Representing more than 40 lines, new location expands gift offerings
(AT LAS VEGAS MARKET)—January 24, 2011—Denver-based Imagine That! is opening a 13,000-square-foot showroom at World Market Center Las Vegas in May. The gift-centric sales firm represents more than 40 lines, including gift, gourmet, fashion accessories and home décor. Imagine That!, will join newly relocated tenants, such as Two’s Company, Intrada and Andrea by Sadek in Building C, and further solidify World Market Center Las Vegas’ reputation as the West Coast gift market destination.
All four showrooms will be located in Building C, which is a growing home for the West Coast gift industry and complemented with home décor lines. Intrada, which is known for its rich Italian pottery and ceramics, is relocating and expanding its showroom, as is Andrea by Sadek, a family-owned business leader that specializes in tableware, home furnishings and gifts. Two’s Company, a distinguished wholesale giftware and collectibles will be joining sister company and longtime World Market Center favorite Tozai Home for the first time in a newly expanded space.
Robert J. Maricich, president and CEO of World Market Center Las Vegas, says that Imagine That! is a welcome addition to the growing gift market. “We couldn’t be more pleased to have a new multi-line rep group joining our Gift + Home roster,” he says. “The resources, experience and enthusiasm shown by the team at Imagine That! are second to none. This is a true victory for all parties involved.”
DaVinci Beads will be one line represented in the Las Vegas location. Other lines that the company represents in its Dallas and Denver showrooms include Burt’s Bees, Hammond’s Candies, Southcoast, Pictures and More, Ohio Wholesale and Kennedy’s Country Collection. The Las Vegas showroom will be the flagship location, with a full kitchen, food served continuously and margarita machines churning throughout the day.
Imagine That! President Debbie Jo Spencer says that opening a showroom in Las Vegas has been her dream since she attended the first Las Vegas Market six years ago. “We see Las Vegas as the future,” says Spencer. “We see Las Vegas as a very progressive market. It’s new, it’s young, it’s fresh and we want to be a major partner with World Market Center Las Vegas. We want to be one of their major gift anchors.”
With 15 years of experience, Imagine That! has a reputation for top-notch customer service and friendly flair. With the new Las Vegas showroom, Spencer says Imagine That! will also be expanding its current 13-state reach, and catering to new clients in California, Arizona and Nevada. She says she expects to introduce many of her customers to the Las Vegas Market.
“We have so many customers who have begged us to come to Vegas. Who wouldn’t want to go to Vegas and see all that it has to offer—and then get to go to Market on top of that?” says Spencer. “Coming to Market is the best part of owning a store, and we want that experience to be so happy and fun. When a customer leaves our showroom they say, “My goodness, I had the best time in there. I can’t wait to come back.’”
About Imagine That!
Imagine That! represents leading product lines and brands to retailers in the TOLA Region as well as the Rocky Mountain Region. We have two other permanent showrooms in the Dallas Trade Mart and the Denver Merchandise Mart. Twenty experienced sales professionals service accounts located throughout our 13-state market area, including Texas, Oklahoma, Arkansas, Louisiana, Mississippi, New Mexico, Arizona, Nevada, Colorado, Utah, Wyoming, Idaho and Montana. A trained and dedicated telemarketing team supplements their efforts.
About World Market Center Las Vegas
World Market Center Las Vegas is an integrated home and hospitality contract furnishings showroom and trade complex located in the heart of Las Vegas. 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 Gift + HomeTM and Vegas KidsTM. For more information on World Market Center Las Vegas and its shows, visit www.wmclv.com.