TUPELO, Miss. - The Tupelo Furniture Market has moved the dates for its 2009 winter event to Jan. 24-28, Saturday through Wednesday.
Market Chairman V. M. Cleveland said the decision to move the dates, which had been announced as Feb. 18-22, was based on the results of a survey the TFM conducted with retailers and exhibitors.
"The majority of the smaller retailers that attend the Tupelo Market said that it is more convenient for them to come in on the weekend," Cleveland said. "However, so did the majority of the larger retailers."
In the case of the larger buyers, the vast majority indicated that having the show take place over a weekend would allow their owners to shop the market and still be in their stores the majority of the week, he said.
"When we factored in that virtually all of our exhibitors indicated that they also favored a January time frame, the decision to move up the dates became obvious," said Cleveland.
He noted that the new dates "are a week or so after the Dallas market (Jan. 14-20) and a week and a half before the Las Vegas furniture market (Feb. 9-13), so as not to interfere with any of other domestic or international home furnishings venues."
"The Tupelo Market has always been about serving the needs of our buyers and exhibitors, so we are happy to be able to accommodate their needs with these new dates," he said.
Source: Furniture Today