Feb 24, 2020
NY NOW delivers strong Winter 2020 market

NY NOW delivered a strong Winter 2020 market that embodied a renewed energy and a feeling of positive change, which resonated with retailer and exhibitor communities alike. The five-day show, combined with the co-location of NSS, welcomed buyers from across the country and beyond to discover a merchandised show floor designed for buyers to find the newest distinctive products and emerging brands among 2,000 exhibiting companies with offerings spanning more than 35 leading product categories.

“NY NOW took a positive step into the new decade by producing a market that embraced a renewed, invigorated spirit while exemplifying our continued commitment to the industry,” said Tim Hart, senior vice president for Emerald Retail Group.

“Retailers are looking to us to deliver the most diverse gathering of new and current brands and makers in one place that fuels discovery of what’s fresh and next – and this Winter market was just a small glimpse into the future of NY NOW,” added Hart. “As we look ahead toward the Summer market, we’re striving to deliver more resources, selected by their uniqueness in concept, design, innovation, and ability to sell. In addition, we are focusing on being the go-to destination for buyers and sellers to share ideas, embrace community, and ultimately help one another grow.”

Highlights of the market

Newness was the highlight of the market with NY NOW welcoming 300 new exhibiting companies to show. The Winter 2020 market also launched a New Brand display presentation, which showcased a curated collection of nearly 200 products from first-time exhibitors. Together with a tailored programming featuring the latest topics in the categories of Sustainability, Smart Technology, and creating memorable in-store experiences, the aisles were abuzz with steady order writing and networking events fostering new business connections and collaborations.


NY NOW’s Best New Product Awards recognize and celebrate the extraordinary product offerings from exhibitors across the market. Hundreds of exhibitors entered the awards and one winner was chosen from each of the eleven sections within the Home, Lifestyle and Handmade Collections, which include:


  • Most Sensitive Use of Materials: Morihata International Ltd; Section: Accent on Design
  • Most Innovative: Parafina & Co.; Section: Accessories


  • Accent on Design – Outstanding Products: Ameico, Airinum AB, Cool Décor Company
  • Accent on Design – Best Overall Collection: Modern Sprout

Home Furnishings + Textiles

  • Selamat Designs
  • Green Sails / 727 Sailbags

Tabletop + Gourmet Housewares

  • JoyJolt
  • Luxury Lifestyle
  • LARQ


  • Love is Project

Artisan Resource

  • Milsouls

Handmade Global Design

  • Baskets of Cambodia

Handmade Designer Maker

  • Bee Bowen Handcrafted Luxury


  • Dot & Lil Bath & Body Inc.
  • M. Barclay

Accent on Design

  • Morihata International Ltd.

Best In Market

  • Selamat Designs

Baby + Child

  • eeBoo


  • Paddywax Candles

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