Opening its doors next weekend (22-24 January), organisers of Scotland’s Trade Fair have reported a 20 per cent rise in pre-registration figures.
Show insiders believe the upsurge is down to a lift in retail sales in Scotland at the end of last year, according to figures revealed by the Scottish Retail Consortium. Indie sales are said to have been solid in the country in 2016 as forward-thinking retailers embraced the digital retail revolution and made the most of increased tourists and ‘staycationers’.
January’s edition of Scotland’s Trade Fair boasts the largest number of stands in the past 10 years with an excellent line-up of Home and Gift, Fashion and Accessories, Craft as well as Food and Drink exhibitors.
“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,” says director Mark Saunders. “At this Show the range and quality of products fulfils this demand.”
Scotland’s Trade Fair, Spring – 22-24 January 2017, SECC, Glasgow
Tel: 01877 385772 www.scotlandstradefairs.co.uk