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Las Vegas Market Expands Gourmet Resources

The Las Vegas Market has expanded its gourmet resources bringing in more than 750 gourmet housewares tabletop and specialty food resources during the summer market, set to take place July 29 to August 2.

The two most recent industry leaders expanding and opening Las Vegas Market showrooms are California-based Kiss That Frog and Be Home, leading suppliers of European-inspired home, tabletop and décor goods, which are relocating and expanding into a new 2,740 square foot showroom on C1; and Le Creuset, the high-profile purveyor of fine French cookware, bakeware and tabletop, which is opening a new 200 square foot space on C11.

These new and expanding resources join previously announced gourmet showroom launches for Summer Market, including: Badash Crystal; Grainware; Hammond’s Candies; Kitchen Source; New Canaan Farms; Serene House; and TASTE – A Gourmet Food Experience.

New gourmet housewares and tabletop suppliers will also be represented in The Pavilions at Las Vegas Market this summer. Newcomers to Las Vegas Market include gourmet suppliers albert L. (punkt), Inc.; Aura Glass; Casa Bugatti; Forlife; Huang Acrylic; and The Crystal Wonderland; as well as exhibitors carrying a varied assortment of tabletop, housewares and gift products: Danforth Pewter (Home of the Vilmain Collection;) Fair Trade Winds; Harkiss Designs; I Must Draw; Kara Weaves; Mira Fair Trade; and Rainy Day Illustrations.

“Las Vegas Market has achieved ‘critical mass’ in the gourmet category, and C1 and C11 — our gourmet-oriented floors — are rapidly approaching 100% occupancy,” said Joy Jansen, leasing manager, gift + home, International Market Centers. “We are seeing continuing expansion in core gift-oriented housewares and tabletop resources from both industry leaders and innovative newcomers. This category growth is unparalleled in other U.S. markets catering to the gourmet category.”

In addition to resource growth, Las Vegas Market is continuing and expanding its partnership with Gourmet Catalog (GC) Buying Group and the HTI Buying Group. As in past years, Las Vegas Market will offer scholarships to members of each group and will develop unique and exclusive programming and activities for each buying groups’ members attending the Summer Market. Management from each group will attend and groups will host exclusive members-only events.

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