Not only at home but also at work Christmas can create a cozy and pleasant atmosphere. Like here at the office of Eurotrade Fair!
Team Eurotrade Fair is busy preparing the trade shows for next year. Curious when these shows take place? With pleasure we present to you the dates for next year:
- 7 & 8 February 2018 – Eurotrade Fair Eindhoven
- 20 & 21 June 2018 – Eurotrade Fair Eindhoven
- 29 & 30 August 2018 – Eurotrade Fair Eindhoven
- 6 & 7 November 2018 – Eurotrade Fair Eindhoven
You can already order your free ticket for the Eurotrade Fair on 7 & 8 February 2018 in Eindhoven, the Netherlands:
Cash & Carry – A new way of doing business!
On the 12th, 13th & 14th of May the official opening of the new building of ‘Partijgroothandel Chiel Meekes’/Bigstocklots.com takes place! Together with his young and dynamic team, Chiel Meekes has made his dream come true; an own stocklots wholesale with a Cash & Carry. They grew so fast that they moved from Ruurlo to Eibergen in 2015. With 6 giant halls and 18 employees, his company has grown into a true shopping paradise for entrepreneurs. With 14.000 sqm of showroom, Cash & Carry, storage and offices, both Dutch and international entrepreneurs know where to find him.
This weekend you are welcome to visit the new building of Partijgroothandel Chiel Meekes/Bigstocklots.com. Opening hours:
Friday 12 May : 08.00 – 21.00
Saturday 13 May : 09.00 – 17.00
Sunday 14 May : 11.00 – 17.00
Click here for more information about ‘Partijgroothandel Chiel Meekes’ and the Cash & Carry.
Upcoming: B4B Event – For entrepreneurs & professionals
B4B Event, an event organized for companies, by companies! The event will take place on 12, 13 & 14 May and it will all be about inspiring and strengthen each other by working together. B4B Event takes place in the new building of ‘Partijgroothandel Chiel Meekes’ in Eibergen, the Netherlands
Friday 12 May : 15.00 – 21.00
Saturday 13 May : 11.00 – 17.00
Sunday 14 May : 11.00 – 17.00
Photos Eurotrade Fair Eindhoven February
Not had the chance to visit Eurotrade Fair Eindhoven on the 8th and 9th of February? Take a look at the photos and feel the atmosphere!
Curious which exhibitors were at the Eurotrade Fair in Eindhoven? Click here for the exhibitor list
Eurotrade Fair Hamburg – 5 & 6 April
Visit the first edition of Eurotrade Fair Hamburg on the 5th & 6th of April 2017 in Hamburg, Germany. Meet Europe’s largest stocklot wholesalers during this two-day fair! Discover the wide range of stocklots and branded goods for rock-bottom prices! Click here for more information about Eurotrade Fair Hamburg
Difficulty in selling your stocklots?
- High quality buyers
- Broad buyers profile
- We provide an international setting
- Maintain your customer relationships and meet new business partners
- Low participation costs
Eurotrade Fair finds it important to be socially involved. That is why we regularly support small charities, where people we or one of our exhibitors know personally are involved and we know that every Euro is well spent. We hope that you will help us support the following charity!
Bram & Rinnie are ambassador of Project Namaste. They raise money so Indonesian children can be operated on a cleft palate. They make sure the children can travel from Bali to Bram & Rinnie’s ‘hospital’ where they are being helped.
“It’s our duty to help other people”
“If we are on holiday, we see it as our duty to help other people. We ourselves live in a prosperous country. We do not have to worry about anything, because everything is within reach. During our vacations we become aware of the bad situation of other people.” -Bram & Rinnie de Groot (Project Namaste)
More about Project Namaste: www.projectnamaste.nl
We have collected €865,-!
During the Eurotrade Fair we have collected €865,- for Project Namaste! You can still donate! With a donation, big or small, you can help the children in Indonesia and give them a future they deserve.
You can transfer your donation to: NL80 RABO 03204 95 442.
Name: A.de Groot, to the attention of: NAMASTE.
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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: firstname.lastname@example.org
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: