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Pacific Market Center Attracts 26 New or Expanded Showrooms

Furniture World Magazine


Pacific Market Center anounced that it will be introducing 26 new or expanded showrooms to its five floors of design-driven space for the Show. The showrooms are filled with more than 100 new lines of the latest products in every category, many reflecting today’s hottest trends from “green” and sustainable to gourmet food and cooking at home. One of the many new showrooms, Food for Thought (suite 530), carries Bag Ladies Tea, a line of English Breakfast tea packaged in tins tagged with insightful and humorous quotes, among other exciting new product lines. Plus, Pacific Market Center is home to more leading edge lines than ever before in the many expanded showrooms including Ritz Sisters, Murdock & White, Jenny Hammons Northwest and more. Pacific Market Center’s showrooms are also introducing new lines, including Holden & Co. (suite 229) which introduced a line of Minoux handcrafted sterling silver jewelry from northwest artists, and Montrose Enterprises (suite 584/587) has introduced a line of Plover Organics certified organic cotton bed linens, quilts, decorative pillows, table linens and baby bedding. The Melissa Dodge showroom (suite 225) has introduced several new lines including Fields Organics cleaners that are eco smart, kid friendly, non toxic and safely formulated for everyday use without harm to little ones of the planet, Redbird Couture unique infant car seat covers that are works of art, and Green to Grow BPA-free plastic bottles, organic cotton totes and baby clothes. Additionally, the Scarlett showroom (suite 115/219) has introduced a new line of EcoLogic Products including the signature Eco Collection™ tableware line, which is the first FDA approved tableware of its kind, developed from their proprietary blend of natural plant fibers and earth based resins. “The Pacific Northwest is an exciting, happening place that is active and full of vitality despite the uncertain economy. With 26 new or expanded showrooms debuting at the Winter Gift & Home Accessories Show, we couldn’t be more pleased about continuing to provide buyers with a vibrant and product filled market place” said Lisa Goodman, marketing director of Pacific Market Center. “We’re also pleased to again offer complimentary educational opportunities with industry experts at the show to assist buyers in these tough economic times.” In January, Pacific Market Center will welcome an exceptional lineup of guest speakers and education opportunities during the Seattle Market Week: Winter Gift & Home Accessories Show as follows: Wednesday, January 21, 2009 Reinventing Color and Style: The Major Trends with Leatrice Eiseman, color consultant and executive director of the Pantone Color Institute Thursday, January 22, 2009 How to Market Your Store to Get More Press, More Customers and More Success with Jenny Heinzen York, editor in chief of Home Accents Today, Meredith Schwartz, business editor of Gifts & Decorative Accessories and an expert panel of retailers from around the country Friday, January 23, 2009 Inside Costco and the New World of Retail with Jim Sinegal, co-founder and CEO of Costco Saturday, January 24, 2009 Banking Safe, Banking Smart – Banking Strategies for Retailers with William Wen, owner of The Papery and banker for US Bank Monday, January 26, 2009 Amazon@Home with Chris Nielsen, vice president of Amazon.com’s Home & Garden Tuesday, January 27, 2009 Web Boot Camp with Steve Crandall, managing director of ProMotion Arts, LLC Seattle Market Week and the Winter Gift & Home Accessories Show will take place at the Pacific Market Center between Wednesday January 21 and Tuesday January 27, 2009. For more information about the show visit www.pacificmarketcenter.com or call (800) 433-1014. About Pacific Market Center: Pacific Market Center is the leading permanent wholesale market on the west coast, featuring the latest in home furnishings, accessories and gift products. The industry destination for buyers in the Western United States, Canada and beyond, Pacific Market Center offers permanent showrooms on five floors featuring thousands of product lines for a wide selection of merchandise to help buyers keep up with every trend affecting their consumers. Pacific Market Center draws thousands of buyers from more than 30 channels of distribution including high-end department stores, corporate, specialty retailers, home furnishings, kitchenware, events, gourmet food, hospitality, garden/outdoor living, salons & spas, wineries, Internet, and regional chain outlets. Located in Seattle's Design District, Pacific Market Center is open to the trade only. For more information, visit www.pacificmarketcenter.com. Pacific Market Center is owned and managed by The Benaroya Companies.