April News & In Store Inspo – Talking Tables UK Trade

April News & In Store Inspo

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After the flurry of Easter activity, independent stores refreshed their displays in April with new spring / summer collections coming to the fore.

Talking Tables' new lifestyle range - including our new metal candle holders - provided some welcome bursts of colour and newness across independent retailers. 

Discover our latest news and check out our pick of April's stores, to give you some inspiration for your own displays...



Left: Harriet & Rose in St Helier, Jersey prominently displayed our new glassware, candles and metal candleholders; Right: Schreibhelden in Hamburg, Germany went for a fruity feel

Spring Brights

Following hot off the back of B Corp month in March, April was Earth Month and we were excited to share some of our key environmental activities - including planting 40,000 trees to date.

Find out more about Earth Day 2024 at Talking Tables.

Over Earth Month, retailers embraced nature-based fruit and floral designs in our new lines of candles and candlestick holders. Feedback on these lines has been overwhelmingly positive with many stockists already putting in substantial top-up orders - particularly taking advantage of our new reduced price for the Boho Glass Candle Holders (pictured below right) after we changed to a new supplier.


Space and Botanique Workshop both in Exmouth Market in London display their candleshops

Our Boho Glass Bud Vases have similarly just been reduced and now come with a fantastic new price.

Independent store, In Spitalfields, based inside the London market, showed off their assortment of candleholders with a simple yet effective shelf display, which is easy to maintain. 


In Spitalfields go for an earthy and homely aesthetic

Columbia Road's In Habit displays a visual merchandising masterclass with their assortment of vases and glassware, which also makes for a stunning front window display.



Top Tip

Jessie at In Habit told us they sold through a lot of our Boho bud vases and candle holders - and that they were a staple in the shop.

She told us their top tip for creating impactful displays was to group items by colour and to use size and texture to create a visually interesting arrangement, which invites shoppers to explore.

They positioned products around the store, rather than just keeping them all together in one place, so that if an item caught your eye. You would continue to see it again and again as you looked around the store.

We thought this was a clever idea and made for an Aladdin's cave of beautiful items for customer to discover!

Over at Pod Bristol, one of our longest-running stockists, Talking Tables team member, Deena, demonstrated to some nearby shoppers how our Honeycomb Vase folds out. Hopefully it inspired them to purchase what is a beautiful and unique design-led vase. 

Pod Bristol continued with florals for spring 

Meanwhile, over on Instagram it was great to see an assortment of displays from shops. Unsurprisingly, they also included strong displays of candles and candle holders - as seen at LuLa Homewares. But we also saw our Truly Alice tea party collection featuring strongly at Bates Upholstery in Manningtree, Essex; and we also saw our birthday range coming through - including the Party Safari collection seen at Battlers Green Farm Shop, near Watford.  



Thank you for choosing Talking Tables to help create your stunning displays. It's incredible to see the creative ways you merchandise your stores to make them simply irresistible to shoppers. 

Feel free to tag us on Instagram or email us images of your store here, if you'd like to be featured in our Inspo guide next time.

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