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Las Vegas, NV (Aug) Summer 2015 Las Vegas Market week was held August 2-6th at the World Market Center. Summer 2015 Las Vegas Market celebrated their 10-year anniversary exceeding expectations with buyer attendance and supplier expectations. It’s the most comprehensive furniture, home décor and gift market in the western US. ASD Market Week was held August 2-5th at the Las Vegas Convention Center. ASD Market Week is nine shows in one; beauty and fragrance, cash and carry, c-store, fashion and accessories, general store, gift and home, smoke and vape, sourcedirect, and toys and novelties. Free access was granted to attendees of both shows, Las Vegas Market and ASD, on August 4th for “Two for Tuesday,” creating a buying opportunity for western retailers to shop for a variety of goods not found at their respective shows.
Summer 2015 exhibitors at Las Vegas Market included Fermob, a hundred-year-old French furniture manufacturer of metal and colored garden furniture , owned since 1989 by Bernard Reybier, the current CEO. The company has more than 900 retailers throughout the world with a catalogue of 190 products including legendary Bistro & Luxembourg collections. For more information about the company go to: info@fermobUSA.com. Malouf® was started more than ten years ago with a passion for making luxurious sleep accessible to anyone. Their research and development process lead them to create a wide range of products to fit individual needs. Sleep is deeply personal so whether you’re big or small, sleep hot or cold, prefer sleeping on your stomach, back, or side, Malouf® is in the business of creating a product for everyone. Their products can be found at: www.maloufsleep.com.
Company founder Christopher Guy Harrison celebrated the 30% expansion of the Christopher Guy showroom with a ribbon cutting ceremony and “Casino Royale” themed reception. Special guests of Christopher Guy, dignitaries and VIPS enjoyed an evening of great food, entertainment, and cocktails. The Christopher Guy showrooms are spectacular. The iPLAN, iMOODBOARD, and iPROJECT, are unique patented software tools developed by Christopher Guy to reproduce scaled 3D room layouts creating exciting visual presentations. For more information go to: www.christopherguy.com.
Did you know that the number one cocktail in America is the margarita? An average margarita is over 600 calories but a slimRITA is only 100 calories after adding the liquor. The slimRITAS company has received 18 gourmet awards including “Best New Gourmet Product,” Dallas Market; “Best Beverage,” Atlanta Gourmet Market; “Best Low Calorie Mix,” self Magazine; “3 Gold Medals,” Tequila Aficionado; “2 Silver Medals,” Beverage Tasting Institute. For slimRITAS products and recipes go to: www.slimritas.com.
Summer 2015 Las Vegas Market Week included Award ceremonies, seminars, hosted happy hours, Cirque De Soleil performers, and Elvis showed up for many of the ribbon cutting ceremonies. Las Vegas Market is produced by International Market Centers, L.P. (IMC) http://imcenters.com. Winter Las Vegas Market runs from January 24-28, 2016 www.lasvegasmarket.com. The next scheduled ASD Market week will be held February 28-March 2, 2016. www.asdonline.com