A survey of the gift, home furnishings and apparel industries commissioned by International Market Centers has determined that, although the COVID-19 crisis has affected all retail sales across the U.S., store owners and operators are looking toward reopening and recovery, and expressing a near-term need for new products.
In its second week, High Point Virtual Market gave the furniture industry access to programming, product discovery and a sense of community as they have dealt with the consequences of the COVID-19 pandemic, according to host International Market Centers.
In response to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, the High Point Market Authority is expanding fall market dates to spread out attendance and account for expected reduced capacity requirements for showrooms and buildings.
A special program for independent retailers, an update on the next normal for consumer thinking and best practices for returning to work after COVID-19 are topics of upcoming webinars in the ongoing virtual education series developed by the International Housewares Association.
Last week, the first week of the International Market Centers High Point Virtual Market Experience, offered content and community for the home furnishings industry with participants logging into six webinars and visitors sourcing and discovering products, as well as providing an audience for a musical event that generated funds for City of Hope.
Based on an extensive industry survey, International Market Centers has updated its summer 2020 market schedule. IMC is postponing markets until August, with its next Atlanta Market running August 13 to 18 and Las Vegas Market running August 30 to September 3.
Informa Markets’ Global Licensing Group said that the Licensing Expo, rescheduled to take place in August in Las Vegas, will not take place. The 40th edition of the licensing trade show will celebrate next year, returning May 25-27, 2021, at the Mandalay Bay Convention Center in Las Vegas
International Market Centers has slated an exclusive lineup of seminars and events for its IMC High Point Virtual Market, a three-week-long digital event focused on information and new product discovery opportunities running from May 11 to 29 on the company’s High Point Market website.
The International Housewares Association has released a letter to the housewares industry from president Derek Miller, which looks at some encouraging housewares sales data during the current pandemic.
In response to continued concerns about the coronavirus pandemic, the Dallas Market Center has rescheduled its planned June summer Total Home & Gift Market. The event will now be held from August 19 to 25, 2020, while additional, smaller format buying events will be held throughout the summer.
A pair of webinars next week by Leatrice Eiseman, executive director, and Laurie Pressman, vice president, Pantone Color Institute, will present the Monday keynote Eiseman would have given at The Inspired Home Show 2020 in March and a companion program showing how the 2021 Pantone home interiors color palette is illustrated by new products that were to be part of the Pantone ColorWatch display at the show.
In light of the ongoing COVID-19 crisis and after careful consideration, NY Now has postponed the 2020 Summer Market, which had been scheduled for August 8 to 12, 2020, at the Jacob Javits Center.
International Market Centers is rolling out new online resource centers through its Atlanta, Las Vegas and High Point Market websites to provide a channel through which buyers and exhibitors can continue to engage with each other, stay up-to-date on key trends and industry news and access webinars and other content.
Fourteen housewares suppliers ranging from well-established brands to first-time exhibitors have been honored as Global Honorees of the IHA Global Innovation Awards (gia) for product design. The Global Honorees in each of 14 categories, including a new sustainability category, were revealed during a live-streamed presentation.
The Inspired Home Show and the International Housewares Association (IHA), the global sponsors and organizers of the IHA Global Innovation Awards (gia) program, have named the 2020 gia Global Honorees for Retail Excellence during a live-streamed presentation.