British products in both the garden and pet product sectors have proved to be a big attraction in the North American market according to the Federation of Garden and Leisure Manufacturers which has organised two British exhibiting groups in Las Vegas and Orlando in recent months.
Gardenex, the garden and leisure export division of the Federation, has recently returned from the National Hardware Show in Las Vegas with reports from all of the British exhibitors of sizeable potential orders and the appointment of new distributors from the US and as far afield as Australia and South Korea.
Just two months prior to the National Hardware Show, the Federation’s other division, PetQuip, organised a group for the first time at Global Pet Expo in Orlando with similar promising results. All nine British companies reported extensive leads from retailers, mail order companies and distributors of pet products. While around 75 per cent of the buyers were from North America, the British exhibitors reported discussing new business with international buyers from over 30 other countries.
For information on exhibiting at next year’s National Hardware Show or other international trade shows on the Federation’s calendar, contact Gardenex (the Federation of Garden and Leisure Manufacturers Ltd), on +44 (0) 44 1959 565 995, email: firstname.lastname@example.org or visit the Gardenex website on www.gardenex.com