Market Officials Say Atlanta Order Writing ‘Fast And Furious’

The January Atlanta International Gift & Home Furnishings Market was full of action recently as market officials reported the highest volume of buying at the show since 2007.

According to market officials, order writing in all home products categories, including gourmet housewares and tabletop, was “fast and furious” and driven by upbeat retailers and a host of new product introductions.

Among the highlights of the market was the opening of Building 1’s Floor 15 designer-driven furniture collection, an expanded roster of seminars led by the opening of the permanent Designer Workspace and more than 2,000 attendees at the inaugural Party of Peachtree 2015.

In addition, Gourmet Catalog hosted its event during market where product suppliers reported solid order writing and retailers that were more upbeat than in past years.