The Dallas Market Center said that more than 95% of permanent showrooms will be open for all of its August markets including the Dallas Total Home & Gift Market, to be held August 19-25.
“We’re extremely pleased with the high level of participation for August events,” said Cindy Morris, president and CEO, Dallas Market Center. “Thank you to our showrooms and temps for their consistent communication, flexibility, and partnership on strict health and safety measures. The result is a series of summer events with the most comprehensive collection of new products available anywhere.”
Among the exhibitors in permanent spaces are 67 showrooms that are new, expanded or relocated. Highlights in the gift, home, holiday, floral and housewares neighborhoods include eight debuts in Gourmet Market.
To help with product discovery, the Dallas Market Center app features a section of New To Market, highlighting new exhibitors debuting in Dallas in August.
Among the 450 Temps showing across all August trade events, the Temps at Total Home & Gift Market will feature hundreds of brands across more than ten product neighborhoods.
The market center previously noted that pre-registration for August markets has accelerated by more than 35% following the recent debut of a new FastPass registration system. The FastPass, available from the front-page of the Dallas Market Center website, is a one-step pre-registration for buyers that delivers an immediate email confirmation and barcode.
Over the past two weeks, pre-registration has accelerated following the debut of the new FastPass, along with encouraging public health news from local officials. COVID-19 cases in Dallas County are said to have sharply declined by 50% over the last month. Furthermore, the latest data show that Dallas Market Center is located in the least vulnerable Zip code in Dallas County.
Strict health and safety measures are in place to guide all August events, the Dallas Market Center said.