Are you an Independent buyer looking for the best commercially relevant Autumn, Winter, and Festive Food & Gift brands? If so, discover your next best sellers at the upcoming Food & Gift show.

With hundreds brands confirmed, the show takes place on 8 May and will present a strong varied product mix across categories such as Gift Food, Home Fragrance, Cards & Wrap, Confectionary and Speciality Drinks, offering buyers everything they need to complete their Food and Gift buying all under one roof.

Expect to see brands from the gift food and confectionary sector such as BakedIn, Cottage Delight, House of Sarunds and Snaffling Pig. There will be some exciting ranges from speciality drinks brands such as Wilkins & Sons and Skinny Prosecco. Plus some excellent new homeware collections from key brands such as Tradestock and Portmeirion.

Food & Gift categories are becoming more popular with consumers, with a lot more people taking an interest in nutritional value and sourcing sustainable items. In such a buoyant and expanding market, you can discover those best sellers from a truly meaningful collection of exciting brands - relevant to all independents from department stores to garden centres through to standalone gift shops. This ethos made this brand new trade show a hit last year.

Taking place slightly earlier this year to ensure it coincides with buying patterns, the show is perfectly timed to guarantee orders for the festive period.

The show will be hosted by leading independent buying group, Associated Independent Stores (AIS) and is designed specifically for independent retailers. Centrally located in the UK at Cranmore Park Conference, Event & Exhibition Venue in Solihull, the show is only minutes from the NEC.

Online registration and parking is free. A complimentary lunch and refreshments will also be available throughout the day.

About AIS

Associated Independent Stores is the leading independent buying group for Home & Fashion in the UK & Ireland. They have more than 250 retail members and a buying throughput of around £500m. Those members include home specialists, department stores, garden centres and specialists such as cookshops in high streets, edge of town and out of town. They are all independent and range from single stores to regional chains and combined have a retail turnover of around £2bn.