June 2023 | Industry feedback leads to calendar change
In response to retailer and supplier feedback, from 2024, the INDX Toy & Gift show, one of the UK's leading industry trade shows, is moving from a Spring calendar date to take-up a September slot.
The next show will be held on 3 - 4 September 2024 and is open to all types of retailers.
The move to September was agreed by the INDX strategy group, where suppliers and buyers said that they wanted to move the date to give them the opportunity to view new ranges later in the year due to the congested period of shows in the Springtime.
INDX Toy & Gift will now be the only dedicated toy industry show in the Autumn season, and the September date will provide a great opportunity for retailers to take advantage of pre-Christmas buying.
Visitors to the show will also get a first look at suppliers' early launch new ranges, giving them a head start on their Spring 2025 buying.
Rosie Marshall, Head of Toys & Children's Gifts at AIS, said:
"The unique proposition for INDX trade shows is that they are ‘curated by buyers, for buyers’ and therefore we are continually reviewing the best time to hold the shows for everyone to benefit commercially.
“With a busy trade show run for the Toy sector in spring, it made sense that we created an autumn event that allowed suppliers and buyers to meet, forward plan beyond the Christmas season, and maximise annual sales not just seasonal.
“With a broad visitor base which includes leading department stores, standalone toy and gift stores, garden centres, farm shops, and delis, it’s important that the INDX Toy & Gift show supports all year-round trading”.
The INDX Toy & Gift Show is the perfect place for toy and gift suppliers to present their new and bestselling toys & children’s gifts to retailers from the UK and Ireland, and in addition to showcasing ranges from over 70 exhibitors, the show also features mixed displays to inspire in-store merchandising.
Exhibitor enquiries can be made to Rosie Marshall: Rosie.Marshall@play-room.uk.com
INDX Toy & Gift is brought to market by leading UK buying group Associated Independent Stores Ltd (AIS) as part of the INDX Home trade-show portfolio.
Curated by the AIS toy division ‘Playroom’, who are a team of talented experts with a wealth of retail, industry and buying experience, visitors to INDX Toy & Gift enjoy a commercially edited exhibitor selection covering the latest market trends from an exciting mix of top suppliers.
INDX Toy & Gift welcomes all retailers. Admission is free and visitors can take advantage of free onsite parking, plus complimentary barista coffee and refreshments.
Free admission | Free onsite parking | Complimentary barista coffee and refreshments | Free breakfast pastries
INDX website: www.indxshows.co.uk
INDX Toy & Gift show information: www.indxshows.co.uk/indx-home/toys-nursery/toys-nursery
AIS website: www.aistores.co.uk
Cranmore Park website: www.cranmorepark.co.uk