Outdoor Industry Leader is First to Sign for New Casual Floors
(VIRGINIA BEACH, VA – July 2014) – Agio International has signed a lease with, and will be a part of, the Las Vegas Market starting in July 2015. Agio International will anchor the 12th floor of Building C in a new 22,000 square foot showroom as part of the Casual Furnishings category launch.
The company will begin build-out and make substantial upgrades in the physical space, including reconfiguring walls to improve the sightlines and make a prominent statement to visitors arriving on the 12th Floor. The display space will feature the same assortment of collections in Agio’s current 19,000-sq. ft. gallery in Chicago.
“This new showroom will help us reach an incremental retailer base that does not attend category specific shows,” said Bob Gaylord, President of Agio-USA. “Las Vegas Market attracts the traditional furniture and lifestyle stores, big box, catalog, and internet retailers, which aligns with our future growth plans. We currently show in High Point and Chicago’s Merchandise Mart to target these channels, but the Las Vegas Market will allow us to grow our business even further.”
Agio has long been recognized internationally for its impeccable attention to design trends coupled with superior service. Retailers have access to improved margins and profits by offering value, quality and selection to customers nationwide.
Agio-USA is celebrating its twenty-fifth year in business in 2014. As the largest outdoor furniture supplier in the United States, Agio offers unmatched selections of dining, deep-seating and chat group collections made from extruded and cast aluminum along with all-weather wicker sets. Agio continues to lead the way with outdoor fire, a category it ignited years ago with its legendary portable gas fire pits.
“Having an industry leader like Agio at the Las Vegas Market reinforces our strategy of growing the Casual furniture offering here and reassures us that the timing is perfect for the industry’s needs,” said Craig Staack, vice president of home furnishings leasing for International Market Centers. “More and more traditional furniture retailers are recognizing the benefit of adding outdoor collections to their product mix, and this will allow those buyers to fulfill their buying needs at one market rather than adding another buying trip to their schedule.”
“Since we began our relationsip with IMC in High Point a few years ago, we have been impressed with their professional approach to their tenants and their market events,” said Andy Sokol, Vice President of Sales for Agio-USA. “They know how to bring buyers to market and to make their shopping experience something to look forward to. We are excited to have the opportunity to work with them and bring the Casual Furniture industry to another level as the demand for outdoor furniture continues to grow.”