Atlanta Market was at the intersection of commerce and community for buyers and exhibitors this January with 6,000+ brands providing expanded product discovery, a full slate of education and events offering industry connections and a new and improved @Market App, Jan. 16-22, 2024, at AmericasMart Atlanta, according to a press release.
“The Winter 2024 Atlanta Market delivered unmatched buying opportunities and one-of-a-kind industry events to buyers from all 50 states and 50 countries,” said Bob Maricich, ANDMORE CEO. “The energy and optimism in Atlanta were palpable, and buyers and sellers reported overwhelmingly positive results.”
Innovation and sourcing across Atlanta Market’s 2,400+ permanent showrooms and temporary exhibitors gave sellers opportunities to connect and reconnect with key industry contacts. Steady order writing and renewed relationships signaled confident buying across the market’s gift, home decor and apparel categories.
Many of the Market’s 1,200+ temporary exhibitors cited significant gains this January, record-breaking sales and contacts with key buyers.
Beyond buying, retailers and designers were welcomed with programming that complemented cross-category sourcing at Market. Nearly 20 curated events over five days attracted crowds to immersive demonstration kitchens, business-focused seminars and networking events.
Buying groups and industry partners drive key market attendance
Some 15 major buying groups and associations converged at Atlanta Market, bringing key accounts, member-based meetings and industry partner programming to the buying event.
Key accounts made their mark at Atlanta Market with notable retailers, including Anthropologie, Bloomindales, Costco, Havertys, Macy’s, Nordstrom/Nordstrom Rack, Overstock, Pottery Barn, QVC/HSN and Williams Sonoma, in attendance.
“Atlanta Market is great for us, because we get the opportunity to have more extended meetings with our vendors,” said Alice Anderson, Haverty’s accessory buyer. “This Market represents all of our categories, so it’s perfect for finding more display-oriented items.”
@Market App makes market seamless
ANDMORE’s @Market App returned to the January Atlanta Market – on both Android and iOS devices – with enhanced capabilities including wayfinder navigation, a brand directory and links to resources on the Market website. Just six months after its initial launch, the @Market App has transformed how Market is done by providing more opportunities for discovery and sourcing through the easy adoption of app resources including Scan & Go QR code for badge pickup, photos and notes to document market finds and a market planner to favorite and organize showroom and booth visits.
New this winter, the @Market app offers an enhanced Market Recap feature, providing on-the-go access to onsite notes and photos, as well as a post-market email summary of at-market activity. This new in-app capability allows connections made at AmericasMart to extend far beyond Market week.
The summer 2024 Atlanta Market runs July 16-22, at AmericasMart Atlanta. For information, visit AtlantaMarket.com.