AmericasMart Kicks Off 2014 Buying Season
When the retail world goes shopping this January, it shops here: AmericasMart® Atlanta and the incomparable Atlanta International Gift & Home Furnishings Market® (Showrooms: Tuesday, January 7 – Tuesday, January 14; Temporaries: Thursday, January 9 – Monday, January 13) and The Atlanta International Area Rug Market® featuring the National Oriental Rug Show (Showrooms: Wednesday, January 8 – Saturday, January 11; Temporaries: Thursday, January 9 – Saturday, January 11).
The first and largest home, gift, area rug and apparel market of the 2014 wholesale show cycle (as ranked by Trade Show News Network (TSNN) in their “2012 Top 250 US Trade Shows”) will yield increased connectivity, new cross-category selection and a merchandise mix of unrivaled scale.
“If it’s next, it’s here,” notes Jeffrey L. Portman, Sr., AmericasMart president and chief operating officer. “Starting Tuesday, January 7, we’ll be delivering on that promise to the delight of legions of retailers magnetized by the seductive powers of all things new. Our January Markets will unleash the forces of possibilities in ways unmatched in our 54-year history,” Portman adds.
In its constant pursuit of continuous improvement, AmericasMart is creating significant enhancements to the Atlanta Market experience, beginning with the show schedule, which shifts to a new Tuesday-to-Tuesday run to accommodate buyers’ preferred timing. The January Market also marks the launch of a greatly enriched website and the extension of free wi-fi accessibility across the seven million square-foot campus.
The successful integration of AmericasMart’s HOME and RUG collection continues at the January 2014 Market with showroom expansions that are part of a comprehensive plan that has integrated nearly 60,000 square feet of these showrooms in the past year.
The groundbreaking Living. Outdoor/Indoor®. The Gardens®. collection at AmericasMart marks its 20th anniversary with an outdoor fabric fashion show, celebrations and giveaways including a complete outdoor kitchen and $20,000 of top outdoor living product.
Across the connected three-building campus, Permanent collections are buzzing with new and expanded showrooms. AmericasMart GIFT continues its march forward with an ever-growing collection of top products at all price points from across the world, including the internationally renowned Living & Entertaining: Gifts, Tabletop & Accessories and Gourmet & Housewares collections, brought to life by cooking demonstrations from national culinary stars. Its five-floor Holiday & Floral/Home Décor collection features significant expansions and new showrooms enriching the industry’s largest Market of the year. The permanent Children’s World collection showcases new juvenile apparel, décor and accessories lines with products for babies, kids, tweens and moms-to-be.
In the Temporaries, the growth pace accelerates with a fascinating product mix highlighted by all of the juried LUXE collections – HIGH DESIGN LUXE, Gourmet LUXE, Tabletop LUXE and Gardens LUXE – showing high-end luxury goods together for the first time. The exemplary HD HOME collection with eight new lines showcases the best of the best in furniture, accessories and home décor. Growth of buyer-favorite collections including Made in America, Emerging Artists, Pampered Pets and Children’s World extends the January Market lineup.
For additional information about The Atlanta International Gift & Home Furnishings Market® and The Atlanta International Area Rug Market® featuring the National Oriental Rug Show, please visit http://www.americasmart.com/home/jan-2014. AmericasMart is an Associate Member of the ORIA.