Overall attendance at the summer market – held one month later than usual – exceeded attendance over the market’s April edition and represented about 60% of summer pre- pandemic attendance. “Las Vegas Market has continued its positive recovery trajectory despite recent setbacks in the nation’s response to the pandemic,” said Bob Maricich, International Market Center (IMC) CEO. “This week again proved that Las Vegas Market is the preferred Western location for discerning buyers and brands to come together to get business done.”
In addition to its core West Coast audience, Las Vegas Market attracted a nation-wide audience with buyers from all 50 states, with notable increases from the Northeast (32%), Southeast (19%), Southwest (10%) and TOLA (Texas, Oklahoma, Louisiana and Arkansas; 11%) regions.
Despite a nearly year-and-a-half hiatus from in-person events, the AVB/BrandSource buying group got back into the swing of things quickly at its recent Convention21 meeting and product
expo in Nashville. Setting the tone in his keynote address, Jim Ristow, CEO of the merchandising and marketing co-op for independent appliance, home furnishings and consumer tech dealers, welcomed back members to BrandSource’s first on-site show since March 2020 and recounted their outstanding sales performance during what he described as the worst financial and health crisis in a century. Despite significant challenges including supply chain disruptions and price increases, BrandSource dealers outpaced the appliance and home furnishings industries by 15 percent – on top of the prior year’s comparable 15 percent gains, he said.
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