With restrictions now finally lifted, the UK has started to party again, and with some key events coming up in the calendar, there is lots to look forward to as we head into the autumn and winter months.
A key focus for this issue is the matter of sustainability, and how the party industry is fully embracing it, and working hard to make products, business practices and manufacturing processes more environmentally friendly, while still keeping the party going. We hear from a range of key execs on how they are making changes and bringing sustainability front of mind in all they do.
Elsewhere in the issue, tableware takes centre stage, fresh from its role in keeping parties going during lockdown, the sector is now enjoying a welcome surge in sales as consumers come together to celebrate all of those missed milestones over recent months.
Our columnist, Ed Avis, is looking at the strengths of bricks and mortar retailers, and how they can use their USPs to bring customers back into store. And industry organisation NABAS is looking back at it’s almost 35-year history in a special feature.
Next up is our Halloween special, so we’ll be in touch very soon to find out what you all have planned for the celebrations. Meanwhile, do keep us up to date with all of your news, views, rants and banter. We love hearing what you’re up to – email@example.com, firstname.lastname@example.org