AmericasMart Atlanta

Atlanta Apparel forecasts trends

Atlanta Apparel is forecasting minimalism, practicality, sustainability and vintage as key fashion trends for Autumn/Winter 2020 with showcases of these styles through both products and programming at the upcoming market, April 14-18, 2020 at AmericasMart... more »
Atlanta Market Winter 2020

Atlanta Market experiences strong order writing

Strong order writing, trendsetting new product introductions and major industry updates drove excitement at the winter 2020 Atlanta Market. The January market saw buyers from every U.S. state and more than 60 countries sourcing a... more »

Gift for Life’s Party for Life raises $232,000 in Atlanta

The Fernbank Museum of Natural History was the place to be on Wednesday, January 15 for Party for Life, the Gift for Life’s gala. Previously held in New York, the event raised $232,000 with its... more »

Phase two of Atlanta NEXT will create lifestyle destination

A new lifestyle destination is taking shape in Phase 2 of Atlanta NEXT, International Market Centers’ multi-stage plan that transforms AmericasMart Atlanta through capital investments and strategic re-merchandising of resources. Beginning with the Summer 2020... more »
IMC's new logo of the new brand Atlanta Market

IMC names first People’s Choice Winners in Market Snapshot Program

Three Atlanta Market exhibitors – Glee Jewelry, Puffin Coolers and VE Designs – are among the inaugural People’s Choice winners in IMC’s new Market Snapshot program. Their products were selected from 40 finalists via online... more »
IMC's new logo of the new brand Atlanta Market

IMC rebrands gift and home market as Atlanta Market

International Market Centers (IMC) rebranded its major gift, décor and lifestyle market held semi-annually at AmericasMart Atlanta as the Atlanta Market. The new name, plus an updated brand positioning and dynamic new logo, will be displayed... more »
The Atlanta International Gift & Home Furnishings Market welcomes buyers to its first tradeshow of the year. International Market Centers (IMC) offers 360+ new, expanded and relocated showrooms and temporaries among its 1,000+ showrooms and 3,300+ temporaries at this market, which offers nearly 50 events, seminars and celebrations. The market runs Jan. 14-21, 2020 at AmericasMart Atlanta. “The energy and scale of the winter Atlanta market are extraordinary,” said Bob Maricich, CEO for IMC. “Our updates to the buying experience – including repositioned categories, expanded event offerings and new trend sharing – make the market even more important for the region’s top retailers and designers.” Leasing Gains and an Updated Marketplace IMC’s Atlanta NEXT initiative, which sees the transformation of AmericasMart through capital investments and strategic re-merchandising of resources, has yielded 20 new, expanded, and relocated home décor showrooms in connection with the repositioning and expansion of Open Year Round home décor resources to five contiguous floors (11-15) in Building 1. The updated showrooms – including industry leaders Antique Curiosities, Caracole, Elk Lighting, Forty West Designs, Inc., Go Home, Jeffan International, Leftbank Art and Mainly Baskets – open in January 2020, and will present a more cohesive buying experience at the market and throughout the year as part of the AmericasMart Open Year Round design resources. In total, AmericasMart has 12 floors of home décor product with more than 300 showrooms showing lighting, accent furniture, rugs, wall décor, casual furniture, linens and more. The January 2020 market also expands the gift offerings with 41 new, expanded, and relocated showrooms among its 700 total gift showrooms featuring gift and specialty categories such as Gourmet & Housewares, Tabletop & Gift, The Gardens, Children’s World and Seasonal / Gift resources. The most recent new showrooms include Balsam Hill, B.I.A. Corporation, Blueoco, Doles Orchard, Jennifer Benson Glass Art, Kendrick Home, Picnic at Ascot, s.a.l.t. sisters SuperMoss, TDQ Industries, Victorinox and Yoder’s Outdoor Living. The latest expansions and relocations include those by 1818 Farms, Azzure, Collins Painting, Deck the Halls Ya’ll, Garden Iron & More, Kay Berry, Lux Fragrance, Nora Fleming, Noelta, Printed Canvas, R Squared, Tizo Designs, Urban Trends and WOLF. Specialization and Curation in the Temporaries The Atlanta International Gift & Home Furnishings Market adds 300 new exhibitors to its 3,300 temporary gift and home exhibitors, presented Jan. 15-19,  in 32 distinct product neighborhoods across the three-building campus. Of note in January is growth in four specialty categories: On Trend Gifts doubles to 90 booths; Gourmet Foods features an expanded Georgia Grown Pavilion of more than 30 booths; Boutique grows to nearly 140 luxury jewelry, accessories and clothing vendors; Children’s World and Modern Child add 13 new-to-Atlanta juvenile brands. Additionally, stationery and paper resources also have grown by 25 percent year-over-year to nearly 100 brands showing in 10 neighborhoods. Other updates in the temporary exhibits include a new look and feel for the Seasonal / Gift collection, and an expanded and redesigned New Exhibitor vignette of best sellers, new introductions and signature items from exhibitors making their Atlanta market debut in January 2020. New Product Spotlight IMC’s new Market Snapshot program debuts in Atlanta in January. The program showcases exciting, new, innovative and trendsetting products from the Atlanta and Las Vegas Market collections on social media, in buyer communications and on the markets’ websites. In the weeks leading up to market, a variety of cross-category products have been selected as finalists for the People’s Choice awards and showcased at AmericasMart.com/MarketSnapshot. Online voting for the People’s Choice awards is open now on the webpage, and winners will be announced at the market. Expanded Programming Gift for Life's Party for Life Fundraiser The Winter 2020 market features nearly 50 seminars, demonstrations, events and celebrations, highlighted by the first-ever staging ofGift for Life’s 28th Annual Party for Life fundraiser in Atlanta. The industry celebration takes place on Wednesday, January 15 at the Fernbank Museum of Natural History with designer Thom Filicia serving as Honorary Event Chairman and recognition of Anne McGilvray, who will be presented with the Chuck Yancy Lifetime Achievement Award. For tickets and sponsorship information, visit GiftForLife.com/Participate. Shop the Show The Winter 2020 class of Shop the Show influencers showcases five tastemakers – Tiffani Thiessen, Katie Stauffer of the Stauffer Family, Brian Patrick Flynn, Paloma Contreras and Liz Marie Galvan – who will shop the Market in search of the most coveted products and latest trends. Demonstration Kitchen Retailer and designer education is presented in 18 sessions with topics including influencer and social media marketing, pricing strategy, client management, new business opportunities, trend forecasting and more. The Demonstration Kitchen presents nine interactive culinary demonstrations from celebrity chefs and influencers Thiessen, Nancy Fuller and Kevin Gillespie plus Atlanta-based chefs and mixologists. Sherwin-William's 2020 Color of the Year Buyer celebrations are also a highlight of the Market. Sherwin-William’s 2020 Color of the Year – NAVAL SW 6244 – is celebrated at the Roaring Navy party when attendees are invited to come dressed in their best Naval-colored attire as they raise and glass and usher in the new year on the Commercial Design floor. The January Market Kick Off Party in the Building 3 atrium features drinks, food and entertainment. A complete listing of programming with descriptions, dates, times and locations is available online at AmericasMart.com/Events. Buying Groups, Multipliers and Key Accounts IMC’s Buyer Services team has focused on high-impact buyer acquisition initiatives in the lead up to the market. Some 20 buying groups representing 1,500 buyers – including three new groups: The Good Toy Group, HTI Buying Group and ZAG (Zoo, Aquarium & Garden Buying Group). The team will also support first-time attendees via two new buyer seminars. New and returning buyer preregistration is available now at AmericasMart.com/registration allowing buyers to obtain FastBadges to expedite the onsite registration experience plus information about the market, special events, new products and more. The AmericasMart App allows attendees to navigate the campus with turn-by-turn directions; save must-see exhibitors, events and specials; set up a budget for market and track spending; take notes; get real-time information about market happenings; learn about upcoming events and exciting news through social alerts; and locate on-site amenities. The winter 2020 Atlanta International Gift & Home Furnishings Market is open Tuesday, Jan. 14-21, 2020 from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. and temporaries are open Wednesday, Jan. 15-8, 2020, 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. and Sunday, Jan. 19, 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. For more information, visit AmericasMart.com.

Atlanta welcomes buyers to its first market of the year

The Atlanta International Gift & Home Furnishings Market welcomes buyers to its first tradeshow of the year. International Market Centers (IMC) offers 360+ new, expanded and relocated showrooms and temporaries among its 1,000+ showrooms and... more »

Whitehurst Company welcomes Christina’s World to Atlanta showroom

The Whitehurst Company is set to welcome Christina’s World to share their Atlanta Showroom in Building 1, 20th Floor, E23. Christina’s World offers exquisite mouth-blown and hand-painted Polish glass inspired by Christina and her travels... more »

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Upcoming Trade Shows

Jan 28 – Feb 1

Christmasworld – Canceled

Frankfurt Germany
Jan 28 – Feb 1

Minneapolis Mart Gift, Home, Apparel & Accessory Show

Minneapolis, MN USA
Jan 29 – Feb 1

Paperworld – Canceled

Frankfurt Germany
Jan 29 – Feb 2

Dallas Men’s Show

Dallas, TX USA
Jan 29 – Feb 1

Creativeworld – Canceled

Frankfurt Germany
Jan 30 – Feb 2

Philadelphia Gift Show

Oaks, PA USA
Jan 30 – Feb 3

Toronto Gift + Home Market – Virtual Event

Toronto Canada
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