Gift industry trends and market highlights - Double Take, What's In, What's Hot
LOS ANGELES – And so the West became One in LA… Los Angeles has long been a tri-venue gift market, but for a number of years there has been a lack of coordination and cooperation among some of the venues, causing discord in the marketplace and inconvenience for the buyers. No so anymore. More
ATLANTA - As the days went on the Atlanta International Gift & Home Furnishings Market got busier. Thursday and Friday saw heavier traffic with more buyers lined up at the registration desks. As Gifts and Decorative Accessories editors made their way around the buildings, it was clear that this market was filled with plenty of new products and new trends.More
Coral Springs, FL, and Las Vegas – Sales agency Focused Sales, which served customers west of the Mississippi, recently ceased operations. More
ATLANTA – It seems like only yesterday it was January and we slogged our way to Atlanta through snow storms and freezing cold temperatures. But now, you could say that things are hot in Hotlanta — it is July and the heat is reaching 90-plus degrees. At Americasmart, the summer 2014 Atlanta International Gift & Home Furnishings Market got into full swing More
BALTIMORE and DALLAS – In a joint announcement, the Dallas Market Center and the Rosen Group, producers of the American Made Show, revealed plans for the American Made Show to debut in Dallas as part of the Total Home & Gift Market. More
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If you missed the chance to attend Gifts and Decorative Accessories' live webinar, "Merchandi$ing for $ucce$$," you can view a recorded version of the event. This session featured Liz White, owner of retailer Mason & Madison, and Casey Simmons, owner of retailer STUFF. Both speakers discuss the best ways to grow and market your retail business.
The Dallas Total Home & Gift Market kicked off the summer 2014 gift show season with an upbeat spirit and new product to be discovered. Here are more images of what Gifts and Decorative Accessories saw in showrooms and temporary booths. For more on Dallas, read our Direct from Market report.
What Works Online
October 14, 2011Most advertisers I work with finish their advertising programs the week leading into a market and move on to showroom set up. But Web statistics from our own sites show that online traffic continues at a steady pace during a market and even goes up slightly during the event. Readers looking for the latest news, new product launches and special offers check in from their mobile devices throughout the event. Those who can't get to market, view market news videos and special market newsletters. Here are some quick tips to keep driving customers to your showroom or website throughout ...
Dancer in the Aisles
June 25, 2007Last Thursday evening, as I am packing and getting ready to leave for the Dallas gift market, thunderstorms raged through central New Jersey where I live. Lucky for me, I think to myself, that I am not flying out tonight. I know what thunderstorms can do to flights trying to depart or arrive. Friday morning and I am up and out before the crack of dawn to catch my 6:50 a.m. flight for Dallas. I have a full schedule set up to hit the ground running as soon as I arrive, starting with one appointment, followed by a ...