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New VP at Dallas Market

Jim Lugannani has been named VP of Gift Leasing at Dallas Market Center

Dallas Market Center today announced Jim Lugannani has been named vice president of gift leasing. In his position, Lugannani is responsible for leading the luxury gift, tableware, housewares and general gift categories as well as maximising opportunities between permanent and temporary exhibitors.

“Jim has been instrumental in strengthening and developing our business during his more than 15 years at the Market Center,“ said Robbin Wells, executive vice president of leasing, Dallas Market Center. “We look forward to the next phase of growth in the permanent gift categories in Dallas under Jim’s leadership.”

During Lugannani’s time at Dallas Market Center, he first served as vice president of leasing, focusing on gift, home textiles, floral and other business projects. He then moved to the temporary side for six years, where he remained until his transition back into permanent leasing. Lugannani’s career experience includes working with companies such as: Pfaltzgraff, Fitz & Floyd, Kennedy Group and Walt Disney Art Classics before joining Dallas Market Center.

About Dallas Market Center
Founded in 1957, Dallas Market Center is the world’s most complete wholesale marketplace. Within its marketplace of more than five million square feet, retailers from around the globe source products ranging from home furnishings, gifts, decorative accessories and lighting to textiles, fashion accessories and men's, western, women's and children's apparel. With more than 50 markets each year attended by more than 200,000 retail buyers from all 50 states and 85 countries, Dallas Market Center offers hundreds of events and seminars geared toward helping retailers expand business and increase profits. The Dallas Market Center website is available at

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