Gift Leasing Accelerates for Summer 2021 Atlanta Market

Significant gains in gift showroom leasing for Atlanta Market are indicating a continued rebound for both the semi-annual buying event and the greater gift and lifestyle industry, reports International Market Centers (IMC). Some 33 debuts, relocations and expansions in the general gift; gourmet, housewares and tabletop; and outdoor living and seasonal categories are set to open among Atlanta Market’s 700+ gift showrooms for the July 13-19, 2021 market.

 

“Upticks in new leases and expansions in the nation’s largest gift collection at Atlanta Market are a bellwether for the gift industry as a whole,” said Scott Eckman, IMC chief revenue officer. “This growth in general gift -- as well as the specialty gourmet/ tabletop and outdoor living/seasonal categories which have been experiencing high levels of consumer demand during the pandemic – indicates an industry confidence that we have been eagerly anticipating.”

 

Stone and Acacia Storage Canisters and Acacia Serving Boards by Be Home

which opens a new showroom in July 2021

 

In general gift, 15 updates are found throughout Building 2. Three new showrooms include Art Studio (hand-crafted, customizable gifts, seasonal and souvenirs), Jen & Co (handbags) and a combined showroom for Warm Glow (handmade candles) and Raggedy Junction (hand-dipped battery-operated candles). India Handicrafts (aluminum home accessories) adds a second location in addition to its existing showroom. Some 11 expansions are Abby & CA Gift (faith-based gifts), Amanda Blu & Co (accessories, apparel and footwear), Direct International (Americana home and seasonal décor), DNS Designs (seasonal and home décor), Enchanted Moments (representing 120 toy and gift lines), JanMichael's Art & Home (farmhouse and vintage-inspired gifts and home décor), Kendrick, Inc. (hardwood signs), Pavilion Gift Company (apparel / accessories, décor, general gift, housewares, holiday, paper, pets, tabletop and more), The Round Top Collection (metal art), The Simblist Group (representing 27 “green” gift, personal care, children's and home accessories lines) and Young's (giftware, home decor and fashion accessories).

 

Pandemic-driven demand for gourmet food, housewares and tabletop product has accelerated growth in those categories yielding 13 showroom updates for Summer 2021. In the gourmet and housewares collection in Building 2, Floor 8, three new showrooms are Becky Yehia & Assoc (representing 23 gourmet food lines), Ravens Nest (small batch gourmet foods and gifts) and True Honey Teas (honey-infused tea); and four expansions are Core Home (housewares and home décor), Mills Gourmet (soup mixes and more), Spokandy (gourmet candy) and Sweet Shop Candies (handmade gourmet truffles and chocolates). Six new tabletop showrooms in Building 2 are Be Home (handcrafted ecofriendly home and lifestyle products), Hot Skwash (collectible art and tabletop), Mode Living (contemporary table settings), Pickard China (fine china), Salisbury (fine china) and Southern Tribute (handmade tabletop, décor and seasonal).

 

Additional movement is in outdoor living and seasonal, reflecting a surge of consumer interest in these categories. MPG Planters (nursery pots, urns, planters and garden accessories) takes a new showroom in Building 2. Four updates in the seasonal category in Building 1 are Tremont Floral Supplies (artificial floral, floral accessories, gifts, home decor and seasonal) adding an additional location, NAPCO (floral and garden supplies and gifts) expanding, K&K Interiors (seasonal and home décor plus apparel and accessories) significantly expanding and Jascontina (ribbon) relocating.

 

In addition to the new, expanded and relocated showrooms, 10 brands have renewed their commitments to Atlanta Market: Adams & Co (décor), Anamese Garden Pots (handcrafted pots), Echo Valley (garden accessories), Esschert Design USA (nature-inspired gifts), Fiesta Dinnerware (colorful, collectable dinnerware), Innova Hearth & Home (casual furniture and outdoor accents), Kasperzak & Assoc (representing 28 gourmet, housewares and tabletop lines), Kitchen 2 Table (representing 40 gourmet, housewares and tabletop lines), Quotable Cards(recycled paper cards) and Swan Creek (American soybean wax candles).  

 

Atlanta Market features more than 700 gift showrooms located on 19 floors across all three AmericasMart Buildings. General gift product is augmented by specialty categories including a new lifestyle collection plus children’s, gourmet food and housewares, outdoor living and tabletop. Thousands of additional gift lines in verticals including artisan products, apparel, children’s, gourmet, jewelry, outdoor living, stationery, spa products, tabletop and more are on display in the 27 temporary categories, which run on 9 floors July 14-18, 2021.  The full list of showrooms is searchable at AtlantaMarket.com.

 

Atlanta Market is the industry’s premier gift, décor and lifestyle market. Housing the nation’s largest gift product mix complemented by a broad selection of home décor, it features more than 8,000 brands across all categories. Held semi-annually at AmericasMart Atlanta, Atlanta Market attracts retailers and designers from every U.S. state and more than 60 countries. For more information, visit AtlantaMarket.com
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