Exclusive: Back to business at Autumn Fair

Published on: 12th August 2021

For toy retailers looking forward to an opportunity to see new ranges in person, Autumn Fair will take place from 5th to 8th September.

All being well, the Autumn Fair is scheduled to take place next month at its traditional Birmingham NEC home. It has been over 18 months since retailers and suppliers have been able to attend a trade show, so there is a mixture of hope and anticipation that this event will be able to go ahead as planned.

All attendees to this year’s show will have to show proof of their Covid-19 status, organisers Hyve Group have announced. This means either having two vaccinations, a negative lateral flow test, or evidence of natural immunity.

The show is likely to be more focused than in previous years: at the time of going to press the ‘Kids, Toy & Play section’ comprises a little under 50 companies.

Nevertheless, many toy retailers have been looking forward to an opportunity to see new ranges in person, and the Autumn Fair is well-timed, especially for specialist independent retailers looking to freshen up their selections for the festive season.

In a special feature in the August edition of Toy World, we shine the spotlight on companies of interest to toy retailers that are exhibiting at the show. Click here to read in full.




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