Bedding leads activity at summer Vegas market

­­­LAS VEGAS — As expected, an up-and-down retail environment so far this year and typical lighter attendance at Las Vegas Market’s summer edition made for varying levels of activity among exhibitors at last week’s show here.

Case goods resources in particular said their traffic was light overall, while bedding continued to lead the way as a multitude of mattress vendors, particularly those beyond the top 15 producers, offered numerous introductions.

That’s been a typical pattern for Las Vegas.

While a lot of bedding majors focus their major introductions around the Las Vegas January show, the sheer number of exhibitors in the category here always makes for plenty of new goods at the summer show. Accordingly, traffic in bedding showrooms was variously described as good, solid and strong.

Outside of key accounts, case goods vendors reported the usual light traffic for the summer show, some with fairly dramatic decreases.

The summer Vegas event is not usually strong with upholstery introductions, but a number of key sources unveiled new product merchandised to drive retail business as most try to shake off a challenging first half.

For the full overview, see the Aug. 7 edition of Furniture Today, and for a category-by-category breakdown of the market, see the Aug. 14 edition.

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