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Your sales floor is your biggest marketing piece. Of course, shoppers visit your store to buy, but they also come in for ideas and inspiration. And to be entertained. the job if your displays is to encourage them to buy while they are there. Let's take a look at the key components necessary to help.

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What do eco-friendly products, witty and animal-based designs, puzzles, CBD products and innovative gadgets have in common? Buyers can find items that check those boxes and a great deal more at Fall Design Week Featuring Gift & Home in Atlanta.

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The world of stationery is hardly stationary, with evolving trends inspiring us to try out a new color or design type. In the same token, digital apps for keeping consumers organized rise and fall in popularity- with new ones popping up regularly, all with different features, bells and whistles. 

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For many, it's second nature to tote reusable bags to the supermarket, to buy organic food when possible, and to sort their trash into recycling bins. so it makes sense that a growing number of consumers are seeking to set their table and outfit their kitchens with products that support their interest in sustainability.

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As reports about the volume of plastic and other waste in oceans continue to flood news outlets and social media feeds, more and more consumers are seeking out sustainable products. It’s essential that buyers find the eco-friendly merchandise their customers are looking for. Sustainable, recycled and reclaimed options abound throughout the campus in Atlanta.

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Shayla Copas_Headshot_blogThis July, we will be joined by bestselling entertaining author Shayla Copas, one of the South's most highly acclaimed designers and tastemakers.
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Outdoor entertaining or bringing the outdoors in? How about both? The past few years have seen a steady shift to a focus on the outdoors— not just as a separate entity—but as something seamless and an integral part of everyday lifestyles. And your customers are paying attention. Cozying-up to a fire pit or building a soothing garden is no longer an occasional pastime but an essential aspect integrated into a sense of well-being.

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Gourmet and tabletop offerings continue to grow at The Atlanta International Gift and Home Furnishings Market with 29 brands opening new showrooms, expanding their spaces or renewing their commitments to the show in preparation for July Market. The updates add more than 14,000 square feet of occupied showroom space to the permanent showroom collection.

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As the Museum Collective at AmericasMart — and the partnership with the Museum Store Association (MSA)  — continues to evolve, buyers can be confident that they will be able to not only network and learn but also find all of their store’s needs in one location in a great city.

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Ideas to keep in mind for Fall and Winter

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Join us this July Market for cocktails and conversation. Mike Franz, Senior Bartender at Red Phone Booth will present a session featuring several tastings of Red Phone Booth's classic cocktails from the prohibition era, plus a glimpse into the origins and history of each specialty drink. Before July Market, enjoy Red Phone Booth's Smoked Old Fashioned with the recipe below.

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AmericasMart has fast become a destination for stationery buyers to get the latest products on their shelves before the shop down the street. We spoke with two well-known stationers about what they’re expecting and what they’ll bring to AmericasMart at the upcoming July Market.

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Doing good while doing business comes naturally to some companies. Many exhibitors at AmericasMart choose to make philanthropy a strong tenet of their corporate missions. Here’s a look at just a few.

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Discover gourmet products straight from the source in Georgia and Virginia.

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Whether it’s your first trip to Market or your twenty-first, it’s essential to come prepared with a plan. Taking a few simple steps before you ever leave home can make the difference between feeling overwhelmed and scattered and being focused and efficient.

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The Atlanta International Gift and Home Furnishings Market® will present more than 8,000 brands across all categories of gift and home décor at its summer 2019 staging, July 9-15, 2019 at AmericasMart® Atlanta.

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This January, we welcomed six top design influencers to market to scout out the most trend-forward home décor, gift, tabletop, and seasonal merchandise, all for season two of our hugely popular Shop the Show program! Our tastemakers experienced everything AmericasMart had to offer, sharing their favorite picks and experiences through social media, videos, workshops and live pop-up events.

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Collection update for July 2019 Market

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Feminism continues to inspire bold statements. As Women's History Month comes to an end, we're rounding up some of our favorite female-forward finds.

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How to enhance the in-store experience

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