Following an Awards ceremony at Spring Fair on Sunday 4 February 2018, Ross & Ross Food have won the Festive & Occasions category with their new and innovative Christmas Roast Dinner Box.
Receiving a Gift of The Year Award is a highly-respected industry accolade recognising new products and retail talent. There were 16 categories this year and Ross & Ross Food also received a Highly Commended for their The XL Homemade Curing Kit… Bacon, in the Gift Food category.
Their Roast Range was launched in October 2017 in time for Christmas feasting and the wider range is perfect for livening up all-year roast dinners. The winning dinner box includes a Cotswolds rapeseed Roast Potato Oil, a fragrant Brussel Sprout Dust, a sweet and spicy Pigs in Blankets Dust and a unique Roast Turkey Rub.
Xystos will take over the sole UK distribution of well-known Australian lifestyle brand Splosh on May 1 after a ‘soft launch’ of several of its ranges at Spring Fair.
One of these, Fairy Houses – battery-operated night lights for a child’s nursery or bedroom – was the surprise hit of the show for Xystos. “We had phenomenal orders. It’s bang on-trend,” said director Tom Sykes.
Other Splosh ranges that featured were pet-themed Adopt a Doorstop pieces and Mugs to Give, which carry sentiment-driven messages and are in handbag-style packaging.
Tom added: “The other Splosh product will land in the spring, when we will also take on board the existing lines which include Signature Photo Frames, Numbers and Moneyboxes.”
As Xystos continues to move across the home fragrance, bath and body and lifestyle gifting product streams, the company also unveiled its own Cello Birch Bark brand of largely unscented hand crafted statement-piece candles, as well as Himalayan Glow salt crystal candle holders and lamps.
For more information visit www.xystostrade.co.uk or call 0191 499 1570