Springboard Events, the organiser of retail exhibition Scotland’s Trade Fair, reported an unaudited increase in visitors to the show’s 2011 edition, with buyers in a ‘cautious but upbeat mood’.
The organiser claims this year’s show brought 4,556 visitors, up from 3,800 in 2010.
“Buyers were much more positive than expected,” said event director Mark Saunders. “Many gift shops are clearly carrying more stock than they would like, but buyers are well aware that new stock and fresh products are vital to keep customers interested.”
Next year’s edition of the Scotland Trade Fair will run from 22 to24 January at the SECC.
In the lead-up to the show, Springboard said it expected a rise in exhibitors as well.
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