AmericasMart has expanded its resources for the upcoming Atlanta International Gift and Home Furnishings Market, scheduled to be held July 9 to 15, with 29 brands opening new showrooms, expanding their spaces or renewing.
“Entertaining and dining products are a key component of the lifestyle offerings of the Atlanta International Gift and Home Furnishings Market,” said Dave Savula, International Market Centers, evp/president of gift and apparel leasing. “The breadth and depth of our gourmet and tabletop collections, with more than 900 brands showcased in more than 150 showrooms and nearly 300 temporaries, establishes Atlanta as the east coast’s premier destination for these categories.”
In the Tabletop & Gift collection, four new showrooms include Annieglass, Maple Leaf at Home, Michael Wainwright and William Yeoward Crystal. Three expanded showrooms include Bluesky Clayworks, Mila Brown and Mariposa. Six showrooms have renewed their leases, including Caskata, Dartington Crystal, Jay Import Company, Mary Jurek Design, Three Star and Tizo Design.
In Gourmet & Housewares, four new showrooms will open including Trudeau, Mills Gourmet, La Crema Coffee and Spokandy. Five expanded showrooms are Ala Carte Alice, Blue Cattle Truck, Delectable Samplings, Jura and Kasperzack & Associates. Seven renewed showroom leases include Bradshaw International, Harold Import Co., Le Creuset, Leadingware Group, Silver Buffalo, Supreme Marketing and Wine.A.Rita.
In addition, the Fiesta Dinnerware Demonstration Kitchen will feature several presentations including: “Kids in the Kitchen with Cooper” by retailer Cooper Boone of Foundry42 on Wednesday, July 10 at 11 a.m.; “Summer Entertaining: 5-Minute Bruschetta & Skinny Jalapeño Margaritas…Olé!” by Ashley Rose of Sugar & Cloth on Thursday, July 11 at 11 a.m.; and “Girls Night In! Easy Entertaining & Cocktails with Lifestyle Expert Landyn Hutchinson” on Friday, July 12 at 11 a.m.
The Kitchen also hosts the Cocktails and Conversations series featuring mixologists from local restaurants sharing favorite recipes and tips. Additional market programming includes a conversation with tabletop tastemaker Nora Fleming, titled “Celebrate with Nora Fleming: Elevating Everyday Entertaining” on Friday, July 12 at 10 a.m. in the Building 1, Floor 14 seminar space.
The gourmet and tabletop showroom collections are also complemented by five temporary collections that will be open July 9 to 14: Gourmet Foods, Gourmet Luxe, Housewares, Tabletop & Entertaining and Tabletop Luxe.