Show Preview - July 2014

Vegas Vibes
By Wanda Jankowski

Las Vegas Market runs from July 27 to 31 and offers a larger selection than ever of fresh resources in permanent showrooms and temporary displays

The Summer Edition of the Las Vegas Market takes place at the World Market Center Las Vegas from Sunday, July 27 to Thursday, July 31, 2014. The Summer Market continues the Sunday to Thursday pattern introduced at the January 2014 Winter Las Vegas Market. It also reflects growth in both permanent and temporary furniture, gift and home décor resources.

Temporary exhibits are grouped into themed collections: Home, Gallery, Textiles, Style and Veranda on floor C5; Couture, Gift, First, Gourmet, Made, Trend, Vintage and Carry! on floor C11; the C-One Collection of tabletop, better gift and home décor suppliers; Lifestyle Collection on C10 featuring lifestyle brands in micro-showrooms; and Home Furnishings temporary exhibitors on floor B2.

The First grouping, which spotlights first-time-to-market products, and the Couture grouping, which offers artist/designer/maker products, are new categories. The former Global category is consolidated into Made, and the former Fashion category into Gift.

A variety of special events, including daily networking opportunities, evening entertainment and hospitality offerings, are planned for buyers within the temporary exhibits throughout Buildings B and C. All market-sponsored hospitality is free to attendees.

Complimentary educational seminars cover a range of topics. Here are highlights:

Sunday, July 27

11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.—“Should You Open An Online Storefront?,” sponsored by Surya.

Are you a brick-and-mortar store deciding whether or not to sell online? This session will outline the key issues involved in technology, business, marketing and sales perspectives. (0.1 CEU)

1:00 to 2:00 p.m.—“Future of Technology And Innovation, And Its Impact On The Retail Industry.”

Revealed are the trends impacting retailing—from the Millennial consumer to design and brand innovation—and how they are reshaping American values.

Monday, July 28

11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.—“Be An ‘Undercover Boss’: Clues To Create A Team Of Super Heroes!,” sponsored by Surya.

If you were to become a frontline employee for a while in your business what might you find that could be changed or improved to create happier employees and an improved culture? (0.1 CEU)

1:00 to 2:00 p.m.—“Sherwin-Williams 2015 Colormix™ Color Forecast.”

Whatever hues light up your personal spectrum, you’ll find them in the Sherwin-Williams 2015 Colormix™ color forecast. (0.1 CEU)

Tuesday, July 29

10:00 to 11:30 a.m.—“Ahead Of The Curve.”

All-star designers scour Las Vegas Market to share their best finds and their takes on trends in the year ahead. Book signings follow. (0.2 CEU)

11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.—“Enduring Loyalty—Providing Service That Builds Customers For Life & Drives Sales Long Term,” sponsored by Surya.

How to build a lasting service culture and how your team brings it to life with your customers.

Wednesday, July 30

10:00 to 11:00 a.m. —“Driving Sales With The Secrets Of Social Sharing,” sponsored by Surya.
Sharing content within the social landscape leads to an exponential growth in product sales and brand exposure.

Learn the social sharing secrets to expand your customer base. (0.1 CEU)

11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.—“Contagious Service! Six Steps To Training Retail Superstars!,” sponsored by Surya.
In this world of “always open,” do your potential customers know what you do and how to find you, and are you sure that they will “make the call”? Discover who your target customer really is and how to create a sales team of stars to sell to them.

Attendees will also enjoy an array of market amenities, including free breakfasts, complimentary happy hours, fully-equipped internet lounges, and convenient café and food kiosks.

For more information on registration and all aspects of the Las Vegas Market, visit lasvegasmarket.com.

Aromatherapy Experience The Zoned Dough® Memory Foam + Calming Lavender pillow is infused with the scent of lavender for an aromatherapy experience that promotes relaxation and improves sleep quality. Zoned Dough® technology combines soft memory foam with dual comfort zones for neck support and added breathability. The soft bamboo velour cover is ideal for sensitive skin. Malouf, 800-517-7179, malouffinelinens.com
Warm & Cool Options The ChiliPad mattress pad with ChiliPad Cube uses a water circulation system to warm and cool the mattress. The pad regulates temperature from 55 to 110 degrees F and is adjustable in one-degree increments. The safe technology, which has no risk of exposure to electromagnetic fields, is operable via wireless remote or controls on the base unit and provides individualized environments for each sleeper. Chili Technology, 704-235-6831, William.Howard@chilitechnology.com
Trends Captured The embroidered Grand Lake ensemble captures several trends of the season: in color—grey and silver, in shine—silver and gold metallic, and in pattern—the ikat effect and ethnic influence. Daniel Stuart Studio, 866-439-4449, danielstuartstudio.com
Sleep Guardian The myProtector® mattress protector guards against spills, stains, dust mites and other bacteria. The washable wool regulates body temperature. The natural cotton percale enhances comfort. The solvent-free, non-chemically treated and biodegradable thermoplastic urethane provides waterproofing. Sleep & Beyond®, contact Butch Craig, 214-906-1198, jwbutch@sleepandbeyond.com
Colorful Trims The Mulan Collection offers elegant gimps and cords that are well-suited for traditional, transitional and contemporary applications. The collection is offered in seven colors. World Wide Fabric, Inc., 323-263-1111
Pillows Plus India House has a new collection of decorative accessories that includes dried exotics, 96-inch curtain panels, 18- to 144-inch curtain rods, candleholders and decorative pillows. Dogs not included! India House, 770-922-2828, indiahousebrass.com
A Bit Of The Bubbly The Bubbly Celebration Collection centers on a colorful confetti and champagne bottle and glasses motif. The Viola apron has a waist bow that ties in front and is also offered as a half apron called Caroline. The collection coordinates with the new Pink & Gold Retro Polka Collection of kitchen accessories shown that features metallic polka dots on a solid ground in cocktail napkins, potholders and mitts. All the items are 100 percent cotton and machine washable. Jessie Steele, Inc., 877-953-7743, jessiesteele.com
For Every Occasion Coton Colors has grown its line of Swap Linens with designs to suit every occasion. Pieces available include table runners, tablecloths, napkins, placemats, hand towels, aprons and accent pillows. Shown suspended from the company’s new Textile Display Rod are Swap Linens Napkins. Coton Colors, 877-801-1292, coton-colors.com
Color & Texture Fantasia pillows from Mina Victory Home Accents by Nourison are inspired by global perspectives. The designs range from the ornate to the whimsical and combine texture and dimension with high-fashion style. Many are designed to coordinate with Nourison’s area rugs. Nourison, 201-368-6900, nourison.com
Comfortable Protection The REM-Fit Total Sleep Recovery System includes the Rest adjustable pillow, Motivate mattress (shown) and pillow protectors, and Energize mattress and pillow protectors. They combine breathable Miracle Membrane® that protects against allergens, dust mites and other irritants with the comfort of a Tencel® fiber sleep surface. Thermo-regulating properties help maintain even core body temperature. The items are waterproof from spills and perspiration, and are hypoallergenic. Protect-A-Bed, 866-297-8836, protectabed.com
Feathered Friends The Winter Garden Collection, designed by Heather Myers, pairs European and vintage elements with modern trends. Chickadees or cardinals are featured in a montage of antique typography, calligraphic scrollwork and holly. The natural woven fabric gets softer with use and is machine washable. The collection includes pillows, placemats and runners. Heritage Lace, 641-628-4949, heritagelace.com, heritageretailers.com
Red & White Accents Made in the U.S. with 100 percent cotton, Vietri’s Links accent linens shown in red include machine washable placemats and napkins. The Links design is also available in slate, chocolate, pink and lime green. Vietri, 919-732-5933, vietri.com
Next Step Reps Holiday Collection 2014 includes weather-resistant Climaweave pillows suitable for use indoors and outside. The Manual Woodworkers & Weavers collection is on display at Next Step Reps, showroom C891. Manual Woodworkers & Weavers, 800-814-6597, manualww.com



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