.

What exactly are hybrid events?

Each hybrid event, whether it’s the in-person or virtual experience, is designed to drive action and exploration that is tailored to the participants' needs. Hybrid events are able to re-think the limitations presented by both virtual events and in-person events.

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