Widdop and Co.’s annual January Show has become a popular and permanent fixture on the giftware calendar. In 2018 it’s about to go up a gear as it welcomes, for the very first time, two leading suppliers to the giftware and greeting card trade; Xystos and the Great British Card Company (GBCC), to its North Manchester Showrooms.
The three companies have joined forces to put on a ‘must see’ show for all retailers across the gifting and greeting card industry. Widdop and Co. and Xystos will be showcasing their new Spring/Summer 2018 collections with stunning, unique launches backed up with exclusive promotions. GBCC’s focus is firmly on Christmas with the launch of their Christmas 2018 card collections.
The event starts with a bang on Tuesday 2nd January ending on Wednesday 24th January. Xystos and the GBCC will be showing during the first half of the show from the 2nd – 12th January. The showrooms will also be open at the weekend on Saturday 6th and Sunday 7th January by appointment only.
The event attracts hundreds of retailers, all keen to get a head start on their buying for the season. Bookings for the show are already being taken and anyone wishing to attend is encouraged to book their place early by visiting www.widdop.co.uk/events.
Stephen Illingworth, Director of Product Development at WIDDOP and Co. is excited about this unique event; “If you’re on the lookout for fresh and distinctive products for the new season, this is the place to start. We’re offering a bigger and better buying opportunity for all retailers with our partnership with Xystos and the Great British Card Company. The show will offer the ultimate buying experience with hundreds of inspiring gifts and greeting cards across all of our unique brands.”
The showrooms are open from 8.30am – 5pm every weekday and 10am – 2pm on Saturday 6th and Sunday 7th January by appointment only.