Las Vegas Market continues gourmet expansion

Las Vegas Market announced today another spike in gourmet resources, with leading high-end cutlery manufacturer Wüsthof and high-profile kitchen accessories brand CapaBunga opening showrooms for the Winter 2018 Las Vegas Market, running January 28 to February 1, 2018.  The Market also welcomes another influx of new gift-oriented housewares, tabletop and specialty food vendors to The Pavilions at Las Vegas Market.

“Las Vegas Market is hitting a critical mass of gourmet housewares, tabletop and specialty food suppliers, with some of the industry’s best and brightest brands in showrooms and emerging and innovative newcomers in temporary exhibit space,” said Joy Jansen, Leasing Manager for Gift & Home, International Market Centers. “With the number of gourmet resources exceeding 500 for the first time at the Summer Market, and C11 showroom space expected to be sold out by the end of 2017, Las Vegas Market is clearly the place to be for the gourmet industry. As the nation’s fastest growing gift and home décor market, Las Vegas Market is becoming a hub for many companies’ West Coast sales efforts.”

Las Vegas Market’s C11 floor has become a focused selling and shopping venue for the gourmet industry, housing some 200+ gourmet lines. The two most recent additions to the floor are Wüsthof, a high-end cutlery and accessories manufacturer opening its first West Coast showroom in 609 square feet; and CapaBunga, a wine accessories and kitchen gadgets supplier opening its first West Coast showroom in 468 square feet. These two leading resources join three other gourmet showroom debuts scheduled for winter 2018: Le Cluny and Mariposa on C1; and Natural Olivewood on C11.

Another 300+ gourmet brands will be featured across the Market campus, in both permanent showrooms and in temporary exhibits in The Pavilions at Las Vegas Market. Nearly 20 new-to-Market housewares, tabletop and specialty food temporary exhibitors will debut in Pavilion 1 within the GIFT, HANDMADE and DESIGN LIFESTYLE categories.  GIFT newcomers to include: AMICI Home; Animo Glass; Form and Function Imports; Gifts That Suck; Love & Fig; Mercantile 12; Olympic Candle; Salisbury; West Creation; and Vinotive.  HANDMADE first-time exhibitors include Inspired Peru; Source SA Design Export; Sustainable Threads and The Green Glass Company.  DESIGN LIFESTYLE debuts include:  Sunnylife; Tooletries LLC; and Utility Canvas.

Beyond exhibits, Las Vegas Market also is offering a wide variety of gourmet-relevant special events, networking and educational programming for buyers and exhibitors, including the 13th Housewares Design Awards.  During this annual industry celebration, Best in Category and Best of the Best winners will be announced, and the second annual “Design Influencer of the Year” award will be presented to leading e-commerce innovator The Grommet. Tickets for the event, which will be held on Tuesday, January 30, cost $25 each and are available online at www.housewaresdesignawards.com/links/tickets_01.php.

Las Vegas Market is the nation’s fastest growing gift and home décor market and the leading furniture marketplace in the western U.S., presenting 4,000+ gift, home décor and furniture resources in an unrivaled market destination. Las Vegas Market features thousands of gift, furniture and home décor lines, allowing for cross-category commerce among these industries. The Winter 2018 Las Vegas Market runs January 28 to February 1, 2018. For more information, visit www.lasvegasmarket.com.