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AmericasMart Expands Casual Offerings

AmericasMart continues to expand casual furniture mix, with a growing of manufacturers is broadening the outdoor segment to accommodate dual buyer and exhibitor demand at January's Atlanta International Gift and Home Furnishings Market.

January Market buyers will find a full complement of long-time causal furnishings exhibitors, including Alfresco Home, Crestwood Garden Collection, CRP Products Inc., Darlee Outdoor Living, Inc., Jensen Leisure Furniture, Meadow Decor, Inc., Meadowcraft, Poly-Wood, Inc., Ratana Home and Floral, Southern Komfort Bedswings, Summer Classics, Inc., Three Birds Casual, Three Coins Cast, Treasure Garden, Uwharrie Chair Co. and Telescope Casual Furniture, who debuts a redesigned showroom in January.

Joining the existing exhibitor mix will be new exhibitors Windham Enterprises, Skyline Design and Pelican Reef, all making their AmericasMart debut. Lloyd Flanders returns to AmericasMart in a new showroom to mark the 20th anniversary of The Gardens collection.

“AmericasMart is a great sales venue for casual furniture because it offers the opportunity for so many retailers to view products,” said Mark Henry, president of Windham Enterprises. “The Market brings a wide variety of potential customers from mom and pop retailers, designers, and multi-store buyers. Few venues offer such an opportunity for manufacturers to expand their distribution.”

“'The Living. Outdoor/Indoor. The Gardens.' collection presents the optimal way for designers and retailers to shop for casual furniture,” said Jill Ford, vice president of leasing for the category. “They love seeing the all product they need in our unique garden-like setting, and our dedicated and knowledgeable full-time showroom staff provides industry-leading service both during the Market and in non-Market times.”

AmericasMart’s casual furniture showrooms are located in The Living. Outdoor/Indoor. The Gardens. collection on Building 2 Floors 9 and 10. They are open 10 a.m.-4 p.m., Monday through Friday and during Home and Gift Markets. The next edition of The Atlanta International Gift and Home Furnishings Market® takes place Tuesday, Jan. 7-Tuesday, Jan. 14.

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