Significant increase in new buyers and buyers attending from western and southwestern U.S.

Feb. 2, 2024

Dallas Market Center announced that its recently held Total Home & Gift Market experienced a dramatic increase in buyers attending for the first time, especially from the western U.S. states.

The number of buyers attending for the first time was at its second-highest level in five years; attendance by buyers from the western U.S. including California, Nevada, Oregon, and Washington was up 27% compared with January 2023; southwest U.S. buyer attendance including from Arizona, Utah, Colorado, and New Mexico was up 30%.

Tens of thousands of buyers from across the country attended the January seven-day trade event that welcomed single and multi-location retail, interior designers, buying groups and major stores. The marketplace debuted more than 30 new or expanded showrooms across its campus and hosted the largest presentation of Temps in more than 10 years.

“We noticed a significant number of new buyers from the west, which is great to see,” said John Keiser, CEO of OneCoast. The company opened a new, flagship showroom on the first floor of the World Trade Center.

Added Diverse Marketing’s CEO, Wes Hardin: “We’re impressed with the number of new West Coast stores, especially California and Washington, in attendance. There is good energy and positive momentum in Dallas.”

The next trade event at Dallas Market Center is the March Total Home & Gift Market (March 19 - 22), which is held together with the Apparel & Accessories Market. For more information, visit