Dallas Total Home & Gift Market Events

Jan 15 - January 21, 2014

Wed, Jan 15
08:30 AM - 05:00 PM
International buyers and press are invited to visit the lounge with phone, fax and internet service.
08:30 AM - 06:00 PM
Take a moment and view the 25th Annual ARTS Awards finalists. Finalists have been reviewed and scored based on manufacturing, retail, representation and product design competition categories. TM 4026 & 4028.
08:30 AM - 06:00 PM
Relaxing business center with phone, fax, internet, copier and refreshments. Sponsors: Craig Clovis WTC 13325, Lladro TM 3531, Skin Kare Industries WTC 7250. WTC 6878
08:30 AM - 06:00 PM
Drop by with your business card and enter for a chance to win a HERO3 White Edition GoPro camera! Take time to explore the distinctive high-end design products inside. 
08:30 AM - 06:00 PM
Visit the expanded Gourmet Market and drop off your business card for a chance to win a 3-night stay at the iconic and luxurious Hilton Anatole! Plus enjoy $200 to dine at the hotel’s new sophisticated and urban dining steakhouse, SĒR. Package must be redeemed during the Dallas Total Housewares & Gourmet Market, June 18-24 2014 or January 14-20 2015.
08:30 AM - 06:00 PM
Stop by and sample specialty food and beverage products for your store.
  • Hospitality
08:30 AM - 06:00 PM
Stop by participating A-aisle Gourmet Market booths to enter to win a $200 AMEX gift card!
08:30 AM - 06:00 PM
Visit participating showrooms for a chance to win bucks good in 7th floor jewelry, fashion and personal care showrooms.
09:00 AM
So many products, so little time. Get up to speed on DMC to make your buying trip a success and receive a personal tour of market.
  • Walking Tour
12:30 PM - 05:30 PM
Pause to enjoy a peach Bellini and explore DMC’s one-stop supply warehouse for retail display and design resources
  • Hospitality
01:00 PM
Now accessible for the home, SousVide cooking is a gourmet culinary technique long used by chefs worldwide. Watch Chef Paul Macry, CEC Chef Instructor at Le Cordon Bleu College of Culinary Arts create favorite recipes using the award-winning, easy-to-use SousVide Supreme water oven. Sponsored by HTI Buying Group, Inc.
  • Live Demo
02:00 PM
Ethan Hamme with Messermeister German Knives demonstrates techniques in handling and prepping fruits and vegetables utilizing Chef’s knives found in their collection. Learn the skill of sharpening knives on stone and honing on a steel. Sponsored by HTI Buying Group, Inc.
  • Live Demo
02:30 PM
Shop the newest collections in holiday crafts and décor and help yourself to an assortment of freshly baked cookies, hot chocolate and Starbucks coffee. The Plaza 1F400 Aisle.
  • Hospitality
03:00 PM
Have an ice-cold beer and warm chicken and beef satays while shopping the hottest permanent collections of accent furniture, textiles and home accessories. WTC 5 Near 536.
  • Hospitality
03:00 PM
Discover the smarter way to enjoy soda! See Ryan Joy with SodaStream create fizzy drinks and sparkling water in just seconds utilizing the earth-friendly home appliance. Sponsored by HTI Buying Group, Inc.
  • Live Demo
03:00 PM
Enjoy a light snack consisting of warm spinach artichoke dip and iced tea while browsing the newest designs in residential and commercial lighting.
  • Hospitality
04:00 PM
Curt Marino with USA Pans presents his collection of silicone coated aluminized steel bakeware all manufactured in the U.S. Learn more about the Made in USA movement and how to properly care for the handcrafted, 5-ply, energy efficient cookware. Sponsored by HTI Buying Group, Inc.
  • Live Demo
06:00 PM
Mix and mingle with other ‘Under 40’ lighting executives and enjoy complimentary drinks as you get to know your peers and build relationships across the lighting industry. Brought to you by Dallas Market Center and American Lighting Association. TM 3 LOFT. 
  • Cocktail Party
Thu, Jan 16
08:00 AM - 05:00 PM
Specialty drinks, grab-n-go items and other beverages. 
08:00 AM
With Mark Okun, LS. Learn methods and steps on how to communicate with customers from beginning to end in order to increase sales performance. Sponsored by Minka Group. 1.5 CLC credit. Cost: $44 (member) $69 (non-member).
  • Seminar
08:30 AM - 05:00 PM
International buyers and press are invited to visit the lounge with phone, fax and internet service.
08:30 AM - 06:00 PM
Take a moment and view the 25th Annual ARTS Awards finalists. Finalists have been reviewed and scored based on manufacturing, retail, representation and product design competition categories. TM 4026 & 4028.
08:30 AM - 06:00 PM
Visit 13th floor temps and take a look at innovative propping and cross merchandising techniques proven to effectively merge fashion into gift and home stores. Have questions? Ask them during a live styling demo by professional stylist, Pam Wright on Thursday and Friday, 11 a.m. Near booth 8818.
08:30 AM - 06:00 PM
Relaxing business center with phone, fax, internet, copier and refreshments. Sponsors: Craig Clovis WTC 13325, Lladro TM 3531, Skin Kare Industries WTC 7250.
08:30 AM - 06:00 PM
Relaxing business center with phone, fax, internet, copier and refreshments. Sponsors: Craig Clovis WTC 13325, Lladro TM 3531, Skin Kare Industries WTC 7250. WTC 6878
08:30 AM - 06:00 PM
Catch a glimpse of displays featuring new and innovative products found throughout the marketplace.
08:30 AM - 08:00 PM
Drop by with your business card and enter for a chance to win a HERO3 White Edition GoPro camera! Take time to explore the distinctive high-end design products inside. 
08:30 AM - 08:00 PM
Visit the expanded Gourmet Market and drop off your business card for a chance to win a 3-night stay at the iconic and luxurious Hilton Anatole! Plus enjoy $200 to dine at the hotel’s new sophisticated and urban dining steakhouse, SĒR. Package must be redeemed during the Dallas Total Housewares & Gourmet Market, June 18-24 2014 or January 14-20 2015.
08:30 AM - 08:00 PM
Stop by and sample specialty food and beverage products for your store.
  • Hospitality
08:30 AM - 08:00 PM

Thirteen giveaways from thirteen of the newest, most innovative housewares and gourmet food vendors exhibiting collectively in New & Now at Gourmet Market. Visit New & Now and enter to win.

08:30 AM - 08:00 PM
Stop by participating A-aisle Gourmet Market booths to enter to win a $200 AMEX gift card!
08:30 AM - 08:00 PM
Visit participating showrooms for a chance to win bucks good in 7th floor jewelry, fashion and personal care showrooms.
09:00 AM
Americans will spend a shocking $8 billon dollars on Halloween, second only to Christmas! Dallas Design Expert J Schwanke has a few tricks up his sleeve to help you perfect a sophisticated Halloween and fall combination for 2014 that is seasonal chic with just a hint of cheek!
  • Live Demo
09:00 AM
Metallic floral products and containers will play a major role this holiday season. Explore elegant uses of sparkle to create luxurious seasonal looks of Glamour, Glitz and Grandeur.
  • Live Demo
09:00 AM
So many products, so little time. Get up to speed on DMC to make your buying trip a success and receive a personal tour of market.
  • Walking Tour
09:00 AM
Rise and shine to a croissant sandwich breakfast served with hot Starbucks coffee and refreshing orange juice. Get energized to explore more the one million square feet of lighting fixtures, lamps and accessories for your store.
  • Hospitality
09:30 AM
Check out the most comprehensive collections of Christmas and holiday décor and enjoy fresh Starbucks coffee served with scones and a variety of jams while you shop. The Plaza 2F300 Aisle.
  • Hospitality
10:00 AM - 04:00 PM
French inspired crepes with assorted fruit and chicken.
10:00 AM
Watch as this master floral designer creates Christmas arrangements that look like he picked his material fresh from the outdoors.
  • Live Demo
10:00 AM
Wreaths, an iconic symbol of Christmas, are the first holiday greeting and welcome into the home. Watch Jim Marvin group work their holiday magic to create wreaths that make a lasting impression.
  • Live Demo
10:00 AM
Join renowned retail expert Rawlins Gilliland on a fast-paced show-and-tell walk spotlighting affordable low-minimum lines and items detailed on his handout.
  • Walking Tour
10:00 AM
March over to the floor with the grandest collections of children apparel and accessories. As you explore the floor, enjoy a mimosa while you shop.
  • Hospitality
11:00 AM
Check out the hottest NEW colors and latest ground breaking trends on this fast-paced walking tour hosted by Dallas Design Expert J Schwanke. J will show the best bets for color and forward moving trends throughout the market!
  • Walking Tour
11:00 AM
As customers seek décor to salute spring holidays and happy occasions, wreaths make a welcome return. Discover how to create or commission custom designs that will fly out of the store and onto the door.
  • Live Demo
11:00 AM
Professional stylist, Pam Wright, creates compelling displays with accessory pieces pulled directly from the floor. Discover how to merge fashion into your gift/home store as Pam shares her techniques and answers questions about innovative propping and cross-merchandising. Located near Booth 8818.
  • Live Demo
11:00 AM
Nutcrackers in the form of wooden carvings of a soldier, knight, king or other profession have existed since at least the 15th century. Learn more about the history and craftsmanship of this traditional symbol of Christmas and why Steinbach and Hollywood nutcrackers are popular collectibles worldwide.
  • Live Demo
12:00 PM
Established restaurateur and cowboy cook, Grady Spears of Grady’s Line Camp Steakhouse shows us the ropes in cooking the “cowboy way”. Watch as Grady whips up tasty samplings of signature dishes found within his restaurant and numerous cookbooks.
  • Hospitality
  • Live Demo
  • Featured Event
12:00 PM
Burlap is still hot! With the right material – jute and burlap poly mesh, ribbon and the new burlap-colored Work Creations® work wreath -- you can create quick-and-easy vintage looks for the holidays that your customers will love.
  • Live Demo
12:00 PM
Pinterest is the fastest growing social network ever, with more than 70 million people pinning and repinning to their hearts' content. In this engaging presentation, learn the basics and best practices for using Pinterest to inspire your customers and drive store sales. Actual retailer examples will be shared and explained to motivate you to jump on the Pinterest bandwagon.
  • Seminar
12:30 PM - 07:30 PM
Pause to enjoy a peach Bellini and explore DMC’s one-stop supply warehouse for retail display and design resources
  • Hospitality
01:00 PM
Uncover an even gentler process of squeezing the juice from your favorite fruit and vegetables in a product demonstration showcasing the Hurom Juicer & Smoothie Maker. View the whole collection at Source Once Marketing, TM 1949.
  • Live Demo
01:00 PM
Source One Marketing, TM 1949, demonstrates why Kyocera Ceramic Knives, Peelers and Mandolins are ideal for keeping your culinary creations looking and tasting fresh.
  • Live Demo
01:00 PM
Make market personal {and make more money!}! This 20 minute presentation will give you the tips and tools you’ll need to successfully personalize in your store for the holiday and every day. Gain confidence and get experience when you participate in hands-on demonstrations and practice with Coton Colors founding artist Laura Johnson.
  • Live Demo
01:00 PM
Pick up a champagne Jell-O Shot, a new twist to a classic favorite while reviewing a juried selection of innovative high-end home products for your store. WTC 1 Luxury Home Temps. 
  • Hospitality
01:30 PM

Take a break and re-energize with an array of grab & go snack options and freshly brewed Starbucks coffee. Once recharged, take time to explore the newest product mix from Home & Western Home Temps. Near Booth 525.

  • Hospitality
01:30 PM
With Michael Lepore. Learn more about merchant services and how to maximize their effectiveness in your daily business. Seminar is open to all retailers. Sponsored by HTI Buying Group, Inc. Seminar located in TM 2355. 
  • Seminar
01:45 PM
Relax and unwind while watching a product demonstration featuring the Soiree Home Aerator & Chiller. Presented by Source One Marketing, TM 1949.
  • Live Demo
01:45 PM
View some of the hottest housewares in action and sample the results. Source One Marketing, TM 1949, presents Mastrad Silicone Cookware.
  • Live Demo
02:00 PM
See Daniel Pittman, Executive Chef of LUCK prepare craft beer inspired recipes found in his new restaurant on Trinity Groves featuring American regional cuisine.
  • Hospitality
  • Live Demo
  • Featured Event
02:00 PM
Check out the show highlighting licensed gift and apparel merchandise from favorite pro-sports teams and alma maters. Watch the pom-poms shake and hear the team spirit roar while taking Jell-O shots during the show.
  • Hospitality
  • Fashion Show
  • Featured Event
02:00 PM
See what scrumptious holiday treats are available in The Gourmet Market in this show-tell-and-taste session.
  • Live Demo
02:00 PM
Crazy about latest and greatest collections in western and lodge home products? So are we! Shop the latest trends in western home accents and enjoy a refreshing frozen margarita. WTC 6 Near 6876.
  • Hospitality
02:30 PM
View the best temporary selection in functional gifts, dining, cooking and entertaining wares and sample on a range of artisan cheeses and a glass of red or white wine while you shop.
  • Hospitality
02:30 PM
Become your own barista and learn how to create the perfect latte using the KRUPS coffee and espresso machine. Presented by The Lockin Group, TM 1901.
  • Live Demo
02:30 PM
Uncover the missing tool to your morning regime and view a product demonstration featuring the Bialetti Espresso Machine. Presented by Kulovitz & Associates WTC 180-D36.
  • Live Demo
02:30 PM
With Gwen Uhlig. Discover new marketing and sales strategies to increase sales in promoting these sought-after categories. Seminar is open to all retailers. Sponsored by HTI Buying Group, Inc. Seminar located in TM 2355.
  • Seminar
03:00 PM
Say cheers to the New Year and the unique, artisan inspired merchandise found throughout Furniture and Vintage Home Temps! Shop timeless pieces in home décor for your store while sampling on a variety of artisan cheeses and beer. Near booth 5223.
  • Hospitality
03:00 PM
With Patrick Curry. Discuss great web, email and Facebook promotions with a pro. Walk away with ideas and proven promotions from a collection of the best. Seminar is open to all retailers. Sponsored by HTI Buying Group, Inc. Seminar located in TM 2355. 
  • Seminar
03:00 PM
Dallas Design Expert J Schwanke offers fast and easy tips and tricks for impressive Christmas tree decorating to give you show-stopping Christmas tree displays and crowd pleasing effects!
  • Live Demo
03:30 PM
Step inside the showroom with the greatest selection in outdoor décor and enjoy an assortment of afternoon snacks ranging from kettle chips, dry-roasted peanuts and chips and salsa.
  • Hospitality
04:00 PM
Dexas, WTC 180-A22, presents Chef Uno Immanivong of Chino Chinatown as she prepares tasty samplings from her new incubator restaurant on Trinity Groves. Observe as Chef Uno fuses unique blends of Chinese cooking with Latin ingredients while using a number of Dexas housewares items as part of her food preparation.
  • Hospitality
  • Live Demo
04:00 PM
Join renowned retail guru Rawlins Gilliland as he showcases his top picks of lines and items you might never expect to find in this temporary exhibitor showcase.
  • Walking Tour
04:00 PM
Enjoy a cool drink with hot beats and have a great time exploring a juried high-style assortment of decorative home accents. Shop innovative gift and décor temp merchandise while sampling on savory bites and sipping on a glass of bubbly.
  • Hospitality
  • Featured Event
04:00 PM
Step inside the studio with the most resources for infants, children, tweens and expectant mothers. Enjoy a grilled cheese shooter while you shop.
  • Hospitality
04:00 PM
With Nick Senofsky. Learn about the fundamentals in LED lighting and the top things you need to know before buying LED. Sponsored by Sylvania. 1.5 CLC credit. Cost: $44 (member) $69 (non-member).
  • Seminar
05:00 PM - 07:00 PM
GHTA members and guests can enjoy hors d’oeuvres and drinks while networking. Sponsored by the Gift & Home Trade Association. Party inside TM 2331.
05:00 PM
Check out what’s cooking in the Gourmet Market kitchen and savor samplings of delicious culinary treats found throughout the floor. Choose from your choice of an ice-cold beer and glass of wine, or better yet, step up to the mixology bar and choose your favorite Cosmo concoction!
  • Cocktail Party
  • Featured Event
05:30 PM
Have a blast listening to contemporary violinist, Radu,  while browsing through an assortment of distinctive high-end home décor. Enjoy refreshing cocktails and hors d’ oeuvres as you shop the newest interior trends.
  • Cocktail Party
  • Featured Event
06:00 PM - 08:00 PM
Extended shopping hours in participating showrooms.
06:00 PM

Sip on a lemon drop martini while shopping the newest trends in home accent furniture and accessories. The Lemon Drop Martini is a smooth blend of lemon and vodka. WTC 5 Near 571.

  • Hospitality
06:00 PM
Join us for cocktails, hors d’ oeuvres, networking, dancing and fun! With the exciting presentations of over $8,000 to the winners of The Holiday and Decorative Association’s National Christmas Tree Design Competition. Sponsored by Dallas Market Center and the Holiday & Decorative Association.
  • Cocktail Party
09:00 PM
Light up the night and network with the brightest lighting industry buyers, manufacturers and reps! Mix and mingle with industry professionals and sip on complimentary drinks while enjoying the view of the Dallas Skyline . Exclusive to the lighting industry. Downtown Sheraton Hotel - Chaparral Room 38th Floor Center Tower.
  • Cocktail Party
  • Featured Event
Fri, Jan 17
08:00 AM - 05:00 PM
Specialty drinks, grab-n-go items and other beverages. 
08:00 AM
With Richard Alan, CLMR. Discover ways to layer lighting into your product mix. Boost sales with new product assortments. Sponsored by Swarovski. 1.5 CLC credit. Cost: $44(member) $69 (non-member).
  • Seminar
08:30 AM - 05:00 PM
International buyers and press are invited to visit the lounge with phone, fax and internet service.
08:30 AM - 06:00 PM
Take a moment and view the 25th Annual ARTS Awards finalists. Finalists have been reviewed and scored based on manufacturing, retail, representation and product design competition categories. TM 4026 & 4028.
08:30 AM - 06:00 PM
Visit 13th floor temps and take a look at innovative propping and cross merchandising techniques proven to effectively merge fashion into gift and home stores. Have questions? Ask them during a live styling demo by professional stylist, Pam Wright on Thursday and Friday, 11 a.m. Near booth 8818.
08:30 AM - 06:00 PM
Relaxing business center with phone, fax, internet, copier and refreshments. Sponsors: Craig Clovis WTC 13325, Lladro TM 3531, Skin Kare Industries WTC 7250.
08:30 AM - 06:00 PM
Relaxing business center with phone, fax, internet, copier and refreshments. Sponsors: Craig Clovis WTC 13325, Lladro TM 3531, Skin Kare Industries WTC 7250. WTC 6878
08:30 AM - 06:00 PM
Catch a glimpse of displays featuring new and innovative products found throughout the marketplace.
08:30 AM - 08:00 PM
Drop by with your business card and enter for a chance to win a HERO3 White Edition GoPro camera! Take time to explore the distinctive high-end design products inside. 
08:30 AM - 08:00 PM
Visit the expanded Gourmet Market and drop off your business card for a chance to win a 3-night stay at the iconic and luxurious Hilton Anatole! Plus enjoy $200 to dine at the hotel’s new sophisticated and urban dining steakhouse, SĒR. Package must be redeemed during the Dallas Total Housewares & Gourmet Market, June 18-24 2014 or January 14-20 2015.
08:30 AM - 08:00 PM
Stop by and sample specialty food and beverage products for your store.
  • Hospitality
08:30 AM - 08:00 PM

Thirteen giveaways from thirteen of the newest, most innovative housewares and gourmet food vendors exhibiting collectively in New & Now at Gourmet Market. Visit New & Now and enter to win.

08:30 AM - 08:00 PM
Stop by participating A-aisle Gourmet Market booths to enter to win a $200 AMEX gift card!
08:30 AM - 08:00 PM
Visit participating showrooms for a chance to win bucks good in 7th floor jewelry, fashion and personal care showrooms.
09:00 AM
So many products, so little time. Get up to speed on DMC to make your buying trip a success and receive a personal tour of market.
  • Walking Tour
09:00 AM
Crazy about the variety of children resources? So are we! Browse through the collections of infant, children, tween and expectant mother merchandise and enjoy donut holes served with Starbucks coffee.
  • Hospitality
09:00 AM
With the “No Cut” Ribbon Wreath, you can create bows with no wire, no glue, no stress!
  • Live Demo
09:00 AM
Dallas Design Expert J Schwanke shares secrets for selling tablescapes and MORE holiday items to your customers! His demo table is LOADED with ideas, expert tips and techniques for successful tablescaping.
  • Live Demo
10:00 AM - 04:00 PM
French inspired crepes with assorted fruit and chicken.
10:00 AM
Learn how Katherine’s Collection develops it masterful collection of fanciful character dolls, whimsical creations and award winning visual displays with their highly creative team staffed with talented painters, illustrators, sculptors and costume designers.
  • Live Demo
10:00 AM
Industry expert Rawlins Gilliland independently chooses and shows on a fast-paced walk the outstanding gifts and decorative lines and items detailed in his printed handout.
  • Walking Tour
10:00 AM
Mark Roberts, who has built one of the largest and most renowned collectibles companies in the world, explains his creative process and the profit-making potential of building a loyal customer following for his unique, limited-edition Fairy, Elf and Santa collections.
  • Live Demo
11:00 AM
Professional stylist, Pam Wright, creates compelling displays with accessory pieces pulled directly from the floor. Discover how to merge fashion into your gift/home store as Pam shares her techniques and answers questions about innovative propping and cross-merchandising. Located near Booth 8818.
  • Live Demo
11:00 AM
Holiday gift wrapping is all about the PRESENT-ation. Join Dallas Design Expert J Schwanke to learn how to wrap holiday gifts with flair and panache.
  • Live Demo
12:00 PM
Join Peggy Williams as she shares inspiring holiday merchandising ideas using balloon décor; guaranteed to attract attention and draw customers to your store.
  • Live Demo
12:00 PM
Facebook? Twitter? Instagram? Pinterest? YouTube? There are so many to pick from, with new social media sites added continually. Which should you use to engage with customers and drive sales? Attend this informative session to learn which social media sites work best for your store type and target audience.
  • Seminar
12:00 PM
With Gwen Uhlig. Discover new marketing and sales strategies to increase sales in promoting these sought-after categories. Seminar is open to all retailers. Sponsored by HTI Buying Group, Inc. Seminar is located in TM 2355.
  • Seminar
12:00 PM
With Terry McGowan, FIES, LC. Uncover the benefits in tapping into these two consumer markets and ways to capture these growing markets. Sponsored by Quoizel. 1.5 CLC credit. Cost: $49 (member) $69 (non-member).
12:00 PM
Acclaimed interior and home furnishings designer Thomas O’Brien discusses his design philosophy and his new book, Aero: Beginning to Now, which celebrates 20 years of his famed Aero design studio and AERO boutique in an album of specially collected images & reminiscences. Books available for purchase; signing immediately follows presentation. 
  • Seminar
  • Featured Event
12:30 PM - 07:30 PM
Pause to enjoy a peach Bellini and explore DMC’s one-stop supply warehouse for retail display and design resources
  • Hospitality
12:30 PM
With Patrick Curry. Discuss great web, email and Facebook promotions with a pro. Walk away with ideas and proven promotions from a collection of the best. Seminar is open to all retailers. Sponsored by HTI Buying Group, Inc. Seminar located in TM 2355.
  • Seminar
01:00 PM
Rhonda Sargent Chambers, a leader in the fashion community as a model, TV personality, speaker and fashion show producer surveys the marketplace for Christmas fashion accessories that your customers will love to wear or give for the holidays.
  • Live Demo
01:00 PM
Source One Marketing, TM 1949 presents the Fissler Pressure Cooker, Europe’s leading brand of pressure cookers and cookware. Learn more about the cooker’s special and useful features.
  • Live Demo
01:00 PM

Discover the power behind the Vitamix High Performance Blender and the different ways to make easier, faster and more delicious meals. Presented by Source One Marketing, TM 1949.

  • Live Demo
01:30 PM
With Suzie Ickes & Fran Groesbeck. Learn everything you need to know about coatings. Topics include types of coatings, safety, government regulations and new trends in interior non-sticks and exterior decorative coatings. Seminar is open to all retailers. Sponsored by HTI Buying Group, Inc. Seminar located in TM 2355.
  • Seminar
01:30 PM
Give thumbs up to the grand assortment of handmade gifts from temporary exhibitors and unearth innovative artisan designs for your store. As a treat, sample fresh veggies, crostini with dip and tea. WTC 12-3500 aisle.
  • Hospitality
01:45 PM
Step away from traditional blenders and discover how to create favorite recipes using only the Blendtec Sonic Blender. Presented by Kulovitz & Associates, WTC 180-D36.
  • Live Demo
01:45 PM
Cooking just got easier with Dexas’s new line of collapsible gadgets. Learn more about the innovative tools missing from your customers’ kitchen and have a chance to walk away with of few of your own. Presented by Dexas, WTC 180-A22.
  • Live Demo
02:00 PM
Watch culinary enthusiast and entertainer, Alex Hitz, whip up dishes found within his best-selling book, My Beverly Hills Kitchen: Classic Southern Cooking with a French Twist. Alex is branded as one of the world’s best hosts and famous for his down-to earth philosophy on food and entertaining. Take his recipes home during a book signing following his presentation.
  • Hospitality
  • Live Demo
  • Featured Event
02:00 PM
Crazy about latest and greatest collections in western and lodge home products? So are we! Shop the latest trends in western home accents and enjoy a refreshing frozen margarita. WTC 6 Near 6876.
  • Hospitality
02:00 PM
Discover sweet treats awaiting you and explore premium designs in home accents and gifts. Bask in the must-have finds as well as decadent chocolate brownies, lemon bars and toffee crunch bars. TM 1 Design Temps, near Booth 730.
  • Hospitality
02:00 PM
The Fontanini® Heirloom Nativity® has been exclusively distributed by Roman for many years and has become world-famous for Italian craftsmanship. Learn why this sought-after collection is prized for its lifelike sculpting, meticulous hand painting and attention to detail.
  • Live Demo
02:00 PM
From off the shelves and onto the catwalk, view the latest accessory trends through a show highlighting statement pieces from Red Haute, Fashion, and Handmade Fashion & Accessories Temps. As you sip on a Cosmopolitan, observe prominent product assortments to include in your store.
  • Hospitality
  • Fashion Show
  • Featured Event
02:30 PM
Sharpen that cutlery knowledge and view a product demonstration utilizing the Messermeister – Knife Sharpening collection. Presented by The Lockin Group, TM 1901.
  • Live Demo
02:30 PM
Look at traditional cookware differently and see a product demonstration showcasing the Mario Batali cookware cast-iron collection in action. Presented by Martin & Associates, TM 2501.
  • Live Demo
02:30 PM
Stop and refuel with a selection of grab-n-go energy snacks and Starbucks coffee. Once re-energized, take a moment and review one-of-a-kind handcrafted artisan pieces from American Made by Hand Temps. Market Hall-Main Hall, near Booth 6024.
  • Hospitality
03:00 PM - 05:00 PM
Listen to country crooner Jon Rutherford perform while exploring the latest and greatest looks from Western Home Temps. As you shop, pick up an ice-cold apple-cider margarita, the perfect combination of tequila, cinnamon and apples.
  • Hospitality
03:00 PM
Join renowned retail guru Rawlins Gilliland as he showcases additional lines and items among temporary exhibitors you will want to consider layering into your assortment.
  • Walking Tour
03:00 PM
So many containers to be found at market… and so many creative ways to use and sell them! Beautiful floral arrangements? Special Events? Vessels to showcase collections? Containers are an essential part in your merchandise mix.
  • Live Demo
03:00 PM
With Michael Lepore and Jeff Brodsly. Learn more about merchant services and how to maximize their effectiveness in your daily business. Seminar is open to all retailers. Sponsored by HTI Buying Group, Inc. Seminar located in TM 2355.
  • Seminar
03:00 PM
Take a break from market madness and choose from a selection of cupcakes while browsing through high end lighting, furniture, wall décor, textiles and home accents. WTC 1 Luxury Home Temps. 
  • Hospitality
04:00 PM
Stop by for a drink and shop the Cash & Carry jewelry, fashion and personal care showrooms.
  • Hospitality
04:00 PM
Search through the comprehensive selections of innovative lighting product and discover sweet residential and commercial fixtures for your store. Sample on savory cheesecake bites and fresh hot chocolate while you shop. TM 3 LOFT.
  • Hospitality
04:00 PM
Visit a gift buyers’ destination for entertaining and living and sip on Vanilla Pear Cocktail, a sweet mix of pear, vanilla beans and vodka. Find a range of products perfect for the kitchen, the table and home. Located in 300 aisle.  
  • Hospitality
05:30 PM
Enjoy fine wine and a variety of artisan cheeses while speaking with furnishing experts in regards to the latest and greatest accents, lighting, art, statuary, pottery and garden accessories. Chat about the latest industry trends in outdoor décor and discover new ways to enhance patio, deck and garden landscapes.
  • Cocktail Party
  • Featured Event
06:00 PM - 08:00 PM
Extended shopping hours in participating showrooms.
06:00 PM
Mix and Mingle with industry peers while celebrating home industry excellence. Delight in cocktails, conversation and view an exhibit honoring the 25th ARTS Awards finalists. TM 4028.
  • Cocktail Party
  • Featured Event
06:00 PM
Crazy about the wonderful home product from permanent exhibitors? If so, stay warm shopping late hours with a Tennessee Cherry cocktail in hand, a blend of cherry-infused whiskey, cocoa and vanilla. WTC 6 Near 6272.
  • Hospitality
06:00 PM
Step inside the studio with the most in children’s products and uncover new treasures for your store and your mouth. Celebrate the sweet finds by enjoying live music and fizzy-inspired cuisine consisting of cotton-candy champagne cocktails, pink champagne cookies and champagne Jell-O shots.
  • Cocktail Party
  • Featured Event
Sat, Jan 18
08:00 AM - 05:00 PM
Specialty drinks, grab-n-go items and other beverages. 
08:30 AM - 02:00 PM
Visit participating showrooms for a chance to win bucks good in 7th floor jewelry, fashion and personal care showrooms.
08:30 AM - 05:00 PM
International buyers and press are invited to visit the lounge with phone, fax and internet service.
08:30 AM - 06:00 PM
Take a moment and view the 25th Annual ARTS Awards finalists. Finalists have been reviewed and scored based on manufacturing, retail, representation and product design competition categories. TM 4026 & 4028.
08:30 AM - 06:00 PM
Visit 13th floor temps and take a look at innovative propping and cross merchandising techniques proven to effectively merge fashion into gift and home stores. Have questions? Ask them during a live styling demo by professional stylist, Pam Wright on Thursday and Friday, 11 a.m. Near booth 8818.
08:30 AM - 06:00 PM
Relaxing business center with phone, fax, internet, copier and refreshments. Sponsors: Craig Clovis WTC 13325, Lladro TM 3531, Skin Kare Industries WTC 7250.
08:30 AM - 06:00 PM
Relaxing business center with phone, fax, internet, copier and refreshments. Sponsors: Craig Clovis WTC 13325, Lladro TM 3531, Skin Kare Industries WTC 7250. WTC 6878
08:30 AM - 06:00 PM
Drop by with your business card and enter for a chance to win a HERO3 White Edition GoPro camera! Take time to explore the distinctive high-end design products inside. 
08:30 AM - 06:00 PM
Visit the expanded Gourmet Market and drop off your business card for a chance to win a 3-night stay at the iconic and luxurious Hilton Anatole! Plus enjoy $200 to dine at the hotel’s new sophisticated and urban dining steakhouse, SĒR. Package must be redeemed during the Dallas Total Housewares & Gourmet Market, June 18-24 2014 or January 14-20 2015.
08:30 AM - 06:00 PM
Stop by and sample specialty food and beverage products for your store.
  • Hospitality
08:30 AM - 06:00 PM

Thirteen giveaways from thirteen of the newest, most innovative housewares and gourmet food vendors exhibiting collectively in New & Now at Gourmet Market. Visit New & Now and enter to win.

08:30 AM - 06:00 PM
Catch a glimpse of displays featuring new and innovative products found throughout the marketplace.
08:30 AM - 06:00 PM
Stop by participating A-aisle Gourmet Market booths to enter to win a $200 AMEX gift card!
09:00 AM
Get excited about new floral materials and accessories, preview the current trend colors and explore the way to blend them in interesting ways to create colorful seasonal designs.
  • Live Demo
09:00 AM
So many products, so little time. Get up to speed on DMC to make your buying trip a success and receive a personal tour of market.
  • Walking Tour
09:00 AM
Artist Karen Didion showcases her unique and nostalgic Santa figurines that evoke the feeling of “coming home for Christmas” for collectors and retailers throughout the U.S. and internationally. Learn about the uncompromising attention to detail used to create her collectibles – hand-painted faces and hands, glass inset eyes, real mohair beards, imported fabrics, designer buttons, embroidery and unusual braid and tassels used as trims.
  • Live Demo
09:30 AM
Begin the day right, and enjoy New Orleans French toast served with Starbucks coffee and orange juice as you explore new lighting resources from major residential and commercial manufacturers.
  • Hospitality
10:00 AM - 04:00 PM
French inspired crepes with assorted fruit and chicken.
10:00 AM
Do you know how color and sales correlate? J Schwanke reveals the secrets of how color affects buyer behavior and color techniques increase sales. You’ll walk away with tips to create vibrant color displays, restyle slow moving items and discover unique color product for add-on sales and profit. Sponsored by Design Master color tool.
  • Live Demo
10:00 AM
What was once popular is new again. Learn how to create fabulous Christmas decorations using updated tones of sea foam and aqua (still complemented by taupes and browns), flocked pines and frosted stems, light dustings of glitter and lots of velvets and jutes to add texture.
  • Live Demo
11:00 AM
Dallas Market displays are world class, and here's the chance to see the BEST of the BEST! Dallas Design Expert J Schwanke takes you on a tour of the market to share (and showcase) the best display and merchandising examples!
  • Walking Tour
12:00 PM
See Chris Hanmer, winner of Bravo’s Top Chef: Just Desserts and owner of CH Patisserie, demonstrate his exceptional technique and sweet skills. Chef Hanmer was the youngest-ever American chef to win a World Pastry Team Championship. His spectacular sugar sculptures and chocolate showpieces have been featured in countless publications and outlets including Food & Wine, VanityFair.com and on Food Network.
  • Hospitality
  • Live Demo
  • Featured Event
12:00 PM
Strike up the band for the old fight song as you pay tribute to the alma mater while decorating for the holidays.
  • Live Demo
12:00 PM
Pinterest is the fastest growing social network ever, with more than 70 million people pinning and repinning to their hearts' content. In this engaging presentation, learn the basics and best practices for using Pinterest to inspire your customers and drive store sales. Actual retailer examples will be shared and explained to motivate you to jump on the Pinterest bandwagon.
  • Seminar
12:30 PM - 05:30 PM
Pause to enjoy a peach Bellini and explore DMC’s one-stop supply warehouse for retail display and design resources
  • Hospitality
01:00 PM
Have a blast uncovering innovative home products like decorative accessories, window and wall décor, lamps and lighting, tabletop and linens, pillows, rugs products and enjoy rich 7-Layer dip while you shop! Located near Booth 214.
  • Hospitality
01:00 PM
Follow your nose to these holiday-scented candles, potpourris, diffusers and sprays to evoke fond holiday memories and warm welcomes. Find out why offering holiday scents equals profit-making sense.
  • Live Demo
01:30 PM
Glance through the large assortment of fine dining, cooking, and entertaining wares and indulge in a variety of Tazo teas and English biscuits. Located near booth 413.
  • Hospitality
02:00 PM
Anthony Van Camp, Executive Chef of SER prepares samplings of his finest steaks and chops, just a few of his many bold and provocative dishes. For dinner, visit SER located at the exquisite Hilton Anatole and enjoy a striking view of the Dallas Skyline.
  • Hospitality
  • Live Demo
02:00 PM
See the great diversity of products the marketplace to ensure your customers hang their stockings from the chimney with care.
  • Live Demo
02:00 PM
Crazy about latest and greatest collections in western and lodge home products? So are we! Shop the latest trends in western home accents and enjoy a refreshing frozen margarita. WTC 6 Near 6876.
  • Hospitality
02:00 PM
Take pleasure in knowing that Dallas has you covered for the holidays and sip on a hot spiked apple cider cocktail. It’s a favorite holiday punch, with an alcoholic twist. The Plaza 1F400 Aisle.
  • Hospitality
03:00 PM
Pick up a Winter Citrus cocktail, a refreshing blend of grapefruit and vodka and shop the juried high-style collection of gifts, personal care and decorative home accents.
  • Hospitality
03:30 PM
Feel like royalty as you browse through a high profile assortment of high end lighting, furniture, wall décor, textiles and accents. Savor on the smooth taste of a Royal Plush cocktail, a blend of burgundy and iced brut champagne.WTC 1 Luxury Home Temps.
  • Hospitality
03:30 PM
Discover new ways to pamper yourself and your customers while sipping on a Cranberry Rose Sparkler and checking out the latest products in bath, personal care, health and beauty. WTC 12-1600 Aisle, Bath & Body Temps.
  • Hospitality
04:00 PM
Observe the latest gift and apparel trends in a show highlighting collections from Vintage Fashion & Gift and Boutique 2Go Temps. Sip on an ice-cold beer or glass of wine and uncover timeless collections to add to your product mix.
  • Hospitality
  • Fashion Show
  • Featured Event
04:00 PM
Salt is the key ingredient in many recipes. Watch John Tucker with Salt Rox demonstrate how easy it is to cook flavorful vegetables, seafood, poultry and beef using the premier Himalayan Salt Cooking block.
  • Hospitality
  • Live Demo
04:00 PM
Relax with the latest fashion apparel and accessories as you sample on grab-n-go snack mix options. Once recharged, browse through the multitude of jewelry, apparel, handbags, footwear and gift merchandise for your store. Located in 9000 aisle.
  • Hospitality
04:00 PM
Have a blast shopping through the largest product assortment featuring everything kid and unwind with a selection of artisan cheeses and your choice of red and white wine.
  • Hospitality
06:30 PM
Black-tie event honoring the best in home accessories. The ARTS Awards is the premier international awards program dedicated to home industry excellence and achievement in retailing, manufacturing, design and representation. Hilton Anatole – Khmer Ballroom.
  • Awards Show
  • Featured Event
Sun, Jan 19
08:00 AM - 04:00 PM
Specialty drinks, grab-n-go items and other beverages. 
08:30 AM - 03:00 PM
Drop by with your business card and enter for a chance to win a HERO3 White Edition GoPro camera! Take time to explore the distinctive high-end design products inside. 
08:30 AM - 03:00 PM
Stop by participating A-aisle Gourmet Market booths to enter to win a $200 AMEX gift card!
08:30 AM - 04:00 PM
Visit 13th floor temps and take a look at innovative propping and cross merchandising techniques proven to effectively merge fashion into gift and home stores. Have questions? Ask them during a live styling demo by professional stylist, Pam Wright on Thursday and Friday, 11 a.m. Near booth 8818.
08:30 AM - 04:00 PM
Relaxing business center with phone, fax, internet, copier and refreshments. Sponsors: Craig Clovis WTC 13325, Lladro TM 3531, Skin Kare Industries WTC 7250.
08:30 AM - 04:00 PM
Catch a glimpse of displays featuring new and innovative products found throughout the marketplace.
08:30 AM - 05:00 PM
International buyers and press are invited to visit the lounge with phone, fax and internet service.
08:30 AM - 06:00 PM
Take a moment and view the 25th Annual ARTS Awards finalists. Finalists have been reviewed and scored based on manufacturing, retail, representation and product design competition categories. TM 4026 & 4028.
08:30 AM - 06:00 PM
Relaxing business center with phone, fax, internet, copier and refreshments. Sponsors: Craig Clovis WTC 13325, Lladro TM 3531, Skin Kare Industries WTC 7250. WTC 6878
08:30 AM - 06:00 PM
Visit the expanded Gourmet Market and drop off your business card for a chance to win a 3-night stay at the iconic and luxurious Hilton Anatole! Plus enjoy $200 to dine at the hotel’s new sophisticated and urban dining steakhouse, SĒR. Package must be redeemed during the Dallas Total Housewares & Gourmet Market, June 18-24 2014 or January 14-20 2015.
08:30 AM - 06:00 PM
Stop by and sample specialty food and beverage products for your store.
  • Hospitality
08:30 AM - 06:00 PM

Thirteen giveaways from thirteen of the newest, most innovative housewares and gourmet food vendors exhibiting collectively in New & Now at Gourmet Market. Visit New & Now and enter to win.

09:00 AM
So many products, so little time. Get up to speed on DMC to make your buying trip a success and receive a personal tour of market.
  • Walking Tour
10:00 AM - 04:00 PM
French inspired crepes with assorted fruit and chicken.
12:00 PM
Facebook? Twitter? Instagram? Pinterest? YouTube? There are so many to pick from, with new social media sites added continually. Which should you use to engage with customers and drive sales? Attend this informative session to learn which social media sites work best for your store type and target audience.
  • Seminar
12:30 PM - 05:30 PM
Pause to enjoy a peach Bellini and explore DMC’s one-stop supply warehouse for retail display and design resources
  • Hospitality
01:30 PM
Dip your toes inside showrooms with a multitude of holiday décor where an afternoon snack awaits you. Enjoy traditional chickpea, white bean and edamame hummus as you shop. The Plaza 2F200 Aisle.
  • Hospitality
02:00 PM
Uncover new designs in furniture and home accents while sampling on a hot white chocolate and rum cocktail and an assortment of freshly-baked cookies. WTC 6 Near 6690.
  • Hospitality
03:00 PM
Baby its cold outside. Warm up and reenergize in the studio with a multitude of children’s product categories varying from gifts, home décor, lighting, apparel and toys.
  • Hospitality
Mon, Jan 20
08:30 AM - 12:00 PM
Visit the expanded Gourmet Market and drop off your business card for a chance to win a 3-night stay at the iconic and luxurious Hilton Anatole! Plus enjoy $200 to dine at the hotel’s new sophisticated and urban dining steakhouse, SĒR. Package must be redeemed during the Dallas Total Housewares & Gourmet Market, June 18-24 2014 or January 14-20 2015.
08:30 AM - 05:00 PM
International buyers and press are invited to visit the lounge with phone, fax and internet service.
08:30 AM - 06:00 PM
Take a moment and view the 25th Annual ARTS Awards finalists. Finalists have been reviewed and scored based on manufacturing, retail, representation and product design competition categories. TM 4026 & 4028.
08:30 AM - 06:00 PM
Relaxing business center with phone, fax, internet, copier and refreshments. Sponsors: Craig Clovis WTC 13325, Lladro TM 3531, Skin Kare Industries WTC 7250. WTC 6878
08:30 AM - 06:00 PM
Stop by and sample specialty food and beverage products for your store.
  • Hospitality
09:00 AM
So many products, so little time. Get up to speed on DMC to make your buying trip a success and receive a personal tour of market.
  • Walking Tour
12:30 PM - 05:30 PM
Pause to enjoy a peach Bellini and explore DMC’s one-stop supply warehouse for retail display and design resources
  • Hospitality
01:00 PM
Take a break from market madness and relax with a whiskey sour in hand. Once rejuvenated, search for innovative home accents and furniture trends for your store. WTC 10 Near 10052.
  • Hospitality
Tue, Jan 21
08:30 AM - 05:00 PM
International buyers and press are invited to visit the lounge with phone, fax and internet service.
08:30 AM - 06:00 PM
Take a moment and view the 25th Annual ARTS Awards finalists. Finalists have been reviewed and scored based on manufacturing, retail, representation and product design competition categories. TM 4026 & 4028.
08:30 AM - 06:00 PM
Relaxing business center with phone, fax, internet, copier and refreshments. Sponsors: Craig Clovis WTC 13325, Lladro TM 3531, Skin Kare Industries WTC 7250. WTC 6878
08:30 AM - 06:00 PM
Stop by and sample specialty food and beverage products for your store.
  • Hospitality
09:00 AM - 04:00 PM
With Glen Boudreaux, RID, ASID, IDG of Boudreaux Associates. It’s important for design professionals and entrepreneurs to design a smart business as well as a quality space. Learn new strategies and technologies that will enhance your credibility, streamline and strengthen your business, and increase your bottom line. Register at glen@gbadallas.com $225 includes valet, light breakfast and lunch. 0.2 CEPH
  • Seminar
09:00 AM
So many products, so little time. Get up to speed on DMC to make your buying trip a success and receive a personal tour of market.
  • Walking Tour
12:30 PM - 05:30 PM
Pause to enjoy a peach Bellini and explore DMC’s one-stop supply warehouse for retail display and design resources
  • Hospitality