Dallas Market Center Total Home & Gift Show Will Kick-Off ‘24
December 11, 2023 by HFBusiness Staff in Business Strategy, Industry
Daily News | From Home Furnishing Business
Buyer registration and hotel reservations are trending up and demand for exhibit space is strong for the upcoming Dallas Total Home & Gift Market taking place Jan 10-16. The first trade event of the new year will welcome retail decision makers from around the world to experience hundreds of new brands and collections.
“Buyers are eager to be first in line to discover new products and place orders in Dallas,” said Cindy Morris, president and CEO of Dallas Market Center.
“We are anticipating a strong show, with retailers and designers seeking a single location for new products, connection, and inspiration. We will welcome buyers from all 50 states plus Canada, Mexico, Central America, the Caribbean, and other regions.”
Pre-registration, which is the exclusive method to receive a FastPass for quicker entry, is now available at dallasmarketcenter.com.
Dozens of new and expanding permanent showrooms will debut across the marketplace.
The Temps at Total Home & Gift Market will expand for the winter edition to include new categories and destinations as well as hundreds of new exhibitors. More than 40% of the exhibitors in The Temps are new to Dallas Market Center.
The Temps leasing team has spent months traveling to shows, fairs, festivals, and bazaars across the U.S. in order to deliver trending products and new brands.
Alongside a range of sought-after incoming brands is the exciting debut of the Toy Fair Pavilion and Gourmet Market, plus the home furnishings categories including Home, Home Textiles & Fine Linens, and Antiques have a new home on the 10th floor.
Many of the top multi-location retailers and buying groups, representing billions of dollars in purchasing power, will conduct business at Dallas Market Center during Total Home & Gift Market. Those attendees will include Mardel, Nebraska Furniture Mart, Hy-Vee, Von Maur, Harry & David, United Supermarkets, Dillard’s, Central Market, Neiman Marcus, Old Time Pottery, JCPenney, Michaels, Brookshires, Hallmark Corporate, Buc-ees, AAFES, Gelsons Market, and many others.
Dallas Market Center and ART, the creative home furnishings network, will hold the 34th ARTS Awards on Jan 12 at the Hilton Anatole hotel, hosted by Thom Filicia and Carson Kressley.
The ARTS Awards is the premier international awards program dedicated to home industry excellence and achievement. The ARTS Awards will include category awards as well as a special Academy of Achievement honor for Maria Mullen, CEO of Hubbardton Forge; the Legendary Leadership Award to Karen McNeill of the Home Furnishings Hall of Fame; and a special HEARTS Award presented to Amit Loloi.
The ARTS Awards Preview Party takes place on Thursday at 6 p.m. on the 10th floor of the World Trade Center. All buyers are welcome to attend; tickets are available on the Dallas Market Center website. Ticket information is available at https://dallasmarketcenter.com/ArtsAwards/
Everyone is invited to join retail experts for three conversations that will be honest and open exchanges to generate ideas and plans for 2024. Other vents across campus will offer inspiration, connection, and celebration. In addition to daily welcome events including the 9 a.m. New Buyer Scoop in the WTC atrium. A complete list of events is available via the Dallas Market Center website.
This year’s panel of trend experts and retail mavens will be discovering new products at market, as the Style Eyes returns for winter as the program leveraging the knowledge and taste making skills of many leading industry social media influencers for their insights and discoveries.
The Style Eyes will spot must-see and unique products and trends across the marketplace including gifts, home décor, lighting, holiday/floral and fashion.
Follow along on Dallas Market Center social media channels and #dallasstyleeyes. This year’s Style Eyes are Jessica Duce, JDuce Design, Juliana Ewer, J Squared Interior Designs, Abbe Fenimore, Studioten25, and Kristen Miller, owner, All Good Things.