LOS ANGELES-The July CMC Gift & Home Market reported a doubling in attendance of retailers and designers compared to the July market of one year ago.
Specific attendance figures were not provided in a statement from the California Market Center, where the show was held from July 27-31. The statement said among the retailers attending the market were Hallmark Cards, the Marmaxx Group and Anna’s Linens, along with Universal Studios, the Las Vegas Hilton, Company’s Coming, Design House Furniture, Beyond Scents and Merle Norman Cosmetics.
Special events at the show included three seminars offering retail insights. Topics included “Visual Merchandising for Profit” by Rose Jannuzzi of Jannuzzi Clothing; “Interior Design & Home Trends for 2013” by WGSN; and a social-media and digital-strategy seminar presented by Mitesh Solanki and Hatel Bhakta, founding partners of Creative Intellects.
The next CMC Gift & Home Market is scheduled for Sept. 30-Oct. 2. Also, the debut of the VIEW Gift & Home Tradeshow at the CMC Gift & Home Market is slated for Jan. 22-29, 2013.