Officials at the Dallas Market Center reported a strong response from both vendors and attendees to the winter edition of the Total Home + Gift Market, which took place from January 8 to January 14 at the Dallas Market Center.
According to the market, the recent winter edition was a high-energy event. Many exhibitors reported larger average orders, more new customers from across the U.S. and internationally, and total sales increases of more than 20%, especially among exhibitors with new products, new or expanded spaces, and/or special promotions. The number of businesses attending the show for the first time represented almost 10% of the total attendance, said market officials.
“We were thrilled with the January show but most importantly our exhibitors did great business at the first market of the year. Independent retailers, designers, buying groups and large volume stores arrived early and eager to order, and many showrooms had record-setting shows. Consumers are confident and retail remains strong in the Central US, supported by solid holiday sales, a record number of new residents, and an expanding economy. In addition to highlighting new products that debuted in Dallas, we also created an inspiring customer experience with our Five Senses theme and interactive displays to help buyers take home actionable ideas for their stores,” said Cindy Morris, CEO, Dallas Market Center.