Brooke House Exhibitions, the organisers of Exclusively Housewares & Exclusively Electrical, has announced details of its initiative with the Sirius Buying Group for the 2018 shows.
Agreement has also been reached with the electrical appliance buying group Sirius to hold a convention of their members on the first day of the show. The convention will be staged on the Atrium level of the Gallery Hall above Exclusively Electrical. As a result, the show is expecting to draw new retailers of small domestic appliances to the event with attendance set to be promoted to the Sirius membership.
Show director Simon Boyd commented: “We are delighted to have reached agreement to work closely with Sirius to support the independent sector. The Exclusively shows offer retailers an excellent opportunity to view the latest innovation in homewares, table top and SDA products ahead of the key Christmas buying period and into Spring 2019.”
Founded in 2001, the Sirius Buying Group now comprises 162 members and 250 retail outlets, offering an extensive collection of home appliance and kitchen retail brands. Through specially negotiated terms with its Approved Suppliers, Sirius provides a cost effective platform for industry suppliers and retailers to benefit from their collective association, with buying power in excess of £100m, the company says.
Member Phil Cox of Empire Appliances commented: “Being part of the Sirius Buying Group benefits us in so many ways, opening doors to a multitude of manufacturers and giving you access to many like-minded businessmen/women happy to talk and share their experiences and business knowledge. It’s so much more than a mere buying group.”
Sirius commercial director Steve Jones added: “Due to the success of Exclusively Electrical over the past few years, we feel it presents a great environment for our members to see what SDA and housewares are available to them. The event is supported by a number of our Approved Suppliers and it will be great to get our members along to discuss the level of business already done in the group and the opportunities there to take advantage of.
“This event provides the perfect platform for us to do this and in return ensures more retailers attend the event which is great for our suppliers exhibiting. A win-win for all involved!”
Simon continued: “Exclusively Electrical features the leading brands in the SDA sector. Existing and potential retailers of small kitchen appliances will have an unrivalled opportunity to view the products which will drive sales through their outlets in 2018 and beyond. The attendance of Sirius members will offer our electrical exhibitors opportunity to promote products to this important group of retailers.
“Exclusively Housewares & Exclusively Electrical have once again secured a great line up of leading brands in the homewares and SDA sectors. This new initiatives with Sirius will add further momentum to our relationship with the retail sector and we look forward to welcoming their members to the Business Design Centre in June.”