Showrooms and Temporaries Filling-Up for Winter 2013
LAS VEGAS, November 15, 2012 – An unprecedented level of leasing activity is creating a marked increase in home décor and gift resources for the Winter Gift+Home at Las Vegas Market, January 28 - February 1, 2013. New leases, renewals and expansions, both in permanent showroom space and in temporary exhibits, align with International Market Center’s strategic plan to grow Gift+Home at Las Vegas Market into the industry’s premier western marketplace.
Among the new tenants for the Winter Market are several notable brands, including Grasslands Road, a division of Amscan, Inc., Coton Colors, Seasons Jewelry, Roman, Inc., Meissenburg Designs and Blossom Bucket in permanent showrooms, and Design Weave USA, Giftcraft, Indika, Mimex Brands & Labels, Sierra USA, Vandor and Wishnest by Alise Sheehan in temporary space.
“We’re very excited about the heightened level of interest in the Las Vegas Market, and the influx of new showroom tenants and temporary exhibitors is resulting in an unprecedented concentration of gift and home décor resources,” said Dorothy Belshaw, president of Gift and Home Décor, International Market Centers. “We have set the stage for Gift+Home at Las Vegas Market to become the industry’s western marketplace, and leading brands are sharing that vision.”
Within Building C there has been a striking 66 percent growth in density for gift and home décor showrooms, reflected both through introduction of new companies as well as expansion by current tenants. Newcomers include Coton Colors and Seasons Jewelry, both making their western market debut Las Vegas; Blossom Bucket and Hanna’s Handiworks, both transitioning into permanent showrooms after successful appearances in the temporary exhibits. Other new showrooms debuting in January include Grasslands Road, a division of Amscan, Inc., International Gem & Minerals, Meissenburg Designs, Roman, Inc. and Santa’s Own.
In addition to these newcomers, showrooms expanding for the Winter 2013 Las Vegas Market include Designs Combined, Evergreen Enterprises, Gifts of Nature, Inc., Next Step Reps and Ohio Wholesale, Inc. / Kennedy’s Country Collection.
“We have faith that Las Vegas Market will continue to be a growing market for our brands,” said Josh Koncz, sales and marketing manager for Ohio Wholesale / Kennedy’s Country Collection, a company that started in the Gift+Home temporaries, opened a permanent showroom in 2011 and is expanding for the coming market. “There is no other traditional tradeshow in our industry that treats buyers better than Las Vegas Market. They really invest a lot of time and effort into getting, and keeping, the buyers coming. Not only did we get our regular customers but we got an enormous amount of new customers that weren’t expected from the crossover of furniture buyers.”
In addition to these strong levels of permanent leasing activity, there are now two dedicated floors of Gift+Home temporaries in Building C. Floors C4 and C5 have been carefully merchandised into ten distinct neighborhoods and this approach has led to a marked increase in interest. This segmentation creates concentrations of related products in key existing categories and also allows for the introduction of several categories new to Las Vegas Market. For the Winter 2013 Las Vegas Market, HOME, STYLE, and TEXTILES will be located on C4; and GIFT, GOURMET, GLOBAL, MADE, TREND, VINTAGE and CARRY! will be housed on C5.
Notable temporary exhibitors for the winter market include Amity Home, Authentic Models, Bearington Collection, City Paper, Cottonbelle, Elf on the Shelf, Ethel & Myrtle Jewelry, Focused Sales, French Artist Club, Garber Corp, Giftcraft, Grace Management, Grenouille, Heather Ann Creations, Indika, Jiti, Kismet Designs, Madison Park Greetings, Melrose International, Mercana, My Mother’s Buttons, Nashville Wraps, Pandora’s Box, Sierra USA Corporation, Softline Home Fashions, Susan Sells Seashells, The Pangaea Collection, and Theresa Seidel. Additionally, Mimex Brands & Labels (formerly Heritage Lace) will make its western U.S. debut at the January Market.
Gift+Home at Las Vegas Market is a leading gift and home décor marketplace in the western U.S., presenting 800+ gift and home décor resources in an unrivaled market destination. Las Vegas Market features thousands of furniture, gift and home décor lines across 5 million-plus square feet, allowing for cross-category commerce among the gift, furniture, home décor and accessory industries. The Winter 2013 Las Vegas Market runs January 28-February 1, 2013, at the World Market Center. For more information, visit GiftandHomeLV.com.
About Las Vegas Market and International Market Centers, L.P. Las Vegas Market is an international furnishings showcase that combines style, inspiration and productivity in an unrivaled, world-class destination. Situated on World Market Center Las Vegas’ state-of-the-art campus, Las Vegas Market features a comprehensive array of new product from thousands of leading manufacturers and lines in furniture, mattress, lighting, decorative accessories, floor coverings, home textiles and more—delivering Today’s Total Marketplace. Retailers and designers can shop product offerings from trend-setters in all home furnishings categories as well as benefit from complimentary educational, networking and hospitality events. With two markets each year, Las Vegas Market is the only major home furnishings market in the western U.S. offering a unique cross-section of suppliers and buyers spanning the home furnishings, décor and gift industries. For more information, visit www.lasvegasmarket.com. Find us on Facebook and Twitter.
World Market Center Las Vegas is a property of International Market Centers, L.P. (IMC), the world’s largest operator of premier showroom space for the furnishings, home décor and gift industries. International Market Centers owns and operates 11.5 million square feet of world-class exhibition space in High Point, N.C. and Las Vegas. IMC’s mission is to build and operate an innovative, sustainable, profitable and scalable platform for the furnishings, home décor and gift industries. For more information on IMC, visit www.imcenters.com.