AmericasMart Announces ICON Honorees

The ninth-annual ICON HONORS celebrated global innovation as top achievers and superior achievements were recognized on the most anticipated and important night in the home and gift industry.

Staged at AmericasMart® Atlanta on July 12, ICON HONORS guests celebrated the achievements of the best of the best in the home and gift industry.  Honors were conferred upon those in the industry doing truly extraordinary things in pursuit of their dreams – those who achieve success through ingenuity, integrity, creativity, energy and hard work.

Retailers, manufacturers, sales agencies and service providers all were eligible to pursue ICON HONORS recognition in a broad field of 16 distinct categories of competition.  Honorees were selected through extensive adjudication by highly qualified experts drawn from the world of design, manufacturing and product development.

Here are the ICON HONORS 2018 Honorees:

The 2018 Innovation Honors
Product Innovations
Coleen Christian Burke
First Ladies Collection
By Fitz and Floyd

The 2018 Innovation Honors
Product Innovations
Picnic Time Family of Brands

The 2018 Contribution Honors
Industry Influence
Franz Collection Inc.

The 2018 Branding Honors
Alabama Sawyer

The 2018 Branding Honors
Museum Store Association

The Gift and Home Trade Association/Gift for Life Honor of Excellence
April Cornell

The AmericasMart Medal of Excellence Honor
Bobbie Gottlieb
Tom Gottlieb
Two’s Company

ICON HONORS is the signature event of The Atlanta International Gift & Home Furnishings Market®.  It is produced and staged by AmericasMart® Atlanta in exclusive partnership with the Gift & Home Trade Association (GHTA) and Progressive Business Media, and in affiliation with Gift For Life.  Please visit for information about ICON HONORS. 

Author: Sally James

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