International Market Centers (IMC) is expanding its Spring Mini Market at AmericasMart® Atlanta – now renamed Spring Market to reflect the new length – to include two preview days (March 1 & 2) added in front of its previously announced March 3-5 dates – to better accommodate socially distant appointments in its 1,000+ gift and home décor showrooms.
“The optimism displayed at the Atlanta Market in January is maintaining its momentum through the first quarter,” notes Bob Maricich, IMC CEO. “As such, we are expanding the March buying opportunity in Atlanta – in dates and scope – to give retailers and designers more time to discover, connect, and shop the unmatched resources available in AmericasMart’s showrooms.”
Among AmericasMart’s 700 gift showrooms and 300 home décor showrooms are 58 new, expanded, and relocated showrooms for the 2021 Spring Market. To date, the vast majority of AmericasMart’s leading representative groups are opening and taking appointments for the full five-day buying event. Confirmed groups from across the home décor and gift offerings include Anne McGilvray, Appelman Schauben, CODARUS, Curated Home Brands, Darrah & Company, Gib Carson Associates, Ivystone, J Douglas, Just Got 2 Have It, Road Runners, Simblist Group, Southeast Marketing, The Link Companies, and Veronica Flam.
“We are going to market the daylights out of the March show as a week, not just three days,” adds Verne Bliss, principal of Dugan-Bliss & Associates, which represents 43 brands.
“We are beefing up for March market,” comments Cynde Stewart, President of Raz Imports. “One of our largest clients said, ‘Be ready, March is going to be big!’”
In addition to gift and home décor product, Spring Market also will offer apparel and accessories in some 80+ cash and carry showrooms and selected order-writing showrooms with women’s and children’s styles.
A full list of open showrooms will be available on AmericasMart.com closer to the market.
Pre-registration is required and is open now at Registration.AmericasMart.com. Spring Market is open Wednesday, March 3 – Friday, March 5, 2021, 9 a.m. – 5 p.m. Preview days are Monday, March 1 – Tuesday, March 2, 2021 by appointment. For more information, visit AmericasMart.com/Spring.
All visitors to AmericasMart must follow IMC’s Together Safely protocols which include the required use of PPE, temperature checks, and social distancing. Details are available at TogetherSafely.com