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At the time of writing my desk is awash with ideas for brand new product and I’m completely inspired by all that I’ve seen at trade shows at home and abroad. Much has been made of the changes


affecting traditional retailing but I remain convinced stylish gift shops, offering quality product at sensible prices and with immaculate service, will continue to prosper. For a word of authority on the subject,


Barbara King is dubbed ‘retail royalty’. She runs The Shops at Dartington in Devon where she has succeeded in attracting shoppers from far and wide – as well as offering online sales. Wherever she goes she looks for fresh inspiration and new lifestyle trends and says ‘retail is in her DNA. Read her story on Page 8 and discover


fresh ideas and enthusiasm for the year ahead.


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Editor: Sandra Barrowman Production: Leigh Creighton Columnist: David Metcalfe


Contributors: Charlotte Cowell Jonathan Craymer


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05 Leading the retail field 06 Personalised product 08 Retail ‘royalty’


10 ‘Cool’ retailers reinvent themselves


12 News from the GA 14 David Metcalfe 16 Shop profile 19 Story of a product 20 Pulse show preview 33 Fragrant Gifts 35 London Stationery Show


40 Jewellery & Fashion Accessories


43 Greetings & Stationery 46 British Craft Trade Fair 51 Home Interiors 56 Gift of the Year winners 60 Spring Fair highlights


The views and opinions of the contributors expressed in the publication are not necessarily those of the publisher


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