Showroom News: November 28, 2012
GDA Staff -- Gifts & Dec, November 27, 2012
Gift manufacturer, Grasslands Road, will debut its showroom at the Las Vegas GIFT + HOME market, Jan. 28-Feb.1. The new World Market Center tenant will be located in Building C in a 7,500-plus square foot showroom—the company's largest location in the western United States.
"We are excited to become part of the World Market Center Las Vegas and believe we have a significant opportunity to reach a larger share of our regional, national and international customers through our new showroom location," said Craig Leaf, president, Grasslands Road, a division of Amscan, Inc., in a statement. "We will unveil, in Las Vegas, over 3,000 innovative products across 100+ collections including 600 new products for January 2013."
Kaemingk USA at AmericasMart
Kaemingk International, Europe's largest holiday, garden, and home décor company, will open a new Atlanta showroom and USA distribution operation. Beginning at the January 2013 Atlanta Gift Show, buyers will be able to place orders for Kaemingk products directly in their new Atlanta showroom located in Building 1, Showroom 18-B-5,7.
Previously, Kaemingk's American customers were required to travel to Holland to purchase in full container load quantities. Qualified and existing Kaemingk customers will continue to be invited to Europe to place orders in its corporate showroom so these larger retailers can take advantage of Kaemingk's direct import pricing program. This will also give these buyers full access to Kaemingk's award winning visual displays showcased in its 70,000 square foot Netherlands' showroom.
New Tenants in Vegas
The upcoming Las Vegas Market has reported some new leases, renewals and expansions, both in permanent showroom space and in temporary exhibits.
In addition to Grasslands Road, new tenants for the Winter Market include Coton Colors, Seasons Jewelry, Roman Inc., Meissenburg Designs and Blossom Bucket in permanent showrooms; Design Weave USA, Giftcraft, Indika, Mimex Brands & Labels, Sierra USA, Vandor and Wishnest by Alise Sheehan are located in temporary spaces.
Notes & Queries
New to Atlanta is stationery company, Notes & Queries. The company is opening a new permanent showroom in Studion 638 in showroom 638 at the Atlanta Gift Show, Building 2, West Wing. In addition to the new showroom, the company also announced the launch of its new gift division in the Southeast marketplace.
Accent rugs manufacturer, Jellybean, announced it will open a new showroom at AmericasMart during the upcoming Atlanta International Gift and Home Furnishings Market, Jan. 9-16.
Located in Building 2 West Wing in showroom 787A, the new space is designed to present the complete Jellybean line to retailers by featuring category specific vignettes. Retailers will find fully stocked, Jellybean rug fixtures featuring pet themes, coastal themes, garden themes and more.
Dallas Market Center
The upcoming Dallas International Lighting Market, Jan. 17-21, 2013 will mark the debut of many new and expanded showrooms for buyers. The Market will also offer attendees inspiration through educational seminars presented by the American Lighting Association (ALA).
New showrooms include Cutting Edge Industries, Trade Mart (TM) 3-3531; Élan Lighting, TM 3-3519; Focalor, TM 3-3656.06; Iris Cristal, TM 3-3941; Norwell Lighting, TM 3-3656.04; and Van Teal, TM 3-3060 will open during January Market. Plus, the following lighting showrooms have expanded: Focus Industries, TM 4-4329; Lite Master, TM 4-4311; and Nora Lighting, TM 3-3709. Besa Lighting, TM 3-3006 and Savoy House, TM 4-4901 have relocated for January Market.
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