AmericasMart will welcome several new and expanded gift showrooms at the upcoming Atlanta International Gift + Home Furnishings market, scheduled to be held January 14 to 21, 2020.
International Market Centers (IMC) which represents the market said that 700 showrooms represent the market’s categories, which include: The Gardens, General Gift and Specialty Gift, Gourmet & Housewares, Home Accents & Gift, Made in America, Seasonal / Gift and Tabletop & Gift. In addition, 44 brands, such as Demdaco, Two’s Company and Ganz Midwest-CBK, have renewed their commitments to the market.
The strength of the gift collection in Atlanta is its depth and breadth,” said Dave Savula, IMC executive vp, president of Gift and Apparel Leasing. “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.”
IMC said there will be seven new showrooms debuting in January: Botanical Collection (hand-crafted pottery), Great Western Hardwood & Design (outdoor gifts), Inner Beauty and Bent Brush Art (reverse hand-painted ornaments and gifts), LSA International and Rosenthal Sambonet USA (designer tabletop), Seasonal Abode (seasonal décor and home accents), Sincere Surroundings (personalized home décor and gifts) and TDA Sales (representing A&M Wholesale, Arkwright, Chesapeake Bay by JD Yeatts, DSD Express, Duke Imports, PaperCraft Products, Pine Ridge, Sentry Industries and Teters Floral).
Nine expansions and relocations represent gains of some 15,000 square feet, said IMC. 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, Angelstar, Art Floral Trading, Arty Imports, Avanti Press, Bey-Berk, Bright Ideas, Carolina Retail Packaging, Cheung’s Rattan & Imports, CJs Distributing, Classic Home & Garden, DEMDACO, Dynasty Gallery, Empire Candle, ESC And Company, Fancy Home, Floral Treasure, Ganz Midwest-CBK, Holiday Bright Lights, Karen Didion, Lakegirl, Lawrence Frames, Magnolia Traditions, Napa Home, Old World Christmas, Options, Peter Priess, Poor Boy Woodworks, Pottery Pots USA Inc., QMT Associates Inc., Quotable Cards, Santa’s Own, Sixtrees, Snoozies, Southern Firefly, Summa Innovations Incorporated, The Butler Group, The Royal Standard, Three Kings Gifts, Inc., Two’s Company, Under Stella’s Umbrella, Unlimited Containers and Zappo Bz.
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 Know” plus a panel discussion for hospital gift shops and a new seminar and breakfast for new buyers.