Monday, June 20, 2005

August market dates firming up

NEW YORK - Some retailers and suppliers are already pinning down appointments for the unofficial "Mini-market" in August.

While most retailers and suppliers contacted by HTT said they expect to meet between Aug. 1-4, some retailers plan to piggyback textiles appointments onto their visit to the New York International Gift Fair at the JacobJavitsCenter a week later.

It remains unclear at this point how many major retailers from outside the New York metro area will travel to showrooms. And not all suppliers said they found August appointments necessarily.