Atlanta Market To Welcome Buying Groups

According to AmericasMart, 14 buying groups and professional organizations will have a presence at the Atlanta International Gift & Home Furnishings Market, set to take place from July 9 to July 15, 2019.

Highlights include the first summer market meeting of True Value Home & Garden Showplace retailers and the 10th anniversary of the GC Buying Group’s Summer School in Atlanta.

The summer market meeting of True Value Home & Garden Showplace retailers features buyers for the independently owned Home & Garden Showplace stores who supplement True Value lawn and garden, seasonal and outdoor living products with personally selected gift, lifestyle and décor merchandise. Some 50 retailers from both the garden center and hardware sides of the business plan to attend the market.

According to AmericasMart, 65 independent housewares retailers will learn about new products, sales techniques and industry trends at GC Buying Group’s Summer School. They also will hear from 10 vendors including assembly presenters Hario, Louisville Stoneware, Nutribullet, Panorama Knife and Vain Foods and hands-on classroom presenters The Cookware Company, Frieling HIC, Jura and Scanpan. GC Buying Group will also host its annual Party in the Kitchen in the Fiesta Dinnerware Demonstration Kitchen on July 10.

“We are proud to host a broad range of professional organizations at the Atlanta market this summer,” said Dorothy Belshaw, evp/chief marketing and digital officer for International Market Centers. “Our buyer services team has worked diligently to develop a market experience that will help these important groups connect with the products and resources they need to be successful. We look forward to welcoming them to Atlanta.”