The Dallas Market Center (DMC) reported that last month’s summer Dallas Total Home & Gift Market included a record number of new buyers and exhibitors.
The show saw more than 50 new and expanded showrooms, as well as more than 150 new temporary exhibitors. The show also saw the grand opening of the first phase of the Interior Home + Design Center, which DMC said boosted interior designer attendance.
Final registration tallies show that buyers from all 50 states as well as 40 countries were in attendance. Growth categories included home accents stores, Christmas stores, garden centers, interior designers, e-commerce and apparel stores.
“We were very pleased with our 60th anniversary summer market, which was filled with positive reports of steady order writing and significant new accounts opened by many exhibitors. We also welcomed more new and expanding showrooms than in over a decade,” said Cindy Morris, president and CEO of DMC.