ART™ Announces Las Vegas Market Events and ART Card Participants: The Accessories Resource Team (ART™), the Charlotte, N.C.-based association for the decorative accessory segment of the home furnishings industry, will be hosting a mini-seminar series in two vendor showrooms and co-sponsoring a market-wide merchandising seminar during the July Las Vegas Market. In addition, it has announced 15 vendors are participating in the organization’s ART Card Program.
Each topic in the summer market mini-seminar series features a short, 15 to 20-minute, presentation designed to inspire the buyer to get right back to shopping:
Tuesday, July 31, 2012 – 10 a.m. – Building C, Suite 344
“Customer Perceptions and Visual Merchandising Strategies”
Paul Thompson, Principal Designer, Paul Thompson Signature
The retail floor is where the products meet the final consumers and a want is turned into a need. The use of imaginative and inspired product presentations are key to generating the customer’s impulse to purchase. Understanding various merchandising styles and formats can refine and define your visual presentations, making your store a must see. Co-sponsored by ART and IMCenters – Las Vegas.
Tuesday, July 31, 2012 – 2 p.m. – Phillips Collection – Building A – 202
“Branding and the Importance of Differentiation in a World of Sameness”
Mark Phillips, CEO, Phillips Collection
Are you frustrated with your marketing message? Mark shares his ideas and experiences navigating the world of home furnishings marketing. Co-sponsored by ART and Phillips Collection.
Wednesday, August 1, 2012 – 10 a.m. – Global View – Building A – 154
“Refreshing with Color”
Josh Jarboe, National Sales Manager, Global Views
Colorful accessories are the jewels that design clients fall in love with, and they are the refreshing elements that sell the entire vignette in a retail space – the end results are happy clients and bigger sales! Josh will guide participants through recognizing color trends, using color stories to build dramatic spaces, and freshening up existing vignettes with color. Co-sponsored by ART and Global Views.
The following vendors are July 2012 ART Card Vendor Participants
The ART Card Program, which launched in summer 2011, is exclusive to ART™ members. Annual membership is open to retailers, manufacturers, reps, designers, and industry professionals ($250/year):
Classic Home and Villa Home Collection – Bldg C – 309 – Enjoy 5% off your market order. This 5% can be applied to show promotions.
Feizy – Bldg B – 399 – Receive 10% off any order over $1000. Card must be presented at the time order is written. CODE: ACD12
Foreside Home & Garden – Bldg C – 686 – HomeStyle – 5% additional discount on orders placed at market
GuildMaster – Bldg A – 225 – 10% off a minimum order of $2,000
Howard Elliot Collection – Bldg A – 33 & 334 – 5% additional discount on confirmed show orders over $1,000. This is valid in addition to any other promotions or discounts running during Las Vegas market.
IMAX – Bldg A – 431 – 5% additional discount for ART members
Jaipur – Bldg B – 502 – Free freight on all market orders of $1,000 or more
Lazy Susan – Bldg B – 320 – Free freight on orders over $2,500
Left Bank Art – Bldg A – 148 – On a $2,000 minimum order, get a $150 piece added to your order at no additional charge
Loloi Rugs – Bldg B – 480 – $300 Amazon gift card with purchase of $5,000 or more – gift card will be sent 30 days after complete shipment. Order must be written at the Atlanta, Dallas, or Las Vegas market.
Paragon Picture – Bldg B – 301 – With your $1,000 order, ART Card retailers will receive a free mirror – #8736 ($146 wholesale value)
Phillips Collection – Bldg A- 202 – 5% additional discount on any show order. This is valid in addition to any other promotions or discounts offered at market.
Propac – Bldg B- 301 – Free Freight to the Lower 48 on $2,000 order and a $10 Starbucks Coffee Card
Sterling Industries/DIMOND/Bailey Street – Bldg A – 416 – 5% additional discount off show specials
The Uttermost Company – Bldg B 400/402 – Free freight on orders over $1,000 for continental U.S. ART retailers