The expos are designed specifically to serve Hawaii’s business buyers and sellers. The expos are not open to the public. The cash and carry format of immediate release of merchandise encourages thousands of business owners, managers and professional trade buyers to purchase hundreds of products for use or re-sale in their businesses.
More than 7000 business buyers from all the Islands of Hawaii attend each of The Hawaii Market Merchandise Expos. The business-to-business demographics of the state of Hawaii indicate that it ranks among the largest in the nation with respect to “cottage industries” as well as per-capita retail establishments. The cottage industry buyers especially generate a substantially large number of small quantity purchases per exhibitor, and they are well represented among all of the buyers who attend the expos. Buyers must present properly qualified business related credentials along with matching photo identification in person at show site for admission.
Featured products are: jewelry, gift, apparel, fashion accessories, art and collectibles in addition to products manufactured in Hawaii. Antiques, apparel and fashion accessories, artificial flowers, baskets, beach-wear, beads, books, bowls, calendars, candy, candles, ceramic, christmas gifts and ornaments, clocks, coffees, collectibles, condiments, cookies, cosmetics, costume jewelry, decorative items, dolls, fine jewelry, gems, gift wraps, gourmet foods, greeting cards, handbags, holiday decor, jam, leather goods, luggage, novelties, pens, photo albums, pottery, rubber stamps, sauces and dressings, snacks, souvenirs, stationery, teas, toys, vases, watches and much more.