Jun 24, 2024
Summer 2024 Atlanta Market offers gourmet discovery, programming

Atlanta Market offers programming and sourcing with more than 600 tabletop, housewares and specialty food resources this summer, complete with live cooking demonstrations and industry partner-sponsored events and education from July 16-22 at AmericasMart Atlanta.

Photo courtesy of ANDMORE.

“Gourmet inspiration at Atlanta Market combines specialty foods, housewares and tabletop offerings to elevate the culinary buying experience” said Karen Olson, ANDMORE executive vice president, chief marketing officer. “Category-focused programming and long-standing partnerships with industry-leading gourmet buying groups provide buyers and suppliers with invaluable opportunities to explore new trends, discover unique products and forge meaningful industry connections.”

Growth in gourmet supports market discovery

More than 475 gourmet-focused resources presented on two floors of permanent showrooms and 150 temporary exhibits feature 20 updates in July. A full list of Atlanta Market’s 6,000+ permanent showroom and temporary exhibitors is available at AtlantaMarket.com/Exhibitor-Directory.

Eight showrooms debut or expand in Summer 2024. Five new showrooms include Kim Seybert (tabletop and dinnerware), along with four previously announced debuts: Made In (cookware); Mills Gourmet (hand-crafted gourmet food and spices); Mahogany (tabletop); Pampa Bay (bowls, kitchen accessories and dinnerware). Three expanding showrooms are Juliska (Bohemian glassware, tableware and decor), Oh, Sugar! (cookies and candies) and C. Rosse & Associates (agency representing 21 brands), as previously announced.

As part of a market-wide reorganization of temporary exhibits, Kitchen + Table, debuts this July with 150 exhibitors from gourmet-relevant categories including Georgia Grown, Gourmet Food, Housewares, LUXE and Tabletop. Some 12 brands join Atlanta Market in July: A Blend Above (dip mixes); Asheville Tea Company (tea blends); Atlanta Candy Kitchen (gourmet candies); Boarding Pass Coffee (specialty coffee); Coolioh! (freeze dried candy); Crackerology (appetizer kits); Full Moon (simple syrups and cocktail kits); Herb & Lou’s (infused cocktail cubes); Lakonia Imports (Greek olive oil); Lil’ Turtles (chocolate pecan turtles); Rickey’s Jerky (beef jerky); and Wafel-Bitte, LLC (Belgian waffles).

JURA Demonstration Kitchen offers live cooking demonstrations

The JURA Demonstration Kitchen is located in the heart of Atlanta Market’s gourmet center (Building 2, Floor 8), offering three cooking presentations during market.

Anne Byrn’s Baking in the American South features classic southern treats on Tuesday, July 16; the Ela Demonstration serves up Mediterranean favorites and creative cocktails on Wednesday, July 17; and Agatha Achindu prepares her coconut jollof rice and everyday kale salad in the Agatha Achindu Demo + Book Signing for Bountiful Cooking: Wholesome Everyday Meals to Nourish You & Your Family on Thursday, July 18. All three sessions are held in the JURA Demonstration Kitchen in Building 2, Floor 8 at 2:30 p.m.

Influential buying groups bring gourmet education to market

Through partnerships with two housewares buying groups, Atlanta Market offers additional opportunities for gourmet buyers and sellers to connect for discovery, education and networking.

GC Buying Group delivers two days of gourmet-focused programming and networking at the Summer buying event. GCX hosts Party in the Kitchen, offering drinks, light bites and connection on Wednesday, July 17, at 5:30 p.m. Summer School features store meetings, training sessions, a keynote seminar and a vendor showcase on Thursday, July 18.

Additionally, HTI Buying Group is onsite at AmericasMart Atlanta on Wednesday and Thursday to meet and greet with independent vendors, hosting scouting reports from 5-7 p.m.


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