Dallas June Total Home & Gift Market Attracts More New Buyers From Across U.S., Strong Orders

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DALLAS – July 5, 2022 – The June 2022 edition of the Dallas Total Home & Gift Market, the largest summer shopping event in more than a decade, welcomed more new buyers from across the country and steady order placement, a announced the market center.

Buyers for the seven-day event arrived early to place orders at the first show of the summer season. Retailers and interior designers from all 50 states attended the show as well as international buyers from Canada, Central America and South America.

“We’ve been extremely pleased with the turnout, especially among new buyers from across the country,” said Cindy Morris, president and CEO of Dallas Market Center. “Frankly, business conditions this summer and economic forecasts are uncertain, so consistent order writing was a welcome outcome, especially for exhibitors offering new products or unique items. Time Reimagined was the culmination of a summer show that once again demonstrated Dallas’ momentum. We ran record shows for over 18 months that created spectacular tailwinds; but now we are facing economic headwinds that have slowed things down a bit. That said, we continue to make gains, including attracting more new buyers and new brands to do business in Dallas. »

The number of new buyers entering the Dallas markets continues to grow. June show attendance of buyers visiting the Dallas Market Center for the first time was before June 2021 and also before pre-pandemic shows. Footfall also continued to expand geographically: shoppers from the Southeast increased by 29%, the Midwest by 7% and the West by 7%.

“I love the Dallas market for so many different reasons,” said Taylor Jones of The Tiny Closet Boutique in Opelika, AL. “One of the big reasons is the energy…it feels like you’re ready to hustle every time you’re here. So from Alabama we always fly straight to Dallas.

In addition to thousands of independent retailers, the buying power of department stores and buying groups added to the market for energy and commerce. Attendees included Tuesday Morning, Dillard’s, Michael’s Stores, The Container Store, Buc-ees, At Home, JC Penney, Neiman Marcus, AAFES, World

Market, Kohls, Albertsons, Brookshire Grocery, United Supermarkets, Big Lots, Boot Barn, Halls, Hobby

Lobby, Maurices, Joanns, The Paper Store, Universal Direct, Gelson’s Markets, HEB/Central Market Grocery Stores, Southwest Buying Group, MAI, Palmer Marketing, Brixy and HTI plus the Oprah’s Favorite Things team.

Adam Glassman, Creative Director of Oprah Daily, said, “I love coming to the Dallas market. We found a lot of stuff for a little thing I’m working on called Oprah’s Favorite Things. We are delighted to be back.

Over 40 new and expanding permanent exhibitors and hundreds of new Times debuted during the show, along with special exhibits, events and seminars. Within the exhibitor community, the results were shared, noting retailer and designer confidence and traffic from new buyers.

“It was our best double-digit summer show,” said Randa Crisler of Portico Collection. “We started writing business during the apparel show, continued through the pre-market days on Monday and Tuesday, and then the show itself. We’ve seen shoppers from coast to coast and they’ve really responded to new products and collections by placing orders. »

Wes Hardin, CEO and owner of Diverse Marketing, which saw a major expansion for June Market, posted on LinkedIn: “Diverse Marketing Nation is wrapping up Dallas’ most productive, successful and successful gift show. positive all the time…. throughout our 65 year history. Hats off to our team because it has never been so well rounded!

Angela Schmook of Roadrunners commented, “Dallas Market did not disappoint! The market started off with a bang with one of our best early bird days ever. Our reps booked solid appointments and sales were strong overall. We have launched several new brands that have had great first experiences on the market. Several existing brands introduced significant new products that retailers were clearly craving. We saw a significant downturn in footfall over the weekend, but the market as a whole was successful. »

Home decor exhibitors noted both market traffic and their daily activities.

“Our June show was as strong as January in terms of traffic and sales, which is huge,” said Matthew Wilson, Palecek Showroom Manager, Dallas. “And of course, our day-to-day business serving the design community is also strong. We are having a great first half.”

Paul Michael, owner of Market Hill on 6, commented, “Business in Dallas never slows down. Our business is good on a daily basis and the June show exceeded last year’s record sales.

Bigger, Better, Reimagined Time

Le Temps at Total Home & Gift Market was the biggest showcase in over a decade with over 1100 exhibitor booths in five distinct neighborhoods of hot new products and brands. Nearly 50 percent of exhibitors were first-time attendees.

Jason Feyka, co-owner of premier exhibitor Replica Décor, said, “We’ve heard from other [exhibitors] “You have to go to Dallas…people are going to love you in Dallas,” and we met people from all over. We have exhibited at other trade shows and our experience here has been one of the best.

Matt Bird, owner of Mason Jar Label Clothing, commented, “We’ve been to many other markets across the country, it’s still the one we’re most successful in…we also attract a lot of [buyers] from all over the country, so we welcome people from Nebraska, Wisconsin and Minnesota as well as people from the area like Oklahoma, New Mexico, Louisiana and Texas, of course.

DJ Hernandez of Pura Vida added, “We’ve been coming to the show for 5 years…what keeps us coming back is the relationships…we’re building so many great relationships with our accounts that every time we come back, it’s is like a family… we can embrace our accounts and do business at the same time.

The events were highlighted by premiere nights for High Style and Antiques on Wednesday mornings, panels sponsored by Gifts and decorative accessories magazines and Modern luxuryand a conversation about antiquities with John Phifer Marrs.

IFAM Collection records record sales

The International Folk Art Market collection returned to the Dallas Market Center with twenty artisans from around the world showcasing their wares and sharing their stories through their art. The exhibition in the Atrium of the World Trade Center, which began more than a decade ago, recorded its best sales in history among artisans representing India, Uzbekistan, Laos, Guatemala and other countries. The artisans are part of the International Folk Art Market (IFAM), the largest event of its kind in the world, which takes place every summer in Santa Fe.

Retailer Excellence Award

The 71st The annual Retailer Excellence Awards were held on June 22 at the Total Home & Gift Market. The event, in partnership with Gifts and decorative accessories magazine, has been celebrating retail excellence since 1951. The event honored 21 nominees and seven winners in seven categories: specialty store, multi-location, visual merchandising, in-store events, store design, social media awareness and online initiatives, and socially responsible. In addition, GDA will also give awards to Manufacturer of the Year and Sales Representative of the Year. Gift for Life, the industry charity, presented its Industry Achievement Award to industry analyst and journalist Warren Shoulberg, who also led fundraising for World Central Kitchen. Fundraising reached over $23,000.

Showrooms Feeding Families

Selected showrooms participated in the Showrooms Feeding Families fundraiser to benefit World Central Kitchen organized by Gift for Life. Over $20,000 was raised. Participating showrooms included: Cliff Price & Co., Goetz, KBD Sales, NextGen Dallas, Nora Fleming, Park Hill, Patrick & Co., Portico Collection and Road Runners. Generous support in direct donations came from RAZ, Creative Co-Op and OneCoast.

Other summer and fall events

Lightovation, the largest trade event for the residential lighting industry, and KidsWorld also took place during Total Home & Gift Market. Upcoming shows at the Dallas Market Center include the Dallas Men’s Show, July 30-August 1, Apparel & Accessories Market, August 23-26, KidsWorld, August 23-26, AETA International Trade Show, August 25-28, and WESA’s International Western/England Apparel & Equipment Market, August 25-28. In September, Dallas Design Week takes place September 12-15; Total Home & Gift Market, from September 13 to 15; and ArchLIGHT Summit, September 15-16.

For upcoming markets, visit the Dallas Market Center website and download the Dallas Market Center mobile app. Also keep up to date with all the news by visiting the Dallas Market Center on Facebook, TwitterInstagram and DMC Daily Dose.

About Dallas Mall

The Dallas Market Center is a global business-to-business shopping center and North America’s premier wholesale market connecting retailers and interior designers with top makers of gourmet and household goods, home decor, holiday/flowers, gifts , lighting and clothing. Inside its vibrant five million square foot campus, nearly 200,000 customers from all 50 states and 85 countries seek out industry trends, business

education and exhibitor new products throughout the year via leading trade events for gifts, home decor, holidays and flowers; the nation’s most comprehensive apparel and accessories markets, featuring the latest styles from East and West Coast designers; North America’s largest residential lighting trade show; and the largest and most successful daily open design center. The market is located in the strongest economic zone of the country. Additionally, more than 80% of Dallas Market Center shoppers say they do not shop at other malls. To plan for upcoming markets, visit the Dallas Market Center website and download the Dallas Market Center app. Also keep up to date with all the news by visiting the Dallas Market Center on Facebook, TwitterInstagram and the Dallas Market Center blog.

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