With new products abounding and robust order writing, the first major total home furnishings market of 2011 set new records and contributed to a renewed, positive outlook for the entire industry. Winter ’11 Las Vegas Market yielded a 25% increase in buyer attendance over last Summer Market and up 9% from Winter Market a year ago, with thousands of buyers attending for the first time. International buyer attendance rose 16% from last Winter, while designer attendance increased by 33%. More than 80% of the Top 100 U.S. Retailers were in attendance. In addition to dramatic growth across all buyer categories, Winter Las Vegas Market saw a 20% increase in exhibiting companies as compared to Summer Market. Joining the 1,200-plus exhibitors at Winter Las Vegas Market were 150 new-to-market exhibitors.