November 20, 2017
Latest products, trends to be on display at AmericasMart Atlanta

{Sponsored} AmericasMart Atlanta — “the Nation’s No. 1 product destination that connects buyers with top brands from around the world” — is fast approaching and you won’t want to miss it.

“It is always exciting to have January Market at AmericasMart be the first show of the year,” said Kelly Edmonson, style director at “It feels like a fresh start to the year, people are looking for new merchandise for their stores and we always have tons of new products and a handful of our bestsellers to show off.

“We also love seeing our buyers and brand friends face-to-face!”

Rifle Paper Co.

Elizabeth Sloan, director of sales at Rifle Paper Co., and her team have been releasing beautiful paper goods and gift items at AmericasMart for the past eight years.

“From greeting cards and calendars to iPhone cases and candles, we have something for almost every type of buyer,” she said. “If you’re into that kind of thing, you shouldn’t pass us up. We do not disappoint!”

You’ll be able to find Rifle Paper Co. in the daniel*richards showroom, suite 1634. is exhibiting in the Lifeguard Press showroom,  Building 2 showroom 819 — a hot spot close to Chick-Fil-A.

“It’s a great way for us to connect with buyers, old and new, big and small, and have some great conversations about how we can continue to support their businesses,” said Wendy Smith, Lifeguard Press’s director of sales. “It’s all about setting our accounts up for success and building relationships!”

“We’re going into our fifth year at AmericasMart (and it) feels really good,” Edmonson said. “The gift show is an amazing show and we have a strong customer base in the South, so it feels important for us to continue to exhibit.”

“We began exhibiting at AmericasMart back in 2012 when we first began working with daniel*richards,” Sloan said. “They have played an integral role in growing our line throughout several regions and a big part of that has been because of our continued presence at AmericasMart. The amount of buyers and the wide variety of retailers this show attracts makes this one of our strongest shows each year.”

The 2018 Winter Market will feature the latest trends in gift and stationery January 9-16 in Atlanta. Elaborate showcases and exciting temporaries are waiting to introduce new and exciting products to buyers and friends.

“It’s the most fun to see more independent artists showing their goods at the gift show,” Edmonson said. “We work with a lot of artists on patterns, illustrations, and typography, so we love to see them growing their own brands and businesses.”

“We’re looking forward to connecting with existing retailers who have become friends over the years, [which] is always something we look forward to as well,” Sloan said. “We really value our retailers’ feedback and this show helps set the stage for them to see what we have in store for our line throughout the year.”

What can buyers expect to see?

“We debut our calendar and planner designs for the following year at this show, which are always a crowd favorite and really popular,” Sloan said. “We’ve also got a few surprises we’re looking forward to introducing.”

“We have expanded our travel category with some stuff that we love, love, love,” Edmonson said. “We’ve got a new floral making a big statement in the line — it will give you heart eyes.”

“(Buyers) can expect to find the best quality stationery and gift items from great brands and a team that is ready and willing to support our buyers any way that we can,” Smith said. “Our team is flexible, service-minded and willing to go above and beyond to be sure that we are making our accounts as successful as possible with the products that will work best in their store.”

“Bottom line is, we want you to shop with us at AmericasMart because we want to be your BFF,” Edmonson said.

For more information, visit Make sure to visit and Rifle Paper Co. in Atlanta at the Winter Market.

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