The Royal School of Needlework will be opening a new embroidery exhibition in September.
There was some positive news for beleaguered retailers recently, with latest figures from Springboard revealing an increase of 1.4 per cent in customer footfall for the month of March. On the high street, footfall was up by 2.5 per cent, while in retail parks, it rose by 1.5 per cent. Frustratingly, this growth did not translate to an increase in spending, but in uncertain times, getting customers through the shop door represents an opportunity that’s too good to miss.
To ensure that your product selection is second to none, this issue contains plenty of ideas to grow seasonal sales. In addition to craft ideas that will keep kids busy over the summer holidays, we’re looking at the latest fabrics, home sewing ideas, on-trend tropicals and some amazing low-cost profit boosters. There’s unmissable expert advice and business tips, and we’ll also be reporting on the trends we discovered at this year’s Stationery Show London.
Andrea Ashfield, Editor
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