Sets stage for profitable Holiday season and strong 2011
(NEW YORK) – From the minute the doors opened at this year’s JA Special Delivery New York Show on Sunday, October 23rd, to when it closed its doors on the 26th, the show floor was buzzing with serious, ready-to-buy retailers, as they shopped the latest in fine jewelry trends from around the world. Show officials report attendance was up 5% from last year which helped drive pre-holiday sales, and created a positive and high energy environment at the
“Special Delivery is a highly valuable event for pre-holiday buying and with attendance numbers up this year, we are pleased with such a successful show and the opportunity to consistently deliver high ROIs to our participants,” says Drew Lawsky, Show Director of JA New York.
Nurielle Tugendhaft of Meira T. Designs stated: “This year has been a whole new game for us. I believe buyers have held back in the past few months and realized that the holidays are only a few months away. People are ready to buy and they know that they need to stock their inventory for the holiday. There is a lot of excitement on the show floor.”
With over 500 of the world’s finest jewelry, gifts and timepiece manufacturers and designers, including emerging and established brands from Hong Kong, Italy and Thailand, as well as 5,500 retailers and industry professionals looking to stock their shelves, the JA Special Delivery New York show is an important cash-and-carry show for holiday buying.
“I always attend Special Delivery on the opening day in order to get first pick at all the hottest items. I’ve already bought way too much,” says buyer Nancy Bliss of Just Bliss. “I’ve been coming here for the last four years and will continue to come in the future as I am always pleased with the selection and the cash-and-carry option.”
Exhibitors showcased a diverse range of merchandise and buyers were pleased with the new, unique and on-trend items. Buyer Ester Causanchi of Little Steve’s explained: “It seems as though exhibitors have more to offer this year. I have been looking for colored stones and a fresh inventory in order to meet individual customer requests and I have found a wide selection at JA Special Delivery. Not to mention, there are some great deals and prices on the show floor.”
After a highly successful Special Delivery Show, JA New York is gearing up for an energetic and positive 2011. The JA Special Delivery New York Show 2011 will take place on October 23rd to October 25th at the Javits Center. Next year JA Shows will be adding a new show to the lineup: the JA Special Delivery Chicago Show. Originally scheduled from October 16 - 18 at the Renaissance Schaumburg Convention Center Hotel, the time and location have changed. JA Special Delivery Chicago will now be held from October 30 - November 1 at the renowned McCormick Place Convention Center in downtown Chicago.
“After consulting our exhibitors we decided to change the dates of the JA Special Delivery Chicago Show,” says Drew Lawsky, Show Director of JA New York. “We want to optimize the show benefits for all participants, so now the venue is conveniently located downtown. The new dates do not conflict with any religious holidays and are perfectly positioned for a pre-holiday delivery event.”