AmericasMart To Ramp Up Atlanta Market Gift Offerings

AmericasMart said there will be 16 showroom debuts and expansions to its seven gift categories at the upcoming Atlanta International Gift & Home Furnishings Market, scheduled to be held January 14 to 21, 2020.

International Market Centers noted that 700 showrooms represent the market’s categories, which include: The Gardens, General Gift and Specialty Gift, Gourmet & Housewares, Home Accents & Gift, Made in America, Seasonal/Gift and Tabletop & Gift. In addition, 44 brands, such as Demdaco, Two’s Company and Ganz Midwest-CBK, have renewed their commitments to the market.

The strength of the gift collection in Atlanta is its depth and breadth,” said Dave Savula, IMC evp/president of gift and apparel leasing. “The merchandise mix supports the modern lifestyle retailer with a whole spectrum of resources from gifts to gourmet and entertaining, outdoor living and seasonal celebrations.”

Seven new showrooms debuting in January: Botanical Collection (hand-crafted pottery), Great Western Hardwood & Design (outdoor gifts), Inner Beauty and Bent Brush Art (reverse hand-painted ornaments and gifts), LSA International and Rosenthal Sambonet USA (designer tabletop), Seasonal Abode (seasonal décor and home accents), Sincere Surroundings (personalized home décor and gifts) and TDA Sales (representing A&M Wholesale, Arkwright, Chesapeake Bay by JD Yeatts, DSD Express, Duke Imports, PaperCraft Products, Pine Ridge, Sentry Industries and Teters Floral).

Also new to the gift collection is a seminar space in Building 2, Floor 11, which will host four days of retailer-focused educational programming. Scheduled for the space are topics including: “Here Today, Gone Tomorrow: Pop-Ups, Mobile Retail and More” presented by Patti Biro of Spa Industry Association; “Partnering for Promotions & Successful Store Events” presented by Becky Tyre of Retail Details the Podcast; and “How to Think Like a CFO: The 5 Numbers All Business Owners Need to Know,” plus a panel discussion for hospital gift shops and a new seminar and breakfast for new buyers.