Autumn Gift Fair 2015 Magazine

AUTUMN Gift Fair 1-3 March 2015 ASB Showgrounds, Auckland www.giftfairs.co.nz

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Visual Clutter Revamping a small store

The Design Depot wins 2014 gia New Zealand Award

A Business on a Mission The CHOPPING BLOCK

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WINTER Gift AND Homeware Fair

SPRING Gift AND Homeware Fair

Autumn Gift and Homeware Fair

7-9 JUNE 2015 Horncastle Arena Christchurch

30 AUG - 1 SEPT 2015 ASB Showgrounds Auckland

1-3 March 2015 ASB Showgrounds Auckland

www.giftfairs.co.nz Images compliments of: DQ, LisaSarah, Old Mill Road, Stewart Sales and Service, The Limit and Le Creuset NZ

Contents

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Newsbites

Exhibitor & Retailer Profiles

New Product Showcase A sneak peek at whats hot this year Exhibitor Listing A comprehensive reference to all exhibitors Product index Exhibitors’ offerings arranged by category

112 111 102 117

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Advertiser’s index

Welcome

Brand index Who stocks that brand?

Fair details Your show at a glance - from parking to site plan

Fixing the De Minimis Threshold Support the change

Exhibitors and floorplan A visual reference to your favourite exhibitors

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Keynote Speaker Presented by Mark Johnston, Retail NZ

NZGTA Terms & Conditions

Colour Cues Resene

Cut Above Remarkable retail from around the world

International Click and Collect Growth ACRS

IRD Provisional Tax made easy

Revamping an Small Store Compliments of NZ Retail

Service IQ Staff Training

gia Winner The Design Depot

Retail and Business Management Massey University

Strategic Partner

Front cover imagery provided by Splosh, Stand no. 2071 Website: splosh.com.au

Commerce Commission Product Safety is your responsibility

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its weight in awards. Simply visit the Ford stand today and you could win a Fiesta Sport. Loaded with smart technology and impressive fuel economy, it’s designed to keep up with your busy lifestyle, all while being the most eye-catching car on the block. FIESTA Sport with 1.0L EcoBoost ™ engine

HOW TO ENTER To be eligible to enter the competition, an individual must:

• Formally register and be validated onsite as a genuine trade visitor at one or more of the NZ Gift & Homeware Fairs, or South Island Hospitality Show (SIHS) in 2015 (the Event) prior to the close date. • Visit the Ford Motor Company of New Zealand Limited exhibition stand at the Event, and have your issued Event visitor badge scanned. Each visitor to the Event is entitled to 1 entry only per NZ Gift & Homeware Fair/SIHS event attended in 2015. CONDITIONS OF ENTRY Information on how to enter and prizes form part of these Conditions of Entry: 1. By entering the competition you agree that you have read, understood and accepted these Conditions of Entry. 2. The Promoters reserve the right to change the terms and conditions of the Promotion without prior notice and at its discretion or extend, postpone or discontinue the Promotion at any time. 3. Entry is only open to New Zealand residents aged 16 years or over who own a valid New Zealand driver’s licence. Employees and contractors and the immediate families of employees and contractors of the promoters and other agencies associated with this promotion are ineligible. 4. The promoters reserve the right to verify the validity of entries and to disqualify any entrant who tampers with the entry process or who submits an entry that is not in accordance with these Conditions of Entry. 5. Promotion commences 01/03/15 at 09:00am. Entries close 04:00pm on 01/09/15 and no entries will be accepted after this time. Draw will take place on 02/09/14 at Level 1, 99-107 Khyber Pass Road, Grafton, Auckland, New Zealand at 8:00am. The winner will be notified by mail, email or telephone (at the option of the promoter) and the name of the winner may be published on www.giftfairs.co.nz website on or after 07/09/15. Judges’ decision is final and no correspondence will be entered into. 6. The first valid entry drawn will win a 2015 model Ford Fiesta Sport EcoBoost Automatic vehicle (including full registration and on-road costs, but excluding insurance). The promoters may at their absolute discretion substitute this prize for a prize of equal value without notice to the entrants or winner. The prize is not transferrable or exchangeable. 7. The promoters are not responsible or liable for: a. late, lost or misdirected entries; b. any incorrect or inaccurate information, either provided by entrants to the competition or generated by any of the equipment or programming associated with or utilised in this competition, or by any technical error that may occur in the course of the administration of this competition; c. any error, omission, interruption, deletion, defect, delay in operation or transmission, communications line failure, theft or destruction or unauthorised access to or alteration of entries; and d. any loss or damage whatsoever (including personal injury) which is suffered (including but not limited to indirect or consequential loss) as a result of taking the prize, except for any liability which cannot be excluded by law. 8. The promoters collect entrants’ personal information in order to conduct the promotion. If the information requested is not provided, the entrant may not participate in the promotion. By entering the promotion, unless otherwise requested by the entrant, each entrant also agrees that the promoters may collect and hold the information, and use it in any media for future promotional, marketing and publicity purposes without any further reference, payment or other compensation to the entrant, including sending the entrant electronic messages. Entrants’ personal information may be disclosed to lottery departments and winners names published as required under the relevant lottery legislation. A request to access, update or correct any information should be directed to XPO Exhibitions Ltd or Ford New Zealand via their websites. 9. All entrants warrant that they are not contravening any national laws by entering prize draw. The promoters are: XPO Exhibitions Ltd, Level 1, 99-107 Khyber Pass Road, Grafton, Auckland 1023; Ford Motor Company of New Zealand Limited, Private Bag 76912, Manukau City, Auckland.

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Dear Visitors, Welcome to the first New Zealand Gift & Homewares Fair for 2015. Welcome to AUTUMN GIFT 2015

Published by XPO Exhibitions Ltd

Published for NZ Gift & Homeware Fairs

We hope you’re back from solid trading through the holiday period and looking forward to viewing an array of brand new product to fill those empty shelves. We’re excited to bring you such a great selection courtesy of many hundreds of exhibiting wholesalers, distributors, importers and NZ manufacturers! The New Zealand Gift Trade Association (NZGTA) has been busy in recent months meeting up with Retail NZ - recently rebranded from what was the NZ Retailers Association - namely to better foster relations between our strong long standing organisations; exploring ways we can build more education forums/seminars at these fairs, and finding common ground on legislative issues impacting our related industries. You’ll likely see more of Retail NZ working with us the organisers to develop added value and industry engagement opportunities for retailers at the NZ Gift Fairs. The NZGTA are firmly supporting government lobbying efforts led by Retail NZ to remove what is known as the “de minimis threshold” – an exemption on GST and duty benefitting international retailers selling product online to kiwi consumers where the product value is less than $400. The exemption is creating an unfair competitive advantage to overseas online retailers relative to NZ retailers visiting these fairs who sell comparable giftware in store that is subject to GST. Should the government eradicate the threshold then not only will it help national retailers compete but the nation can also capture a valuable new source of tax revenue! So how can you help support a change? Visit the show information desk outside of halls 2 & 3 where you can scan your badge to show your support. We’ll send the register to Minister Hon. Bill English in the coming weeks, in addition to a strongly worded letter that you’ll see within this magazine. We’d also encourage you to go and talk to the friendly crew at Retail NZ in hall 3 about other initiatives that can help you as NZ retailers. Finally it’s always a good idea to join in the conversation on these hot topics of importance for NZ retailers by following the NZ Gift & Homewares Fairs on Facebook. Together we can make a difference. Enjoy the fair!

XPO Exhibitions Ltd Level 1, 99-107 Khyber Pass Road, Grafton, Auckland 1023 P O Box 9682, Newmarket, Auckland 1149, New Zealand

Ph: + 64 9 976 8300 Fx: +64 9 379 3358 E: info@xpo.co.nz www.xpo.co.nz

NZ Gift Fairs Team Exhibition Sales Sandra Gorringe 09 976 8330 sandra@giftfairs.co.nz Neil Cording 09 976 8356 neil@giftfairs.co.nz Operations Chantelle Walker, Nick Batty Graphic Design Louise Brosnan Marketing Irene Smith, Jeff Edbrooke Accounts Brenda Dunn Events & Sales Director Tony Waite Managing Director Brent Spillane Contributors Michelle Hespe, Gary Bowering, Fiona Beale, Inland Revenue, Commerce Commission, NZ Retail, ACRS, Resene. Cover photography Splosh Magazine layout Louise Brosnan Print Management Compass Print Management

Regards Brent Spillane & Tony Waite

Service providers’ advertising enquiries info@giftfairs.co.nz

The listings and information provided in this magazine are supplied by the exhibitors. Whilst all care is taken, XPO Exhibitions will not accept responsibility for incorrect information. Editorial opinion and advertising statements printed in Gift do not necessarily reflect the views of XPO Exhibitions Ltd and its staff, unless expressly stated.

BRENT SPILLANE Chairman NZ Gift Trade Association

TONY WAITE Event & Sales Director XPO Exhibitions

The NZ Gift Trade Association is an association representing more than 450 wholesalers, importers and manufacturers of gift and homeware in New Zealand. For more information head to pg 118 or visit www.nzgta.org.nz .

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FAIR DETAILS

RESTROOMS Toilets are located in Halls 1 - 6 as indicated on the map to the right. NEW ZEALAND GIFT TRADE ASSOCIATION Executive Officer, Fiona Beal will be on hand throughout the Fair to answer any questions you may have, pertinent to the New Zealand Gift Trade Association. ACCOMMODATION The NZ Gift & Homeware Fairs are pleased to offer you special rates on accommodation from the following Hotel Partners. Use the booking form on our website www.giftfairs.co.nz or call the hotel directly. Please remember to quote the promo code: xpo2015 to receive the reduced rate. These are the best rates available at these hotels, all properties look forward to making your stay as enjoyable and comfortable as possible. Please note: Rates are subject to availability. Rendezvous Hotel Auckland cnr Vincent St & Mayoral Drive, City Centre 0800 887 808, res@auckland.rendezvous.co.nz

2015 OPENING HOURS Sunday

1st March, 9am – 6pm 2nd March, 9am – 6pm 3rd March, 9am – 4pm

Monday Tuesday

VENUE ASB Showgrounds, Greenlane, Auckland, New Zealand The ASB Showgrounds are located at 217 Greenlane Road West - about

10 minutes from the city centre. Terms and Conditions of Entry

The New Zealand Gift & Homeware Fairs are trade only events 1. Genuine trade buyers only will be admitted to the Fair. 2. All visitors to the Fair are to register and wear their Entry Pass which must be visible at all times. 3. No product may be removed from the Fair. 4. Children under 16 are not able to attend. Babies in back or front packs are welcome only upon completion of a waiver form. NO prams or strollers will be allowed access to the Fair. 5. To protect the privacy and confidentiality of exhibitors, no video or still photography including via mobile phones. 6. Exhibitors are at the fair to sell their products. No selling or distributing of marketing material to the exhibitors at any time during the Fair or within the Fair venue. Non-compliance will result in eviction from the exhibition. 7. No smoking anywhere in the venue please. 8. Please note: Accompanying guests are able to attend on the first 2 days of the Fair only. A guest pass may be obtained from the registration desk. There is a $20 charge for the pass. 9. XPO Exhibitions reserve the right to refuse admission to the Gift Fair. XPO Exhibitions also reserve the right to revoke registrations at any time where it is deemed necessary. REGISTRATION DETAILS You can now manage your NZ Gift & Homeware Fairs “membership” online. You can log on with your username and password at any time and update your contact details to ensure you are kept up to date with all the NZ Gift Fairs news. If you have previously attended a Gift Fair you will receive an email at the start of each year asking you to confirm your details. Once your registration is complete and your ID has been verified you will receive a barcoded email. This barcode will give you access to all three Gift Fairs in that year. Please print off the barcoded email and bring it with you on the day of the Fair for express entry. If you have never visited a NZ Gift Fair before you can save $20 by pre- registering online at www.giftfairs.co.nz or phone 0800 367 976. All visitors must have their own individual registration. If you are not submitting your ID prior to the Fair please remember to bring it with you on the day. Once you are registered you will be registered for all NZ Gift Fairs in the future. GIFT WEBSITE & GIFT TRADER Your user name and password will be the same as your registration logins. GIFT MAGAZINE It’s a good idea to plan your visit in advance – using the directory in this magazine is the best way to pre-determine what products you want to see. Remember to bring this guide with you to the Fair. Additional copies are available for sale, $15 per copy. GIFT FAIR INFORMATION DESK For any enquiries at the Fair please stop by the Info Desk located in the foyer of Halls 1 - 3. During the Fair you can also call the Info Desk on 09 630 4555. CAFES For your convenience, cafes are located in the food court outside Halls 1 - 3, as well as outside coffee carts throughout the venue. LUGGAGE STORAGE There are storage facilities available. You will find them at each of the registration areas and in the foyer of Halls 1-3. Note: NZ Gift Fairs takes all care for your luggage however we cannot take responsibility.

Pullman Auckland Cnr Princes Street & Waterloo Quadrant, Auckland Central 09 353 1000 / Fax 09 353 1002 pullmangroup@pullmanauckland.co.nz

The Quest Newmarket 31-39 Davis Cres, Newmarket 09 520 3000, host@questnewmarket.co.nz

Giftmobile There will be a free morning and afternoon Giftmobile transport service provided by the Gift Fairs to take visitors from the above hotels to the Fair. This will run approximately every 30 mins Times Sunday/Monday 7.30am–10.30am, 5pm–7.30pm Tuesday 7.30am–10.30am, 2.30pm-4.30pm. For airport runs outside of these times please email info@giftfairs. co.nz or call 0800 367 976. Info will also be available at hotel check-in. Drop off and pick up at the Fair is at Gate 2 on Greenlane Rd. TAXIS & AIRPORT SHUTTLES Available on request at the Info Desk in the Foyer or prior to the Fair. Airport transfers for multiple passengers - Super Shuttles 09 522 5100 Green Cabs 0508 447 336 Taxis will be advised to collect passengers from Gate 2 on Greenlane Rd. BUS Visit www.AT.govt.nz CAR If you are driving from South to North exit the Southern Motorway at Greenlane and turn left into Greenlane Road. If you are driving from North to South exit the Southern Motorway at Greenlane and turn right and go around the roundabout into Greenlane Road. The ASB Showgrounds are located approximately 3kms along Greenlane Road West. PARKING Alexandra Raceway provides parking at a daily rate of $8 cash only. Entry is via Greenlane Rd or more conveniently from Campbell Cres (behind the Caltex Station). From there you can access the ASB Showgrounds through Gate 4 and start your visit at Hall 1. Limited Free Parking is available in Puriri Drive with access via Gate 4.

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EXHIBITION FLOOR PLANS PLAN OVERVIEW

CAMPBELL DRIVE

CAMPBELL DRIVE

GATE 3

GATE 3

Alexandra Raceway Car park Entrance

Alexandra Raceway Car park Entrance

HALL 4

GATE 4

GATE 4

HALL 3

HALL 5

HALL 1

HALL 2

HALL 3

GREENLANE ROAD

HALL 7

HALL 5

HALL 1

HALL 2

Cafe

GREENLANE ROAD

GATE 2

Cafe

Grandstand

PURIRI DRIVE

Entrance

Cafe

GATE 2

Grandstand

PURIRI DRIVE

Entrance

HALL 6

GATE 1

HALL 6

GATE 1

Registration Womens Toilets Mens Toilets Cafe

Halls Cloak Room Show Information

Registration Womens Toilets Mens Toilets Cafe

Halls Cloak Room Show Information

ECO FRIENDLY By displaying this table talker at their stand the exhibitor declares that they have Eco Friendly product on their exhibition stand that complies with the Guidelines for Green Marketing document issued by the New Zealand Commerce Commission.

NZ MADE

Exhibitors with the Kiwi symbol next to their name have declared that they exhibit product which complies with the Country of Origin guidelines issued by the Commerce Commission. To view these guidelines please visit www.comcom.govt.nz

SHOW ONLY SPECIALS

Many exhibitors have Show Only Specials. You can download a list of these from our website or look for Show Only Specials table talkers at the Fair.

NEW PRODUCT

If you see this table talker displayed at an exhibitors stand make sure you pop in and check out the New Product they have to offer.

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HALLS ONE/TWO

CAMPBELLDRIVE

GATE3

Trotts Carpark Entrance

GATE4

HALL3

Registration

HALL5

Hall 2

HALL1

HALL2

GREENLANEROAD

Cafe

FH

GATE2

2021

2024

2025

2034

2031

Grandstand

PURIRIDRIVE

Entrance

Registration

HALL6

2030

2085 2084

2032

2046

2068 2066

2019

GATE1

2049

2069

2015

2082

Hall 1

2087

2063

2050

2013

2070

2048

2080

2090

1083

1087

1099

2051

2071

2052

2079

1080

1070

1049

2038

1094

18.0

1079

1056 1077 1075 1064

2012

2072

2053

2091

1065

2039

1050

2045

2093

2092

2056

2040

2059

2074

1051

1055

1053

1059

1057

1041

2010

2041 2040A

2078

2054

1026

1022

1036

2094

1019

2047

2008

2055

2042

2058

2075

2075

2044

1000

1033

1031

1014

1016

2057

1002

1010

2043

1015

2004

2003

2000

1011

1001

1003

1007

Toilets

Toilets

FH

Hall 2

Hall 1

Stylezone

2054 2055 2058 2063 2066 2068 2069 2070 2071 2072 2074 2075 2079 2080 2082 2084 2085 2087 2090 2091 2092 2093

Uncle Zitos

2000 & 2057

Mayon Importing Co Anasazi Homewares Ltd Carolina Trading NZ Ltd

1000 1001 1002 1003 1007 1010 1011 1014 1016 1022 1026 1033 1036 1041 1049 1050 1051 1053 1055 1056 1059 1064 1077 1079 1080 1083 1087 1094

Sterling

ALUMENTI HOMEWARES NZ

2003 2004

Pan Pacific Marketing 2007 Ltd

Haka NZ Ltd

Baby Bow Voodle Ltd

Robert Mark Ltd

2008 & 2094

Jenz Studio

Allen and Unwin Book Publishers Ltd

2010 2012 2013 2015 2019 2021 2024

Wallace and Potter

Star*Line

Optix New Zealand Jalan Imports Ltd

C.C. Interiors Le Creuset NZ

Thos Holdsworth & Sons Ltd

Silver Surfers Ltd

Bubba Blue

Premium Corp UMBRA

Splosh Ltd

Greenpark Imports Ltd

Importico Home & Gifts Ltd

Kerridge Ltd

Zany

Le Monde Home Ltd

1019 & 1065

Hawthorne Group

Karma Imports Ltd DQ Company Ltd

Green Sets

Mt Meru Ltd

2025 &2034

Simply Italian Ltd Tritex Holdings Ltd

Ogilvies

Awsam

2030

Antics Marketing

Trendy Mirrors Ltd 2031 Claro Ltd (Formerly Lyfestile Procurements Ltd) 2032 Alison’s Acquisitions Ltd 2038 MIT Ltd 2039 Scent of Provence 2040 Ottoman Collection 2040A Wilson & Nicholson 2041 Affirmations NZ Ltd 2042 The Limit Ltd 2043 Rogers Homewares 2045 Signature Rugs 2046 Cube Collection 2047 R A Burt & Co Ltd 2048 Johnston Imports 2049 Bow Home 2050 Bow Fashion 2051 French Country Collections 2052 Linens & More Ltd 2053

Premium Corp PARLANE INTERNATIONAL The Good Housewife (Lyfestile Ltd)

Hermes Ltd

Molesworths Ltd EW Sinton Ltd

BPM Lifestyle

Destination Home

Ecoya NZ Ltd

BPM Lifestyle

Four Corners (NZ)

Durance New Zealand

For Arts Sake (NZ) Ltd Jewellery With Soul Pixie Party Supplies

Ashdene Manufacturing Pty Ltd

Pacific Consumables Ltd Jason Products Ltd Wilson Trading Co Ltd Rembrandt Fine Arts Ltd

1070 & 1099

Yankee Candles

BAKSANA - Lord of the Isles The Little Import Company Ltd

Vision Wholesale

Pottery Lane Imports

Scarlet Ribbons

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HALL THREE EXHIBITION FLOOR PLANS

CAMPBELLDRIVE

GATE3

Trotts Carpark Entrance

GATE4

HALL3

Registration

HALL5

HALL1

HALL2

GREENLANEROAD

Cafe

GATE2

Grandstand

PURIRIDRIVE

Entrance

Fire Exit

Fire Exit

Fire Exit

Registration

W/W

W/W

W/W

W/W

3185

3101

3095

3098

3099

3017

3014

3004

HALL6

W/W

GATE1

3096

3057

3056

3184

3158

3132 3157

3104

3075

3033

3015 3032

3131

3186

3076

3055

3106

3188

3133

3034

3156

3130

3181

3160

3054

3031

3016

3134

3078

3155

3129

3187

3061

3009

3073

3059

3036

3030

3108

3179

3093

3135

3018

3189

3127

3007

3079

3060

3053

3154

3178

3162

3092

W/W

3136

3126

3037

3191

3071

3028

3090

3002

3052

3124

3070

3110

3177

3153

3124A

3192

3088

3069

3051

3027

3175

3151

3123

3001

W/W

3152 3146

3087

3026

3081

3068

3050

3193

3112

3174 3164

3148

3042

3049

4.8

3082 3086

3067

3047

3166

3172

3147

3149

3083

3084

5.4

3048

3044

W/W

3066

3118

3170

3120

3024

3171

3046

7.2

W/W

3196

3065

3045

3199

3198

3043

FH

Hall 3

Blue Duck Books Ltd

3068 3069 3070 3071 3073 3075 3076 3078 3079 3081 3082 3083 3084 3086 3087 3088 3090 3092 3093 3095 3096 3098 3099 3101 3104 3106 3108 3110 3112 3118 3120 3123 3124 3126 3127 3129 3130 3131 3132 3133 3134

Jill Main New Zealand Ltd

3135 3136 3148 3149 3151 3152 3153 3154 3155 3157 3158 3160 3162 3166 3170 3172 3174 3175 3177 3178 3179 3181 3184 3185 3186 3187 3188 3189 3191 3192 3193 3198 3199

Parnell Agencies Ltd Child’s Play Limited

3001 3002 3004 3007 3014 3015 3016 3017 3018 3024 3026 3027 3028 3030 3031 3032 3033 3034 3036 3037 3042 3043 3044 3045 3046 3048 3049 3050 3051 3052 3053 3054 3055 3056 3057 3059 3061 3065 3066 3067

Decor Emilie

Abstract Designs Ltd

JF Group

Darlin NZ Limited

Stella + Gemma

Zaika Design

Karmec Creations Ltd

Kiwicraft Wholesale Ltd

Toucan Territory Ltd

General Eclectic - Zest Products

History & Heraldry New Zealand

Sassy Duck

Patelena House Hortinova Ltd

Artique Designs

Le Forge Christmas & Accessories

RD2 Ltd

Voodoo Imports Limited

Lily & George - Zest Products

Science and Nature Ltd The Fairy Light Shop Ltd

Moana Road Art

Lyoul Ltd

Goldwing Wholesale (NZ) Co Ltd

Creative Collections Ltd

Yellowpepper Distributors Ltd Anna Nova Fashion Jewellery

Bookreps NZ Limited ShowcasesDirect Oxted Resources Ltd.

Toodles Noodles

3124A

Chiba Enterprises Ltd Caro & Jerrat Ltd Flower Systems Ltd

Jasnor (Australia) Pty Ltd

Discoveries

Watime Holdings (2002) Ltd

Paper-Pak Ltd

Hancocks

Capulet

Future Presence Ltd

Live Wires New Zealand Ltd.

3171 & 3196

Bright Idea Solutions Co Waxglo House (1983) Ltd

Image Gallery Iconic Designs Maxim Displays

Dale Borland Marketing (1993) Ltd

Linen Rose

ETR International Hot Art Ceramics

Sweetpea Marketing Ltd Stewarts Sales & Service Ltd

Dorje

Wylies

Bee Dee Bags Pty Ltd

Peppers Trading Co The Soda Press Co Global Playtech Ltd

Lilyfield Ltd Namaskar

Babu

NZ Love

Melric International Ltd Diamond Bay Imports Aquarius Design Ltd Espial Marketing Ltd Well Presented Ltd Provence Imports Ltd Independence Studios Lonergan Trading Co Ltd Allen Trading Company Gift Trader

Amberlene Accessories Ltd

The Aromatherapy Company

Calico Cottage Fudge Systems Ltd

Kerr Cowan Ltd

Crystal Ashley Designs

Korowai Products Ltd

Until Pty Ltd

TDL Brands

Convino

Office Products Depot Tania Tupu Jewellery

Ribbon N Blues Ltd Pacifica Skin Care Ltd

Inzspired Ltd Essents Co Ltd

Old Mill Road

Le Forge Tikitibu Ltd

Retail NZ

Enhance Accessories NZ

Notre Vie

Caroline Mitchell Ltd

NZ Dimensionz Ltd

i candy

Nuzilla Limited 100% NZ Ltd

Preston Hamilton + Company Ltd

OneWorld Collection

The Seriously Good Chocolate Company

AM Trading

MOR Cosmetics

Omega Imports Ltd

The Herb and Spice Mill Company Ltd

Armano Home & Garden Collections Kaku Ltd (Formerly Glassyzone Ltd)

Craig Fletcher Ian Blackwell Ltd

Samx Trading

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HALL FIVE

CAMPBELLDRIVE

GATE3

Trotts Carpark Entrance

GATE4

HALL3

Registration

HALL5

HALL1

HALL2

GREENLANEROAD

Cafe

GATE2

Grandstand

PURIRIDRIVE

Entrance

Registration

To Halls 1-3 ENTRY / EXIT

HALL6

GATE1

Fire

Fire Exit

Exit

Registration WomensToilets MensToilets Cafe

Halls CloakRoom Show Information

5000

Fire Exit

5099

Fire Exit

NEW ENTRY

FH

"1.2m Gap for Fire Exit"

"STAGE"

"1.8m Gap for Fire Exit"

5098

FH 5006

FH

H

5004

5010

5024

5096 5026/a

5012

5020

5097

Fire Exit

5008

5027

5003

5080 5082 5081

5007

5011

5018

5019

5022

5021

5023

FH H

5028

5054

5051

5049

5042 5043 5041 5040

5055

5039

5037

5030

5029

5092 5093 5094 5095

Fire Exit

5058

5056

5053

5052

5050

5044

5038

5036

5032

5083

5060

5061

5062

5067

5068

5069

5073 5072

5078

5057

5091

5084

5090

5089

5087

5085

Hall 5 Dominion Toys & Gifts

5000 5003 5004 5006 5008 5010 5011 5012 5018 5019 5021 5022 5023 5024 5026 5028 5029 5036 5037 5041 5042 5043 5052 5054 5055 5056

Tempus Tempus

5057 5057 5058 5060 5061 5062 5080 5081 5082 5084 5085 5087 5089 5091 5092 5093 5094 5095 5096 5097 5098 5099

Surmanti

Beau Accessories

Amazin Wood Ltd The Linen Collection Illumina Soy Candles

Roundabout Distributors Ltd

Ecosprout

Hook Line & Sinker (NZ) Ltd

McCauls

Frontier International Trading Ltd

Follow Design

Eva’s Sunday

Modern Earth Ltd The Design Edge

Monica Products Limited Harvest Creations Ltd.

Little Lane

Caramia & Co Ltd Nurtured by Nature

Double 8 Holdings Ltd

The Specialty House NZ Ltd Inspire Wholesalers Limited

RB Distributors

EBD - Exposure by Design

Artearoa

Cufflink Suite

Creative Stuff

Dapper & Hyde Art of Copper

5026a

Mystiqa

Duomo - Fine Florentine Stationery

Lionta

Pink Flock Ltd

JGB Imports Ltd

Maori Boy Glassware

Messy Pup Shelabag

Treasure Chest New Land Wool

Putake Honey Soapure Ltd Rainey Designs

Endeavour Giftware Ltd

Kate Watts and Crown & Feathers

J & M Trading

The Little Card Factory

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HALL SIX EXHIBITION FLOOR PLANS

CAMPBELLDRIVE

GATE3

Trotts Carpark Entrance

GATE4

HALL3

Registration

HALL5

HALL1

HALL2

GREENLANEROAD

Cafe

GATE2

Grandstand

PURIRIDRIVE

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KEYNOTE Speaker

Book your seat for this insightful seminar now! Visit www.giftfairs.co.nz/seminars.php for more information TIME 12.00-1.00PM

Monday 2 MARCH

Futureproof & grow your retail business In order to keep up with changing trends it is important to look to education and knowledge to help protect & grow your business. In this enlightening & useful session Associate Professor, Jonathan Elms will use his experience to coach and guide you through some of the more practical ways that retailers can pro-actively build their business through education, of themselves, and their staff. Associate Professor, Jonathan Elms is the first academic to hold the Sir Stephen Tindall Chair in Retail Management at Massey University.

WHERE

Seminar AREA, Upstairs Mezzanine, main foyer

PRICE

Tickets $10 PP

Light refreshments will be provided

Download a Registration Form at www.giftfairs.co.nz or email seminars@giftfairs.co.nz

In Association with...

SEMINAR PROUDLY PRESENTED BY RETAIL NZ

Retail NZ is delighted to present, along with the NZ Gift Trade Association, this seminar by Associate Professor Jonathan Elms, Sir Stephen Tindall Chair in Retail Management, Massey University. I’d encourage you to attend this fantastic seminar at Monday lunchtime, on how to future-proof and grow your business through education. We’ve been working hard to ensure that we represent our sector at local and central government, and to ensure the needs of the retail sector are at the forefront of politicians’ minds. I look forward to meeting as many of you as possible, and discussing how Retail NZ has negotiated some great membership benefits designed to make your retail business more profitable. Please pop along and say hi. We’d love to chat. Mark Johnston, CEO, Retail NZ

COLOUR CUES The trends have come around to perennial favourites – deep blue reds, the striking tone of black and near black, the soothing restfulness of duck egg blue and greyed blues and the bold pops of orange and yellow to add a touch of upbeat liveliness.

R emember your childhood… that playful streak, your there somewhere!) and be spontaneous, add that bold happy colour you’ve always loved for a touch of fun. Sure it might not last 10 years but the enjoyment you’ll get out of it in even a short period will far outweigh feeling trapped by safe choices. Colours should inspire you, help you feel at home and reflect who you are. There is a sense of rejuvenation and reintroducing happy memories of the past to the present, bringing the favourites from our childhood into the lives of our own family. Dusty and smoky, there is a new palette of colours coming through that feel timeless, gently weathered and softened over the passage of time. Easy to live with and coordinate, they’re a sophisticated alternative to cleaner pastels. They bring with them a sense of being more grounded and less airy than the pastels of recent years. Reds are strong and powerful, with influencing blue tones, such as popular Resene Pohutukawa and Resene Jalapeno. Fire engine red is not to be ignored with hues such as Resene Havoc. The bold pops of colour are still popular for a quick hit of uplifting colour and as a useful device for wayfinding, with colours such as Resene Daredevil and Resene Turbo perennial favourites. Browns are turning more yellow toned, making them more complementary with wood. Warm dark browns, such as Resene Sambuca, are sought after; an excellent sophisticated pairing with timber or to contrast other colour choices. willingness to embrace the new and the joy and wonder in the smallest of things? Embrace your inner child (it’s still in

Once the complement, it’s now a feature. Deep grey, such as Resene Gumboot, appeals to those who yearn density and depth but don’t want to commit to the starkness of black. We’re seeing the tones of beige turn greige as they cool into greys and lose some of their warm beige edges. Beige is still big, but greige offers a new sleeker alternative for those looking for something new. When it comes to green, the coming trends are diverse. On the dark side there are the earthy camouflage and nature inspired shades that would look right at home in the deepest jungle with hues such as Resene Seaweed. On the lighter side there are the striking bright look at me greens, such as Resene Limerick. For something a little more restful there are fresh mint and airy greens, such as Resene Kandinsky and Resene Secrets, light on the senses. Neutrals as always are the balance. The backdrop to the brights, your favourite accessories, the respite from busy life and the soft cocoon you can use as a launch pad as you progress down the path to bolder choices. Blackened neutrals such as the Resene Black White and Resene Alabaster colour families are on the upswing and work well with the deep grey accents.

Use colour blocking and stencilling to combine favourite colours and really show off a space.

Stripes once strictly only for wallpaper, are increasingly being painted on in a range of hues and widths for a personalised look. While vertical stripes have been traditional, they’re finding themselves reinvented and rotated into the horizontal. No longer limited to just walls, stripes have found themselves onto the floor and more recently even ceiling areas, making the most of the

Grey has hidden depths; sometimes blue, sometimes green.

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COLOUR FEATURE PANTONE COLOUR NEWS

Transform all your

surfaces into the artwork, don’t let your creativity stop at the wall.

canvas available. Transform all your surfaces into the artwork, don’t let your creativity stop at the wall. Ceilings, once pure white, are increasingly at least tinted to neutral hues and increasingly being painted to complement or accent the wall colour. In bedrooms and living areas, wall colours that extend from the walls onto the ceiling, create a sense of cosiness and a relaxing cocoon of colour. Bold feature colours on ceilings are the next frontier for colour lovers, a new twist on a feature wall. For many natural surfaces, the look is pared back and minimalised. Rather than covering up the raw beauty, the key is to enhance it. Natural materials tend to show their age very quickly, so the trend is to finish them in clear finishes to protect them into the future so they keep their natural good looks for longer. Think concrete wax on concrete floors and benchtops, clear finishes on timber and water repellents on exterior concrete, protecting the surface but not changing the aesthetic; keeping the look true to the original character. Natural materials tend to show their age very quickly, so the trend is to finish them in clear finishes to protect them into the future so they keep their natural good looks for longer. Where walls once used to be just a pretty colour, now they are becoming part of the function of the house, particularly in the heart of the home or office where people congregate. Think a write on whiteboard painted onto your office meeting room or your kitchen wall for reminders, notes and sharing information. Or for the more nostalgic, a blackboard wall taking you back to the days of your childhood, where life was all about being hands on and creative, rather than being tethered to technology. Where once there were rules, guidelines and boundaries, now there is free will, free choice and endless possibilities. The only limit is your imagination. So throw off the shackles and dive in; a world of colour is waiting for you. View all these colours and more at Resene, www.resene.co.nz, 0800 RESENE (373 363).

Credits; Top left pic Colours by Debra Yearsley All other images courtesy of Habitat plus – 1 look 4 ways interiors.

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The Autumn Gift 2015 Attendance Fair prize is a trip for two to Byron Bay. Byron Bay has a unique reputation as a famous beach town - a low-rise, funky and relaxed town maintaining a small-town soul where the coastal surf culture has a barefooted, alternative-lifestyle blend. Enjoy its unique vibe with long balmy days, endless beaches, fine food, amazing night life - its a surfers paradise. If you like being busy there is, live music, nightclubs, parties, art exhibitions, pool comps and other nightlife to enjoy. You will soon find why some say the weekends easily turning into weeks and months you may even find dreadlocks are a serious consideration! Flights ex Auckland, Airport/Hotel/Airport transfers. Pick up and drop off at Coolangatta Airport. 5 nights at the Apartments Inns in a Studio, also included is a 3 Hour Kayak with the Dolphins. www.giftfairs.co.nz Pick up an entry form at the registration desks Terms and Conditions Apply

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M ichelle Hespe catches up with Shelley Young, owner of Chicago-based cooking school and gourmet retail store, The Chopping Block. It’s a business on a mission to get the US cooking. The Chopping Block is Chicago’s largest recreational cooking school and gourmet retail store, and yet so much more to so many people. From cooking demonstrations for newbies flexing their cooking wings to hands-on cooking classes where good home cooks can advance from their comfort zone, The Chopping Block is out to get everyone cooking confidently. Remarkable retail from around the world, presented by the International Housewares Association (IHA).

Celebrity chefs and TV shows revolving around cooking have exploded across the globe over the past decade, and the phenomenon continues to gain momentum. In its wake, it has inspired millions of people around the world into having a go in the kitchen, and a mass of others into enthusiastic home cooks.

As more people embrace cooking and then become more serious about the ingredients and what they eat, it becomes more of a competitive industry by the day.

So Young knows that she has to keep on her toes to keep The Chopping Block at the forefront of the scene. “We do a lot of research to keep ahead of the pack,” she says. “We are always looking for new product no matter where we are, including when we travel. The Internet is also a great resource. We don’t do a lot of specific travel for buying, but rather incorporate our research into our personal travel.” Young also makes the point that her business does not have a focus on celebrity chefs as she is more interested in providing her customers with great cooks who know how to pass on their knowledge. The worldwide boom in cooking, and the subsequent focus on produce and where it comes from has also led to more products and produce being available to the average person, because there is more demand for it. “We don’t need to carry as many exotic ingredients as we once did because they are more readily available to the public now,” explains Young. “For instance you can get Mirin at a nice supermarket these days. And people prefer more hands-on classes now, rather than watching demonstrations.” Young also differentiates The Chopping Block from the rest of her potential competitors by not being another store with a focus on new gadgets. “We don’t carry gadgets,” she says with passion. “We carry tools and products that our customers need and truly make a difference in the kitchen. We carry things that are beautiful as well as functional.” It’s not just about keeping people cooking that will keep The Chopping Block growing, but about also keeping them inspired and informed, and knowing that

And for those who love their food with wine, The Chopping Block offers wine classes so that customers can learn about different varietals and how to properly pair food. The company also plays host to corporate team building events and organizes private cooking parties. No one is left out. Whether its learning about the basics in cooking; knowing how to cook for kids and mastering the art of healthy living, to enrolling in an intensive Boot Camp of cooking, The Chopping Block is as flexible and inspiring as it is innovative and forward-thinking. “Our mission it to ‘Get this Country Cooking’,” says owner and founder of The Chopping Block, Shelley Young. “We are not a store that teaches cooking classes to improve retail sales. We are a school that sells product that supports our customers achieving optimum results in the

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“We do a lot of research to keep ahead of the pack,” ...“We are always looking for new product no matter where we are”

they can rely on The Chopping Block to keep them on-trend in a time when there are so many offerings saturating the Internet. “Our cooking classes, private events and retail product mix provide a plethora of new ideas and stories to tell,” she says. “Whether it’s a new ingredient, class or cooking trend that is happening or that we want to happen, we certainly like the idea of starting our own trends in Chicago.” Being a trendsetter is something that will always keep customers coming back to The Chopping Block, but Young is also very aware that she and her staff need to keep focused on their mission statement, as it is so easy to incorporate many more ideas into a business and for the core of it to then become diluted. “Being in a company like ours where there are a million new classes to offer, new products to carry, new culinary trends to explore and business ideas to chase, it is very easy to get sidetracked from what your core business is,” she says. “Everybody has ideas for what you should be doing in your business. The challenge can really be to keep laser focused on your core business. There have been many times over the years where I have gotten sidetracked chasing a new idea, and I have learned to be very careful with that as you can lose valuable time and money chasing cool ideas that haven’t been well thought out.” In fact, that is the advice that Young gives to anyone who is considering starting a business. “If I ever start another business, I would never do it without creating a Mission Statement – a vision for the company – and then spend the time, and put in the effort to identify the core values of the company. If I had done that in the beginning, it would have saved me tons of time and money!” Another crucial facet that continues to help the growth of The Chopping Block is social media, because let’s face it, you only need to look at Facebook, Instagram and blogs these days to see that a lot of people like to post photos of the meals they’ve cooked, the cakes they’ve baked or the food they’re eating.

and they tend to feel more free when it comes to feedback online. No matter how crazy some of it is, there is usually a thread of truth in it if you are open enough to hear it. If you actually do something about it, it is a golden opportunity. It allows you the chance to offer a response, which helps you to articulate who your target customer is and weed out others who are not.” The Chopping Block is not just a business – it’s the foundation of a community that has a healthy approach to living, as its people are continually learning about good food and where it comes from. “I think the cultural element of the work we are doing is the most rewarding,” says Young. “It is also the most misunderstood and perhaps least appreciated. We have been focused on building a healthy organization for years now, instead of focusing on growth and revenue. We think that meaningful, rewarding and lucrative growth can only happen on top of a solid foundation, and the biggest part of that is a healthy organization.” To learn more about The Chopping Block, visit www.thechoppingblock.com. For information about more unique concept stores and housewares retailers in Chicago and for detailed Chicago housewares retail maps, see www. housewares.org/show/attend/nonUS.aspx. To learn more about the International Home + Housewares Show and to pre-register for the 2015 Show, taking place in Chicago on 7-10 of March, visit www.housewares.org.

“Social media is a wonderful way to engage in meaningful communication with our customers and to learn what they are interested in,” says Young.

And although many businesses find negative social media commentary disheartening, Young loves it. “I actually love the negative feedback,” she says. “Most of the time you don’t get to hear what your customers are not happy about,

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