by Jelmar de Vries in General
UK is about to hit a Christmas spending record in 2016!
Christmas is getting closer! All year long, retailers, retail organizations, web-shops and supermarket chains have prepared themselves for, among others, Christmas! Meanwhile, stores and web-shops are filled with Christmas products! Gifts, food & drinks, decoration items and much more.
There are several ways to expand your product range. One way is by visiting trade shows for import goods and promotional articles (stocklots). Here you will find large stocks of consumer goods available for immediate sale at rock-bottom prices!
All kinds of buyers make their move at such fairs to expand their product range. An example of such a trade fair is the Eurotrade Fair. Eurotrade Fair is a unique platform that brings together Europe’s largest and leading stocklot wholesalers.
Christmas in Europe
Across Europe, consumers spend a lot of money on food & drink, decorations & gifts in the period before Christmas.
The UK outnumbers every other European country with their high average of Christmas spendings.
Over €92bn in 2016
Brexit or no Brexit, Christmas will always be a peak holiday for spending and this year is no different. UK is about to hit a Christmas spending record of more than €92bn in 2016.
It is expected for 2016 that their Christmas spending will be around €952,55 per household. This will go towards food and drink, travel, decorations and gifts. Half of the budget will be spent on gifts!
(Real business (2016). UK Christmas spending to hit record £77.56bn in 2016, http://realbusiness.co.uk)
Although UK Christmas spending will only be up 1.9 per cent year-on-year, UK households are set to spend almost double the European average. Comparatively across Europe, the average spend will be €634,80 in 2016.
The world is changing and the consumers’ awareness about sustainability continues to grow. Sustainability
is not just important for people and the planet, but nowadays it is also vital for business success. It is of
great importance for companies to respond to this.
Everyone contributes in its own way to a cleaner environment and a better social wellbeing. Companies
contribute by taking responsibility for the company’s effects on environmental and social wellbeing:
‘Corporate Social Responsibility’.
Also we have our own way of contributing to sustainability.
Products that have been written off by producers or importers for various reasons, are getting a second life
thanks to our trade fairs. Such products are called: Stocklots. Our fairs are unique because the focus is
on stocklots only!
Products offered on the Eurotrade Fair consist of stocklots, overstock, bankruptcy goods, branded goods
and bulk goods.
Eurotrade Fair attracts major buyers from the following sectors:
Retail organizations, DIY stores, Warehouses, Furniture stores, Discounters, Supermarket chains, Webshops,
Individual sales points, Garden centers, Pharmacies, And more…
In the UK, supermarkets have seen the first growth in sales in almost a year, according to the latest Nielsen report.
The big sport event ‘Euro 2016’ contributed to a 6.2-per-cent year-on-year increase in the sales of alcohol (including beer and wine) over the four-week period ending 18 June 2016. There was also an increase (4.2 per cent) in the sales of crisps and snacks. This is also attributed to Euro 2016.
(European Supermarket Magazine (2016). Nielsen Report Shows Significant Boos in UK Supermarket Sales During Euro 2016, http://www.esmmagazine.com/)
In most of the European countries, Euro 2016 has contributed to an increase of the consumer goods like alcohol, chips and snacks. Particularly in countries participating in the Euro 2016.
Big (sport) events have a relatively large impact on the sales of (mainly) supermarkets. But also companies that sell, for example merchandise, toys, sport equipment, etc. feel the impact in their sales.
Because of these large impacts, it is important for entrepreneurs/companies to respond on events like this. If the event is relevant to them, they can prepare their assortment for such events and take advantage of it!
This certainly applies to the Olympic Games which begin on the 5th of August. A big event that is known worldwide! Are you and your assortment ready for the Olympic Games?
Just as entrepreneurs/companies adapt their assortments to big events as Euro 2016 and the Olympic Games, they also adapt their assortment to the different seasons of the year. An assortment that fits in well with a season, often meets the needs of the customer.
The advantage of the seasons is that they come back every year at the same time. A good preparation is required and in this case is certainly possible.
One of the things Eurotrade Fair pursues is: quality. Therefore, it is of great importance that we continue to develop and innovate!
New marketing campaigns, new website, an ice cream cart during a fair, etc.
Last Wednesday we had a meeting, which was all about innovation and improvement. This has resulted in lots of new, great and innovative ideas!
Do you have a great idea or any suggestions? Let us know!
Send them to: email@example.com
Brexit doesn’t mean exit!
Last week a referendum was held to decide whether the UK should leave or remain in the European Union. The people of the United Kingdom, more than 30 million, have voted on this matter.
People who voted for Brexit won by 52% to 48%. UK will leave the European Union but, Brexit means no exit for Eurotrade Fair. Eurotrade Fair will certainly not leave the UK!
Eurotrade Fair is very internationally oriented and is always seeking new markets, opportunities and challenges to expand its network. Concrete plans now exist to expand to more locations in Europe.
One thing is certain, the UK remains part of the EUrotrade Fairs!
Eurotrade Fair Manchester – 26 & 27 October
What to expect
▪ Europe’s biggest and leading stocklots wholesalers
▪ Extensive, varied and constantly changing stocklots
▪ The stock on offer is available for direct sale at rock-bottom prices
▪ An ideal opportunity for expanding your network
▪ Branded goods
A few weeks ago Postenland has opened a brand new Cash and Carry in Lübeck, Germany.
A Cash and Carry is a form of trade in which goods are sold from a wholesale warehouse. Customers (retailers, professional users, caterers, etc) settle the invoice on the spot in cash, and carry the goods away themselves.
Visit Postenland Cash & Carry:
One of Dutch’s largest and oldest retail chains, V&D, went bankrupt this year. A great loss to the Dutch consumer market.
Kooistra.com has taken over a large part of V&D’s children’s clothing.
Everyone is welcome on 28, 29 and 30 April to Apolloweg 2 in Leeuwarden. Here you can take advantage of a wide range of cheap designer clothes for children!
In addition to children’s clothing, you will also find lots of toys for rock-bottom prices!
Go to the following website for more information: www.actieverkoop.nuRead more
Are you looking to sell your stocklots?
Eurotrade Fair comes with something NEW!
Increase you sales and your (international) brand awareness! You can now become a real VIP member of the Eurotrade Fair! How? Sign in for at least 3 trade fairs and you will already enjoy exclusive benefits!
What does the VIP package include
Your flyers in our give away promo bags at the trade fairs
Your logo and company name on our large LCD screens during the fair (only in Eindhoven)
Your products in the spotlights
At the central located catering area, we will create a few presentation pillars to bring your products under even better attention. Everyone will see your product! (only in Eindhoven)
Banner on stocklots.com
Increase your (international) brand awareness! You will receive a banner on the website Stocklots.com: the online trading platform for stocklots only. With a duration of 3 months
3 Top Ads
Increase the visibility of your advertisements on Stocklots.com. A Top Ad allows you to always appear on top of our pages (using the keywords of your ad) or categories
Bigstocklots.com is a young and dynamic company, a part of the ‘Handelsonderneming Chiel Meekes BV’. The focus of Bigstocklots.com is on the purchase and sales of large stocks. Also official stocklots dealer of the PTMD collection.
Their current warehouse is located in Ruurlo, De Venterkamp 3 and 8. But now its official: they are moving to a new warehouse and a brand-new showroom in EIBERGEN.
The new warehouse has an area of at least 9200m2! Below you will see the new design of the warehouse and showroom. They will start the renovation of the building in January 2016.
Address of the new warehouse: Kiefte 2, Eibergen.Read more