14-17 July 2019


Specialise to survive: How small retailers can thrive in a digital age


Ian takes us through some useful tips on how to survive as an independent retailer.He believes the way to survive in this changing market place is to become specialist retailers. When you specialise, you immediately separate yourself from your competitors. As a result, you attract more of the right kind of customers, which leads to increased sales.

Ian Retallick, Founder - Specialist Retailers Ltd
  • It’s so important for us to be showcasing great British manufacturing here at the Home & Gift show. The footfall here is massive and it’s an opportunity for people to see the products, hear the story and for us to be able to show first-hand the quality of British manufacturing we have embraced here with the homeware and cooking range.
    Tom Kerridge
    Professional Chef, The Great British Exchange
  • We love the relaxed and welcoming atmosphere at Harrogate. It’s a must for buyers and a showcase for Yorkshire hospitality. We always enjoy the whole show experience, seeing new faces and meeting with some of our regular suppliers in person.
    Chris Fox & Julia Keeling
    Wishes of Cudworth, near Barnsley