Buyers explore new lines at AmericasMart March market

Event to be held March 8-10

AmericasMartATLANTA – AmericasMart Atlanta hosts the Atlanta Spring Gift, Home Furnishings and Holiday Market March 8-10, 2017. Showrooms will be open across the Home and Gift collection including those in the The Gardens, Tabletop and Gift, and Gourmet and Housewares collections.

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“There is so much energy in the March market coming off our strong show in January,” said Jackie Harrelson, showroom manager for Winward International. “March is a great time for us to work with buyers who did not make it to see us in January or need to finish their orders. We have the experience with the product to know what buyers are looking for, and the time at this market to give them what they need for a successful holiday season.”

Across the home and gift collection, lines are using the market to grow their buyer base and expand their business with current customers.

“March Gift is a great market because it gives that customer who likes to take their time an opportunity to buy without the hustle and bustle of the January and July shows,” said Wendy Marcum, Southeast sales manager for White Ginger.

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The Building 1, Floor 1 Temporary collection is a full floor of more than 65 temporary exhibitors featuring a mix of gifts, home accents, fashion jewelry and framed art, hand-made products, gourmet foods, holiday and outdoor merchandise and children's items.

Thought leaders and trendsetters share their industry acumen in a series of lunch seminars throughout the market. The series kicks off in the Building 1, Floor 15 Designer Workspace on Wednesday, March 8 with “Spring Into Sales,” featuring Flower Magazine Founder and Editor in Chief Margot Shaw and retail and merchandising experts Kristin Alber of REstyleSOURCE, Dina Woodruff of Peridot and Pacita Wilson of Pineapple Park, who will be sharing their knowledge on boosting sales surrounding seasonal events and holidays.

Steve McKenzie of steve mckenzie's will also lead a hands-on master-class lunch workshop on the perfect holiday cocktail gift basket and how to present it in a personal and stylish way on Thursday, March 9 in the Building 2, Floor 8 Demonstration Kitchen. On Friday, March 10 the lunch seminar series returns to the Designer Workspace with Jessie La Falce, design director and lead designer of Nandina Home & Design, presenting “Take It Outside,” a discussion of what is new in outdoor spaces for both entertaining and relaxing.

The Atlanta Spring Gift, Home Furnishings and Holiday Market is the backdrop for the exclusive celebration of Modern Luxury Interiors Atlanta’s “Best of Design” issue release on Thursday, March 9 at 6 p.m. in the Building 1, Floor 14 Vignette Gallery. Paula Wallace, president and founder of the Savannah College of Art and Design and the special issue’s guest editor, leads the awards ceremony and gives remarks.