Gifts Today magazine

Las Vegas Market sustains strong gift leasing

Showrooms additions, expansions and relocations propel growth in the gift category for the upcoming Summer 2018 Las Vegas Market

Las Vegas Market has announced that powerful leasing momentum continues to propel gift category growth, with more than 32,100 sq-ft of new, expanded and renewed showrooms recently confirmed for the Summer 2018 Las Vegas Market, running 29 July to 2 August 2018.

'Las Vegas Market is maintaining its dynamic growth trajectory in the gift segment, with substantial numbers of high-profile vendors signing leases for new, expanded or renewed showroom space,' says Terence Morris, senior VP Gift and Tradeshow Leasing, International Market Centers.

'The ongoing industry buzz about the exciting buying and selling atmosphere is making Las Vegas Market not only the nation’s fastest growing gift and home décor market but also an industry must-shop event. Some 4,500+ sq-ft of new and expanded gift showrooms already are confirmed for Summer Market.'

The two most recent newcomers to Las Vegas Market include Wild Rumpus Room, a multi-line sales agency with a host of American-made artisan lines, in 3,668 sq-ft on C10. Wild Rumpus Room’s featured lines include: Anvil Studio, Attic Journals, Counter Couture, Gabriel John Candles, Joanna Craft, Karen Tyler Boelts, Magpie Primitives, Smart Glass, Southern Firefly, Stick with Mary, Sugarhouse Greetings, The 3 Sisters Design Co., Universal Ironworks, Vintage Bliss, Whimsies USA; and Whitney Howard Designs.

Two expansions, totalling nearly 8,000 sq-ft of showroom space, also are confirmed for Summer Market. Torre & Tagus, supplier of clean, contemporary home décor and accessories from around the world, is expanding to 2,506 sq-ft and relocating to C1. The American Made Collective, a shared showroom of nearly 20 US-based artisans working in all media and all product categories, is expanding to 5,406 sq-ft on C1.

In advance of summer Market, seven leading vendors, which together utilise a total of 12,521 sq-ft on five floors of Building C (C1, C8, C9, C10 and C11), are renewing their Las Vegas Market showroom commitments. The most recent renewals include: Mary Lake Thompson, a designer and manufacturer of soaps, aprons, bath products, drawer liners, sachets, napkins, hats and signature flour sack towels, in 1,760 sq-ft on C10; Melrose International, a wholesaler for giftware, home décor, silk florals, flameless candles and accessories, in 6,756 sq-ft on C9; and USA Pan, a manufacturer of commercial quality bakeware, in 1,520 sq-ft on C11.

These latest debuts and expansions, combined with three other gourmet-focused additions announced in March, will bring a total of nearly 16,600 sq-ft of new and expanded showrooms to the Summer 2018 Las Vegas Market.

In addition, gift and gourmet showroom renewals in advance of the Summer market total 15,082 sq-ft.

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