Essential reading for retailers and suppliers in the home improvement market

Autumn Fair sees visitor numbers rise

Published: 13 September 2010
Show organiser Emap has reported a major upswing in visitor numbers at this year's Autumn Fair International (AFI).
Autumn Fair sees visitor numbers rise
Final footfall figures were up 9% on last year at 31,340, the highest attendance since 2006.

The organisers of the show, which took place at the NEC Birmingham on September 5-8, put the increase down to a major investment in marketing and ramped up promotional activity.

As well as the many buyers from leading UK independents and multiples, the show attracted a large number of international buyers from 76 countries, with 6.5% more overseas visitors attending compared with last year.

AFI managing director Louise Young said: "We raised the bar yet again for Autumn Fair this year and the result was an extremely strong transactional event for the great majority of suppliers who took part. Our exhibitors pulled out all the stops to help retailers gain that crucial edge in a competitive market."

Comments

Published prior to March 2014
By Tony Seaman
I find this amazing as I was in Hal 5 for 3 days and thought that somebody had locked the doors so nobody could come in!! Maybe they were in the other halls.

(Your email address will not be published)
Already Registered?
Sign In
Not Yet Registered?
Register
Printable View E-mail Bookmark
*

Latest reader comments

re: Carl Kammerling Fusion 2021 Trade Promotion – Filled with exciting new deals!

MIKE
GOOD AFTERNOON,WE USED TO DEAL WITH YOUR COMPANY MANY YEARS AGO, BUYING LARGE STOCKS OF DELETED AND RETURNS ITEMS.IF YOU HAVE ANY CLEARANCE ...

re: Toolbank

Bilal Ali
Hi Trust you are doing great. My name is Bilal Ali. I am the owner of Azaan International Ltd, a company specialized in products. We are ...

re: Woolworths staff reunited by new website

John Zullo
Hi I'm trying to find Lisa assistant manager of woolworths in the metro centre 1999 I only now her by her 1st and middle name Lisa Marie ...

re: Planning application submitted for new Homebase store in Abingdon

Gel
They closed their store last year!http://www.oxfordmail.co.uk/news/17570442.homebase-abingdon-starts-closing-sale/...

re: Latest update on Green Homes Grant and implications for homeowners and landlords

John Hart
After applying for a green homes how long will it take for a decision? thanks...

Most read stories