Winter 2024 Atlanta Market Opens With Record-Setting Numbers
ATLANTA, GA – January 17, 2024 - Building on the success of Winter 2023, the 2024 edition of Atlanta Market experienced the largest pre-show opening on record with robust appointment schedules reported by the market’s permanent showrooms even prior to the official opening day, Tuesday, January 16. Solid first-day attendance generated a positive buzz and unshakeable optimism for the seven-day buying event, running through Monday, January 22, 2024 at AmericasMart Atlanta.
“On the heels of a strong January Market last year, we start 2024 with numbers that have far exceeded 2023’s opening,” said Bob Maricich, ANDMORE℠ CEO. “There is a general feeling of excitement and enthusiasm to open the year, and Atlanta Market is only just getting started.”
Unusually cold temperatures throughout the southeast didn’t dissuade dedicated buyers from coming out in unparalleled numbers for pre-market, surpassing pre-COVID levels as the largest pre-show opening on record.
By midday Tuesday, the official opening day for the Market’s 1,000+ permanent gift and home showrooms, attendance was already up nearly 6% year over year, with double digit gains from east coast attendees. Core gift and home categories also experienced year over year gains, forecasting historical success in the first hours of Market. The temporaries open Wednesday, which is historically the busiest day of market.
“Our pre-market and first-day appointments are up considerably, and we are so excited for this January Market,” said Garry Schermann, Creative Co-Op SVP Sales. “We’re on trend for what feels like a record show, and we greatly appreciate ANDMORE’s support in the process.”
Jenny Heinzen, VP Marketing, Currey & Company added, “We are looking forward to a successful winter Atlanta Market. With a full showroom revamp and lots of exciting new products, we are optimistic that our strong first day of sales will carry on through the week.”
Atlanta Market’s 1,000+ showrooms are open through Monday, January 22, with more than 1,400 temporary exhibits open Wednesday, January 17 – Sunday, January 21. Market highlights, including the popular Market Kickoff Party, JURA Demonstration Kitchen, educational programming, resource tours and more continue throughout the week, as the Winter 2024 edition provides positivity and promise for another season of better buying.
Atlanta Market is a dynamic and immersive wholesale sourcing destination housing the nation's largest product mix for gift complemented by a broad selection of home décor, furnishings, apparel and the nation’s largest outdoor living presentation. It features three buildings with 51 floors of showrooms and temporary exhibits with thousands of brands that attract retailers and designers from every U.S. state and more than 60 countries. For information, visit AtlantaMarket.com.
About ANDMORE℠: ANDMORE, formerly International Market Centers, is an omnichannel wholesale marketmaker that fuels opportunities for wholesale buyers and sellers to connect, grow and prosper through physical markets, design centers and digital channels. The company owns and operates more than 20 million square feet of premium event and showroom space, hosting live events in Atlanta, High Point, N.C., Las Vegas and New York City. By pairing face-to-face events with always-on digital tools, ANDMORE provides truly omnichannel business platforms for its global wholesale customer base. ANDMORE.com.
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