“After careful consideration we are shifting to new dates to best serve our menswear community,” said Cindy Morris, president and CEO of Dallas Market Center. “Our primary concern is the well-being of our customers, and throughout this pandemic we have been in close contact with state and local officials as well as our customer community to seek their perspective on business conditions, health and safety measures, and travel concerns. The consensus, made even clearer after states announced their plans to get back to business, is that we should begin ramping up our marketplace in sync with the reopening of retail.”
Added Eva Walsh, EVP of Retail Development: “We will be reaching out to our loyal menswear brands and buyers as well as others impacted by so many shows cancelling or delaying their events until later in the year. We understand that for many men’s retailers their first steps are reopening their doors, restarting their sales, and then making a careful decision about visiting the marketplace. But Dallas has clear advantages that balance good business with good health.”
In addition to new health and safety measures there are also natural design features of the marketplace that promote minimal contact and social distancing: open parking, large entryways, quick registration in multiple areas, multiple sets of escalators in each building, wide hallways, and showrooms with controlled access to allow for the appropriate distance between customers. The on-site services available at the summer events will be announced soon. All traditional market elements that involve close contact and/or gatherings will be adjusted or removed completely.
Other summer trade events at Dallas Market Center include Total Home & Gift Market, August 19-25; Dallas Western Market, August 25-28; and Dallas Apparel & Accessories Market, August 25-28.
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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 for women, men, and children. 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.