A few months ago, a group of retailers and buyers from across the preschool world came together to judge the product categories of the Progressive Preschool Awards 2019. PPS spoke to Anna Bray, childrenswear buyer for John Lewis to find out how business has been over the past year.
“Trade has been steady so far this year, but for us it’s all to come in the lead up to Christmas. The summer has been a little slow, but that’s partly due to the good weather and partly due to people waiting for the end of season reductions. Everyone is waiting for the bargains!
Trends have been quite interesting, but we expect sustainability – the buzz word for 2019 – to become the norm very quickly.
We don’t really know what to expect over the coming months, with Brexit hanging over everyone. We have a contingency plan so we should be ok.”