Atlanta Market continues to refine and remerchandise its gift collection in the lead up to its Winter 2021 staging, scheduled to be held January 12 to 19. The market announced three new showrooms and 27 expanded and relocated showrooms opening since its last winter event.
With coronavirus-related shifts prompting buyers and vendors to consider new ways of doing business, opportunities for exhibitors to connect with retail customers via their High Point showrooms have emerged, according to the High Point Market Authority. For about 100 exhibitors, adaptive strategies include finding fresh ways to use their spaces at the venue to connect with buyers during off-market periods.
JuniperWeb, an e-commerce website development tool powered by IMC_di, International Market Center’s digital innovations division, has launched www.bethanylowe.com as its first proprietary B2B site for the gift and home sector.
Cost Plus World Market has teamed with Rightpoint to launch Cost Plus World Market’s first virtual holiday store. With the COVID-19 pandemic changing customer shopping behaviors, Cost Plus World Market created the virtual holiday store to engage customers online.
Blackhawk Network, which develops branded pay products, has determined that the COVID-19 pandemic has renewed consumer interest in home, redecorating and DIY projects as suggested by a study conducted from August 24 to 31 indicating that home good gift cards purchasing had increased 71% year over year.
Bed Bath & Beyond has introduced the Cozy Backyard Holiday collection, a furnishings and housewares array curated to help consumers “enjoy the present” with ideas for creating a winter wonderland at home, the company said.
Las Vegas Market has revealed that Color Class, Pattern Primer, Remote Control and Summertime are the themes for the 2021 Winter Market First Look trends program, scheduled to be held January 24 to 28.
The High Point Market Authority has appointed three new members to its board of directors: Josh Hudson, CEO of Hudson’s Furniture, Randy Tilinski, president of Bungalow Classic, and Jeremy Hoff, president of Hooker Furniture, following a vote of approval at its most recent board meeting on October 21.
International Market Centers has declared that the 2021 Winter Las Vegas Market is primed to offer retailers a platform to refresh inventories with new and best-selling products while providing suppliers the chance to meet new and returning buyers.