A week on from this year’s Speciality & Fine Food Fair 2013, and hopefully the dust has settled a little from the overwhelming choice of artisan produce on offer. We wanted to say a big thank you from all of us @wbc for visiting our stand. We hope that whether you were exhibiting or just visiting, you found it as inspiring as we did.
If there’s one theme that resonated for us this year, it’s that when it comes to retail, it’s less about new ideas but new ways of presenting traditional ones. We’ve had an amazing response from you on our new lines of gift packaging, retails display, and bags for life. If you missed our stand, here is a list of the top 10 products on display that got people talking.
TOP 10 WBC MUST HAVES ON DISPLAY
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2. THE KINGSLEY CHITTING TROLLEY (RD/CHIT)
Much admired for its mix of vintage modern. The chitting tray retail display unit is on lockable wheels, making it durable, sturdy and versatile.
3. ACRYLIC CAKE STANDS & DOMES
Lots of you thought they were glass, but in fact they’re toughened acrylic, which if you’re a food retailer you’ll know is whole lot more health & safety friendly. Plus they’re cheap enough to replace if ever damages occur.
4. VINTAGE OYSTER BASKETS (PROP #33)
The retail #PropShop always attracts a lot of interest, especially for anyone who uses visual merchandising to sell their product – pretty much all of us! Oyster baskets are a fantastic look and exceedingly trendy; these authentic wire display baskets prove a real winner for both the food and fashion markets.
5. KINGSLEY RISERS (RD/KRL, KRM)
Totally a step in the right direction for retail shops – says our retail guru, the Kingsley risers allow you to make architectural platforms in which to celebrate speciality food lines. Very popular across many sectors.
6. WOODEN DOUGH BOWLS (PROP #001)
The world still love a reference to yester-year, when time honoured products made by hand were much the norm. The language of this line brings the modern shop and the past together.
7. MATT GRASS FOLDING GIFT BOX (FMG15 and 18)
Much as we’re not terribly fond of shouting about anything that hasn’t come into stock yet, these boxes were very well received, especially when you realise they come flat-packed (myself included). They are cheaper than wicker so they make a great alternative, and they’ll be online for purchase mid-December.
8. NEW NATURAL CARD SUITCASES
A contemporary take on the wicker hamper, and one that’s totally cost-effective. It’s like the perfect take-away gift carton that can pack a bunch of goodies.
9. CARD TRAYS & CELLO LIDS
Always popular throughout the year, not just at Christmas, these high quality EUROPEAN PRODUCED gift trays come flat-packed, and that’s the reason they’re always in the top 10. If space is a problem, snap these up and have them ready to hand. If space isn’t a problem, have them ready-made and create impulse purchases at the till.
10. BRANDED WICKER BASKETS
A now much-valued addition to our branding range, these really come into effect this time of year as many of you look to draw in Christmas corporate orders. These are a classy way to go.
Our new ranges are fully stocked and we’re ready to take you order. Call us now on 08000 85 85 95 or email us at email@example.com