Cactus Ropes, Cactus Gear to Open Showroom
at Dallas Market Center
—Company joins expanding tack category in Dallas—
DALLAS – November 20, 2018 – Dallas Market Center, the leading marketplace for retailers from around the world, has announced that Cactus Ropes and Cactus Gear will open a showroom inside its growing western marketplace that includes an expanding number of tack resources.
“Cactus Ropes and Cactus Gear are an important addition to our tack resources which are vital for a comprehensive western lifestyle marketplace,” said Cindy Morris, president and CEO of Dallas Market Center. “We are quickly creating a complete and deep assortment of product categories in Dallas so that buyers can source more new products in a single location with maximum ease and so that manufacturers can see more new and loyal customers.”
In order to reach thousands of buyers, Cactus Ropes and Cactus Gear join a growing number of companies investing in a Dallas marketplace featuring hundreds of western lifestyle brands. No other marketplace in the U.S. attracts more buyers seeking western and western-inspired products, including retailers broadening their merchandise mix and seeking the diversity of products found only in Dallas. Recently announced new showrooms at Dallas Market Center include Equibrand Products Group, Lucchese, HatCo, Sidran, Clint Orms, Wrangler, Scully, Ferrini, Hooey, M&F Western Products, and Westmoor Manufacturing including Panhandle/Rock and Roll Denim/Rock and Roll Cowgirl.
Cactus Ropes, the official rope of the PRCA, has been a pioneer in the rope-making industry for more than 25 years, creating specialized products for ropers of all kinds and used by many of the world’s best ropers. Cactus Gear is a leading equine products company including leg equipment and accessories. Each design incorporates professional experience, top-quality materials, state-of-the-art technology, and practical research. The results are the most effective, innovative, and durable products available to today’s horse owners.
Said Barry Berg of Cactus Ropes: “When we took our tour and signed our lease we knew we were breaking ground on an incredible place to showcase all our products! For the first time ever we are extremely excited about our winter market and our ability to reach many more businesses! Our showroom at the Dallas Market Center will be a game changer for Cactus Ropes and Gear!”
Dallas Market Center is the largest marketplace in the world for western lifestyle products including apparel and accessories, gifts, and home décor. In addition to these core categories, new product resources including tack, farm and ranch products and equipment, workwear and safety wear, camping, and outdoor categories are being added to the marketplace and will create a comprehensive product destination.
The facility will undergo significant updates prior to the launch of WESA’s International Western/English Apparel & Equipment Markets in 2021. The combined experience of Dallas Market Center and WESA is more than 160 years of bringing buyers and sellers together.
The bi-annual WESA shows will attract thousands of retail decision makers to Dallas including major stores, independent western retailers, apparel stores, gift shops, e-commerce, and other buyers seeking new products. A change of venue for the WESA shows will cause more buyers to explore new resources across the product spectrum and will create more opportunities for business growth. For exhibitors, the move creates better options for opening new accounts.
The addition of this trade event extends Dallas Market Center’s position as the most complete wholesale marketplace in North America for lifestyle products. Centrally located within a short travel time from any location in the U.S. and Latin America, the marketplace is also situated in the strongest economic zone in the U.S. and serves five of the 10 fastest growing U.S. cities in its immediate region.
About Dallas Market Center
Dallas Market Center is a global business-to-business trade center and the leading wholesale marketplace in North America connecting retailers and interior designers with top manufacturers in home décor, furniture, gifts, lighting and fashion. Inside its dynamic, five million square foot campus near downtown Dallas, nearly 200,000 customers from all 50 states and 85 countries seek industry trends, business education and new products via open-daily showrooms and from exhibitors participating in trade events held throughout the year. The Dallas Market Center website is available at dallasmarketcenter.com
About WESA and the International Western/English Apparel & Equipment Markets
The Western & English Sales Association (WESA) was organized in 1921 and its founders launched an initial trade show in Denver in January 1922, with the goal of creating a forum where retailers, manufacturers, and sales representatives could conduct business in an atmosphere of fair trade and fellowship. Today, WESA is more than 900 members strong and produces the International Western/English Apparel & Equipment Markets, the world’s largest trade events for the Equestrian Industry, attracting a constantly growing global audience. WESA Markets are regarded as the single-sourcing entity for more than 1,300 product lines, bringing more than 4,500 retailers to the WESA Markets each year. WESA also serves as a source for information and education for retailers and exhibitors, bringing soil business and lifestyle expertise to the trade, through Market seminars and demonstrations. The WESA website is available at https://wesatradeshow.com/