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LA Value Has Everything Under The Sun

December 15, 2016 by LisaE  
Filed under Flea Market & Swap Meet News

LA ValueFlea market and swap meet vendors know the value of a good deal when they see one — and that’s what’s got the entire team at the Merchandiser fired up for the upcoming California Marketplace Temporaries trade show, to be held February 17-20, 2017 at the Los Angeles Convention Center. Back by popular demand, Urban Expositions has added in a special LA Value section to their upcoming show to focus exclusively on the general merchandise marketplace.

“Our goal is to build this section to be a one-stop resource for general merchandise, seasonal merchandise, fast-selling clearance items, surplus, overstock and other value-priced items from top suppliers and new resources in a range of categories – from housewares and electronics to home improvement, gifts, fashion accessories, apparel and more,” says Suzanne Pruitt, Director of Marketing for Urban Expositions.

The LA Value section made its debut in the summer of 2016, and the popularity of the section with buyers was immediately apparent. “We think there’s strong growth opportunity for this sector in LA.,” Pruitt continues, “Many of the top-name value suppliers are based here in LA County, making this show a cost-effective, convenient venue for them to meet with customers.”

For market sellers who are interested in sourcing new merchandise, including closeouts, liquidations and value priced merchandise across many different product categories, the LA Value section is not to be missed.  Part of the larger and more diverse Kentia Collective, so-named due to it’s traditional location in the Kentia Hall of the Los Angeles Convention Center, swap meet and market vendors attending the show can expect to find a huge selection of wares.

Pruitt notes, “‘Kentia Collective’ is our new name for what has become one of Market Week’s most popular buying experiences. The exhibitors showcase a rich blend of fashion, home décor, fair trade, handicrafts and other unique artisans — available for immediate delivery and ordering — from around the globe in a high energy marketplace setting.  Kentia Hall is where buyers will find destination categories like World Style, Jewelry Cash & Carry, Vintage and LA Value.” It is a perfect combination of suppliers where you can find nearly ‘everything under the sun.’

In addition to all the amazing bargains to be found at the LA Convention Center, Urban Expositions has partnered with LA Mart to combine forces during the very same week in February to offer a second location, jam-packed with wholesale products for order and purchase.  Pruitt explains,  “We have responded to buyer demand for a comprehensive, convenient location for LA’s order-writing resources during Los Angeles Gift & Home Market Week.   As part of the process, Urban Expositions will relocate 200+ of our former South Hall order-writing exhibitors from the Los Angeles Convention Center to the LA Mart permanent showroom building’s 2nd floor exhibit hall – joining the LA Mart’s 150+ national and regional showrooms.”

To ensure that market sellers and retail buyers have easy access to both locations, Urban Expositions has simplified the registration process, and one registration  badge will give wholesale buyers access to all show venues.  Complimentary shuttle service will be available between the LA Mart and Los Angeles Convention Center and associated host hotels to allow for easy and comfortable travel from one location to the other.

For more information on the California Marketplace Temporaries show, the LA Value Section or the LA Mart, please visit or call 800.318.2238.

LA Value / California Marketplace Temporaries
Date: February 17- 20, 2017
Location: Los Angeles Convention Center, Kentia Hall, Los Angeles CA

Temps at the LA Mart / California Marketplace Temporaries
Date: February 17- 19, 2017
Location: LA Mart, Los Angeles CA

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