Summer 2023 Las Vegas Market a wrap
Summer 2023 Las Vegas Market introduced new products, programming and at-market technology, July 30-Aug. 3 at World Market Center Las Vegas.
“Las Vegas Market delivered on its promise as the industry’s premier West Coast destination for gift, décor and furniture sourcing,” said Bob Maricich, CEO of ANDMORE. “Exhibitors and attendees alike forged valuable connections and generated new business opportunities through cross-category resources and networking offered only at Las Vegas Market.”
With attendance representing nearly all 50 states and 49 countries, buyers from around the world converged at Las Vegas Market to view products from more than 1,000 suppliers of furniture, décor and gifts.
While the majority of attendees hailed from the West and Southwest, the summer edition also recorded a double-digit increase in buyers from the Southeast, according to ANDMORE, and Las Vegas Market hosted 12 nationwide buying groups.
Summer 2023 Las Vegas Market featured 3,500 product lines across the gift, bedding, décor and furniture categories throughout four buildings on the World Market Center Las Vegas campus, giving buyers the chance to discover an unmatched variety of product. The show also featured more than 20 showroom updates, according to ANDMORE.
“The biggest benefits to attending this market in person are undoubtedly the networking opportunities and being able to see product in real time,” said attendee Joel Huseby, owner of Becker Furniture in Minneapolis. “Combining these factors with consolidated showrooms, nothing beats the at-market experience.”
Beyond exhibits, Las Vegas Market offered more than 30 events, educational programs and activities over five days of market. Highlights included: seminars, webinars, tours, awards ceremonies and other special events, including more than 10 CEU-eligible courses across the home and design categories.
Summer 2023 capped 10 years of Las Vegas Market gift leasing momentum, with highlights including additions and expansions as well as lease extensions by brands and sales agencies. The summer market made expansions on C11 by sales agencies Fine Lines and Stephen Young, as well as long-term recommitments by Creative Co-Op; Gifts of Nature; NEST, The New Era Sales Team and Road Runners.
Gifts of Nature, a sales agency for products that inspire, marked its 10-year anniversary as a Las Vegas Market tenant with a five-year lease renewal.
“When we came to Las Vegas in 2013, we were looking for new customers, more exposure and more reach and that is exactly what this market has delivered for us,” said John Brown, president and CEO of Gifts of Nature. “We have ambitious goals for this market going forward, and I’m confident in the prospect of meeting them.”
Las Vegas Market’s nearly 400 gift and home temporary exhibitors — 25% of which were first-time participants — also reported positive energy and newly-opened accounts over four days at The Expo at World Market Center Las Vegas.
ANDMORE’s new @Market app made its Las Vegas Market debut, aiming to deliver an easier, more user-friendly experience for buyers. It offered scan-and-go registration for badging, in-app navigation, product and exhibitor organization and post-market summaries.
Las Vegas Market’s reorganization and expansion of home furnishings resources continued this summer, creating a more comprehensive breadth and depth of décor and furniture product in an easy-to-shop environment.
Among new showrooms for summer 2023, Las Vegas Market welcomed back Acme Furniture Industry, Inc. “We had a huge turnout for our first returning show in Las Vegas with new customers and new product lines,” said Angel Ma, Acme e-commerce manager. “Our sales were great with several orders from stores primarily coming from the western market.”
Permanent showroom expansions and relocations also extended the range and number of resources available to both designers and retailers.
D.V. KAP Home, an accent pillow brand expanded its Las Vegas showroom to accommodate 300 extra SKUs.
“With the new showroom location and even more space to display our resources, we’ve received more traffic and brand-new customers that have been able to experience this line for the first time,” said Peter Sivas, marketing director of D.V. KAP Home. “Many of our regular customers that we’ve known for years are impressed with the ease and variety of shopping in this showroom.”
Winter 2024 Las Vegas Market will take place Jan. 28-Feb. 1, 2024, at World Market Center Las Vegas.