Jan 16, 2024
Dallas Market buyer attendance up 17% for winter 2024 show

The Winter 2024 Dallas Total Home & Gift Market opened with a 17% attendance increase for the first two days compared with last January, according to Dallas Market Center.

The attendance increase was notable for attracting retailers and interior designers from across the U.S. and internationally, with the strongest growth coming from the western U.S.

“We are thrilled with the strong opening of our January show,” said Cindy Morris, president and CEO of Dallas Market Center. “You can feel the energy of new and returning buyers with strong open to buy that have come to Dallas for the newest products, grand openings of more than 30 showrooms, and the expanded Temps. We are expecting traffic to remain steady throughout the weekend and into next week.”

Tens of thousands of buyers from across the country were anticipated to attend the seven-day trade event that welcomes single and multilocation retail, interior designers, buying groups and major stores.

“We have sold to 68% more retailers in the first two days of the show and are hitting double our sales than we did a year ago,” said John Keiser, CEO of OneCoast, which celebrated the grand opening of their flagship showroom on the first floor of the World Trade Center. “We noticed a significant number of new buyers from the West, which is great to see.”

“It’s off to a great start in our new home,” said Liesl Ludwig, CEO of Anne McGilvary & Company, which celebrated the grand opening of their new Dallas showroom in the World Trade Center. “We are seeing a many new retailers and opening new accounts from all over the country. We’re happy to be a part of such a lively marketplace.”

The Temps at Total Home & Gift Market, which ran Jan. 10-13, welcomed hundreds of new and returning exhibitors. Forty-five percent of the January Temps exhibitors are showing in Dallas for the first time.

The Total Home & Gift Market runs through Tuesday, Jan. 16, with the Temps having closed on Saturday, Jan. 13.


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