AMC Announces Three People’s Choice Winners At Summer 2020 Market

From 50 finalists, Atlanta Market has named three “People’s Choice” winners in its Summer 2020 Market Snapshot: the Bed Swing with Back by Lowcountry Originals, the Carnovsky Ocean Jigsaw Puzzle by Ginger Fox and the Lucy Longhorn Paint-by-Numbers Kit by Pink Picasso. Winning products, which were selected by popular vote in the lead up to the Summer 2020 Market, are on display in AmericasMart Atlanta showrooms through August 18, 2020. “Our Summer 2020 People’s Choice Winners accurately reflect our current situation – more time spent at home – with activities for entertainment and furnishings for comfort being most popular,” notes Dorothy Belshaw, International Market Centers chief marketing and digital officer. “This real-time view of what inspires buyers is an important element of the tools that IMC offers to buyers before and during their at-market sourcing.” The winners are: With the Carnovsky Ocean Jigsaw Puzzle from Ginger Fox puzzlers explore the interaction between color and light as three different images sit on top of each other, resulting in a picture that is unexpected and mesmerizing. The colors mix and the lines and shapes entwine. With the included red, green and blue viewing glasses, users can isolate each layer of the image, turning one puzzle into three stunning pictures. (Anne McGilvray & Company B2 17-1718) Pink Picasso’s Lucy Longhorn is an original image turned into a paint-by-numbers kit.  Each kit includes a template printed canvas, a four-brush set, pots of acrylic paint and a map for painters to find a number they missed.  Each project takes about 12 hours to complete.  (Tango B2 10-1000B). The 50 finalists are: A & B Home, Baccarat, Bamboo Trading Co, Blue Ocean Traders, Brackish, BS Trading, Bungalow 5, Classic Home, Coast & Cotton, Compendium, Couture Lamps, Dillon Candy Company, Dynasty Gallery, Elan International, Emdee International, Entryways, Fredrick Cooper, Global Views, GO Home, Greenwich Bay Trading Co., Haviland, HomArt, Inge-Glas, IVV, Jeffan International, JingleNog, John Richard, Julie Vos, KEVA, Lands Downunder, Leftbank Art, Lucy Grymes, Maison Maison Design, Matouk, Melrose International, Michelle McDowell, Mud Pie, Pottery Pots, RAZ Imports, Revelation by Uttermost, Sagebrook Home, Smeg, Swanky Baby Vintage, TradeCie, Transpac, Walton Wood Farm and WorldFinds. Market Snapshot showcases exciting, new, innovative and trendsetting products from across Atlanta Market’s home décor and gift collections on social media, in buyer communications and on the market website. It is part of Atlanta Market’s interactive digital toolbox – presented at AmericasMart.com/AtlantaRemote – with new tools for trend and product discovery, virtual education and e-commerce. Atlanta Market is the industry’s premier gift, décor and lifestyle market, housing the nation’s largest gift product mix complemented by a broad selection of home décor at...

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Creative Co-Op Opens Expanded Showroom In Atlanta

Creative Co-Op is reimagining the showroom buying experience in a spectacular 28,000-square-foot AmericasMart space that will set the bar for new product resources with inspirational presentations, new categories and a dedicated events space for networking, educational programming and celebrating the retail community. Set to open in January 2018, the new showroom on Building 2, Floor 10 is the largest Creative Co-Op showroom nationally and internationally. “AmericasMart and Creative Co-Op are partners in innovation,” says Garry Schermann, senior vice president of Sales. “From inception, we have worked together to create a market experience that is memorable, inspirational and sustaining. What we will achieve in a space literally created to accommodate the Creative Co-Op business model is limited only by our collective imagination,” Schermann adds. “Creative Co-Op is set to push the limits of the Market buying experience,” notes David Savula, AmericasMart executive vice president of Leasing. “We can’t wait to see how far they will go in an imaginatively conceived space that is absolutely unique in the trade mart community,” Savula adds. Creative Co-Op is using the space to launch new lines and expand its product categories. Buyers visiting the showroom will find a new children’s collection and a new clothing line, Embellish, that not only features the celebrated Creative Co-Op attention to detail, but also helps to educate and empower women through the donation of a portion of its proceeds to charity. Buyers will also find improvements like a new point-of-sale scanning software that further supports Creative Co-Op representatives as they work alongside their retail clients in selecting the items that will help them grow their businesses. The addition of the Creative Commons space lets Creative Co-Op take the mood of the showroom into a public space and create a new experience for buyers who will enjoy a relaxing space with skyline views, cocktails and hospitality throughout the week of Market. “Retailers who want to see the next big thing are coming to AmericasMart. They are the specialist in their neighborhood and love what they do,” says Tamra Bryant, senior vice president of Product Development. “Our mission is to present them with unique, well-priced trends showcased in an inspirational space.” The new Creative Co-Op showroom is incorporated into The Gardens on Building 2, Floor 10. It opens at the Atlanta International Gift and Home Furnishings Market, January 9-16, 2018. For more about the market, visit...

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AmericasMart Gears Up For January Markets

Retailers from across the U.S. and around the world will make Atlanta their January 2013 destination of choice for all the product—all in one place—all at AmericasMart® at the celebrated Atlanta International Gift & Home Furnishings Market® and Atlanta International Area Rug Market® featuring the National Oriental Rug Show, the first and by every measure largest international trade fair of 2013. The event is co-sponsored by the ORIA. The Gift & Home Furnishings Market (January 9-16/Temporaries January 11-15) will again present the world’s single-largest product collection in more than 45 merchandise categories with the Atlanta International Area Rug Market (January 10-13/Temporaries January 11-13) showcasing the world’s single-largest collection of handmade and machine-made carpets from the most respected names in the area rug business. The January 2013 Atlanta International Gift & Home Furnishings Market is on track to continue its position within the coveted Trade Show News Network (TSNN) top-250 listing, where it currently ranks as the third-largest U.S. trade show. The TSNN ranking makes the Atlanta January Market the largest U.S. gift and home furnishings trade show in rank comparison to all other events named within the top 250. Setting the pace for the January 2013 Markets will be unparalleled excitement across the comprehensive campus: •    In the Home category, the continuing growth of the design-focused furniture and accessories product mix, led by the convergence of area rug and furniture in newly relocated showrooms on the area rug and furniture floors. •    In Holiday & Floral, the newest 2013 product introductions as well as the Artisan Showcase showcasing on-site artists demonstrating old-world skills. •    In Gift, the position as the top market for every collection at every price point is solidified with more lines than ever – including a resurgent tabletop category. •    In Gardens, additional lines dedicated to specialties ranging from miniature gardening to outdoor living rooms ensure there are options for every retailer. •    In Gourmet & Housewares, new exhibitors alongside a stellar lineup of all-star chef demonstrations will inform and inspire. •    In the juried temporary category HD Home, new exhibitors complement the collection of the premier manufacturers and designers in the category to create a breathtaking presentation of style. •    In the Temporaries, all the traditional favorites are thriving while the Made in America collection continues to grow; Gourmet LUXE and Gardens LUXE offer juried high-end alternatives; and Pampered Pets is back to meet the growing consumer demand. Complementing the extensive array of product collections, AmericasMart presents the best lineup yet of educational seminars and special guest appearances ever, making the January 2013 Market the ultimate retail buying and networking opportunity. The centerpiece of the Atlanta...

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Global Views To Open New AmericasMart Showroom

Global Views, a premier manufacturer of fine decorative accessories, lighting, furnishings, wall art, area rugs and more, will establish a major new Atlanta corporate presence with a 13,000 square-foot flagship showroom opening this July, according to Jeffrey L. Portman, Sr., president and chief operating officer of AmericasMart parent AMC, Inc. AmericasMart is a member of the ORIA. The Global Views showroom is among many recent and forthcoming additions expanding AmericasMart’s home, rug, gift and apparel franchise, which continues in its role as the world’s true global marketplace following more than 51 years of master-planned growth.  Its seven-million square foot facility houses the world’s single-largest collection of product under one roof and is the ranking preferred destination for retailers and designers from every U.S. state and more than 90 countries. Secured under a multi-year commitment on floor 14 of AmericasMart Building One, the new Global Views corporate showroom is now under construction for grand-opening events scheduled to occur with the July 11-18 Atlanta International Gift & Home Furnishings Market.  The showroom creates a major new 14th-floor design-driven resource adding significantly to AmericasMart’s large and growing home furnishings and home accents product mix. “Global Views helps define the direction of our growing design-driven product presentation on floor 14,” notes David Savula, AMC executive vice president in charge of all AmericasMart home and gift leasing.  “The scope and depth of its product lines and the unmistakable look and feel of its brand align perfectly with the design environment we are creating on this signature floor,” Savula adds. With its new showroom on track for the July 2012 debut, Global Views joins a long line of the home furnishings industry’s most celebrated brands located in 14th floor corporate showrooms, including Century Furniture, Currey & Company, Ambella Home Collection, Port 68 and many others. “Global Views is legendary in the world of premium home furnishings and home accents product with a design aesthetic grounded in pure creativity, innovation and inspiration,” notes Portman.  “Their new showroom will become a showplace of style with the expansive space designed and created to spotlight the full depth and breadth of a large and always-growing Global Views merchandise mix,” Portman adds. “Global Views has had a tremendous run in the Atlanta market with Southern Accessories Today for the last 15 years.  Now jumping off and having our own showroom on the 14th floor will offer us the opportunity to show our line in its entirety and also give our new company – Studio A – the presence it deserves in the marketplace,” says David Gebhart, Global Views chief executive officer.  “We are creating a stimulating environment in both Global...

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