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Georg Jensen becomes a certified member of the Responsible Jewellery Council

Georg Jensen becomes a certified member of the Responsible Jewellery Council. The achievement represents a significant milestone in the brand's dedication to sustainable jewellery design.

The accolade upholds its position as a leading jewellery brand with strong commitments in respecting the environment, its workforce and society. The accreditation by the RJC came after Georg Jensen's business practices were subject to a series of external audits in accordance with the standards of the RJC Code of Practices.

Posted: 14 January 2022

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Bira launches new trading platform Neartoo to help indies recover from pandemic

The British Independent Retailers Association (Bira) is calling on independent retailers to sign up to its new online trading site to help them recover from the pandemic.

The website, which is being launched in February 2022, will provide independent retailers with a new, cost-effective way to sell online, helping them build their presence both locally and nationally.

The UK-wide platform, called Neartoo, is open to all types of retail and will be owned by indies, exclusively for indies, and will operate at significantly lower sales commission than its competitors.

Posted: 12 January 2022

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Spring Fair confidently planning ahead

Spring Fair, the UK's diverse, vibrant, and exciting wholesale marketplace for home, gift, sourcing and Moda as the fourth fashion destination incorporating footwear and the Jewellery & Watch Edit, confirms it will take place from 6th – 9th February 2022 in Halls 1-8 at NEC Birmingham, as planned. Registration is live and visitors can visit www.springfair.com and www.moda-uk.co.uk for the latest news, information on over 1000 exhibitors, inspiring content, and up to date Safe & Secure guidelines

Posted: 7 January 2022

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Joe Davies appointed as Xpressions distributor to independent retail

Joe Davies has been appointed as distributor for Xpressions 4 U Limited for some of the most popular Xpressions Ranges to independent retailers. Retailer favourite brands such as Pots of Dreams, Boofle, Nordic Lights, Feather & Grace, Only Fools & Horses, Dad's Army and Minecraft will be available from Joe Davies from January 2022.

In addition to retailers being able to order Xpressions from Joe Davies from January, the collection will also be on display on the Joe Davies stand at NEC Spring Fair, 6th to 9th February 2022. Prices are unchanged for customers.

Posted: 4 January 2022

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Top Drawer S/S22 Postponed to February 2022

Following the significant increase of Omicron Covid-19 Variant cases within London and across the UK, show organisers have taken the decision to postpone Top Drawer Spring. The event will now take place from 20th to 22nd February 2022.

Show Director, Russell Rule comments: "We are committed to bringing you Top Drawer S/S22 in a safe environment that you can feel comfortable attending for your yearly buying needs. With this in mind we feel it's the right decision to postpone to a later date in the same buying season. We will always work in the best interests of our exhibitors, visitors, contractors and staff and we believe a safe and successful event can be run in late February 2022. I'd like to extend a huge thank you to the industry for its patience, understanding and support in these challenging times".

Posted: 30 December 2021

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UK consumers spending more with small businesses due to social media, research reveals

New research from American Express Shop Small shows that social media has driven UK consumers to spend more with small businesses in the last 12 months.With social media being key for businesses and customers to stay connected and engaged during the pandemic, nearly three-quarters (72%) of UK adults who follow more small businesses on social media now than they did 12 months ago are spending more with them. In total, UK consumers have spent £3.7 billion with small businesses they follow on social media in the last year.

Posted: 23 December 2021

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BHETA advises on impending plastic tax legislation

The British Home Enhancement Trade Association (BHETA) held a webinar aimed at all UK housewares, DIY, garden and small electricals suppliers on the implications and preparations required ahead of the forthcoming Plastic Packaging Act (PPA), which comes into force in April 2022. The key speakers were Paul van Danzig and Alyce Morris from BHETA business service provider, Wastepack who outlined everything that supplier companies need to do to comply with the forthcoming legislation.

Under the new legislation, from April 2022 all plastic items used in the packaging of products must include a minimum of 30% recycled content, or face taxes of £200 per metric tonne of chargeable plastic packaging components.

Posted: 17 December 2021

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Joe Davies to exhibit at Top Drawer

Joe Davies has announced that its Equilibrium jewellery brand will be making its debut at the upcoming Top Drawer exhibition in January 2022.  This will be the first time the company has attended the event and in addition to showing its best selling ranges, the company will also be launching its new Equilibrium collections for Spring/Summer 2022, including the Gem Stone collection. You can see the Equilibrium collection on the Joe Davies stand from the 16th to 18th January 2022 at the Top Drawer show, stand 283.

Posted: 16 December 2021

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Spring Fair announces powering change manifesto for 2022

Spring Fair, taking place from 6th – 9th February 2022 at NEC Birmingham, has revealed that its manifesto for 2022 is Empowering Change. The manifesto will set the agenda for the live show's Inspiring Retail Stage as well as a year-round content programme.

Created as a platform to champion retail, the Inspiring Retail Stage's full schedule of live content from experts in their field will provided exclusive insights, trend reports, keynote conversations, and panel discussions on the key topics facing retail. Each of the four days of the show will cover a dedicated theme correlated to the Empowering Change manifesto.

Posted: 13 December 2021

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The Watches of Switzerland Group opens new Tag Heuer boutique in Guildford

The Watches of Switzerland Group, the UK's leading luxury watch and jewellery specialist, has partnered with TAG Heuer to open a new TAG Heuer boutique on the high street in Guildford, Surrey.

The contemporary space is 86 square meters, making it one of the larger mono-brand boutiques. The interior of the boutique reflects TAG Heuer's motoring heritage with tones of grey and dashes of TAG Heuer's iconic red.

Over 130 timepieces are available for purchase including TAG Heuer's newest launch of the Carrera Three Hands collection. The new TAG Heuer Carrera collection is comprised of 13 pieces and four versions.

Posted: 10 December 2021

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