Dallas Market Center is reporting that its Total Home & Gift Market, which kicked off this week, opened with strong attendance and order writing.
DMC officials reported buyer attendance at 75% compared with January of 2020 and a boost in first-time buyers visiting the show. More than 25% of buyers at the show are attending for the first time, according to the market center, which is a significant increase from previous years.
“Dallas is the center of business success for 2021 by hosting a first show of the year that is full of positive energy, confident buyers, and strong order writing,” said Cindy Morris, president and CEO of Dallas Market Center. “We are thrilled with the attendance especially the number of new buyers from the east and west seeking a central, safe, and efficient marketplace to get business done more easily.”
The market center previously announced that during the month of January more than 150 new and expanding exhibitors will debut including iconic names and exciting new companies. They join legacy showrooms presenting new collections and lines in gift, home, holiday/floral, toy, gourmet/housewares, and fashion.
“The buyers are here and they are ordering,” said Kyle Camp, owner and CEO of