Las Vegas Market continues to evolve for winter show
Retail Editor 4 -- Home Textiles Today, October 28, 2013
Las Vegas - A new date pattern and increased permanent and temporary showroom tenants are among improvements in place for the Jan. 26-30 Las Vegas Market, according to market organizers.
Winter market highlights will include a new Sunday through Thursday date pattern, increased breadth and depth of permanent showrooms and temporary exhibits, increased buyer attendance and more market amenities, educational programming and networking events, officials said.
"Las Vegas Market is experiencing growth that is unparalleled in today's industry, and no other U.S. market offers access to such a broad range of furniture, home décor and gift resources that allows for such dynamic, cross-category shopping," said Bob Maricich, CEO of International Market Centers, which owns and operates the Las Vegas Market. "This winter, we will build upon our success over the last six months, focusing not only on adding depth where we have delivered breadth of resources and attendance, but also increasing the aesthetics and market experience for all participants."
The market will add to its furniture, home décor and gift offerings, targeting specialty tabletop and better home décor within the c-ONE cross-category showcase, better home décor and furnishings showrooms on B3, C3 and C4, and lifestyle and gift resources on C10.
Temporary exhibit offerings will expand again for the winter market, with addition of three new categories: Veranda, which spotlights outdoor and casual home furnishings; Gallery, a showcase of better home textiles resources, on C5; and Fashion, an assemblage of lifestyle-oriented merchandise on C11.
"Our aggressive buyer outreach program to expand our buyer base beyond home furnishings retailers and designers, launched last April, resulted in incredible gift and home décor attendance growth of 73% at the 2013 summer market, and this exponential growth in buyer traffic validates our strategy to reposition Las Vegas Market as the leading furniture, home décor and gift market in western U.S.," said Maricich.
For the winter market, Las Vegas Market permanent showrooms will be open 8 a.m.-6 p.m. Sunday through Wednesday, Jan. 26-29, and 8 a.m.-4 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 30. Temporary exhibits will be open 9 a.m.-6 p.m. Jan. 26-29 and 8 a.m.-2 p.m. on Jan. 30.
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