As a reflection on conversations between Hyve, the organiser of Autumn Fair, and the community it serves, Hyve have taken the decision that Autumn Fair 2020 will not take place this year and will return as an in-person event in 2021.
They have listened to the community and whilst the industry supports Autumn Fair, the preferred choice in 2020 is to connect in a virtual environment. They are now working closely with the partners and clients to deliver a unique virtual forum with exclusive seminar content designed to educate and inform. Launching in September, more details will follow on our website in due course.
On Monday 13 July, John Lewis shops in Basingstoke, Cardiff, Chelmsford, Chester, Edinburgh, Exeter, Glasgow, Stratford and the Trafford Centre will reopen. Given the size and scale of the shop, Oxford Street will also open later in the week on Thursday 16th July to allow the shop additional time to finalise reopening. This will take the total number of shops that have so far reopened following the easing of the lockdown to 32, with plans for further shops to reopen later in the summer.
Bérangère Michel, Executive Director for Customer Service at the John Lewis Partnership said; “I am really pleased to announce more shop openings in the next couple of weeks, and in particular our first to reopen in Wales and Scotland.
It’s been a whirlwind few months. Something none of us could have ever predicted and that hasn’t been experienced in generations, if ever before. But as the world starts to re-open and shoppers venture out again with trepidation, our focus is to ensure that even in a shifting marketplace we continue to offer our customers the very best products, the most exciting trends and the most innovative new designs alongside our trademark, award winning service.
Throughout COVID-19, our Product Development and Design teams have been working positively to ensure that despite everything going on, we would still bring you the most relevant, high quality new range for Autumn 2020. Reflecting the need to encourage, inspire, indulge and uplift after the trials of Spring 2020, we are proud to unveil our Autumn 2020 Look on the Brightside Launch Event that will run from August 27th to October 20th . For all the updates and registration information please visit www.widdop.co.uk/brightsideshow
The Vintage Cog Clocks by Lesser and Pavey feature dual mechanics - one to power the clock and one to power the rotational cogs inside the clock.
These eye-catching timepieces are available in multiple different sizes and colours. Each one is attractively gift boxed and make a perfect gift for the home as these are great for any stylish traditional or contemporary home.
Lesser and Pavey have remained open throughout lockdown to ensure customers’ requirements are met.
The organisers of Home & Gift have announced the launch of Home & Gift Virtual 2020, a three-day digital event committed to helping retail businesses thrive during challenging times.
Taking place from 20th-22nd July, visitors will have access to digital product launches across the realms of gift, greetings and stationery, fashion, home and interiors, and food and drink—as well as a schedule of talks that combine practical advice from experts with inspirational insight from brands who are weathering the challenging landscape.