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May 3rd, 2016
The Grommet Wholesale adds Urban Exposition Philadelphia, Windy City Gift Shows to its summer trade show schedule

Further strengthening its offerings to retailers seeking unique, innovative resources, Urban Expositions will welcome product launch site, The Grommet, to some of its summer 2016 regional gift shows to showcase The Grommet Wholesale, a digitally enhanced way for retailers to stock their shelves with new-to-market designs. Joining Urban’s versatile show selections that are custom-tailored to each region they serve, The Grommet gives attending retailers yet another tool to help differentiate and elevate their store mix in the coming year.

Following a successful winter run, The Grommet will once again participate in Urban Expositions’ Philadelphia Gift Show during its summer edition, July 24-27, 2016, at the Greater Philadelphia Expo Center in Oaks, Pennsylvania.

The August 12-14, 2016 Windy City Gift Show at the Donald E. Stephens Convention Center in Rosemont, IL also joins the summer 2016 show schedule. At each show, The Grommet Wholesale will curate a sampling of innovative new-to-market products from its best makers for retailers to explore.

The Grommet, a product launch platform, finds unique and undiscovered products (called Grommets) and helps promote them to consumers and retailers through their online platform. In 2014, at the first White House Maker Faire, The Grommet launched a wholesale division geared specifically to retailers, The Grommet Wholesale allows retailers to stock their shelves with tested and proven-to-sell products with the same ease a consumer experiences when shopping online, at no added cost. The Grommet Wholesale provides a digital marketing and sales bridge between the world’s best product Makers and the $4 trillion retail business they need to reach to be successful, with a low burden of logistical management.

“We’re excited to welcome The Grommet Wholesale back to some of our summer 2016 Urban shows,” said Dean Russo, group show director, Philadelphia Gift Show and Windy City Gift Show, Urban Expositions. “We strive to provide unique products to our retailers and continue to seek new ways to bring talented crafters and retailers together in the regions we serve.”

The Grommet Wholesale booth will join a versatile selection at each show, offering the perfect complement to Urban’s Makers’ Market section. This expanded and rebranded “Handcrafted” sector brings together artisans and designers showcasing hand-styled crafts in all media and across such categories as tabletop, ceramics, textiles, home decor, jewelry, apparel, and more.

“We look forward to meeting retailers from throughout the mid-Atlantic, tri-state and Midwest regions that attend these shows,” said Ian Markowitz, senior manager, Business Development, The Grommet. “From Made in the USA to green products – we know retailers appreciate our access to the most talented makers in the business and we’ll bringing nothing but the best to Urban shows.”

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