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27 Jan
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What you need to know about the substance that's taking the gift industry by storm

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The new year is right around the corner, and AmericasMart Atlanta is ready to welcome back our popular Shop the Show program with a fresh new vision for 2020. As a preview, we’ll be checking in with each of our talented influencers, including social media star Katie Stauffer. Katie is a mother of five who shares snippets from her family’s life on her wildly popular Instagram. Four million viewers are regularly inspired by Katie’s sense of style, humor, and of course, the antics of her adorable twins Mila and Emma.

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The new year will welcome a new January Market and lots of new exhibitors joining us for the very first time. Each Market, we aim to provide new and noteworthy vendors who provide the next best in the gift and home furnishings industries. Market can seem overwhelming to navigate, so here are some of the newest companies to come to AmericasMart that everyone should see.

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Finding New Opportunities in Old Town Alexandria

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Retailers will have an insight into what kids really want in 2020 when influencer Katie Stauffer of the Stauffer family and four-year old twins, Mila and Emma, explore The Atlanta International Gift and Home Furnishings Market this January. The Stauffers will share their favorite finds and market moments in real time on Instagram at @kcstauffer as part of IMC's Show the Show program.

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January Market is a month away! Before we get caught up in the excitement of market, we must take some time to reflect on the past year, enjoy time with family & friends, and celebrate the holidays. We asked stylist and author Annette Joseph for an Italian twist to our traditional holiday spread. Annette lives in Italy for six months out of the year and is the go-to for any and all Italian inspiration. Keep reading to hear from Annette, herself.

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You could spend nearly every weekend of the year traveling to 20 states and three countries searching for the most innovative, creative, cutting edge products on the planet for your store- or you could shop the Temporaries in Atlanta, where we're done all the legwork for you!

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The Georgia Grown program is a marketing and economic development program of the Georgia Department of Agriculture. The number one goal is to aid Georgia's agricultural economies by bringing together producers, processors, suppliers, distributors, retailers, agritourism and consumers in one powerful, statewide community. Georgia Grown is here to help new agribusinesses grown, and established agribusinesses thrive. Georgia Grown is also a brand with deep roots in sustainability, quality and integrity. The Georgia Grown brand is desired by business and consumers who want to buy and promote Georgia's locally grown products. 

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AmericasMart Atlanta offers an enormous selection of merchandise for every type of gift shop, and the sheer volume of product might seem overwhelming. We sat down with some veteran buyers to find out what they'd recommend in order for new and returning buyers to get the most out of the trip to January Market. Here's what they suggest.

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With three buildings spanning more than seven million square feet, AmericasMart's January Market offers everything museum buyers are seeking- and a great deal more. The Museum Collective is an excellent place for museum buyers to find exactly what they're looking for, but that's just the start. In order to see it all, planning is important.

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The world's largest permanent showcase of seasonal and faux botanical merchandise expands in January 2020 with two new showroom debuts and five major expansions and relocations set to open for The Atlanta International Gift and Home Furnishings Market, January 14-21, 2020. These gains, together with 11 renewals, represent nearly 80,000 square feet of updates for the Seasonal/Gift category.

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The Atlanta International Gift and Home Furnishings Market showcases trends in tabletop, housewares and gourmet food products at its 2020 staging with more than 900 leading brands presenting new introductions and 10 culinary tastemakers leading interactive demonstrations at the market's January 14-21, 2020 staging.

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A peek at what's trending for this holiday season, from some of AmericasMart's exhibitors

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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 of 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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