With guidance from health and elected officials as well an epidemiologist, International Market Centers is reopening its campuses in Atlanta, High Point, NC, and Las Vegas with new safety procedures and operational protocols in place.
A survey of the gift, home furnishings and apparel industries commissioned by International Market Centers has determined that, although the COVID-19 crisis has affected all retail sales across the U.S., store owners and operators are looking toward reopening and recovery, and expressing a near-term need for new products.
Based on an extensive industry survey, International Market Centers has updated its summer 2020 market schedule. IMC is postponing markets until August, with its next Atlanta Market running August 13 to 18 and Las Vegas Market running August 30 to September 3.
International Market Centers is commissioning a survey of more than 200,000 home furnishings, gift and apparel buyers that will generate a real-time representation of those related sectors during the COVID-19 crisis.
To address business disruption caused by the COVID-19 pandemic, International Market Centers and its digital innovation division will provide free subscriptions and transactions to customers through year-end on ShopZio, its business-to-business digital platform.
As of March 24, International Market Centers (IMC) has temporarily closed AmericasMart Atlanta to the public, in accordance with Atlanta’s 14-day shelter in place order, to help stop the spread of the COVID-19 virus. The Atlanta Convention Center at AmericasMart and the Atlanta Decorative Arts Center will also be closed.
International Market Centers has boosted its furniture and home décor leasing team with a new hire, Dale Schmidlin, now director of home décor leasing; and the promotions of Chris Amos to director of home décor leasing and John Dwiggins to director of furniture leasing.
As part of a comprehensive product proposition developed for the Atlanta International Gift & Home Furnishings Market and Dallas Total Home & Gift Market, Surya is mounting a Pantone 2019 Color of the Year, Living Coral presentation that features what the company characterized as an animating and life-affirming hue.
International Market Centers has completed its merger-acquisition of AmericasMart Atlanta.
Walmart and DoorDash are teaming up to help expand the retailer’s online grocery delivery service, beginning with the Atlanta metro area.
John C. Portman, Jr., founder of AmericasMart, home to the Atlanta International Gift and Home Furnishings Market, has died. The architect, real estate developer, entrepreneur, artist and altruist passed away on December 29, 2017, at the age of 93.
Arte Italica will debut new dinnerware and expand its holiday tableware selections at the summer gift markets.
Annieglass is expanding its handcrafted, made in the USA glass serveware and dinnerware collections at the upcoming summer markets.