The Las Vegas Market announced that 12 gift and home décor suppliers are opening or expanding showrooms for the upcoming Winter Market. The event, hosted by International Market Centers, runs from Sunday, January 18, through Thursday, January 22, 2015.
Dorothy Belshaw, president of Gift & Home Décor, IMC, said in announcing the participant gains, that Las Vegas Market’s temporary exhibit leasing also continues to set new records. Current sales for temporary booths are running 40% ahead of last year, she added.
According to IMC, four recent Las Vegas Market newcomers are opening new West Coast corporate showrooms this January: gift and collectible producer Precious Moments, Inc.; coffee machine producer JURA Inc.; Portman Studios, a supplier of gifts and fashion accessories; and Young’s Inc., a supplier of gifts, home décor and fashion accessories. The Lifestyle Collection on C10 will add Papaya, a provider of original artwork, greeting cards, lifestyle and stationery offerings and Swahili Imports in a showroom that also will house Tesoros Trading Co., a wholesale distributor of folk arts and crafts from more than 20 different countries.
Six current Las Vegas Market tenants plan to expand their showrooms for the Winter Market. On C10, multi-line agencies Anne McGilvray and Grace by Catherine Sullivan are adding space and, on C9, seasonal and accessories vendor Melrose International is expanding. In Building A, wall art provider Leftbank Art, home décor producer Crestview, and portable lighting and wall art supplier Nova all are expanding showrooms.
“Las Vegas Market is generating considerable momentum throughout the gift and home décor industry, attracting both market leading brands and multi-line sales agencies,” said Belshaw. “In addition to the latest additions and expansions, our overall 2014 rate of renewals– 45 companies in 218,500 square feet of showroom space– signals strong Market performance as well as continuing confidence in Las Vegas Market’s positioning as the leading furniture, home decor and gift destination in the western United States.”