ATLANTA – AmericasMart Atlanta is closing out the year with a series of December buying events and new virtual educational programming to support retailers as they complete their holiday 2020 sourcing and designers as they plan 2021 projects and earn CEUs.
The December program includes a Market Wednesday event on Dec. 2 and three Saturday buying events Dec. 5, 12 and 19. AmericasMart’s showrooms are also open to all registered buyers from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Mondays through Fridays.
“AmericasMart is a resource for the design and retail community from January through December,” said Dorothy Belshaw, parent company International Market Centers’ chief customer and marketing officer. “As 2020 comes to an end, we are continuing to support our buyers through much needed sourcing and educational opportunities.”
The Dec. 2 Market Wednesday is the last one of the year for AmericasMart’s more than 350 year-round showrooms. During it, home, gift and apparel showrooms will offer order writing opportunities for in-stock, ready-to-ship product in addition to dated orders with special discounts and buying incentives. Select showrooms will also have samples available for cash and carry sales.
The Building 3 jewelry and accessories collection is open daily, as well as on select December Saturdays. To facilitate last-minute holiday sourcing and shopping, select showrooms on these floors will also be open from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. for Saturday shoppers.
At 1 p.m. on Dec. 3, the Sherwin-Williams Colormix 2021 Color Forecast will be presented live from AmericasMart as part of the market’s last educational event of the year.
The Curated Home Brands showroom in Building 1, Floor 14, will act as the backdrop for the virtual presentation of the color forecast, and the paint brand’s Designer Account Executive Rachel Moeller will present the 40 trend colors in four exclusive palettes. Attendees will receive 1 CEU credit for attending the virtual event. Registration for the webinar, which is credited for one CEU, is available at this link.
All visitors to AmericasMart must follow IMC’s Together Safely protocols which include the required use of PPE, temperature checks and social distancing. For more details on Together Safely protocols, visit this link.