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Christmasworld to get new product area

Nov 6, 2017

New for 2018: ‘Christmas Delights’ will sweeten visits to the trade fair

Christmas tea at Christmas Delights
Christmas Delights: drinks, cookies, sweets and tea are to be added to the product ranges at Christmasworld from 2018. Photo: Messe Frankfurt Exhibition GmbH / Pietro Sutera

Christmas is unthinkable without mulled wine, Christmas cake, stollen, chocolate, tea and other sweet delights – so it is clearly part of Christmasworld’s job, as the leading international trade fair for seasonal and festive decoration, also to offer its trade buyers these culinary delights for the Advent period. “We think that there is additional sales potential for our buyers here. And the time now seems ripe for the new product group ‘Christmas Delights’. After all, combinations of types of products are now more popular in all types of retail than they ever were before,” says Eva Olbrich, Director of Christmasworld, Messe Frankfurt Exhibition GmbH. Customers like the ease and convenience of being able to get all that they need in one place, and are also keen to get lots of varied inspiration at the same time. It is against this background that a special area has been created in Galleria 0 and Foyer 9.0, to bring a Christmas-market atmosphere to the fair. Christmas stalls invite visitors to discover their wares and to try them out. “That way, our buyers can discover ways of making culinary products more appetising for their customers, whether the latter buy them as gifts or take them home for their own use,” says Director Olbrich.

This is now an opportunity for exhibitors in the new product group ‘Christmas Delights’ to acquire an extremely varied range of buyers. Amongst the visitors at Christmasworld are buyers from both the wholesale and retail trades. They include food and grocery stores, supermarkets, discount stores, garden centres, building suppliers and DIY stores, florists, furniture and furnishings shops, gift boutiques, glass, porcelain and ceramics suppliers, drug stores, fancy-goods shops and perfumeries. There are also buyers from the services sector and trade and professional end consumers such as those working for shopping centres, municipal and local authorities, restaurants and hotels, as well as events’ organisers, shop-window dressers, interior furnishings, design and decoration experts.

This can result in many and varied business opportunities. Not least because a total of 43,200 visitors from 110 countries attended the last Christmasworld and Floradecora, a parallel trade fair where fresh flowers, plants, bouquets and ready-made flower arrangements can be ordered.


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Christmasworld: Seasonal Decoration at its best
Christmasworld is the world’s most important order venue for the international decoration and festive articles sector. Held annually in Frankfurt, it presents the latest products and trends for all festivities of the year and provides innovative concept ideas for decorating large-scale and outdoor areas for the wholesale and retail trades, shopping centres, DIY markets and the green sector. The last event was attended by 1,061 exhibitors from 42 countries and over 43,200 visitors from 110 countries (including Floradecora). Christmasworld is characterised by the complete spectrum of festive decorations while a wide-ranging complementary programme with Trend Show, special exhibitions, events and expert lectures is a valuable and informative source of supplementary inspiration for everyday business life in the sector. Next event: 26 to 30 January 2018.

In addition, Floradecora from 26 to 30 January 2018 offers immediately available fresh flowers, plants and flower arrangements for seasonal decoration as an additional line – at an ideal time at the beginning of the year, right at the heart of the strongest sales market for flowers in Europe. The innovative concept spotlights fresh goods, enables visitors to make a direct comparison and leads to an intuitive product selection. At the first edition of Floradecora in 2017, 67 exhibitors reached over 10,700 trade buyers from the three concurrent trade fairs, Christmasworld, Paperworld and Creativeworld.

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