Loloi To Open Showroom At Dallas Market Center

Dallas Market Center has announced that Loloi, a leading Dallas-based rug and textile manufacturer, will open a stand-alone showroom in advance of January Total Home & Gift Market (January 17-23, 2018). The new Loloi showroom will be located on the fifth floor of the World Trade Center among many other leading home décor showrooms. Loloi joins the more than 50 new or expanding showrooms opening in Dallas for January Total Home & Gift Market. Loloi, still represented at Dallas Market Center by In-Detail, is taking an adjacent showroom in WTC 506. The nearly 10,000 square foot showroom will give them the unique opportunity to showcase the full breadth of their stylish product line. The showroom will be staffed by a special Loloi team to work with buyers and help educate and guide them in their selections “Loloi is excited to have a year-round home at Dallas Market Center. With the new showroom’s size, we’re now able to show buyers our entire rug line along with our pillow and throw categories,” said Amir Loloi, President of Loloi Rugs. “Additionally, we’ll have areas dedicated to our licensed collections and a great selection of one-of-a-kind rugs. We can’t wait for January.” Buyers will have the convenience of seeing the full assortment of products, including comprehensive licensed collections with ED Ellen DeGeneres, the Loloi x Justina Blakeney collection, and Magnolia Home by Joanna Gaines. These collaborative partnerships bring over 50 collections to the Market, each with its own unique style, offering an expansive selection for retailers to choose from. In addition to the increased amount of inventory in the showroom, there will be a section for one-of-a-kind rugs from India, Turkey, and other countries never before seen at this level in their Dallas showroom. Amir Loloi and his team travel overseas to personally hand select these specialty rugs, and work to develop new and innovative product for the collection. “Loloi has long been a destination for buyers in Dallas but this expansion allows buyers to discover even more unique products and on-trend pieces from this leading company,” said Cindy Morris, Dallas Market Center president and CEO. “Their customer service, welcoming environment, and vast product selection will make their showroom a sought-after destination.” Dallas Market Center is located in the strongest economic zone in the U.S., and its open-daily marketplace serves loyal retail buyers and interior designers from across the U.S. and internationally who seek a wide range of products from leading manufacturers and emerging companies. To make plans for upcoming markets, visit the Dallas Market Center website and download the Dallas Market Center App. Keep up-to-date on all information by visiting Dallas Market Center on Facebook, Twitter,...

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Market Naviation App To Debut At AmericasMart Atlanta

Turn-by-turn navigation via mobile phone will be available starting January 1, 2018 only at AmericasMart® Atlanta. With this newest investment in the future, all attendees at Market and on a daily basis will be able to find their line or showroom of choice quickly and efficiently. AmericasMart’s new network infrastructure provides high-performance Wi-Fi access and the all-new navigational services across its 7.1 million square foot campus. Powered by the Aruba Mobile First Platform, the new network enables faster, more secure sales transactions and improved user engagement within the AmericasMart mobile app. Aruba is a Hewlett Packard Enterprise company. “As a leading global trading exchange and the premier U.S. destination for product sourcing across the home, gift and apparel spectrum, we want to ensure that our exhibitors and attendees have a superior on-site experience,” said Kimberly Rometo, AmericasMart vice president of Digital and Information Systems. “That demands the consistent enabling of fast, reliable and secure connectivity and a great mobile experience across our venue.” The new network employs the Meridian location services platform and Aruba Beacons to enable accurate blue-dot navigation and turn-by-turn directions within the existing AmericasMart mobile app. With the Aruba location services solution in place, the enhanced AmericasMart app will save attendees and exhibitors time by providing the most direct and efficient routes through the market centerFor exhibitors, the new network enables more secure and reliable sales transactions and access to their networks, while attendees can quickly and easily connect to the network with a single service set identifier (SSID). “With our new Aruba network, we can finally provide the mobile business experience that we’ve envisioned,” Rometo adds. “AmericasMart is one of our largest location services installation to date,” said Ozer Dondurmacioglu, general manager for Aruba’s Meridian Location Services Group. “We’re excited to see the kinds of productivity benefits AmericasMart can realize with their deployment and the new mobile experience their exhibitors and attendees will now be able to access with AmericasMart’s location services-enabled...

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Furniture of America Expands Vegas Showroom

Las Vegas Market announced today that long-term tenant Furniture of America is expanding its showroom space by 250% and planning a major unveiling of the new 70,000-square-foot-location during the Winter 2018 Las Vegas Market, January 28-February 1, 2018. “Las Vegas Market is continuing to attract the top talent in the furniture industry, as leading firms demonstrate their commitment to business expansion with major showroom expansions,” said Ryan Mahoney, Senior Vice President of Furniture Leasing, International Market Centers. “Furniture of America is building upon the tremendous growth the company has achieved through Las Vegas Market over the past few years with its significant expansion on B11. As the leading furniture market in the western United States and the nation’s fastest growing gift and home décor market, Las Vegas Market is proud to partner with growth-oriented, forward- thinking firms like Furniture of America to fulfill business growth objectives.” Furniture of America Senior VP of Marketing Rocky Young said the new space will allow the U.S-based company to showcase its full line of promotional to mid-priced furniture, including living room, dining room, bedroom, upholstery, bedding, youth and outdoor furniture as well as accent and lighting. “Furniture of America’s business has exploded with high double-digit growth every year and at times, overwhelming product demand,” Young said. “The planned showroom expansion is one of a number of adjustments we have been making to keep up with our ever growing customer needs. This past Summer Market, our Las Vegas showroom had its highest foot traffic ever. With our fast U.S. and international businesses growth, we feel that our new 70,000-square-foot space— more than double our previous 28,000-square-foot location — will allow us to better serve both existing and new customers with a larger and better selection of products and further build upon our long and successful partnership with Las Vegas Market.” The expansion gives Furniture of America one of the largest spaces on the World Market Center Las Vegas campus. The company is planning a gala opening for the new showroom at Winter Market, with details to be announced in the coming weeks. Las Vegas Market is the largest furniture market in the western United States, with over 4 million square feet and 2,000+ furniture lines presented on 32 showroom floors, along with nearly 200 temporary exhibitors showcasing home furnishings on B2 and in The Pavilions at LasVegas Market. In addition to key furniture categories, the Las Vegas Market is recognized as THE nation’s bedding market, with the top 14 producers represented, and as a growing resource for casual/outdoor furniture following its 2015 launch of two new, dedicated floors for the category. Key furniture categories presented...

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Creative Co-Op Opens Expanded Showroom In Atlanta

Creative Co-Op is reimagining the showroom buying experience in a spectacular 28,000-square-foot AmericasMart space that will set the bar for new product resources with inspirational presentations, new categories and a dedicated events space for networking, educational programming and celebrating the retail community. Set to open in January 2018, the new showroom on Building 2, Floor 10 is the largest Creative Co-Op showroom nationally and internationally. “AmericasMart and Creative Co-Op are partners in innovation,” says Garry Schermann, senior vice president of Sales. “From inception, we have worked together to create a market experience that is memorable, inspirational and sustaining. What we will achieve in a space literally created to accommodate the Creative Co-Op business model is limited only by our collective imagination,” Schermann adds. “Creative Co-Op is set to push the limits of the Market buying experience,” notes David Savula, AmericasMart executive vice president of Leasing. “We can’t wait to see how far they will go in an imaginatively conceived space that is absolutely unique in the trade mart community,” Savula adds. Creative Co-Op is using the space to launch new lines and expand its product categories. Buyers visiting the showroom will find a new children’s collection and a new clothing line, Embellish, that not only features the celebrated Creative Co-Op attention to detail, but also helps to educate and empower women through the donation of a portion of its proceeds to charity. Buyers will also find improvements like a new point-of-sale scanning software that further supports Creative Co-Op representatives as they work alongside their retail clients in selecting the items that will help them grow their businesses. The addition of the Creative Commons space lets Creative Co-Op take the mood of the showroom into a public space and create a new experience for buyers who will enjoy a relaxing space with skyline views, cocktails and hospitality throughout the week of Market. “Retailers who want to see the next big thing are coming to AmericasMart. They are the specialist in their neighborhood and love what they do,” says Tamra Bryant, senior vice president of Product Development. “Our mission is to present them with unique, well-priced trends showcased in an inspirational space.” The new Creative Co-Op showroom is incorporated into The Gardens on Building 2, Floor 10. It opens at the Atlanta International Gift and Home Furnishings Market, January 9-16, 2018. For more about the market, visit...

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Capel’s New Licensed Line Wows At High Point

Capel Rugs’ new line of licensed rugs created in partnership with famed designer Anthony Baratta drew rave reviews from retailers and designers at the Oct. 14-18 High Point Market. “Everyone loved this new line and the spirit it conveys,” said Cameron Capel, vice president of national accounts for Capel Rugs. “Because many of the designs have a nautical or resort theme, the line was particularly well received by customers who are located near the coast, but it also did well with retailers in the Midwest and cities like Chicago and Denver.” The new Anthony Baratta line is one of the most comprehensive launches Capel has ever made in terms of the range of constructions and price points that are represented. The line includes two collections of hand tufted designs in wool and viscose; an indoor/outdoor collection of five loop pile designs in olefin; a collection of two easy-care plaid designs a collection of two easy-care plaid designs made of eco-friendly, green product from reconditioned fibers, appropriate for indoor or outdoor use and reversible for twice the life span; two braided collections — one in wool and the other in polypropylene; and an additional braided collection in polypropylene with loop hook centers. All of the designs feature Baratta’s signature mix of Americana-inspired themes in a bold, bright palette. “Retailers loved the clever combinations of materials, colors and textures in these designs that Tony has created,” said Capel. She added that the new line will begin shipping to stores in January of 2018. Baratta was available for a meet-and-greet session with retailers during a kickoff party for the new collection held on Sunday, Oct. 15 in the Capel showroom. The event marked the final toast for Capel Rugs’ 100th anniversary, which the company has been celebrating throughout the...

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Home And Gift Industries Create Disaster Relief Program

The U.S. gift and home furnishings industry is responding to the essential needs of people affected by Hurricanes Harvey and Irma and the California wildfires with LIFELINE, a national program to fund food and water provisions organized by Gift For Life and AmericasMart® Atlanta. Contributions will be distributed to people in need through and in association with Feeding America®, the nation’s largest hunger-relief charity. Gift For Life is the partnership between the gift, home and stationery industries historically committed   to raising funds supporting HIV/AIDS prevention, treatment and education.   AmericasMart Atlanta is   the global wholesale marketplace serving gift and home furnishings retailers and designers from     every U.S. state and more than 70 nations. LIFELINE will channel monetary donations for the provision of food and water to communities impacted by the recent disasters through Feeding America member food banks. Donors can make tax-deductible credit card and e-check contributions via the secured LIFELINE page on Feeding America website www.feedingamerica.org/giftforlife. Donations by check and cash will not be accepted. All associated with the gift and home furnishings industry—including retailers, retail buying groups, product manufacturers, product designers, sales organizations and service providers—are eligible to participate and encouraged to contribute. AmericasMart Atlanta has initiated LIFELINE funding with a $40,000 donation and has issued a challenge to the gift and home furnishings community at large for donations in equal $40,000 increments. The challenge is effective October 23, 2017 through the 12-week LIFELINE run, which concludes January 12, 2018. “LIFELINE engages the gift and home furnishings industry in a vital outreach mission unprecedented in scope,” notes George Kacic, Gift For Life board chairman and AmericasMart Atlanta executive vice president. “LIFELINE allows us to stay true to Gift For Life’s historical mission – HIV/AIDS treatment, prevention, education and advocacy – while also focusing the industry’s collective capacity to deliver immediate assistance to those whose lives are affected,” Kacic adds. The LIFELINE donations page at the Feeding America website is live now at www.feedingamerica.org/giftforlife. For more information and to access a LIFELINE Q & A resource guide, email...

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