Oct 20, 2017
Philadelphia Gift Show adds Artisan Alley for winter 2018 market

Offering its loyal regional retail audience an ideal opportunity to see new introductions, breaking trends, place orders and get first delivery, the winter 2018 edition of the Philadelphia Gift Show returns to the Greater Philadelphia Expo Center Jan. 5-8, 2018 with a new Artisan Alley section and a number of other new features. Sweetening the pot, the show will also co-locate with the Philadelphia National Candy, Gift & Gourmet Show — adding tremendous cross-over buying potential to the full roster of products and services retailers will find when they arrive in January.

“As the first gift show of the season for Northeast retailers, the Philadelphia Gift Show is the perfect place to shop a well-defined selection of new resources, top lines, best-selling brands and meet with their regional reps in a convenient and cost-effective setting,” said Sonya Lowe, show director, Philadelphia Gift Show. “Just like our retail customers, we are constantly working to keep the Philadelphia Gift Show fresh by bringing in new products, ideas, inspiration and business opportunities to help them kick off a profitable new year.”

SHOW HIGHLIGHTS INCLUDE:

Introducing Artisan Alley

New for 2018, Artisan Alley joins the show’s growing Makers’ Market selection with curated tabletop displays from emerging artisans throughout the region. Together with the tremendous selection of handcrafted designs on display in the show’s popular Makers’ Market section, the newest addition gives retailers a wonder way to find even more one-of-a-kind designs to differentiate their stores.

Gifts That Give Back. Spotlight on Cause-Related Resources
In addition to expanding the show’s handcrafted offerings, the Philadelphia Gift Show will also spotlight vendors with cause-related gift products and other resources that make a difference in the world by supporting noteworthy causes, local communities, charities and social issues.

Discovery Zone to Feature Quick Learning Seminars & Demos
On Saturday and Sunday, the Philadelphia Gift Show will host a number of short pop up program, panel discussions and demos in the brand new Discovery Zone covering a number of retail topics and trends. Full Schedule to be announced soon.

Co-location 137th Philadelphia National Candy, Gourmet and Gift Show
The 137th Philadelphia National Candy, Gift & Gourmet Show will once again co-locate with the Philadelphia Gift Show here at the Greater Philadelphia Expo Center. Sponsored by the Retail Confectioners Association of Philadelphia, this is America’s largest show dedicated to the retail confectioner. Running from Saturday, Jan. 6 through Monday, Jan. 8 this event’s versatile selection, including confectionery, candy, chocolate and gourmet specialties, candy-making equipment, packaging and plush items — offers many complementary buying opportunities for gift retailers. As an added bonus, the Philadelphia Gift Show buyer badge also provides free entry into the Philadelphia National Candy, Gift & Gourmet Show.

Special Spotlights

The winter show will feature a full range of resources in virtually every category, with additional product spotlight on key growth areas, including: Makers’ Market, Home Accents, Made in America, Child’s Play, Souvenir & Resort and Gourmet, Candy & Confections.

Daily Giveaways & Show Floor Hospitality

Retailers will also enjoy a fun and festive shopping experience with daily prize drawings and a host of complimentary refreshments including popcorn and hot chocolate as well as show floor socials and much more!

Stay For The Last Day: Retailers should plan to stay and shop on Monday, Jan. 8, 2018 to enjoy discounts only offered the last day of the show, discounted hotel rates and complimentary buyer lunch.

SHOW FACTS:

WHEN: 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. Friday through Sunday, Jan. 5-7, 2018; and 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Monday, Jan. 8, 2018.

WHERE: The Greater Philadelphia Expo Center, 100 Station Avenue, Oaks, PA. 19456

MORE INFO: www.philadelphiagiftshow.com or 678-285-3976 or 800-318-2238

TRAVEL: $89 Hotel Rates for Buyers. Visit travel section | www.philadelphiagiftshow.com or call Connections at 855-246-8722.




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