/R E P E A T -- Fresh Retail and Décor Trends for Spring/Summer Unveiled at Toronto Gift Show/

- North America's Largest Temporary Gift Show Attracts 16,000 Retailers to Toronto -

TORONTO, Jan. 25, 2013 /CNW/ - Thousands of Canadian retailers eager to discover fresh new products for 2013 and to preview the bold and colourful décor trends ahead for the spring/summer season will convene across one million square feet of event space during the Toronto Gift Show, taking place from January 27 - 31. Over 900 market-leading exhibitors will showcase a diverse mix of the most innovative gift and home décor products from around the world, inspiring Canadian retailers looking to fill their shelves with exciting products for a new retail season. The semi-annual show owned and operated by the Canadian Gift and Tableware Association (CGTA) is Canada's premiere trade gift show.

At the Toronto Gift Show aisles will be filled with the must-have consumer trends of the year, including nature-inspired home accents, geometric prints and textiles, innovative outdoor living products to satisfy the growing garden market and stylish housewares and fashion accessories in Pantone's colour of the year, Emerald. Products across seven major consumer categories include, home furnishings, apparel, jewellery, Canadian made, tableware, gourmet food, kids and baby and much more.

What:    Spring 2013 Toronto Gift Show
When:    Sunday, January 27   9 am - 6pm
  Monday, January 28  9 am - 7pm
  Tuesday, January 29  9 am - 7pm
  Wednesday, January 30  9 am - 6pm
  Thursday, January 31  9 am - 3pm
Who:   More than 900 exhibitors showcasing the newest gift and home décor products from around the world
Where:   International Centre, 6900 Airport Road
  Congress Centre North and South Buildings, 650 Dixon Road

**NOTE TO EDITORS** Exhibitors, industry experts and show organizers are available for interviews.

About the CGTA

The Canadian Gift and Tableware Association (CGTA) is the pulse of Canadaʼs $10-billion giftware industry. Embodying the entrepreneurial instinct and spirit, the CGTA is a national, not for-profit association dedicated to improving its membersʼ competitive capability and business effectiveness by enhancing local, national and global opportunities. The CGTA is comprised of over 1,400 members made up of leading Canadian giftware manufacturers, importers, exporters, distributors and wholesalers.

The CGTA owns and manages the Toronto, Montreal and Alberta Gift Shows as well as TRIPS West, allowing for a national tradeshow presence in the industry. The twice-a-year events also provide significant economic stimulus to their respective markets, bringing together thousands of retail suppliers with thousands of prospective buyers. Further information is available at www.cgta.org.



SOURCE: Canadian Gift and Tableware Association

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