AmericasMart expands Market Temporaries with new categories for January event
Playthings Staff -- Gifts & Dec, October 27, 2010
Atlanta - The AmericasMart is gearing up for its upcoming International Gift & Home Furnishings Market with an expanded temporary product categories poised for the bi-annual event in January.
Set in the Market Temporaries area, the 31 product categories will extend across AmericasMart's four buildings and be shown in more than 3,500 booths.
Aside from new categories, there will be several new company exhibitors for the January market, prompting the AmericasMart to launch four new and re-branded product centers and introduce more than 500 new names of the 2,500 companies in the Temporaries section.
New categories and features being added to the Market Temporaries area this January include:
HD Home, which will feature eight deign-driven home furnishings and décor manufacturers, staged on the first floor of the HOME destination in the "Center Hall" of Building 1;
Birding & Backyard Nature, a collection of outdoor products and themed gifts for birding and nature enthusiasts to be located on the third floor of Building 2 WestWing-"strategically aligned in the same building with the Living. Outdoor/Indoor. The Gardens. temporary and permanent product centers," AmericasMart noted;
Global Designs, a "people positive" collection of handmade crafts "that reflect culturally meaningful designs" and assist in the economic and environmental sustainability of global communities with product classifications such as organic, environmentally friendly, fair trade, purchase positive, sustainable and green - staged on the fifth floor 5 of Building 3;
AmericasMart also offered a full listing of where some of the other product categories in the Market Temporaries will be house for the January market:
Floor 1: HD Home (juried collection)
Floor 2: Antiques, vintage, and one-of-a-kind items; Distinctly American; High Country Lodge; the Area Rug temporaries - the latter which is exclusive to the January event;
Floor 7: Fine Linens & Home Textiles; Home Accents, Home Furnishings
Floor 8: Home Accents; Home Furnishings & Case Goods
Floor 14 (showroom 1440): License & Design (Open January 14-16), also exclusive to the January market.
Floor 1: High Design (juried collection)
Floor 2: Gourmet Foods
Floor 3: Birding & Backyard Nature; Coastal Lifestyles; Living; Outdoor/Indoor; The Gardens
Floor 4: Collegiate Products Licensee Pavilion
Floor 1: Cash & Carry Jewelry; Halloween; Holiday, Floral, Baskets
Floor 2: Handmade Designs & Handmade Jewelry (juried collection); Living & Entertaining: Gifts, Tabletop and Accessories; Gourmet Housewares
Floor 3: AmericasMart's Children's World
Floor 4: Body & Soul; Spa Products; Boutique (juried collection); Down to Business; Jewelry & Fashion Accessories; Write on! Featuring Stationery, Imprinting, Paper & Occasions
Floor 5: Global Designs; General Gifts & Museum Gifts; Inspirational Gifts; Pampered Pets
AmericasMart said its Market Temporaries area "supports and enhances" the many other products shown in the center's 13 permanent product centers, which also span the four-building campus.
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