Trade Show News

April 12, 2019 • Jess Schmidt
More than just gift and home: Las Vegas Market brings foil and fun to stationery this Summer Market

{Sponsored} The Summer 2019 Las Vegas Market is ramping up, and buyers can expect an “incredible diversity of product and price points in the gift and home furnishings categories,” said Dorothy Belshaw, executive vice president, chief marketing and digital officer at International Market Centers.

Peter Pauper Press Cherry Blossom Journal
Peter Pauper Press Cherry Blossom Journal

Within The Pavilions, buyers can expect to find a wealth of stationery products, with on-trend designs including scented and embellished papers, foils and unique messaging. For efficiency, buyers can utilize the Market Planner and Exhibitor Portal features of the Las Vegas Market website to plan out their route and make appointments with stationery suppliers.

Some stand-out stationers to check out include:

Peter Pauper Presswith fresh designs in journals, showcases whimsical and bright, bold colors and trendy animal designs, including plush paired with paper.

Hello! Lucky favors puns and dad-joke-filled greeting card designs. They feature designs for all occasions, from baby messages such as “Congrats on your lil stinker” adorned with cute skunks for baby; “I love you from my head tomatoes” for those who like to show they care in a punny way;

Hello! Lucky Lil Stinker
Hello! Lucky ‘Lil Stinker Card

and much more. Their letterpress art is cute and kitschy and all about using creativity to spread joy, fun and kindness.

For buyers seeking traditional designs with specialized messages, look no further than Journals Unlimited. Their themed and guided journals feature framed artwork on the covers. They offer customization and bring zen but bold colors to the Market.

Chez Gagne’s foil-stamped cards, art prints and more are for an adult audience; cheeky messages such as “self-care” in foil on wine glasses, art prints with swears and paper clip silhouettes of martini glasses, hearts and hair dryers adorn their collection.

Chez Gagne Paper Clip Cards
Chez Gagne Paper Clip Card

Beyond the interesting finds, buyers can also explore trends within the seminars and events at Las Vegas Market. “These are filled with great information about trends as well as consumer lifestyle influences and preferences. In any retail environment, this is the type of information that allows our attendees to make sound decisions that can improve their bottom-line businesses,” Belshaw said.

The diversity of product and price point will not disappoint buyers. The accessibility of Las Vegas to any city in the world drives exclusive west coast sellers to Las Vegas Market, and buyers can be confident they’re going to find an exclusive variety of both stationery and gift lines among LVMKT vendors.

“Our stationery exhibitors do an excellent job of not only keeping up with the trends, but creating them! As a consumable product, stationery offers retailers a sound option for repeat sales and when you pair that with the idea of ongoing innovation for the category, it’s a win-win for buyers,” Belshaw said. “The exhibitors at Las Vegas Market bring their A-game.”

Finding enough hours in the day is a challenge for many retailers, and Las Vegas Market offers digital amenities to help save buyers’ time. Explore the Exhibitor Portal to seek out products and contact companies starting now — and continue after the market concludes.

Journals Unlimited Glamping
Journals Unlimited Glamping Journal

Pairing the Exhibitor Portal with the Market Planner feature adds more bang for buyers’ buck. With Market Planner, buyers can create a personalized roadmap, including scheduled appointments, seminars and other events, totally simplifying their itinerary. “It’s all part of our goal to be an efficient, compelling and world-class market that provides added value to our attendees,” Belshaw said.

The entire IMC team is totally committed to the customer experience and service. They understand what buyers need and design services to support those needs. “That’s our internal Market 101 operating strategy and we will continue to build on it in the future,” Belshaw said.

Summer Market runs July 28-August 1, 2019, with The Pavilions Temps happening July 28-31, 2019. To book your Las Vegas Market Summer Market visit, go to https://www.lasvegasmarket.com/

 

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