AmericasMart will welcome for the first time, the HTI Buying Group at the upcoming Atlanta International Gift + Home Furnishings Market in January. In addition to HTI, AmericasMart will also welcome The Good Toy Group and ZAG (Zoo, Aquarium & Garden Buying Group).
IMC said it has worked with each of the groups to customize a program for its members who are attending the market. For example, HTI, with more than 125 gourmet and housewares retailer members, will gather as a group at the market and present training to those in attendance. HTI will also be collaborating with the Cam Ryan showroom for an HTI Meet and Greet Party on Friday, January 17 from 3 to 5 p.m.
“HTI Buying Group is proud to attend AmericasMart Atlanta in January 2020.The opportunity to continue to support the HTI retailers in Atlanta is important to the membership. HTI looks to support future retailers and vendors by cultivating new relationships and providing the services that continue to make our membership successful,” said KC Lapiana, president, HTI.
Meanwhile, ZAG, which represents buyers for more than 300 zoos, aquariums and other wildlife-related institutions and attractions will host a board meeting and member cocktail reception. The Good Toy Group, which represents more than 100 toy retailers with 180 store locations across the U.S. and Canada, is set to host a meeting for members who will shop the market together.
“We are honored to be a part of the buying experience for the member-based industry organizations who do business at The Atlanta International Gift and Home Furnishings Market,” said Dorothy Belshaw, International Market Centers (IMC) chief marketing and digital officer. “We wholeheartedly support the mission of our industry partners and look forward to welcoming both newcomers and longtime attendees to Atlanta this January.”