Gourmet section continues to expand at Las Vegas Market
Las Vegas Market announced today that robust leasing activity continues to drive expansion of its gourmet housewares, tabletop and specialty food resources, with more than 7,100-square feet of new, expanded and renewed showroom space already confirmed for the Summer 2018 Las Vegas Market, running July 29 to Aug. 2, 2018.
“Las Vegas Market is continuing to see huge gains in gourmet, which is truly one of the shining stars of our strategic category and resource expansion,” said Dorothy Belshaw, president of Gift Leasing and Chief Marketing Officer, International Market Centers. “In just five weeks following Winter Market, we already have confirmed some 4,500 square feet of new and expanded showroom space, and 2,600-plus square feet of renewed showroom space, with floors C1 and C11 rapidly approaching 100% occupancy. This sustained momentum is furthering Las Vegas Market’s position as the gourmet industry’s preeminent West Coast selling and shopping venue, as well as the nation’s fastest-growing gift and home décor market.”
New gourmet showrooms debuting for Summer Market include Badash Crystal, a manufacturer of unique mouth-blown and handmade glass gifts, home décor and bridal products, in 502 square feet on C1; Serene House, a supplier of personal air care products and fragrances, is relocating and expanding to 509 square feet on C1; and The Specialty Food Showroom, a new specialty food collective featuring 12-20 new resources, in 3,646 square feet on C11.
In addition to these new and expanding showrooms, four leading gourmet suppliers recently renewed leases for showrooms on C11. Renewing showrooms are: Grainware, a supplier of high-end acrylic serveware and barware, in 455 square feet; Hammond’s Candies, a manufacturer of hard candies and chocolates, in 411 square feet; Kitchen Source, a provider of kitchen, bathroom and home organization accessories, in 1,520 square feet; and New Canaan Farms, maker of jams, jellies, salsas and dip mixes, in 175 square feet.
These gourmet resources join other notable gift-oriented housewares, tabletop and specialty food exhibitors at Las Vegas Market, including: Aesthetic Movement (Sir/Madam, Fishs Eddy); Alessi; bambu home; CapaBunga; Chukar Cherries; Design Imports; Eva Solo; Harold Import Company; JURA; Le Cluny;Magenta; Match; Mepra; Natural OliveWood; Olivia Reigel; Pepper Creek Farms; Reidel; Sea Stones; Sagaform USA; Skyros Designs; The Travers Group (Joseph Joseph); Via Graceffo; and Wüsthof.
Las Vegas Market launched its gourmet housewares, tabletop and specialty food presentation on C11 at the Summer Market 2015, and since that time, sustained leasing growth has steadily swelled the ranks of leading resources. Currently, there are 650-plus gourmet resources presented at Las Vegas Market: some 250-plus housed on C11 and another 400-plus presented across the campus, in both permanent showrooms and in temporary exhibits in The Pavilions at Las Vegas Market.
In addition to resource growth, Las Vegas Market is continuing and expanding its partnership with two major housewares buying groups, the GC Buying Group and the HTI Buying Group. As in past years, Las Vegas Market will develop unique and exclusive programming and activities for both groups’ members attending the Summer Market.
Las Vegas Market is the nation’s fastest growing gift and home décor market and the leading furniture marketplace in the western U.S., presenting 4,300-plus gift, home décor and furniture resources in an unrivaled market destination. Las Vegas Market features thousands of gift, furniture and home décor lines, allowing for cross-category commerce among these industries. The Summer 2018 Las Vegas Market runs July 29 to Aug. 2, 2018. For more information, visit www.lasvegasmarket.com.