New Resources Invite Exploration at Winter 2023 Atlanta Market
ATLANTA – October 5, 2022 – Atlanta Market invites exploration with new gift and home decor product offerings and extensions of its must-see programming at the Winter 2023 staging, January 10-16, at AmericasMart Atlanta. Highlights include the debut of four floors of casual furnishings and outdoor living products, new online access to the Market’s High Design exhibitors and the premier of FIRST LOOK EAST, an expansion of IMC’s celebrated trend programming.
“Atlanta Market’s unmatched product and programming offerings will entice buyers to come explore with us this January,” said Bob Maricich, International Market Centers (IMC) CEO. “With an exceptional depth and breadth of product, engaging programming and the opportunity to connect and network with other retailers and designers, new opportunities abound at Atlanta Market. Our easy-to-shop marketplace allows buyers to harness new opportunities at the start of a new retail year.”
New Casual Furniture Destination
A new casual furniture destination is opening at AmericasMart in January 2023 to expand resources for home décor buyers at Atlanta Market. Nearly 50 outdoor living and casual furniture showrooms are set to open on four redesigned floors (2-5) of Building 1. The location of the new collection will allow buyers to seamlessly source outdoor furniture, décor and more alongside complementary interior and seasonal product also in the building. Joining the purpose-built showrooms are new amenities including a buyer’s lounge and food service area.
AmericasMart’s casual furniture showrooms on Floors 2-4 also will be open throughout the year as part of the market center’s Open Year-Round offerings and during the International Casual Furnishings Association’s (ICFA) Casual Market Atlanta, to be staged each July at AmericasMart.
High Design Online Debuts
As part of IMC’s continued integration of its physical and digital markets, JuniperMarket introduces High Design Online – an “online popup” of brands in Atlanta Market’s celebrated design-led juried temporary exhibits. This first-ever Atlanta Market omnichannel buying opportunity will allow designers and retailers to connect with brands in person and seamlessly source from them before, during and after the market. As part of the Atlanta Market registration process, buyers can activate an account for JuniperMarket, IMC’s new B2B ecommerce marketplace.
Fresh Gift and Home Décor Product
Atlanta Market’s unmatched resources – some 8,000+ lines – are refreshed in Winter 2023. Buyers will find new, expanded and relocated brands and sales agencies throughout its 1,000+ showrooms and 1,100+ temporary exhibits.
The refinement of the home décor buying experience at Atlanta Market includes new, expanded and relocated resources among some 300+ showrooms presented on 10 floors in Building 1. The gift offerings – 700+ showrooms on 19 floors in Buildings 1, 2 and 3 – offer new introductions highlighted by growth in the seasonal / holiday resources plus strong collections in general gift, gourmet and housewares, tabletop, outdoor living, children’s and more.
Atlanta Market’s expansive temporary exhibits feature some 3,000+ lines in 30+ categories in 10 exhibit halls across AmericasMart’s three buildings. Of note for Winter 2023 is continued partnerships with industry associations to expand sourcing opportunities on the trade show floor. GC Buying Group presents its second GCX Expo & Education which brings retailer education and new gourmet brands to the market. The Greeting Card Association’s (GCA) *Noted @ Atlanta Market pavilion showcases emerging paper and stationery artists. Museum Store Association (MSA) brings new unique exhibitors to The Museum Collective pavilion.
For a full list of Atlanta Market exhibitors, visit AtlantaMarket.com/exhibitor/exhibitor-directory.
New Market Programming Experiences
Atlanta Market will present a full roster of seminars, cooking demonstrations, tours, events, celebrations and amenities this winter with highlights including the expansion of IMC’s industry-leading trend programming.
New for 2023 is the debut of the East Coast edition of IMC’s proprietary and celebrated FIRST LOOK multi-part trend program. Julie Smith Vincenti, a design expert with more than 25 years in magazine editing and home furnishings trend forecasting, will curate new trends using product available at Atlanta Market. Attendees can explore the FIRST LOOK EAST trends through a fast-paced, image-rich pre-market webinar, at-market events, a product vignette and trend guide.
Other programming includes five days of business-focused seminars including the East Coast edition of the Ahead of the Curve Panel; four days of cooking demonstrations in the Atlanta Market Demonstration Kitchen; three days of marquee events on the Building 3 atrium stage; four tours highlighting the best of market; and the popular Market Kickoff Party.
Atlanta Market offerings add excitement and convenience. Attendees can pose in all-new photo ops in all three buildings and explore a series of displays featuring new exhibitors, trending products featured in the Market Snapshot program and new casual furniture introductions. Market amenities include daily happy hours, free refreshments, hotel shuttles and more.
A full list of events, seminars and amenities will be available soon at AtlantaMarket.com/Attend/Events.
Registration and Planning Tools
Registration is open now for the January 10-16, 2023 (temporaries January 11-15) buying event at AtlantaMarket.com/Attend/Registration.
Atlanta Market attendees can start planning for market now using AtlantaMarket.com tools including the Atlanta Market exhibitor directory, travel information and more. More planning resources include Market Snapshot, showcasing new and innovative products on the Atlanta Market (@AmericasMartATL) social media pages beginning in November; the Atlanta Market Magazine available in December; and the Atlanta Market Buyer’s Guideavailable in January.
For the Winter 2023 Atlanta Market, showrooms are open Tuesday, January 10 – Monday, January 16, 9 a.m. – 6 p.m. (selected showrooms open until 8 p.m. on Thursday, January 12 and Friday, January 13). Temporary exhibits are open Wednesday, January 11 – Saturday, January 16, 9 a.m. – 5:30 p.m. and Sunday, January 15 9 a.m. – 2 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.
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