New and Expanded Gourmet Exhibitors Debuting at Las Vegas Market
LAS VEGAS – (October 4, 2018) – New, expanded and renewed housewares, tabletop and specialty food exhibitors are adding more than 6,600 square feet of showroom space at 2019 Las Vegas Winter Market, running Jan. 27 – Jan. 31, 2019.
“The gourmet category continues to grow market-over-market at Las Vegas Market, with more than 750 lines available to date,” said Joy Jansen, director of gift and home leasing for International Market Centers. “In the last year alone, we have recorded nearly 32,000 square feet of gourmet-focused leasing activity – additions, expansions and renewals.”
Las Vegas Market newcomer Supreme Housewares, a producer of high-quality kitchenware and whimsical products, will be debuting in 294 square feet on C11. Additionally, two current exhibitors—BIDK Home and Keena – are expanding at Winter Market. BIDK Home, leading suppliers of traditional and contemporary European products for home, garden and gift, is expanding by more than 75% into a 3,196-square-foot showroom on C1; and Keena, a manufacturers’ representative group that shows more than 30 lines, is expanding by 30% to 7,641 square feet on C10.
In addition to new and expanding showrooms, four gourmet suppliers recently renewed leases for showrooms in Building C. Renewing showrooms include: Couleur Nature and Lothantique in 660 square feet on C1; Specialty and gourmet food company Plentiful Pantry in 1,874 square feet on C11; Pottery Avenue, a distributor of Polish pottery stoneware, in 158 square feet on C11; and Mepra, a manufacturer of cutlery, crockery, cookware and furnishing accessories, in 552 square feet on C1.
Las Vegas Market launched its gourmet housewares, tabletop and specialty food presentation on C11 at 2015 Summer Market. For Winter Market, C11 will showcase a concentration of 300 gourmet resources, with another 450+ presented across campus, in both showrooms and in The Pavilions at Las Vegas Market. Notable Las Vegas Market gourmet resources include: Alessi; Arte Italica; Chilewich; Costa Nova; Eva Solo; Fishs Eddy; Hester & Cook; JK Adams; KAI USA; OXO; Riedel; Siren Song; Skyros Designs; Vitamix; and Wusthof.
In addition to resource growth, Las Vegas Market is continuing its partnership with Gourmet Catalog (GC) Buying Group and the HTI Buying Group. As in past years, Las Vegas Market will offer scholarships to members of each group and will develop unique and exclusive programming and activities for each buying groups’ members attending the Winter Market. Management from each group will attend and groups will host exclusive members-only events.
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 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. Winter 2019 Las Vegas Market runs January 27-31, 2019. 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 furniture, gift, home décor, rug, and apparel industries. International Market Centers owns and operates nearly 20 million square feet of world-class exhibition space in High Point, N.C., Las Vegas and Atlanta. IMC’s mission is to build and operate an innovative, sustainable, profitable and scalable platform for the furniture, gift, home décor, rug, and apparel industries. For more information on IMC, visit http://imcenters.com/.
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