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Buying Groups Head to Las Vegas During Las Vegas Market, Gift + Home and Vegas Kids

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World Market Center Las Vegas announced that it has partnered with some of the industry’s most powerful buying groups for the upcoming “Mega Market” week in Las Vegas, Aug. 2 – 6. More than 25 home furnishings and gift buying groups representing hundreds of stores will be attending the Summer Las Vegas Market, Gift + Home and Vegas Kids, flexing their extensive buying power and looking for summer specials throughout the 5 million square foot home furnishings campus.

While some are participating for the first time in the history of the bi-annual trade show, many of these buying groups will be hosting meetings and special events tied in with market. World Market Center has committed to teaming up with these varied groups to help facilitate their business needs and ensure a positive experience at Las Vegas Market.
“These groups represent the buying power of thousands of retail locations and some of the most vibrant, progressive business owners in their respective categories.. World Market Center Las Vegas strives to be a resource for the members of these groups, providing them tangible and meaningful value through education, entertainment and retail buying,” said Robert Maricich, President and CEO of World Market Center Las Vegas. “Our showrooms and temporary exhibitors throughout our 5 million square foot campus openly invite these buyers to their showrooms to see the latest in all facets of home furnishings and take advantage of summer specials.”

The Furniture Buying Groups that World Market Center Las Vegas is partnering with for the Summer Las Vegas Market includes: AMI/Furniture Leaders, APRO (Association of Progressive Rental Organizations), AVB/BrandSource, Furniture First, Furniture Marketing Group, Furniture Smart/Nationalwide, Furniture West, MEGA Group USA (also known as Best Brands Plus), Pacific Furniture Dealers (PFD), Strivers, TBG/The Buying Giant, TRIB Group (The Rental Industry Buying Group) and USA Baby.

A number of international groups will also have members in attendance, including Cantrex of Canada, The Defresne Group, Farabella Group, Winners Group and The Brick.

The Gift Buying Groups attending the Markets, many for the first time, include: ACE Hardware Corporation, Hospital Gift Shop Association, Ideation, National Association of College Stores, Purchasing Power Plus, and Zoo & Aquarium Buyers Group (ZAG).

Las Vegas Market will be held August 2-6, 2010, accompanied by the launch the new Gift+HomeTM and VegasKidsTM. For a list of exhibitors, visit the online directory at www.lasvegasmarket.com. Attendees can book discounted rooms online now at www.LasVegasMarket.com.

About World Market Center Las Vegas

World Market Center Las Vegas is an integrated home and hospitality contract furnishings showroom and trade complex. The state-of-the-art campus showcases furniture, decorative accessories, gift, lighting, area rugs, home textiles and related segments, as well as the Las Vegas Design Center open daily to consumers and designers. World Market Center currently hosts the biannual Las Vegas MarketTM, the preeminent total home market along with INSPIREDESIGNTM, Gift + HomeTM and Vegas KidsTM. For more information on World Market Center Las Vegas and its shows, visit www.wmclv.com. Find us on Facebook and Twitter.

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