IMC’s Unmatched Gourmet Resources Prepare Buyers for Success
Atlanta Market & Las Vegas Market Offer Housewares-Focused Products & Programming
Atlanta and Las Vegas – International Market Centers’ (IMC) Winter 2022 Atlanta Market and Las Vegas Market offer can’t miss destinations for gourmet and housewares retailers looking for trendsetting new product, category growth opportunities and business-building education. With a combined 1,000 gourmet and gift-oriented housewares, tabletop and specialty food lines alongside 12,000+ complementary gift, home décor and furniture resources plus experiential and thought-leading educational sessions, the bicoastal markets offer retailers unmatched tools to grow their businesses.
“Discerning gourmet and housewares buyers are eagerly anticipating the Winter 2022 Markets in Atlanta and Las Vegas,” said Dorothy Belshaw, IMC executive vice president, chief customer and marketing officer. “For this category, it’s not about getting it first, but sourcing depth and breadth of quality resources that provide the best return on their market investment.”
Atlanta Market and Las Vegas Market’s strong gourmet, housewares and tabletop offerings – bolstered by a breadth of complementary gift and home décor product – provide unrivaled opportunities for cross-category sourcing, shopping and new revenue stream exploration.
The comprehensive gourmet resources run the gamut of top housewares and tabletop brands and specialty food purveyors. Buyers will find must-have lines in brand showrooms, sales agencies and temporary exhibits. Top specialty tabletop lines include Boston International, Casafina, Fortessa, Juliska, Paper Products Design, Rewined Candles, Riedel, TAG, The Fiesta Tableware Company, Vietri and others. In housewares, leading cookware, cutlery, tools, gadgets and coffee brands include All-Clad, Demeyere, Hestan, Harold Import Company, Jura, Le Creuset, Lekue, Lifetime Brands, Messermeister, Meyer, OXO, Scanpan, Shun, SMEG, Staub, The Cookware Company, USAPan, Vitamix, Zwilling JA Henckels and more. In specialty, packaged and shelf-stable foods, notable brands are Beautiful Briny Sea, Hammonds Candy, Salt Sisters, Savannah Bee Company, Stonewall Kitchen, The French Farm and Vain Foods.
At Atlanta Market, some 475+ gourmet, housewares and tabletop lines will be presented in showrooms on two dedicated floors of Building 2 with an additional 100+ gourmet, housewares and tabletop lines presented in five temporary exhibit categories: Gourmet, Gourmet LUXE, Housewares, Tabletop & Entertaining and Tabletop LUXE.
Las Vegas Market presents some 285+ gourmet, housewares and tabletop lines in permanent showrooms with an additional 30+ gourmet, housewares and tabletop lines in the all-new, connected EXPO at World Market Center Las Vegas.
Permanent showrooms and temporary exhibitors in both Atlanta and Las Vegas showcase tabletop and entertaining, flatware, fine china, crystal, gourmet foods, cooking gadgets, small appliances, cookware, gourmet accessories, bar accessories, grilling tools, table linens, food storage, paper products, coolers, tailgate products, cookbooks, cleaning tools and more.
“With the largest gift offerings in the country in Atlanta and the only opportunity to source gift, home décor and furniture together in Las Vegas, IMC’s markets offer unmatched exploration opportunities,” added Belshaw. “Our January markets are well-timed for retailers coming off a busy holiday season to re-order best-sellers and to discover innovative new resources.”
Gourmet and Business Programming
IMC presents a series of educational opportunities and gourmet industry networking at Atlanta Market and Las Vegas Market.
Cooking demonstrations bring food trends to life. The heart of the Atlanta Market gourmet and housewares collection – the state-of-the-art Atlanta Market Demonstration Kitchen – will be bustling this market with four days of live cooking demonstrations. In Las Vegas, three days of cooking demonstrations will take place in a new location among the temporary exhibits in the EXPO. Additionally, both markets will host a series of in-person business and trend education throughout the market weeks.
Atlanta Market, the industry’s premier gift, décor and lifestyle market, kicks off IMC’s 2022 trade show season on the east coast January 11-18, 2022 at AmericasMart Atlanta. 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. January Market registration is open now at AtlantaMarket.com.
Las Vegas Market takes the industry west January 23-27, 2022 at World Market Center Las Vegas. Las Vegas Market is the leading home furnishings and gift market in the western U.S., presenting thousands of furniture, home décor and gift resources in an unrivaled market destination. Registration is open now at LasVegasMarket.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.