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Craft Focus magazine is a bi-monthly trade publication for the craft industry, distributed to Art & Craft shops, Toy shops, Model shops, Haberdashers and Needlecraft retailers.

Each issue contains detailed information on upcoming trade shows and reviews many new and innovative products, enabling retailers to make informed and profitable buying decisions for their business. Find out more about the magazine here.

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Craft Focus magazine - Issue 99 - October/November 2023

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In this issue:

Art supplies
Ideal additions to your artbox

Craft kits aplenty
Box sets

Feeling foxy with Bothy Threads
Check out Bothy's new designs

Embroidery & tapestry designs
So much to keep you busy this quarter

Christmas part two
Festive favourites!

Top Drawer unveils new Spotlight Awards for Spring/Summer 2024 show

Top Drawer has announced the launch of the inaugural Spotlight Awards at the...

Introducing Fuchsia de Magellan

Jacques Herbin unveils "Fuchsia de Magellan" Ink: A vibrant addition to its 1670 collection. Jacques Herbin, a...

Feeling peachy with Pantone's Colour of the Year 2024 announcement

Pantone, the global color authority and provider of professional color language...

Messe Frankfurt raises the bar for growth

Messe Frankfurt has left the difficult and demanding last three years behind it and is now enjoying both...

From the editor

The golden quarter

It’s time to welcome in Q4 - the lucrative golden quarter. You’ll have planned your stock from way back at Stitches, Creativeworld and LSS and topped up at Autumn Fair and now it’s time to get that stock moving!

If you’ve still space on your shelves we do have part two of our Christmas special. I always include an email address or telephone number so if there’s something you think will be a bestseller just give them a call. We’re a friendly bunch, us crafty folk! What’s more, I’ve rounded up some fabulous gift wraps. As we get equally creative with how the present looks on the outside as it is inside, these delightfully printed paper rolls are the perfect impulse purchase for placement at the till point!

Talking bestsellers, we have a focus on cats! Myself included, we just can’t get enough of those fabulous felines! We have oh so cute cross stitches and stationery aplenty! Other product features include: artist supplies, craft kits and patchwork & quilting!

As always, do get in touch if you have a new product or there’s any extra information you may need!

Happy reading, 

Rachel Westall, Editor

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Long-term success

This issue UK mailing service Washington Direct provides an insightful look at how to keep a long-term consumer base happy. Customer satisfaction is an integral part of business' ambitions if they wish to be a long-term success. Building a loyal customer base is important, but keeping those customers happy to ensure they will return in the future is essential as a business grows. Here, we look at how different brands can successfully maintain customer satisfaction, and how in some cases this has been refreshed to put a fresh spin on it.

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Thinking outside the box

Tiny Box Company is based in the stunning Ashdown Forest in Sussex near to the Bluebell Railway. The company started in 2007 and has been in various nearby locations as it has expanded. In our December, January edition, Rachel Watkyn, Founder of the Tiny Box Company spoke exclusively to Craft Focus about the company's journey from the Dragon's Den to where they are today!

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