The Las Vegas Market has announced strong attendance and increased order writing took place at the summer 2018 edition of the show. More than 54 new permanent showrooms, several major expansions, nearly 150 new-to-market exhibitors and numerous show-only specials attracted U.S. and international buyers to Las Vegas Market, said the show.
“Las Vegas Market continues to evolve along with the home furnishings and gift industries. We’re invested in continuing to focus on the needs of the buyers in our industry and providing a critical platform for them to do business,” said Robert Maricich, CEO, International Market Centers.
New gift exhibitors aligned with key retail trends and focused on in-demand categories including gourmet, housewares, stationery, personal care and spa, seasonal, handmade and artisanal. More than 750 housewares resources were available at summer market, said market officials, highlighted by a debut demonstration program as well as product launches by Le Creuset, Viabella, among others.
Temporary home décor and gift exhibitors in the Pavilions noted positive buyer response to product resources offered in several key categories including Handmade, Design Home, Home and Discoveries, an antique and vintage furnishings buyers’ destination, noted market officials.