Gifts Today magazine

Las Vegas Market now open

The nation's fastest-growing gift and home decor market has opened its doors on its Winter Market, and will run through January 26

The nation’s fastest-growing gift and home décor market and the leading furniture market in the western US, Las Vegas Market, is now open, and will run through January 26.

The Winter Market will feature some 3,700+ resources at its Winter Market, with more new resources, greater breadth and depth, exclusive collections across all categories, as well as market-exclusive programming including the Housewares Design Awards.

In Gourmet Housewares, Tabletop & Food Resources, on floors C1 and on C11, the industry’s most dynamic new destination for gift-oriented housewares, tabletop and speciality food, there will be six new showrooms featuring a combined total of more than 70 lines in 12,000 sq-ft, that’s “400+ gourmet resources among the Market’s 3,700+ total resources”, says Dorothy Belshaw, president of Gift & Home Décor, International Market Centers.

“We've enriched Las Vegas Market's tableware and kitchenware category to now include more vertical gourmet lines in addition to more gift-oriented resources. This growth mirrors the growing popularity of tabletop and housewares as a leading gift and lifestyle category.

“There also is a long-standing need for a tabletop and gourmet market in the western United States, and we have had great momentum and traction as we have addressed this void. As a result, Las Vegas Market now features a prevalence of resources that are in line with the western lifestyle, such as Black + Blum, Built, Canvas Home, Fishs Eddy, Ekobo, Life Factory, Lunares, Magenta, Reidel, Sir/Madam, S'well and Tar Hong.”

Five of the six new showrooms will premiere on C11 and includes: supplier of porcelain tableware, kitchenware, professional grade knives and Japanese giftware, Fuji Merchandise Corp., in a 241 sq-ft space; bambu home, manufacturer of eco-friendly dining and entertaining products, in its first permanent showroom, a 387 sq-ft space.
In addition, well-known gourmet housewares and tabletop supplier Sagaform USA is opening its first West Coast permanent showroom in a 569-sq-ft space on C1, while Dock 6 Pottery, which designs fused glass and pottery tabletop and coasters, makes its Market debut in the American Made Collective Showroom in C1106.

For its third Las Vegas Market, drinkware and dinnerware brand Magenta is relocating from C11, expanding on C into a 617 sq-ft space, while Vital Industries, producer of screen printed glassware, is moving to its first permanent national showroom, a 234 sq-foot space.

These newbies, among others, join gift-oriented housewares and tabletop brands, such as Alessi, B by Brandie, Canvas Home, Circa Asia, Eva Solo, Jura, Mepra, Match, Michael Aram, Reidel and Sea Stones, among others.

The newly redesigned website offers online tools to make Market preparation easier. The Online Catalog Gallery facilitates pre-Market product sourcing and shopping; and the online Market Planner assists buyers with advance preparation and appointment scheduling, while the #LVMKT app makes at-Market navigation easier and provides on-the-go access to Market information and schedules.

The winter 2017 Las Vegas Marker runs January 22-26, 2017. www.lasvegasmarket.com



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