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(KENNESAW, GA) – April 16, 2018:  Urban Expositions will launch a new Northeast Flavors gourmet and specialty foods section at the upcoming edition of the Philadelphia Gift Show, July 22-25, 2018, held at the Greater Philadelphia Expo Center in Oaks, PA. Northeast Flavors compliments the show's Artisan Alley section, which debuted in January, in an effort to grow the show's selection of locally-made gourmet and specialty food items and handcrafted artisan designs.

Featuring curated tabletop displays, Northeast Flavors and Artisan Alley gives new, first-time exhibitors a cost-effective entry point to the wholesale trade show.

“The Philadelphia Gift Show continues to be a cost-effective and convenient choice for the region’s retailers to shop an all-category show;  discover the newest designs, top lines, and locally-made resources, improve their productivity and prepare for the upcoming fourth quarter,” says Sonya Lowe, show director, Philadelphia Gift Show. "The addition of Northeast Flavors along with Artisan Alley section expands the assortment of products and bolsters the shopping experience for our Mid-Atlantic and Tri-State area retailers to help them pinpoint locally-made resources that will help them set their store apart.”


NEW! Introducing Northeast Flavors
Expanding the specialty gourmet resources featured at the Philadelphia Gift Show, this new Northeast Flavors showplace is designed to bring food artisans together with specialty and independent retailers seeking sweets, spirits, treats, oils and other gourmet specialties.

Expanded Handcrafted Designs & One-of-a Kind Offerings in Artisan Alley:
Debuting at the January 2018 edition, Artisan Alley joins the show’s growing Makers’ Market selection with curated tabletop displays featuring one-of-a-kind designs and unique finds from emerging artisans throughout the region, including ceramics, textiles, jewelry, home decor and accessories, apparel, greeting cards and stationery and much more. 

Discovery Zone to Feature Quick Learning Seminars & Demos
On Sunday and Monday, the Philadelphia Gift Show will host a number of short pop-up programs, panel discussions and demos in the Discovery Zone covering a number of retail topics and trends. Full Schedule to be announced soon!

Free Parking, Hotel Rates as Low as $89.
Retailers can take advantage of tremendous travel savings at the Philadelphia Gift Show including free parking at the Greater Philadelphia Expo Center and room rates as low as $89. What's more, the show's location in Oaks, PA makes it an easy fly or drive-in location and is situated just a few miles from King of Prussia area, putting show attendees and exhibitors in close proximity to a wide range of entertainment, shopping, recreation and tourism resources during the show.  

Special Spotlights
The summer show will feature a full range of resources in virtually every category, with additional product spotlight on key growth areas, including: Makers' Market, Home Accents, Made in America, Child's Play, and Gourmet, Candy & Confections. 

Daily Giveaways & Show Floor Hospitality
Retailers will also enjoy a fun and festive shopping experience with daily prize drawings, including $100 merchandise credits, gift basket raffles, and other fun exhibitor-sponsored prizes as well as complimentary refreshments, show floor socials and much more!

Stay for the Last Day: 
Retailers should plan to stay and shop on Wednesday, July 25, 2018 to enjoy a complimentary buffet lunch as well as special savings and discounts only offered on show orders placed on the last day of the show. 

WHEN:  Sunday, July 22 – Wednesday, July 25, 2018
WHERE: The Greater Philadelphia Expo Center, 100 Station Avenue, Oaks, PA. 19456
SHOW HOURS: 9 am - 6 pm July 22-24; 9 am - 2 pm July 25.
MORE INFO: or 678.285.3976 or 800.318.2238
TRAVEL:  Visit travel section | or call Connections at 855.246.8722.

TO EXHIBIT: For exhibitor information, contact Philadelphia Gift Show Director Sonya Lowe at 678.370.0350,  or Sales Manager Jeannie Dorchak at 678.370.0340 and   

Founded in 1995, Urban Expositions, now operating as Clarion UX and owned by Clarion Events, produces and manages a portfolio of 36 trade and consumer events, serving a range of industry sectors including Gift, Souvenir, Art, Aviation, Apparel, Foodservice, Specialty Retail, Gaming, Automotive and Enthusiast Lifestyle, with offices in Kennesaw, GA, Trumbull, CT, Portland, OR, and Boca Raton, FL.