Atlanta Market Anticipates Strongest Market in Two Years
Showrooms Open January 11-18, 2022
Temporaries Return January 12-16, 2022
ATLANTA – Atlanta Market is encouraging buyers and sellers to rediscover, reconnect and get inspired this Winter as it plans for the return to a full market experience highlighted by expanded resources and a complete roster of events at its January 11-18, 2022 staging.
“Atlanta Market expects to welcome back buyers and sellers who have shopped with us in 2021, as well as those who have not been to a market in nearly two years,” said Bob Maricich, International Market Centers (IMC) CEO. “Temporary exhibit locations are reopening to accommodate expansive gift and décor resources and live, in-person events are resuming to engage and inspire buyers. Atlanta in January will be the market moment the industry is anticipating.”
Atlanta Market continues the growth trajectory of its permanent and temporary exhibits – showing some 8,000+ lines – for the Winter 2022 Market.
The temporary exhibits grow again, showcasing 3,000+ lines in 33 categories in 10 exhibit halls across Buildings 1, 2 and 3. Of note, High Design returns to its former Building 2, Floor 1 location as a design-driven entry point to the Building 2 gift offerings.
Showroom remerchandising in Building 1 continues to refine the home décor buying experience with new brands as well as expansions and reinvestments among the 300+ showrooms on 10 floors. The nation’s most expansive gift offering of 700+ showrooms on 19 floors in Buildings 1, 2 and 3 further improves with new and expanded showrooms in general gift as well as gains in specialty categories like children’s, gourmet and housewares, floral, outdoor living, seasonal and stationery.
For a full list of Atlanta Market exhibitors, visit AtlantaMarket.com/exhibitor/exhibitor-directory.
Kitchen Demos, Education and Events
Atlanta Market reignites its celebrated market programming with a series of 10+ at-market seminars, cooking demonstrations, industry celebrations, product displays, photo-ops and more. The Atlanta Market Demonstration Kitchen, the heart of the gourmet and housewares collection in B2, again hosts four days of live cooking classes. In-person seminars with useful information for retailers and designers also resume for four days during market. All-new photo-ops and product displays will be available in all three AmericasMart Buildings.
In connection with its successful year-end launch, IMC’s JuniperMarket hosts events throughout the market week. The industry’s newest B2B wholesale buying platform will host the Market Kickoff Party as well as photo ops, product displays, giveaways and opportunities for buyers to engage with the new program and sign up. JuniperCommerce also will welcome suppliers to its showroom in Building 1, Floor 9.
Before market, Atlanta Market also will host a series of webinars to prepare buyers to attend.
A full list of pre-market and at-market events and seminars will be available soon at AtlantaMarket.com/Attend/Events.
Registration and Planning Tools
Registration is open now for the January 11-18, 2022 (temporaries January 12-16) buying event at AtlantaMarket.com/Attend/Registration.
Atlanta Market continues to optimize its planning tools for buyers with new-to-AtlantaMarket.com features including searchable catalogs embedded into the improved exhibitor search at AtlantaMarket.com/exhibitor/exhibitor-directory. Additional planning tools include the Atlanta Market Magazine available in December, the Atlanta Market Buyer’s Guide available in January and Market Snapshot, which will showcase new and innovative products on the Atlanta Market social media pages beginning in November.
For the Winter 2022 Atlanta Market, showrooms are open Tuesday, January 11 – Tuesday, January 18, 9 a.m. – 6 p.m. and temporaries are open Wednesday, January 12 – Sunday, January 16, 9 a.m. – 6 p.m.
Atlanta Market is the industry’s premier gift, décor and lifestyle market. Housing the nation’s largest gift product mix complemented by a broad selection of home décor, it features more than 8,000 brands across all categories. Held semi-annually at AmericasMart Atlanta, Atlanta Market attracts retailers and designers from every U.S. state and more than 60 countries. For more information, visit AtlantaMarket.com.
About International Market Centers: International Market Centers (IMC) serves as the center of commerce for the wholesale furniture, gift, home decor and apparel industries. With more than 20 million square feet of premium wholesale showroom space in High Point, N.C., Las Vegas and Atlanta, IMC has more than 60 years of relationships and experience creating scalable business platforms for wholesale commerce. With the launch of IMC’s Digital Innovations division and the Juniper suite of digital sales and marketing solutions and B2B ecommerce marketplace, IMC now provides the only omnichannel sales and marketing platform that seamlessly connects physical and digital wholesale commerce. www.imcenters.com.