Atlanta show reports record attendance

Retail Editor 4, January 16, 2012

Atlanta - The Atlanta International Gift & Home Furnishings Market yesterday reported its five consecutive days of record-breaking buyer traffic as of Saturday.


Buyer participation was up by double digits compared to last year, according to Jeffrey Portman Sr., president and chief operating officer.


The show saw a jump in traffic from the Southeast and significant increases from specialty store retailers from the Northeast, Midwest, Pacific and Southwest as well as better attendance from international buyers, he said.


"This market will go on record as defining the renewal and recovery of global retailing as buyers and sellers vote with their feet, and their order writing, in an event destined to help restore hope and promise to retailers and manufacturers everywhere," said Portman.


The concurrent International Area Rug Market experienced strong traffic and order writing, he added.

 

Featured Video

  • Live From New York: Fashion Comes Across the Pond

    Camera Icon More Videos

Subscribe to
Home & Textiles Today eDaily
Receive the news you need to know about the trends in the industry delivered right to your inbox.

CURRENT ISSUE

HTT Cover October 2017

See the October 2017 issue of Home & Textiles Today. In this issue, we look at the Top 25 Online Retailers.  H&TT's exclusive annual ranking of the biggest online sellers of home textiles finds that while pure play etailers continue to fly, bricks & clicks are digging into omnichannel. See details!