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By Furniture News Jul 10, 2013

Las Vegas Market attracts 1200 new and expanded lines in 18 months

The city of Las Vegas has long been known for unprecedented booms and dramatic growth. Now, that explosive growth is ever apparent and squarely set on Las Vegas Market with an impressive 1200 new furnishings and gift lines that have been added or expanded since last winter. At the upcoming Las Vegas Market, to be held from 29th July- 2nd August, buyers will see 1200 new exhibitors and lines representing the total home experience. More than half of the growth has come from the rapidly-emerging gift category with 510 new permanent gift showrooms and lines, and 405 new gift temporaries. Meanwhile, in the home furnishings category, buyers will see more than 300 new exhibitors, all new to Las Vegas Market in just a few markets.

To accommodate this growth, Las Vegas Market has paved the way for 1.1m ft² of new and expanded showrooms, categories and products spanning furniture, home decor and gift. Since last winter, Las Vegas Market has added 600,000 ft² of furniture showrooms, 290,000 ft² of home decor showrooms, and 260,000 ft² of gift showrooms across its 5m ft² campus comprised of three buildings. The market has also undergone a tremendous re-merchandising to bring like companies and categories together and create a more cohesive and efficient experience for buyers.

“The growth we’ve experienced in the last 18 months is nothing short of spectacular, and there is certainly a sense of renewed retailer participation and leasing activity that we haven’t seen in years. Both buyers and sellers see Las Vegas Market as a critical piece of their business strategy given its unique location, retail penetration and broad exhibitor and product mix,” says Bob Maricich, CEO of International Market Centers, parent company to Las Vegas Market.

Bob adds: “Our July Market provides an incredible opportunity for retailers to see thousands of mid-year product introductions to freshen inventory for the fall selling season. We sincerely hope that any buyer who hasn’t been to our market in a couple years will take a serious look at us this summer to experience over 1200 new exhibitors and lines, representing the total home and gift experience. Of course the first class hospitality and educational components of the market are a huge bonus that uniquely benefit Las Vegas Market attendees.”

In the last 18 months, Las Vegas Market has added nearly 900,000 ft² of new and expanded home furnishings showrooms, featuring products in every category for the home including furniture, decorative accessories, wall art, flooring, lighting – plus 35,000 ft² of home furnishings temporary exhibitors. Buyers will see more than 300 new home furnishings resources, including fashion-forward brands.

Top furniture newcomers to Las Vegas Market include American Furniture, Bassett/HGTV, Cheers/Man-wah, Elements, HTL, Palliser, Southern Motion, Steve Silver, and United Furniture. Las Vegas Market also dominates as the national epicenter for the bedding industry with 310,000 ft² of space fully dedicated to mattress and bedding suppliers.

Home decor leaders with a new or expanded presence include Alinea, Andrew Martin, Broadway Decor, Cisco Brothers, Classic Home, Entrada Collection, Kravet, Lowcountry Orginals, Jonathan Adler, Luna Bella, Moe’s, Nine6, Pacific Legend, Palecek, Picture Source, Santangelo Lighting, Saro, Surya, TerraSur, The Bramble Co, and Visual Comfort.

The gift category boasts hundreds of new and expanded resources spanning general gift, seasonal, spa, toy, jewellery, inspirational, global, stationery and extensive new offerings in tabletop and lifestyle with a substantial increase in better goods and fashion forward resources.

In addition, this Summer Market will feature the debut of three new floors of gift and home decor showrooms, plus two expanded floors.

Buyers are highly encouraged to register and book a hotel early to get savings on hotel rooms and to receive their market badge by mail. This eliminates any waiting in lines on site and allows buyers maximum efficiency with badge-in-hand upon arrival to Las Vegas Market.

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