IMC: Las Vegas Market Readies Home Resource Expansion

International Market Centers is promising to provide Las Vegas with more substance. So, the Las Vegas Market, running from Sunday, January 18, through Thursday, January 22, 2015, will offer participants more furniture, gift and home resources than ever before, the host organization announced, with both new and expanding showrooms, and a record-breaking number of temporary exhibitors

The market also will offer the third annual Las Vegas Market CEO Summit and a slate of educational programming presented by industry leaders.

IMC pointed out that Las Vegas Market is continuing a second phase in its three-year gift and home décor strategic growth plan, complementing existing strength in furniture and bedding with new resources. It added that it anticipates expanded showrooms to welcome market participants in virtually every category. A record numbers of gift and home décor vendors will participate in the winter market, IMC asserted, with newcomers including JURA Inc., Papaya, Portman Studios, Precious Moments, Papaya, Swahili Imports and Young’s Inc. In addition, Las Vegas Market continues to build density with expansion by current tenants, with larger showrooms coming from Anne McGilvray, Grace by Catherine Sullivan and Melrose International.  

“Las Vegas Market is experiencing strong and sustained growth within in gift and home décor, as well as strategic expansion into new categories, including lifestyle merchandise, specialty tabletop and better home décor,” said Dorothy Belshaw, IMC president of Gift & Home Décor. “The addition of many new-to-market exhibitors as well as the accelerating pace of renewals signals the industry’s continuing confidence in Las Vegas Market as the leading furniture, home decor and gift destination in the western U.S.”

For the winter 2015 market, IMC will position temporary exhibitors in 14 categories on five floors. Furniture category temporary exhibitors will operate on B2. IMC will organize four floors in Building C thematically under the headings Gallery, Home, Style, Textiles, Veranda, Couture, First, Gourmet, Gift, Vintage, Made, Trend and Lifestyle Collection, while presenting a cross-category collection of leading specialty tabletop and better home décor resources on c-ONE.

“The strategic growth plan in gift and home décor is a natural complement to the existing furniture offering that has been gaining momentum since its launch almost 10 years ago,” Bob Maricich, IMC president and CEO, emphasized. “The comprehensive nature of this market is in perfect alignment with the evolving retail environment, providing a more lifestyle-oriented product assortment.”