|Rosen Group cancels Summer Buyers Market|
The Rosen Group announced that they will be producing two wholesale shows in 2012 rather than the three they produced the past two years.
They have decided to drop their Summer wholesale show which, for the past two years, had been located in Baltimore. They will continue with the successful Winter Buyers Market show and relatively new Niche:The Show.
The Buyers Market of American Craft will take place from February 18-20, 2012, with its Jewelry Preview on February 17, in Philadelphia. NICHE: The Show, will take place June 1-3, 2012, at Planet Hollywood in Las Vegas, during Jewelry Week.
According to the Rosen Group, their business model has been successful with two shows a year, so they have decided to stick with that model in 2012.
In addition, their press release states that they are working hard to identify and reach out to specialty categories of retail to increase the number of buyers in the show, for example.
The Rosen Group states that these decisions are, at least partly, based on what they are hearing from artists and buyers. “They want the shows to be bigger with a solid mix of veteran and master artists and emerging artists. They want a broad range of price points, more choices among contemporary and traditional aesthetics and design, innovation as well as old favorites.”
“We want to give them our best, so we’re returning to producing two shows.”