Dec 19, 2023
ANDMORE welcomes industry partners for winter markets

ANDMORE is hosting 23 buying groups for education and networking this winter at its Atlanta Market (Jan. 16-22, 2024, at AmericasMart Atlanta) and Las Vegas Market (Jan. 28 – Feb. 1, 2024, at World Market Center Las Vegas), with four new industry partnership initiatives launching for 2024, in addition to recurring onsite activities for member-based organizations.

“ANDMORE is excited to welcome several new and returning industry partner organizations to the Atlanta and Las Vegas Markets for another season of industry connections and community,” said Karen Olson, executive vice president and chief marketing officer of ANDMORE. “These partner-hosted activities offer members and non-members alike face-to-face connection with influential industry organizations and buying groups, making Market week the perfect opportunity to meet, learn and network all in one location.”

Atlanta Market industry partners

Atlanta Market is offering a total of 15 member-based organization events at the January buying event.

Two new initiatives will be unveiled at Atlanta Market. The ANDMORE Roundtable will bring together nearly 50 retailers from various buying groups and associations to discuss industry trends in 2024; and the International SPA Association’s (ISPA) board of directors, brings representatives from the entire arena of the spa experience — from resort/hotel and club to medical and day spas and service providers — to AmericasMart for the January market.

“We are thrilled to experience the Winter Atlanta Market and make lasting connections with vendors and attendees,” said Lynne McNees, president of ISPA. “The team at AmericasMart have always been supportive of the International SPA Association, and we are happy to return that support during this event.”

Atlanta Market also welcomes the return of 13 industry partners in January, offering an array of education, member-only events and hosted meeting spaces and product discovery throughout the Market. Confirmed industry partners, to date, are: American Specialty Toy Retailing Association (ASTRA); Brixy; Fair Trade Federation (FTF); GC Buying Group (GC); Hallmark; HTI Buying Group (HTI); MAI; Munce/Christian Retail Association (CRA); Museum Store Association (MSA); North American Farmers Direct Marketing Association (NAFDMA); Palmer; Purchasing Power Plus (PPP); and Southwest Buying Group (SWBG).

Las Vegas Market industry partners

Las Vegas Market hosts eight member-based industry organizations, two of which are new to Market, this Winter.

New to Market in January, members of North American Farmers Direct Marketing Association (NAFDMA) will be hosted by Just Got 2 Have It!; and longtime Market partner, International Association of Home Staging Professionals (IAHSP) presents its national convention, running concurrently with Las Vegas Market.

Six partners return to Las Vegas in January, offering member-only events, product displays and at-Market tours. Confirmed partners include: American Specialty Toy Retailing Association (ASTRA); Fair Trade Federation (FTF); Museum Store Association (MSA); Pacific Furniture Dealers; Spa Industry Association (SIA); and The Rental Industry Buying Group (TRIB Group).

“The Las Vegas Market is one of the key opportunities our members look to annually for sourcing new product for their institutions’ nonprofit retail initiatives,” said Elizabeth Price, executive director of the Museum Store Association. “Having so many high-quality wholesalers in one location enables our retailers to fulfill their museums’ missions efficiently and effectively.”

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