Strong Early Buyer Registration and Growth Indicates Vibrant Summer Market
Expanded furniture, home décor and gift resources attract retailers and designers
LAS VEGAS, Nev. — Las Vegas Market reports that registration numbers are pacing ahead year over year for Summer Market with significant growth in key attendee categories. The notable upsurge in buyers correlates with increased growth in the diverse cross-category resources available at Las Vegas Market and including furniture, home décor and gift. Summer Market is July 29 to Aug. 2, 2018.
“Las Vegas Market provides access to a diverse selection of products not available at other markets,” said Robert J. Maricich, CEO for International Market Centers. “We continue to build on the breadth and depth of our offerings for buyers and designers, and Las Vegas Market provides a compelling mix of product, programming and networking opportunities that help retailers and designers build a better, stronger business. We continue to invest heavily in making Las Vegas Market a truly whole home market and a rewarding experience for buyers in all channels of distribution.”
Las Vegas Market exhibitors are showcasing 4,000+ permanent and temporary lines at Summer Market, along with expanded signature trends forecasts and CEU-accredited programming, enhancing Las Vegas Market’s position as the exclusive west coast, one-stop buyers destination for the furniture, home décor and gift industries.
New and Expanding Home Resources Debut
Numerous furniture lines including upholstery and case goods in a variety of price points and styles are debuting at Summer Market. New and expanding showrooms encompass more than 213,000 square feet throughout Las Vegas Market and include Fairmont Designs, Meridian Furniture, Osaki & Titan Massage Chair/Ledscopic, Reemka, Istikbal and Roberto Grassie. Key showroom expansions include Modus Furniture International, Aeon Furniture, Real Flame, VIG Furniture and Walker Edison Furniture Company.
Outdoor furnishings remain a key category focus at Las Vegas Market, and more than 180 lines are available to buyers throughout campus. Additionally, a dedicated line-up of CEU-accredited programming specific to the casual category is scheduled for Summer Market, and hospitality events including the Casual/Outdoor Luau on C12 and C13 on Sunday, July 29, from 4 to 6 p.m.
In home décor, 22 new, expanding and relocating showrooms debut for Summer Market as part of the Market’s 1,036,000+ square feet of resources on 11 showroom floors in Buildings A, B and C, and temporary exhibitors in The Pavilions. Several new-to-market lines include B S Trading Company Inc. in 2,867 square feet on B3; LoLo Rugs and Lights in 1,678 square feet on C4; and Red Horse Arts in 1,883 square feet on A4.
The Las Vegas Design Center is highlighting a number of new product resources in furniture and home décor for Summer Market. In the Urban Chic Showcase (A224), four lines including Loloi Rugs, Howard Elliott, Interlude Home, and Art & Frame Source will be represented, becoming the latest additions to the LVDC product line-up available year-round to designers.
Also in the Las Vegas Design Center, the Kitchen & Bath Resource Center debuts, showcasing 10,000 square feet of the best brands in decorative kitchen and bath products. Featured dealers and brands include Acoustic Design Systems; All About You Custom Cabinetry; Brizio; Currey & Company; Desert Eagle Stone; European Bath, Kitchen & Tile; Feizy Rugs; ILVE; Infinite Trend; Kravet; Luna Bella; Monark; Prosource; Ravenna; Tuscany Collection; USI/Silverstate; Vanguard Furniture Company; Walker Zanger; and Wolf/Sub Zero.
Las Vegas Market features 50+ bedding showrooms, and for Summer 2018, several companies are debuting new product technologies. Top 10 bedding producer Englander is debuting the new E-Gel Hybrid at Market, a hybrid model showcasing CoolBlue Sleep Technology. Diamond Mattress, a national leader in omnichannel sleep products, is introducing the Reflections mattress with graphene memory foam, a solution for temperature regulation.
Growth in Gift Category Continues
The gift category, which has seen a 223% increase in gift buyer attendance since 2012, continues its upward trajectory at Las Vegas Market with more than 2,700 permanent and temporary gift resources available at Summer Market. Early registration numbers show positive growth in the number of buyers coming to shop gift categories that include tabletop, lifestyle, fashion accessories, general gift, gourmet and housewares, seasonal, handmade, specialty foods, lighting, personal care and spa, textiles, stationery and more.
A new, exclusive showcase of seasonal and gift resources is launching on C7 for Summer Market. C7 anchor K&K Interiors is expanding by 20% to 12,500 square feet, and Special T Imports is doubling its existing showroom to 3,000+ square feet for Summer Market. Key renewals include Accessories Now - Burton & Burton, Honey & Me, Melrose International and Thompson Candle Company.
Growth continues in the Housewares category with more than 750 resources now available at Market. New for Summer 2018, a housewares and gourmet demonstration area debuts, complementing product launches by Le Creuset, Viabella, and TASTE – A Gourmet Food Experience on C11. Additional new Summer 2018 showrooms include: Kiss That Frog, Be Home, Badash Crystal and Torre Tagus. Las Vegas Market noted that C1 and C11 are nearing 100% occupancy.
On C10, Wild Rumpus Room is a new showroom destination. Also on the same floor, Keena is expanding into suite C-1053 and showcasing the Keena Indie Collective Pop Up, a consortium of ten hand-selected makers and artists that are debuting their collections to Las Vegas Market. Current participants include KLAI, UBI-IND, Korut Studio, Candy Relics, Centinelle, Roam East and Woven Grey.
Temporary exhibition space continues to be in high demand at Las Vegas Market, and Summer Market includes nearly 500 exhibitors in two Pavilions. Pavilion 1, the LVMKT home for temporary gift resources, will feature Gift, Design Lifestyle and Handmade with 250+ exhibitors, as well as special showcases by Artisanal LA and Aid to Artisans. Handmade is sold out with 80+ exhibitors in the Pavilions and more than 225 resources across campus.
In Pavilion 2, the Las Vegas Market home for temporary home décor resources, home, design home, and Discoveries: The Antique Vintage Marketplace will highlight more than 220 exhibitors. Product categories in the Pavilions include accent furniture, antiques, decorative accessories, lighting, rugs, tabletop, wall décor, faux botanicals, jewelry, vintage finds, textiles and one-of-a-kind products and cash and carry vendors. Additionally, Pavilion 2 is open for a late-night shopping event from 6 – 8 p.m. on Market Monday.
Las Vegas Market is also once again partnering with The Roundtop Connection in The Pavilions. Roundtop Connection features curated exhibitors form The Round Top Antiques Festival, Arbor International Antiques & Interior Design Show.
Educational, networking and social events are scheduled throughout Market in the Pavilions. Easy access for attendees is provided via the shuttle that will run continuously between Buildings A, B and C and the Pavilions throughout Market.
An overview of all Summer Market products, showrooms and collections is available at https://www.lasvegasmarket.com/for-attendees/trends/mktpub/market-preview-guides
Partnerships & Special Events
Thirty-eight industry associations and retail buying groups are partnering with Las Vegas Market to offer special programming, tours, educational opportunities, networking events and other membership activities during Summer Market. Highlights include the Non-Profit Retail Symposium in collaboration with the Museum Store Association (MSA) and Zoo & Aquarium Buyers Group (ZAG), and the International Furnishings and Design Association’s DesignEDGE summit.
Special signature events for Summer Market include the proprietary First Look trends forecast presentation and display; the Ahead of the Curve seminar and tours in partnership with Luxe; the Best of the West panel discussion and tours; and the fourth annual ANDYZ design awards. The eighth annual Gift for Life “Up on the Roof” fundraiser takes place on Monday, July 30 with 25% of proceeds collected benefitting the The Gay & Lesbian Community Center of Southern Nevada. For Summer Market, the GFL theme is Erase Hate, A Celebration of Love, and includes special guest Judy Shepard, mother of hate-crime victim Matthew Shepard. (A full schedule is available at www.lasvegasmarket.com/seminars-and-events)
Las Vegas Market continues its partnership with ASD for Summer Market, and gift buyers can take advantage of two shows on one day during Two for Tuesday. Continuous shuttle service will be offered between each show.
Las Vegas Market is the nation’s fastest growing gift and home décor market and the leading furniture marketplace in the western U.S., presenting more than 4,000+ gift, home décor and furniture resources in an unrivaled market destination. Las Vegas Market features thousands of gift, furniture and home décor lines, allowing for cross-category commerce among these industries. The Summer 2018 Las Vegas Market runs July 29 to Aug 2, 2018. For more information, visit www.lasvegasmarket.com.
About International Market Centers, L.P.
Las Vegas Market is produced by 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 12.2 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 http://imcenters.com/.
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