Get Ready for AmericasMart January Market
The Atlanta International Gift and Home Furnishings Market is set to begin Jan. 9 and run through Jan. 16 at AmericasMart, setting in motion the 2018 wholesale trading year. The Market will create an international population of retailers, designers, specifiers, online merchants, trend setters, tastemakers and high-profile buying groups from more than 70 countries and every U.S. state—all together, all to discover what is new and next across the home furnishings, gift and fashion landscape.
“The Atlanta January Market experience is cultivated and curated to inspire wonderment and invite discovery,” said Jeffrey Portman, Sr., AmericasMart vice chairman, president and COO. “From the innovation continuum comes an endless progression of new ideas, new business concepts and new product creations. We believe AmericasMart in January is the first and best source and stage for innovation discoveries.”
The January Market will feature a reimagined Floor 10 in Building 2 (home to the Gift, Tabletop, Gourmet, Housewares and The Gardens collections), with an expanded showroom for Creative Co-Op. Attendees also will find new product destinations, new and expanded showrooms and trend-driven temporary collections.
The temporary collection features more than 30 trend-setting categories full of new product introductions that includes Tabletop Luxe and Gourmet Luxe. Other collections for January 2018 include Gourmet Housewares, Tabletop & Entertaining and Holiday.
The gift and home furnishings Market—running Tuesday, Jan. 9 through Tuesday, Jan. 16 (Temporaries: Thursday, Jan. 11 - Monday, Jan. 15)—will give buyers a long litany of industry-leading experiences topped by:
- AmericasMart’s celebrated Vignette Gallery showcases the PANTONE Color of the Year for 2018 plus the PANTONEVIEW Home + Interiors 2018 Color Forecast in its “In Living Color” exhibition. Six interior designers paired with six floral designers explore color trends through product found across AmericasMart.
- Streamlined Market events with accessible programming sharing the important information retailers and designers need to know now, while giving them maximum time to make their major purchasing decisions. Improved amenities include novel food and beverage offerings and new lounges. Celebrity chef presentations in the Fiesta Dinnerware Gourmet Demonstration Kitchen let buyers take a break to sample mouthwatering creations.
- January Market traditions including the Color of the Year party and Home for Hope day of giving.
For more information about the January Market, please visit www.AmericasMart.com/January.