Record number of new buyer inquiries for the Dallas Market Center
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DALLAS – May 4, 2021 – Dallas Market Center, the leading lifestyle market in North America, has announced that the number of new buyer inquiries for the first four months of 2021 is up 50% from 2019 Retail buyers and interior designers from all 50 states and many countries recently applied to become buyers at the Dallas Market Center, the first step towards market visit.
This news precedes a full calendar of June trade events, including trade shows that are the first summer opportunity for shoppers to order new products. The Dallas Summer Shows follow more than ten months of thriving markets and daily open business welcoming a record number of new buyers. The most recent trade events held in the Dallas market were the busiest in over a decade, and the largest attendance gains occurred outside of its immediate region: traffic in March 2021 from the Midwest increased 70%, Southeast 97%, and Western buyer traffic increased 126%.
âWe believe the next six months will be the strongest retail market in decades, and our market serves as a dominant trading hub as well as a supportive community for buyers and sellers,â said Cindy morris, President and CEO of Dallas Market Center. âWe welcome thousands of designers and retailers from across the country who are starting a business or moving to Dallas. We also expanded the temporary exhibition space and opened more than 120 permanent exhibition halls last year. This is a historic boost as we are the most active market in North America and buyers are deeply in charge of our exhibitors. Buyers are choosing a single market with an assortment of lifestyle products, and we expect this trend to boost big business in Dallas this summer. “
In order to support new buyers arriving for the summer shows, the market center is strengthening its pre-marketing communication and training with new buyers via digital tools and a dedicated team of retail ambassadors. During the show, new buyers will be welcomed to the market with special tours, a welcome desk and a buyers’ show. New buyers are encouraged to view the Marketplace Announcements, website, and download the app for pre-market planning.
Just as more retailers and designers visit the Dallas market, consumer spending in the United States continues to rise. According to the Census Bureau, retail sales figures for March showed an increase of 9.8% from the previous month. Consumer confidence has also soared, now at its highest level in 14 months according to the Conference Board. An increase in vaccinations, more open businesses and fiscal stimulus were cited as the main drivers. Bloomberg estimates that around $ 1.7 trillion has been saved from the start of the pandemic through January – before another round of stimulus payments hit bank accounts motivating additional spending.
For the reseller Alison Dodson Anderson of A Dodson in Suffolk, Va., the main benefit of visiting the Dallas Market Center is efficiency: âI’ve been to every market, I really have it, and Dallas is one that I keep coming back to because it caters to all needs. This covers the gift. It covers the house. It covers the toy. It covers the clothes. So for me, a multiple store ownerâ¦ my one stop shop is here in Dallas. “
Said first buyer Katie Laughridge with Nell Hill’s from Kansas City, Missouri, who recently visited the Dallas Market Center for the first time: âComing to a new place has allowed us not only to fill in the gaps, but also to find new, fresh and fun ones. We’re only here for a few days, but we can accomplish whatever we need. We have found so many good things.
Exhibitor added Kande room, founder of the Los Angeles-based fashion accessories company French Kande, following the opening of their new expanded showroom: âDallas is currently the center of the wholesale world. We called all of our buyers from New York to Los Angeles and told them to see us in Dallas. “
Health and safety guidelines for the convenience of the buyer
Supporting the comfort, health and safety of all participants, the market center continues to take measures that include a mandatory face mask for every person entering the market. Full guidelines and updates are available on the website. Other efforts include improved cleaning with hospital-grade products, hundreds of hand sanitizer stations, and social distancing signs. Along with these new steps, there are security measures that are part of the design of the marketplace: open parking, large entrances, fast check-in in multiple areas, wide corridors, several escalators on each floor and showrooms. with controlled access to allow the appropriate distance between clients.
Special hotel offers
Dallas Market Center partner hotels are offering new, lower rates to support buyers’ travel budgets. Dozens of hotels, many within walking distance of campus, offer discounted rates as low as $ 115. Rates are valid up to 2 weeks before market, subject to availability and are subject to change at any time, so please contact Market Travel online or by calling 214-744-7444.
June / July trade events
Dallas Apparel & Accessories Market kicks off the summer event series and runs June 15-18, followed by Total Home and Gift Market, June 23-29, Lightovation: Dallas International Lighting Show, June 23-26, and KidsWorld, June 23 June – 29. The Dallas Men’s Show is July 31 through August 2.
For upcoming markets, visit the Dallas Market Center website and download the Dallas Market Center mobile app. Also keep up to date with all the information by visiting the Dallas Market Center on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and DMC Daily Dose.
About Dallas Market Center
Dallas Market Center is a global business-to-business mall and North America’s premier wholesale marketplace connecting retailers and interior designers to top manufacturers of gourmet and household items, home decor, holiday / floral, gifts, lighting and clothing. Inside its vibrant five million square foot campus, nearly 200,000 customers from 50 states and 85 countries research industry trends, business training and new products from exhibitors throughout the year via dominant business events for gifts, home decor, holidays and flowers; the country’s most comprehensive clothing and accessories markets, featuring the latest styles from East Coast and West Coast designers; the largest commercial residential lighting event in North America; and the largest and most successful design center open every day. The market is located in the strongest economic zone of the country. Additionally, over 80% of Dallas Market Center shoppers say they don’t shop in other market centers. To plan for upcoming markets, visit the Dallas Market Center website and download the Dallas Market Center app. Also keep up to date with all the information by visiting the Dallas Market Center on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and the Dallas Market Center blog.