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Sixty suppliers attend BHETA’s 5th Innovation Day with Screwfix

The fifth ‘Meet the Buyer’ event run by BHETA with leading multi-channel trade supplier Screwfix saw 60 new and existing suppliers attending the ‘Innovation Day’ on 22nd October 2015 at Yeovil Town Football Club.

During the event, 100 meetings took place with fifteen Screwfix buyers, as well as quality assurance, supply chain and marketing teams, comprising a product demonstration and a 20 minute interview. The emphasis was on innovation with the Screwfix team particularly looking for eco developments in products or packaging. Suppliers chosen on the day have the opportunity to participate in a six month online trial within their product category on the Screwfix website, which attracts over two million visitors per week.

Andrew Livingston, CEO at Screwfix, commented: “It is key for us to build relationships with all of our suppliers in the ongoing development of our brand offering, providing convenience for our customers through supplying new, industry leading products.”

Paul Grinsell at BHETA commented, “It’s great to be able to confirm that Screwfix will be working with BHETA yet again going forward. Many BHETA members have secured business through the Meet The Buyer format – with buyers and sellers under immense time pressure, this format is a win; win for all parties.”

To find out more about BHETA’s Meet The Buyer days and other supplier / retailer networking events, please visit contact member services at BHETA sh@bheta.co.uk or 0121 237 1133.

Source: BHETA News

November 2015

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