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Industry Trade Associations at Las Vegas Market


Association for Healthcare Volunteer Resource Professionals (AHVRP) Back to Top ^

AHVRP, a professional membership group of the American Hospital Association is the premier professional membership society for healthcare volunteer services, retail operations and related support services disciplines.

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ART (Accessories Resource Team) Back to Top ^

ART, is the creative home furnishings network of home décor professionals who collaborate and combine their vast experience and diverse backgrounds into resources to educate, promote and support the home furnishings industry.

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American Specialty Toy Retailing Association (ASTRA) Back to Top ^

Founded in 1992, the American Specialty Toy Retailing Association (ASTRA) is an international not-for-profit trade organization that serves more than 1,800 independent retailers, manufacturers and sales representations of the specialty toy industry. ASTRA is a dedicated community of professionals committed to providing children with healthy, quality play materials that have high play value. ASTRA members build their businesses around specialty toys, which are designed with a focus on what the child can do, rather than what the toy can do. ASTRA members are leaders who have a positive influence the economy, culture and creativity of the communities they serve.

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BrandSource Back to Top ^

Based in Tustin CA and founded in 1969, BrandSource is a 100 percent member owned merchandising group with more than 14 billion in annual retail sales, nearly 4,500 independent dealer members in North America and close to 3,000 "branded" stores in the United States.

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Cantrex Nationwide Back to Top ^

For over 50 years, Cantrex Nationwide has helped independent Canadian retailers in the Appliance, Consumer Electronics, Furniture, Bedding, Photography, Floor Covering and Home Decor categories grow and prosper in an ever-changing marketplace. With more than 1,200 retail outlets in Canada, Cantrex Nationwide produces over $2.5 billion in annual retail sales. It provides its members with stronger buying power and an extensive array of advertising, educational, online marketing and financial programs and services.

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Contemporary Design Group Back to Top ^

The Contemporary Design Group is a national association of independent home furnishings showrooms specializing in modern and contemporary design.

CDEG has become a dynamic networking and buying group, working with top manufacturers and suppliers around the world to develop the finest selection in contemporary home furnishings.

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CRAFT Retailers' Association for Tomorrow (CRAFT) Back to Top ^

CRAFT is dedicated to the growth and vitality of the craft industry by supporting, developing and celebrating the business of handmade American craft. It welcomes as members everyone in the craft industry: craft retailers, wholesale artists, craft trade shows, publications, suppliers, museums and associations. CRAFT champions the business of handmade in America.

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Furniture First Back to Top ^

Furniture First is a buying cooperative for full-line independent furniture and mattress retailers in the US. Since 1994 the buying group has grown to 218 stockholder-members, representing over 450 furniture stores in 46 states, reporting over $2 billion in sales.

We are geographically exclusive by representation.

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Furniture Leaders Back to Top ^

A dealer-owned furniture-buying organization established in 1972 as a central billed group to gain recognition, buying power, and meaningful relationships with suppliers.

Our central billing allows members located in small-town America the ability to purchase container product along with volume discounts and special benefits.

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FMG (Furniture Marketing Group) Back to Top ^

FMG maintains the largest volume furniture buying cooperative of independent retail furniture dealers in the nation. FMG currently represents over 780 storefronts with cumulative annual sales approaching $3 billion.

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GC Buying Group (formerly Gourmet Catalog) Back to Top ^

Since its launch in 1981, Gourmet Catalog Buying Group has existed to serve the needs of independent retailers. Today, the organization represents some 344 retail locations nationwide and partners with more than 200 vendors to offer merchandise discounts, freight allowances and special dating for its members.

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Gift and Home Trade Association (GHTA) Back to Top ^

Gift and Home Trade Association (GHTA) was formed in 2000, as the gift and home industry's non-profit professional trade association. The Association was designed to help and encourage vendors, sales agencies, industry affiliates and retailers to work together, improving relationships and making business better by providing members with the opportunity to exchange ideas and network with industry leaders. Essentially, the GHTA is a place for members to connect, to learn, and to contribute. The Gift & Home Trade Association creates a national forum connecting industry leaders in their pursuit of ideas, innovations, and best practices to advance business progress.

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Good Toy Group Back to Top ^

The Good Toy Group creates catalogs for independently owned toy stores across the country that focus on quality toys for children of all ages. A member-owned marketing and buying group that specializes in fabulous marketing pieces, online marketing support and buying programs.

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Home Furnishings Association Back to Top ^

The Home Furnishings Association (HFA), with roots dating back to 1920, is North America's largest organization devoted specifically to the needs and interests of home furnishings retailers, with more than 1,800 members representing more than 7,000 storefronts across all 50 states and several countries. Association offices in the East, West, and Central United States provide members with programs, resources, services, and a unified voice in government relations by partnering with home furnishings industry suppliers, vendors, affiliates, and other organizations.

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HTI Buying Group (formerly Housewares Training Information) Back to Top ^

HTI Buying Group today represents more than160 retail locations nationwide and partners with more than 200 vendors to offer corporate buying programs, merchandise discounts, exclusive catalogs, freight allowances, conferences and consulting services for its members.

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indiCo Back to Top ^

indiCo is a collaborative of independent campus stores that provides participating stores with operational efficiencies, buying power and customized solutions. We source school and office supplies, electronic accessories, general merchandise, apparel and gift items for campus stores and their e-commerce sites—a $10 billion industry. Through our parent company, National Association of College Stores (NACS), indiCo represents active buyers at 1,500 college stores in U.S.A. and Canada.

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International Furnishings and Design Association (IFDA) Back to Top ^

IFDA is an international association for the entire furnishings and design industry with chapters across the United States and in Japan as well as members around the world.

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Las Vegas Spa Association (LVSA) Back to Top ^

The Las Vegas Spa Association (LVSA) was started in 2002 as a networking solution for Las Vegas spa directors and vendors. The purpose was to inspire and encourage spa directors to share ideas, services and industry trends in a fun, social setting with the goal of providing the best possible spa experience for Las Vegas guests. Las Vegas features the largest number of world class destination spas anywhere, with over 40 destination/resort spa locations and combined estimated revenue of $150 million per year.

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MAI Retailers (formerly Monograms America) Back to Top ^

MAI Retailers (formerly Monograms America) is a premier retail networking organization for gift stores, apparel and accessory boutiques, personalized gift and embroidery stores, college/cheerleading/dance/sports gift stores, engraving/sublimation/screen printing stores and much more.

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Mega Group Canada Back to Top ^

Mega Group's vision is to be the essential supplier of retail services that ensures the continued success of the Independent Home Goods retail channel. With over 700 members, Mega Group is Canada's largest group of independent furniture retailers. Entirely member owned, Mega Group is dedicated to providing its members programs that stimulate growth and promote success. As a member, you are able to tap into a wealth of expertise and experience through member meetings, the BrandSource Home Furnishings, Ameublement BrandSource and Sleep Experience retail systems, and Promotional Networks, our newest offering for the independent retailer. Effective advertising programs and strong merchandising programs are also available.

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Mega Group USA Back to Top ^

Mega Group USA is an 1800 member buying group of independent retailers. Our services include group vendor programs, custom advertising, marketing, online resources and consulting, merchandising and technology aimed at driving floor traffic, sales & profits, and enhancing operating efficiencies.

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The Munce Group Back to Top ^

The Munce Group is North America's largest full-service marketing group specializing in the Christian retail industry and offers numerous marketing programs and services that successfully reach the faith-based consumer. Founded in 1991, the Munce Group serves nearly 400 Independently owned Christian stores in the U.S. and Canada.

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Museum Store Association (MSA) Back to Top ^

MSA is a nonprofit, international association dedicated to advancing the success of nonprofit retail professionals and nonprofit institutions.

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Nationwide Marketing Group Back to Top ^

Nationwide Marketing Group works beside thousands of appliance, furniture, electronics, specialty, custom installation and rent to own dealers, helping them grow their businesses and their bottom lines.

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Pacific Furniture Dealers Back to Top ^

Pacific Furniture Dealers (PFD) is a group of independent stores representing storefronts in eight western states who have come together to combine their buying power to attain outstanding buys and values for our customers.

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The Parable Group Back to Top ^

The Parable Group is a leader in developing strategic print and digital marketing that connects brands, products and services to faith-based consumers everywhere.

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PLATIN- Latin American Alliance Back to Top ^

The PLATIN- Latin American Alliance, is a buying group engaged on building synergies between Latin American Buyers and Vendors at trade shows in the USA. At this moment the PLATIN Latin American Alliance have on record +550 PLATIN pre-qualified commercial and retail Latin American Buyers from 28 Latin American countries segmented by: Home & Accents, Christmas, Floral and Lighting.

The PLATIN Team works to secure best deals between Buyers and Vendors using the PLATIN Latin American Alliance platform.

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PRESENTer Network, The Back to Top ^

The "PRESENTer Network" comprises more than 100 select gift retailers nationwide who are distributing the consumer gift magazine, PRESENT, in their stores as a free, value-added present to their customers. Each of these retailers has been vetted and personally invited to join this elite group, whose perks include networking events, product discounts, special promotions and other exclusive opportunities throughout the year.

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Purchasing Power Plus (PPP) Back to Top ^

PPPconnects the hospital gift shop industry nationwide, providing members with seasonal product recommendations, identifying market trends and recommending new suppliers and companies. PPP currently serves approximately 710 hospitals across the nation.

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Real Deals Back to Top ^

Real Deals on Home Décor, based in Twin Falls, ID, is a rapidly-growing international franchise whose local mom-and-pop shoppes open exclusively on Thursdays, Fridays & Saturdays. The company is in the Top 500 Franchises of Entrepreneur Magazine. Real Deals, launched a decade ago by five sisters who opened décor shoppes for fun, started franchising in 2006 and has grown to more than 75 stores in 16 states and 4 provinces. The company's purchasing power means lower prices on its broad and rapidly-changing selection of home décor and boutique clothing and accessories. Real Deals' owners pride themselves on offering elite customer service in an atmosphere that is fun and friendly, often hosting open houses and private parties, while supporting their communities with "fun" raisers.

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Real Estate Staging Association® Back to Top ^

Real Estate Staging Association® (RESA®) is the trade association for professional real estate stagers and re-designers. RESA® is a 501 (c) 6 Non-Profit association. RESA® members are a global community of professional home stagers, redesigners, decorators and real estate professionals who are committed to advancing professionalism and excellence in real estate staging.

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Real Local Florists Back to Top ^

Real Local Florists is a grass-roots advocate for the traditional retail florist dedicated to improving the economics of the retail florist by encouraging industry advertising, providing exceptional consumer value, and promoting equitable trading among florists.

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SMI (Sociedad Mexicana de Interioristas AC) Back to Top ^

A non-profit association that links professionals, academics, suppliers, and interior designers throughout Mexico. Founded by young professionals of all generations in 2003 at the Franz Mayer Museum in Mexico City. The partnership was accepted by IFI International Federation of Interior Architects / Designers, as a professional associate membr on September 30, 2005 in Copenhagen, Denmark. In August 2007, Guadalajara Jalisco was legally constituted as a civil association according to the laws of the United Mexican States, bearing the name of SMI Sociedad Mexicana de Interioristas AC. The society that recognizes the effort of all the members of the interior design industry in Mexico and abroad through its competitions.


 

Sociedad sin fines de lucro que vincula a profesionistas, académicos, proveedores y medios del interiorismo de todo el territorio nacional fundada por jóvenes profesionistas de todas las generaciones en el 2003 en el Museo Franz Mayer de la ciudad de Mexico. La sociedad fue admitida por IFI International Federation of Interior Architects / Designers, como miembro profesional asociado el 30 de Septiembre de 2005 en Copenhague, Dinamarca. En Agosto del 2007 se constituye legalmente en Guadalajara Jalisco como asociación civil de acuerdo a las leyes de los Estados Unidos Mexicanos, llevando el nombre de SMI Sociedad Mexicana de Interioristas AC. La sociedad que conoce y reconoce el esfuerzo de todos los actores de la industria del diseno interior en Mexico y el exterior a través de sus certámenes.

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Sierra Pacific Craft (SPC) Back to Top ^

SPC is a creative community of family-owned retailers that includes locations all across the U.S. We started 40 years ago with two stores. We now serve more than 60 independent member stores who represent nearly 1,000,000 sq. ft. of retail space and $150 million in retail sales. We are also pleased to have AC Moore, a family-owned chain of 140 craft stores, as a part of our community.

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Spa Industry Association (SIA, formerly Day Spa Association) Back to Top ^

SIA provides benefits to spa operators to help them grow into professional businesses. One of the leading trade associations in the spa, esthetic and wellness world, SIA members receive a full benefit package including: world trade show calendar, national reports on industry topics, legislative direction, free trade magazines, educational discounts and a comprehensive insurance offering.

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TRIB Group Back to Top ^

TRIB Group, The Rental Industry Buying Group, is the oldest and largest member-owned and run non-profit buying cooperative specifically for the RTO industry in the nation. TRIB Group has a strong membership, representing stores throughout the United States.

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Zoo & Aquarium Buyers' Group (ZAG) Back to Top ^

ZAG is a non-profit, volunteer run organization for merchandise buyers from zoos, aquariums, nature centers, butterfly houses and other wildlife facilities, institutions and attractions.

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