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Successful Start to 2015 at Dallas Market Center
2/5/2015
Dallas Market Center inspired the art of commerce at its recent Total Home & Gift Market and Dallas International Lighting Market, as it welcomed an increased number of buyers from multiple regions, unveiled thousands of new resources including a Luxury Gift neighborhood, hosted top headliners, and experienced record-breaking order writing numbers in all categories.

Exhibitors, manufacturers, rep groups and buyers alike noted the optimism and fresh outlook for 2015. The Market showed significant increases in attendance from the southeast, noting a more than 50 percent increase from Mississippi, Alabama, Georgia and South Carolina combined. Buyers also increased by 20 percent in Nevada, Utah and California alone. Mid-America remained strong, as well as Dallas Market Center’s home state and surrounding areas that exceed consumer confidence levels more than any other region.

Convenience took center stage in Dallas through enhanced technology, as hundreds of buyers experienced a new interactive and prompt Fast Pass system, as well as a new DART transportation line connecting buyers directly to Dallas-Fort Worth International Airport. Dallas Market Center also welcomed the Texas Nursery & Landscape Association (TNLA) as it hosted its first-ever Winter Showcase, offering all aspects of the green industry to a new set of customers.

In showrooms, buyers especially noted the long-standing advantage of strong rep groups, differentiating the Dallas Market Center buying experience through efficiency and building a long-standing relationship with an expert well-versed in product and multiple manufacturers.

Dallas Market Center solidified itself as the market destination not only in product and convenience but also through inspiration. Dozens of events entertained and educated buyers, including exciting presentations with entertainment industry veteran Donny Osmond; gardening and lifestyle expert P. Allen Smith; Bravo TV’s Jeff Lewis in partnership with CODARUS; designer and makeover television personality Libby Langdon in Crystorama Lighting; and Renée Behnke, retail concept founder of Sur La Table speaking with Housewares Training & Information Group (HTI Buying Group).


About Dallas Market Center
Founded in 1957, Dallas Market Center is the world’s most complete wholesale marketplace. Within its marketplace of more than five million square feet, retailers from around the globe source products ranging from home furnishings, gifts, decorative accessories and lighting to textiles, fashion accessories and men's, western, women's and children's apparel. With more than 50 markets each year attended by more than 200,000 retail buyers from all 50 states and 85 countries, Dallas Market Center offers hundreds of events and seminars geared toward helping retailers expand business and increase profits. For more information, go to www.dallasmarketcenter.com.


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