December 3, 2019
Winter 2020 AmericasMart Atlanta offers seven categories, 4,000 brands
Nearly 4,000 brands will present new gift product introductions at The Atlanta International Gift and Home Furnishings Market, Jan. 14-21, 2020. Highlighted by 16 debuts and expansions, the more than 700 showrooms present seven Gift categories – The Gardens, General Gift and Specialty Gift, Gourmet & Housewares, Home Accents & Gift, Made in America, Seasonal/Gift and Tabletop & Gift – across 18 floors at AmericasMart Atlanta. Additionally, 44 brands have renewed their commitments to International Market Centers (IMC) in the lead up to the Atlanta market.
“The strength of the gift collection in Atlanta is its depth and breadth,” said Dave Savula, executive vice president, president of gift and apparel leasing for IMC. “The merchandise mix supports the modern lifestyle retailer with a whole spectrum of resources from gifts to gourmet and entertaining, outdoor living and seasonal celebrations.”
New-to-Atlanta in Winter 2020 are seven showrooms: Botanical Collection, Great Western Hardwood & Design, Inner Beauty and Bent Brush Art, LSA International and Rosenthal Sambonet USA, Seasonal Abode, Sincere Surroundings (personalized home décor and gifts) and TDA Sales.
Nine expansions and relocations represent gains of some 15,000 square feet. They are Blue Orange Pottery, Diverse Marketing, Flora Bunda, Floral Treasure, Gib Carson, Holiday Bright Lights, MacKenzie Childs, Raz Imports and Santa’s Own.
The more than 40 renewals are 1818 Farms, Allstate Floral, Avanti Press, Carolina Retail Packaging, Classic Home & Garden, DEMDACO, Ganz Midwest-CBK, Holiday Bright Lights, Karen Didion, Magnolia Traditions, Napa Home, Old World Christmas, Options, Pottery Pots USA Inc., QMT Associates Inc., Quotable Cards, and more.
Gift Retailer Programming
Also new to the gift collection is a seminar space in Building 2, Floor 11, which will host four days of retailer-focused educational programming. Scheduled for the space are topics including Here Today, Gone Tomorrow: Pop-Ups, Mobile Retail and More presented by Patti Biro of Spa Industry Association, Partnering for Promotions & Successful Store Events presented by Becky Tyre of Retail Details the Podcast and How to Think Like a CFO: The 5 Numbers All Business Owners Need to Knowplus a panel discussion for hospital gift shops and a new seminar and breakfast for new buyers.
The market’s Demonstration Kitchen, located in the heart of the Gourmet & Housewares collection hosts five days of programming.
Also of note are the Southern Couture Lounge, the Creative Commons and the DEMDACO Crossroads which feature daily hospitality throughout the Gift collection in Building 2.
The product presentation in the Gift showrooms is augmented by more than 2,500 brands showcased in 28 gift-focused temporary collections. Highlights include a doubled-in-size On Trend Gifts, expansion of luxury products within Boutique, an expanded Georgia Grown collection in Gourmet Foods, a redesigned Seasonal/Gift collection and a 25% growth in stationery and paper products throughout the gift temporaries. The temporaries are open January 15-19, 2020.
The Atlanta International Gift and Home Furnishings Market is held semi-annually at AmericasMart Atlanta, the Market attracts retailers and designers from the U.S. state and abroad. For the Winter 2020 staging, showrooms are open Tuesday, Jan. 14-21, 2020 and temporaries are open Jan. 15-19. For more information, visit AmericasMart.com.