New Products, Inspiration and Value at Total Home & Gift Market

DALLAS-Dallas Market Center announced that the Dallas Total Home & Gift Market, taking place June 23-29, will offer a record-setting level of smart business opportunities including new products, inspiration and value.

New products will include thousands of product premieres across dozens of categories; inspiration with more than 70 special events including educational seminars; and value with the lowest hotel rates in six years.

"June Total Home & Gift Market is all about product and inspiration," said Bill Winsor, president and chief executive officer, Dallas Market Center. "Our marketplace comes to life with product introductions, displays and seminars all focused to help buyers succeed. Only in Dallas will buyers receive such a big return on their investment."

Showrooms opening at Dallas Market Center this June include: Coton Colors, Trade Mart (TM) 2212; Forever Gifts, TM 1149; Grace Direct, World Trade Center (WTC) 205; Homestyle/Ivystone Group, WTC 212/236; Kalalou, TM 2010; Papila Design, WTC 10052; and The Royal Standard, TM 2030. In addition, other showrooms have expanded or relocated including: Aromatique, WTC 203; DEMDACO, TM 1418; India's Heritage, WTC 550; India House Brass, WTC 680; Olivia Wongs, TM 1634; Renaissance 2000, International Floral & Gift Center (IFGC), 2F101; SS Sarna, TM 2149; and The Round Top Collection, WTC 346. Also for June is the debut of The Living Room: Collections for the Home. The new 10,000-square-foot showcase is a boutique collection of manufacturer showrooms that will be located in the World Trade Center 521. The Living Room will offer a range of new home resources offering buyers more options than ever before.

Filled with new products, the FINDS Dallas Temp Show will offer more than 500,000 square feet of leading products in: Gift, Paper & Party, Kids, Collegiate, Souvenir, Christmas & Floral, Garden & Outdoor, Design, Home, Bath & Body, Hill Country, Red Haute, Fashion, Furniture, Outdoor Furniture and Cash & Carry.

The Next Big Thing finalists: Clothes to Go, Sand Gone and Sutton Baking Cups, will display their products in FINDS and be judged by industry experts during market. The winner will be announced on Saturday, June 26 at 3 p.m. and will receive a prize package worth more than $15,000 including a new $5,000 cash prize.

Celebrating Dallas Market Center's status as the home of Christmas, the Home for the Holidays exhibit, featuring a spectacular 4,200-square-foot home in The Grand Pavilion at the Trade Mart will be on display. The home features eight rooms fully furnished and completely decorated for Christmas. The display is a juried exhibit of merchandise from Dallas Market Center exhibitors selected by interior designers. Christmas exhibit displays, seminars, and other events during market will also accompany the exhibit. It will be open daily during market 8:30 a.m. to 6 p.m. and until 8 p.m. on Friday.

Dallas Market Center will launch InStore LIVE!, The Workshop for Successful Retailers, on Wednesday, June 23 from 1 to 6:30 p.m. in the Expo Area, World Trade Center 1st Floor. This innovative seminar series sponsored by InStore, will offer seminars from industry experts featured in Dallas Market Center's popular magazine, speakers include: Jose Santiago Pedrosa and Fred Munnell, Philip Campbell, Richard Fenton and Andrea Waltz, J Schwanke, and Mary Liz Curtin. For more information or to pre-register e-mail

Dallas Market Center will offer a range of special events throughout market including discovery tours, seminars, daily new buyer orientations, hospitalities and networking parties. See a complete list of special events at

HFN Staff | News & Commentary

HFN provides detailed information on the key home classifications: Housewares, Tabletop, Floor Covering & Rugs, Furniture, Home Textiles, Lighting, Home Decor, Mattresses & Bedding, Gifts, Major Appliances and Consumer Electronics as well as Business, Finance and Retail.


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