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WMC says attendance up for winter market PDF Print E-mail
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LAS VEGAS (14 February 2011) - The World Market Center reported the winter market here Jan. 24-28 attracted 25% more buyers than the summer 2010 event, and 9% more than the year-ago market.

The organizers of the Las Vegas Market cited double-digit buyer growth in key international regions, with Canadian buyers up 23%, Latin American buyers up 30% and Mexican buyers rising 13%, all compared to a year ago. Overall, international buyer attendance rose 16% from last winter.

Meanwhile, designer attendance increased 33%, and over 80% of the Top 100 U.S. retailers were at the recent winter market, the WMC said. Specific figures weren't given.

In addition, the winter market here saw a 20% increase in exhibiting companies compared to last summer's event, with 150 new-to-market exhibitors, the WMC said.

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Marlaine (far left) and Eric Bennett, owners of Bennett’s Home Furnishings are seen here accepting their award as the leading multi-store Comfort Studio dealer in North America in 2013 from Bob Ireland, vice present of La-Z-Boy Canada. Looking on (at right) are Jasmine Bennett and Tyler Steeves. Click here for our report.


 

 

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