2017 Winter Show Recap
Couldn’t make it to the gift shows this season? No worries. We’ve got you covered!
What a great show season it has been!
We started January off with a bang in Atlanta, and we so happy to see such a good turnout of retailers attending market. We have a good indication of how sales will go in January based off our November/December reorders, and this year was no exception. Reorders through Christmas meant retailers all across the US were selling through their inventory and we knew they would be ready to purchase new 2017 Christmas after a great selling season.
Retailers were happy with their Holiday sales, optimistic about 2017 and enthusiastic about the new 2017 Home & Holiday line.
A few highlights of our new line:
-1,400+ New Skus (wow!)
-20% of the new line featuring Everyday Décor
-60% Increase in Natural Greens (trend alert!)
-13 Holiday Collections
What was popular?
Retailers were loving the fact that their Holiday orders had everyday items mixed in so that they could start selling the product sooner, and carry over even after the season was done. Trays, containers, lanterns, furniture and display pieces were all among the new everyday items featured in the new Holiday line.
What about at specific shows?
From Atlanta we traveled on to Dallas and Las Vegas, and met so many of our wonderful retailers! A new remodel and expansion in both Dallas and Las Vegas caught the attention of new retailers, who then fell in love with the new line. Both locations heard the same enthusiasm that we got from retailers in Atlanta, which means that retailers all across the country were optimistic about the new year!
With optimistic retailers, a great new Holiday line and the introduction of Everyday furniture, Melrose is equally as excited about 2017!
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