Gifts Today magazine

Las Vegas Market strengthens gourmet category

Leading Housewares, Tabletop and Food brands confirm participation in the launch of its new C11 permanent showroom floor in August

Las Vegas Market has announced that early leasing activity for the summer 2015 launch of its new C11 permanent showroom floor is robust, with a number of leading vendors and sales agencies confirming their intent to participate in the premiere of this new floor for gourmet housewares, tabletop and specialty food, August 2-6, 2015.

The launch is anchored by two leading multi-line sales agencies – Muir Sales and The Kitchen Source – that bring a number of leading gourmet housewares lines to the new floor. Muir Sales, representing Andreas, Vitamix, and several others to be announced soon, has confirmed its new 2,126-square-foot location; and The Kitchen Source, representing Enclume Pot Racks & Storage, Hammer Stahl Cookware and Cutlery, Innova Click Clack Storage Systems and Strahl Polycarb Drinkware, JK Adams, Le Souk Ceramique, RSVP International and Tovolo, has confirmed its new 1,520-square-foot location.

The following tabletop and gift-driven housewares vendors also have confirmed their participation in the launch: CKK Home Décor/Top Shelf Glass, suppliers of specialty glassware and barware, in 1,231-square-feet; Gorky Pottery, an importer of fine majolica and ceramic dinnerware and serveware, in 215-square-feet; Grainware, provider of barware, glassware and serveware, in 455-square-feet; Knack 3, a supplier of melamine, acrylic and ceramic tableware, in 1,579-square-feet; Menus & Music, cookbook, CD and gift set provider, in 143-square-feet; Peter Pauper Press, a supplier of fine books and gifts, in 906-square-feet; Picnic Time, supplier of garden, gourmet housewares and gifts, in 387-square-feet.

“We are delighted by the high level of enthusiasm and excitement the gourmet housewares industry is demonstrating for the debut of C11,” said Dorothy Belshaw, president of Gift & Home Décor, International Market Centers. “This new presentation of both major and boutique housewares brands will address a market void in the western region, while also offering dynamic new cross-category buying and selling opportunities for Las Vegas market participants. It is an important component of the reposition of Las Vegas Market as the leading furniture, home decor and gift destination in the western United States.”

Gourmet product categories on C11 include a gift-oriented assortment of housewares and tabletop items, including bakeware, casual tabletop cookware, gadgets, glassware and bar accessories, home and health items, hydration products, kitchen textiles, kitchen tools and gadgets, melamine tableware, publishing/cookbooks, serveware, small electrics and woodenware.

Specialty foods also will be well represented, and several specialty food purveyors already have confirmed their participation, in boutique showroom spaces, on C11. Among these are Chukar Cherries, gourmet food and chocolate; Davis & Davis Gourmet Foods, specialty foods, dip mixes and cocktail mixes; New Canaan Farms, jams, jellies, salsas and dip mixes; and Spokandy, specialty food, chocolate and candy.

Charter C11 tenants will join an already established and thriving roster of high-end and gift-driven housewares suppliers housewares and tabletop brands showing at Las Vegas Market, whether in individual manufacturer showrooms or through multi-line sales agencies. These major brands include: Alessi, Arte Italica, Be Home, Beatriz Ball, Belle Banquet, Bob’s Your Uncle, Bodrum Linens, Boston Warehouse, Caffco International, Calaisio, Caspari, Certified International, Charles Viancin, Chilewich, Columbia Empire Farms, Cork Pops, Corkcicle, Elias, Enrico Products, Fishs Eddy, French Bee, GoVino, Haviland Parlon, Herend, Heritage Lace, Hester & Cook, Home Essentials, Iveta Gourmet, Jars, Jessie Steele, Julia Knight, Jura/Capresso, Inc., Kiss that Frog, Kitchen Papers, L'Objet, Leeber, Lenox, Lunares, Mary Lake-Thompson, Mary Jurek Designs, MATCH, Michael Aram, Michael Wainwright, Moser, Mottahedeh, Orrefors/Kosta Boda, Pacific NW Gourmet, Prissy Plates Gift & More, Q Squared NYC, Red Pomegranate, Rolf Glass, Royal Doulton, Sabre, S.A.L.T. Sisters, Sam Felipe Co., Savora, Seletti, Simon Pearce, Skyros Designs, S'well, TAG, Tamara Childs, Teroforma, Totally Bamboo, Umbra, Vagabond House, Vance Kitira, Vero France, Vietri, Vista Alegre, Waterford Wedgwood, Waylande Gregory and Wendell August.

The launch of C11 marks the third and final phase of Las Vegas Market’s strategic growth plan to position itself as the leading buying platform for furniture, home décor and gifts in the western United States. In addition to the C11 opening, highlights of the upcoming Summer Market include a celebration of the Market’s 10-year anniversary; the continuing growth of C5, another new permanent showroom floor for boutique home décor, high-end home textiles and accessories; the premiere of the casual furniture launch at Las Vegas Market, with 250,000 square feet of permanent showrooms and temporary exhibit space on C12 and C13; and the repositioning and reimagining of the Market’s temporary exhibits as The Pavilions at Las Vegas Market, a dramatic, freestanding, climate controlled temporary tradeshow space showcasing some 90,000 net square feet of innovative and emerging home décor resources.

Las Vegas Market is the leading furniture, home decor and gift marketplace in the western U.S., presenting 2,200+ gift, home décor and furniture resources in an unrivaled market destination. Las Vegas Market features thousands of gift, furniture and home décor lines, allowing for cross-category commerce among these industries. The Summer 2015 Las Vegas Market runs August 2 to August 6, 2015, at World Market Center Las Vegas. For more information, visit

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Las Vegas Market is the most comprehensive furniture, home décor and gift market in the United States, presenting a unique cross-section of 2,200+ resources in an unrivaled market destination. With two markets each year, retailers and designers can shop a broad assortment of product from thousands of manufacturers of furniture, mattress, lighting, decorative accessories, floor coverings, home textiles, tabletop, general gift and more — delivering the most complete, cross-category wholesale tradeshow for the furniture, home décor and gift industries in the United States. For more information, Find us on Facebook and Twitter.

Las Vegas Market is produced by International Market Centers, L.P. (IMC), the world’s largest operator of premier showroom space for the furnishings, home décor and gift industries. International Market Centers owns and operates 12.1 million square feet of world-class exhibition space in High Point, N.C. and Las Vegas. IMC’s mission is to build and operate an innovative, sustainable, profitable and scalable platform for the furnishings, home décor and gift industries. For more information on IMC, visit

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