Market News | HKTDC Hong Kong Gifts & Premium Fair

Aug 2022

The promotional-products sector is once again booming in the US, at least according to showgoers at the Las Vegas PPAI Expo. Demand is high, as the US economy puts Covid-19 in the rear-view mirror, while customers re-set their expectations and accept supply chain limitations.

Jun 2022

While a post-pandemic boom in home remodelling saw buyers flock to the rebooted expo, there were signs that robust demand coupled with weak supply was leading to sustained upward price pressure, triggering growing interest in the second-hand and refurbished goods sector.

Nov 2021

Hong Kong’s gifts and premiums exports bounced back by 49% year-on-year in the first nine months of 2021 after a 26% decline in 2020. While exports overall have surpassed their pre-pandemic levels, the export performance varies across different product sectors and markets.

Nov 2021

Sold-out show stands at Las Vegas event indicate a widespread intent on the part of retail buyers to avoid empty shelves in the Christmas rush, with supply chain disruptions the talk of the show and some exhibitors limiting order sizes due to shortages, while expecting price increases.

Oct 2021

The easing of Covid restrictions helped the Summer 2021 Las Vegas Market get back to its best, while even the still-obligatory masks didn't put a dampener on the surge in interest in household furnishings and leisurewear, while the anticipation of a vibrant Christmas was all but palpable.

Jun 2021

Restored to its in-person format if not its usual timeslot, North America’s leading furniture, gift and home-decor event boasted impressive attendance levels, while business was brisk with regard to alfresco equipment, home-improvement items and fun-themed novelty products.

Mar 2021

Hong Kong is a world-renowned sourcing centre for houseware products, including tableware, kitchenware and sanitary ware made of a vast variety of materials. Owing to the high production costs in Hong Kong, most Hong Kong manufacturers have relocated their production to the mainland. Other high value adding functions, such as sourcing, logistics and product development, are maintained by Hong Kong offices.

Jan 2021

In a quick response to the Covid-19 outbreak and the new stay-at-home economy, Quinn Lai, the founder of the Hong Kong custom watch brand EONIQ, has rapidly digitalised his mechanical watchmaking workshops and launched a DIY watchmaking kit.

Dec 2020

Restaurants and bars worldwide have become a focal point for clusters of Covid-19 infections and are reeling from mandatory lockdowns and steep financial decline. With the concept of going out to drink under severe pressure, a new at-home cocktail brand has grown in popularity, providing the whole cocktail culture for the consumers of the new stay-at-home economy.

Oct 2020

With social distancing a priority and face masks / sanitiser provided to every attendee, the summer edition of the Las Vegas Market was seen as piloting the way for a return to live events in the US, but did the organiser do enough to convince would-be visitors it was wise to participate?

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