Atlanta Market Momentum Accelerates as Summer 2021 Market Approaches
ATLANTA – July 7, 2021 – Atlanta Market continues its positive momentum with an engaging Summer edition presenting expanded resources bolstered by the return of in-person industry events and celebrations set for July 13-19, 2021 at AmericasMart Atlanta.
“As conditions have improved this spring, the momentum of Atlanta Market also has accelerated with buyers and sellers even more excited to get back together with Atlanta as their destination of choice,” said Bob Maricich, International Market Centers (IMC) CEO.
Summer Market Showroom Updates
Across AmericasMart, brands and sales agencies are updating their presentations in preparation for Summer Market buying with a total of 58 new, expanded and relocated brands opening among the market’s 1,000+ gift and home décor showrooms.
The Atlanta Market Home Décor category of 300+ home décor showrooms on 11 floors features 26 showroom updates. Some 12 new showrooms include French Graffiti (textiles and artwork), (home décor and artwork), (home décor and furnishings), (home décor and furnishings) and more. The 14 expansions and relocations are highlighted by new lobby level showrooms for C
Atlanta Market’s 700+ gift and lifestyle showrooms – presented on 19 floors across all three buildings – feature 32 updates: 13 new and 19 expansions in the general gift and T (artificial floral, floral accessories, gifts, home decor and seasonal) adding an additional location. In outdoor living, (nursery pots, urns, planters and garden accessories) takes a new showroom. (hand-crafted, customizable gifts, seasonal and souvenirs) and (handbags); an additional location for (aluminum home accessories); and expansions for (Americana home and seasonal décor), (metal art) (representing 27 “green” gift, personal care, children's and home accessories lines). In gourmet, housewares and tabletop, notable updates are new showrooms for (handcrafted ecofriendly home and lifestyle products), (collectible art and tabletop), (contemporary table settings) and (fine china); and expansions for (housewares and home décor) and (handmade gourmet truffles and chocolates). In Seasonal & Gift, two major expansions are (seasonal and home décor plus apparel and accessories) and
Collaborations and Growth in the Temporary Exhibits
Atlanta Market’s temporary exhibits – open July 14-18 – double in size over the Winter 2021 market with more brands and renewed partnerships with three leading industry organizations –®
more than 50 exhibitors of coffee roasting, brewing and serving products, packaging and point of sale systems and related merchandise at Coffee Fest Atlanta 2021, staged July 15-16 at the Georgia World Congress Center. Atlanta Market attendees will receive free access to Coffee Fest and its 50+ educational sessions. For information and registration, visitwww.coffeefest.com.
3 - 5:30 p.m.3 - 5:30 p.m expanded pedestrian space will extend the sidewalk for three blocks in front of AmericasMart complete with an original art installation welcoming attendees to Atlanta.
Gift for Life’s “Feed the Hungry – Feel the Good” fundraiser#ATLMKT2021 influencers Valerie Darden(@brextoncoleinteriors), Brittany Hayes (@Addisonswonderland); Marissa Nelums (@glasshouseinterior), Amy Williams (@cutertudor); and Ashley Wilson (@athomewithashley) will visit the market in-person and share their favorite market experiences on social media.
This summer, Atlanta Market is sponsoring Gift for Life’s “Feed the Hungry – Feel the Good” fundraiser for World Central Kitchen’s COVID-related hunger relief efforts with a commitment to match donations up to $10,000 from market participants. Through the campaign, donors of at least $50 can qualify to win raffle prizes including Atlanta Market hotel stays and dining certificates. Atlanta Market raffle entries are available for purchase online at: https://donate.wck.org/AtlantaMkt.
Other new amenities include
Atlanta Market’s showrooms are open Tuesday, July 13 – Monday, July 19, 9 a.m. – 6 p.m. Temporaries are open Wednesday, July 14 – Saturday, July 17, 9 a.m. – 5:30 p.m. and Sunday, July 18, 9 a.m. – 2 p.m. ANTIQUES closes on Saturday, July 17 at 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, visitAtlantaMarket.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 Juniper, a fully integrated omnichannel B2B commerce solution and multiline B2B e-commerce marketplace empowering buyers and sellers to better manage and grow their business at markets and year-round, IMC now provides the only omnichannel sales and marketing platform that seamlessly connects physical and digital wholesale commerce. For more information, visit www.imcenters.com.