Excitement Builds In Atlanta

Buyers and sellers will definitely See it All as AmericasMart presents the first global wholesale trade event of 2012: The Atlanta International Gift and Home Furnishings Market Jan. 11-18 (Temporaries: Jan. 13-17), with the Atlanta International Area Rug Market featuring the National Oriental Rug Show (NORS) taking place Jan. 12-15 (Temporaries: Jan. 13-15). NORS is co-sponsored by the ORIA.

Showcasing the latest in design-driven home furnishings and accessories, gifts, fine linens,  area rugs, gourmet products and the largest collection of holiday, floral and home décor products, the Market will feature new product introductions, cutting-edge design trends as well as new manufacturers and new categories, all housed in more than seven million square feet of showroom space.

The AmericasMart January 2012 market experience will again present retailers from every U.S. state and more than 90 countries the unmatched advantages of the world’s single-largest product collection in a setting of unrivaled ease, accessibility and convenience – all enriched and enlivened with premier events, celebrity appearances and educational programming.

Taking center stage is the new corridor linking the eighth floor of Building Two, which features tabletop, with the eighth floor of Building2 West Wing, which features gourmet, creating a holistic platform uniting housewares, tabletop, gourmet and the gift segments for maximum variety and selection in contiguous resources.

The 13 permanent product centers spanning the four-building campus will welcome new companies opening their first Atlanta showrooms and will house newly expanded ones as they enhance and strengthen their product offerings.

The Market Temporaries again are poised to stimulate buying with individual categories robust in rich product and diverse offerings. As the launching pad for the industry’s newest trends and hottest “up-and-comers,” the Temporaries provide a platform for buyers to first discover unique product and fresh ideas.

Anchoring the Temporaries and its defining home furnishings Temporary Collection is HD Home, which will once again feature an exclusive juried lifestyles collection of the nation’s most inspired and design-driven home furnishings and home décor manufacturers.

The January Market will see several new category segments introduced in Temporaries, such as HIGH Design Luxe (which was introduced in the July 2011 Market), Emerging Artists, Made in America, Modern Baby & Contemporary Kid, Luggage & Travel Accessories as well as several categories such as Paper Boutique, Gourmet, Licensee & Design and Global Designs being relocated due to expansion of their sector.

The AmericasMart Birding & Backyard Nature collection continues to blossom as the showrooms exposure to quality products not found elsewhere as well as passionate exhibitors who want to provide retail customers and their backyard friends with the best products specific to their region.

AmericasMart, which houses the world’s largest collection of area rugs, will present, along with Rug News and Design Magazine and the National Oriental Rug  Show, America’s Magnificent Carpets Awards (AMCA) – the area rug industry’s most celebrated event exclusively honoring the best of the best in area rug design and creative achievement. The rug industry’s equivalent of the Oscars will take place Jan. 13 at the Georgia Aquarium and will feature two new categories – licensee product and indoor/outdoor – and retailers will be honored as well.

Supporting the world’s largest product collection, AmericasMart will present an all-star line-up of events, celebrity appearances, educational seminars and giveaways to enrich the retailer experience at Market.

With more than 1,400 showrooms and more than 2,500 temporary exhibiting companies, the global stage will be focused on the latest offered by manufacturers, designers and sales representatives so that truly the unmatched benefit for buyers is that at the January Market, they can See It All.


Author: editor

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