‘Overwhelmingly positive’: Atlanta Market kicks off 2024 with successful winter edition

ATLANTA – More than 6,000 brands filled AmericasMart Atlanta, bringing “unmatched buying opportunities” to buyers from all over the world as Atlanta Market opened the year with a successful winter edition.

Market attendees traveled from all 50 states and 50 countries for the 7-day market, running Jan. 16-22. They were eager to see the more than 2,400 permanent showrooms and temporary exhibits stocked with tons of new products.

“The winter 2024 Atlanta Market delivered unmatched buying opportunities and one-of-a-kind industry events to buyers,” said Bob Maricich, Andmore CEO. “The energy and optimism in Atlanta were palpable, and buyers and sellers reported overwhelmingly positive results.”

Brands reported steady order writing throughout the market, signaling confident buying across all gift, home décor and apparel categories.

“Our company primarily does business on the road, but we have loved seeing climbing numbers here at market,” said Melina Dellas, Atlanta showroom manager of Evergreen Enterprises. “The excitement and upbeat environment really takes you back to the glory days, and it keeps us aware that having a presence at Atlanta Market is important.”

Buying was up for the temporary exhibitors, too, with many citing big gains and record-breaking sales for January.

“Our Atlanta show gets bigger for us every year, and we’re seeing more and more of our key accounts,” said Amy Carey, national sales manager of Umbra. “We write more orders at the January Atlanta Market than any other show with our sales consistently trending upward – it’s only getting better.”

All About the App

Andmore’s @Market App debuted new features at this edition, with enhanced capabilities including wayfinder navigation, a brand directory and links to market resources made the overall market easier for attendees. The market planner allowed users to organize showroom and booth visits and mark favorites.

The Market Recap feature, a new addition to the app, provided users with on-the-go access to onsite notes and photos, along with a post-market email summary of at-market activity.

“A picture is worth a thousand words, so the photo feature was such a helpful tool,” said retailer Elie Chiasson, Backyard Supplies Atlantic in Moncton, British Columbia. “From being able to write notes and mark vendors we’ve visited to taking pictures of and saving business cards, we wouldn’t change a thing.”

The next edition of Atlanta Market is scheduled to run July 16-22 at AmericasMart Atlanta. More information can be found online.

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