3 Gentrys Opens New Showroom in Dallas

– A Don Bernard & Associates, LLC company to debut during Total Home & Gift Market –

DALLAS – December 22, 2011 – Dallas Market Center, the world’s most complete wholesale marketplace, and Next Generation, a highly-recognized rep agency, today announced that 3 Gentrys will debut at the upcoming Dallas Total Home & Gift Market, January 18-24, 2012. The new showroom is a sister agency of Next Generation (Trade Mart 1-1028/1222) and will be located in Trade Mart 2-2222 and offer more than 4,000-square-feet of space.

“We are excited to celebrate 3 Gentrys’ home in Dallas this January,” said Cindy Morris, COO, Dallas Market Center. “They will offer buyers great products and superior customer service to match the Next Generation standard of excellence. We are proud to have them in Dallas.”

“Beginning decades ago with Don Bernard & Associates, our family has been committed to the rep agency model of business,” said Kim Pounds, managing principal partner, Next Generation. “While others diverted, we embraced it and are thrilled to have joined more than 20 wonderful vendors and partnered with over a dozen well-seasoned territory managers in birthing 3 Gentrys. The showroom will have its own distinct vibe, but the family-style southern hospitality will be the same as what our loyal customers have grown to love about shopping with Next Generation. Join us in January and experience “Style Evolved” at 3 Gentrys.”

The range of products that 3 Gentrys will offer include: Scene Weaver, Pickles Baby, Drake Candles, Faith Collection & Drake Designs, Jacaman Gift Co. Inc., Janey Lynn’s Designs, JWM Collection, Kencraft Candy, Mad Style, S.T.A.M.P.S., Creative Converting. Also, a range of new lines to Dallas include: Bookjigs, Shine Candles, Cristalinas, Jody’s Gourmet Popcorn, Popflops, EVOO by Caren, Smokehouse Pottery, It’s A Girl Thing, Mills Floral Co., Amy Louise Jewelry For more information on 3 Gentrys visit www.3gentrys.com.

About Dallas Market Center
Founded in 1957, Dallas Market Center is the world’s most complete wholesale marketplace. Within its marketplace of more than five million square feet, retailers from around the globe source products ranging from home furnishings, gifts, decorative accessories and lighting to textiles, fashion accessories and men's, western, women's and children's apparel. With more than 50 markets each year attended by more than 200,000 retail buyers from all 50 states and 78 countries, Dallas Market Center offers hundreds of events and seminars geared toward helping retailers expand business and increase profits. As a result, more than $8 billion in estimated wholesale transactions are conducted annually within the Dallas Market Center complex. The Dallas Market Center website is www.dallasmarketcenter.com.

About Next Generation
Don Bernard & Associates, LLC was founded in 1974 by Don Gentry as a single sales rep. From this early beginning, he was joined by his wife Joyce and together they grew the business into a dynamic company. Now retired, Don and Joyce maintain interest in the company and especially enjoy visiting with long-standing customers during markets. Under the management team of their 3 daughters, Kim Pounds, Bev Cain & Michelle McGuire the company has grown into a vibrant, highly recognized rep agency in the Dallas Market Center.

Next Generation offers customers the ultimate shopping experience in our beautifully maintained, recently expanded 11,600-square-foot showroom conveniently located on the first floor of the Dallas Trade Mart. For more information on Next Generation visit www.nextgenerationdba.com.