Wednesday 7 August 2013

Strong Trader Presence at Melbourne Gift Fair

This weekend's Melbourne's August gift fair is a large event, taking up all of Jeff's Shed plus a number of pavilions at The Showgrounds.

It is the premier fair of its type in Melbourne and is a showcase for the latest gift and homewares ideas. The fair is strictly "trade only" and attracts retailers from all around Australia.

It is difficult to walk the halls without bumping into Queen Victoria Market Traders but this year we were impressed to find at least 7 traders were occupying stands at the fair and selling their products direct to the trade. They represented categories including toys, handbags and candles. It is good to see that traders continue to have influence in all aspects of retailing.