The Gerson Companies to Open Showroom at Dallas Market Center in January 2024

DALLAS – September 27, 2023 – Dallas Market Center and The Gerson Companies, a renowned leader in product development and import of seasonal, home décor, and gift products, announce that the company has signed a long-term lease and will open a showroom in time for Total Home & Gift Market, taking place January 10-16, 2024. The show is the first trade event of the year in the U.S. for the business of seasonal, gift, and home products.

The new Gerson Companies showroom will be located at World Trade Center 315 and will encompass more than 5000 square feet.

“Returning to Dallas Market is incredibly meaningful to the Gerson family, our company, and our independent retail customers,” said Jacob Gerson, fourth generation family member and vice president of sales and customer experience. “Gerson has had tremendous success at the Dallas Market Center throughout its 80-year history, and we’re thrilled to come back full circle to where our rich market history first started. But above all else, we couldn’t be more excited to showcase our award-winning product lines to the growing number of retailers that Dallas Market Center continues to attract.”

The Gerson Companies, founded on a rich legacy of innovation and a commitment to excellence, is an industry powerhouse specializing in providing exceptional seasonal and everyday home decor and gift items to retail. For more than 80 years, The Gerson Companies has become synonymous with its cost-plus pricing model and a best-in-class product offering with thousands of new and innovative items introduced each year across its seasonal, home décor and gift lines.

The long-term lease in Dallas reaffirms its dedication to serving independent specialty and gift retailers with high-quality, trend-setting products. The new showroom also helps the company further expand its footprint to reach broader audiences inside a marketplace that hosts trade events throughout the year.

“We are thrilled to welcome Gerson, which is a highly respected brand that’s also highly requested by our retail customers,” said Cindy Morris, President and CEO, Dallas Market Center. “They are an iconic company that will deliver inspiring collections of products matched by a deep understanding of the customer. From our family-owned company to theirs, we look forward to their Dallas debut and a strong partnership.”

The Gerson Companies' new presence at Dallas Market Center is poised to bring fresh energy, innovation, and a best-in-class product selection to the independent specialty and gift retail sector. Retailers can look forward to an inspiring, one-stop destination for all their home decor and gift needs.

"We are excited about the opportunity to join the vibrant community at Dallas Market Center,” said J. J. Hjalmarson, vice president of ecommerce and fourth generation family member. “Our long-term lease signifies our commitment to offering the best products and service to our valued customers. Our customers want to shop us in Dallas, and we listened.”

Grand opening plans and promotions will be announced at a later date. The Gerson Companies and Park Hill share family ownership, and Park Hill has long had a beneficial relationship with Dallas Market Center.

The Gerson Companies joins dozens of new and expanding exhibitors at Dallas Market Center including the World Trade Center atrium debuts of flagship showrooms from OneCoast and Anne McGilvray & Co., also opening in January, as well as an expanded new showroom for Primitives by Kathy opening in the Trade Mart. For temporary exhibits, The Temps at Total Home & Gift Market (January 10-14) is slated to be the largest winter presentation in more than ten years and will include hundreds of new exhibitors including the expansion of High Style Dallas on 10 and the debuts of Gourmet Market on 12 and The Toy Fair© Pavilion on 12.

For details on upcoming markets, including seven January trade events, visit the Dallas Market Center website and download the Dallas Market Center mobile app. Also, keep up-to-date on all information by visiting Dallas Market Center on Facebook, Instagram, LinkedIn, Twitter, and the DMC Daily Dose.

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 gifts, home décor, gourmet and housewares, holiday/floral, gifts, lighting, and apparel and accessories. Inside its five million square foot campus, nearly 200,000 customers from all 50 states and 85 countries seek industry trends, business education and new products from exhibitors throughout the year via dominant trade events for gift, home décor, holiday and floral; the nation’s most comprehensive apparel and accessories markets featuring the latest styles from East Coast and West Coast designers; the largest residential lighting trade event in North America; and the largest and most successful open-daily design center. To make plans for upcoming events, visit the Dallas Market Center website and download the Dallas Market Center App. Also, keep up-to-date on all information by visiting Dallas Market Center on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, and the Dallas Market Center blog.

About The Gerson Companies

Founded in 1941, The Gerson Companies is a leading product development and import company renowned for its expansive collection of seasonal and everyday home decor and gift items. With a commitment to quality, innovation, and a cost-plus pricing model, The Gerson Companies has become a trusted partner to independent specialty and gift retailers. For more information visit