Economic Recovery Boosts Business at Surtex

WHITE PLAINS, N.Y.-The upward surge of the retail economy helped to make last month's Surtex into a positive experience for exhibitors and attendees, according to a statement from GLM, the show's owner and manager.

The show drew more than 250 exhibiting companies, consisting of artists, designers, licensors and agents from throughout the world. GLM also said about 6,000 people attended the show, representing 41 countries and every continent except Antarctica.

The international element was important to the show. "Exhibitors, especially textiles designers and studios, were very pleased at the amount of business done with off-shore manufacturers, in addition to domestic companies," said Penny Sikalis, Surtex's manager and vice president of GLM.

Sikalis added that attendance at the Surtex Conference Program was also greater than at past shows. The program included sessions that covered topics including basic industry issues and the latest trends in licensing new artwork.

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.

Videos

Subscribe to
HFN Omnichannel
Receive the news you need to know about the trends in the industry delivered right to your inbox.

Current Issue

  • HFN May digital issue

    HFN's DIGITAL EDITION

    May 2017


    COVER STORY: HFN Turns 90

    We commemorate HFN's 90th anniversary by paying tribute to the iconic retailer and supplier brands--and the people--that have helped the industry flourish, then and now.


    ALSO IN THIS ISSUE:

    • Up & Coming Leaders - The home industry is in capable and visionary hands as this year’s 40 Under 40 list attests. Today’s young leaders span all disciplines and varied levels of operation.
    • Omnichannel Retailing - In the Mobile App World, Time is Money