Trade Shows

RETAILERS BUY CAREFULLY AT MIDAS SHOW IN DALLAS Name: Dallas Fine Jewelry Show by MIDAS (Manufacturers, Importers, Diamond Dealers and Associates Show). Date: Sept. 16-18. Location: Market Hall, Dallas, Tex. Attendance: 330 exhibitors, 10% more than in 1994, with 350 product lines in 379 booths. About 15% of vendors were first-timers at MIDAS, including a few from Mexico and Canada. Buyers totaled 3,847, up about 10% from 1994. Ambiance: "A sweet little show" is how Janisue Maynard, executive director of MIDAS, described it. MIDAS President Jack Beck said: "We've found our niche. Retailers and exhibitors know what to expect and what we can do. We're getting back a lot of retailers who had soured on Dallas jewelry shows [by other operators] in years past." And Steve Wayne of Kurt Wayne Inc., New York, N.Y., added: "The fact they're increasing exhibitors [up 22% in two years] i

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