Xystos sold out of some of the Baylis & Harding collections it launched at Home & Gift – just three days after announcing that it had been appointed as the official supplier of the brand’s home fragrance and gifting products to independent garden centres and gift shops.
Said Xystos director Tom Sykes: “It just flew off the shelves. Independent retailers are delighted that we are offering them a brand that is instantly recognisable in department stores and on the high street.
“We are now working hard with our new partners on the spring/summer lines which will be unveiled at Autumn Fair.”
Xystos also launched another bath and body range at the show, the Gardeners Collection from Woods of Windsor, which Tom said had performed “phenomenally well” at the show. “The price points are right on the money and the counter display units have been very well received. Woods of Windsor has sold extremely well since becoming part of our portfolio a year ago.”
Tom reported that it had been a “very good” show for Xystos and detected that the mood among buyers appeared to be much more upbeat than in the previous eight weeks. “Our feedback suggests that it has been a challenging time, but the people I’ve spoken to are extremely positive regarding the rest of the year.”
WoodWick, the best-selling Xystos candle brand, introduced the Artisan Collection at the show which, along with Village Candle, Candle Warmers and Cello melt burners enjoyed a strong Home & Gift.