IMC Names First People’s Choice Winners In New Market Snapshot Program

  •    Author: Mike Jasfer

Three Atlanta Market exhibitors – Glee Jewelry, Puffin Coolers and VE Designs – are among the inaugural People’s Choice winners in IMC’s new Market Snapshot program. Their products were selected from 40 finalists via online voting in the weeks before the Winter 2020 Atlanta Market, running through January 21 at AmericasMart® Atlanta. An additional three winners will be named at Las Vegas Market later this month. “IMC’s Market Snapshot program previews and celebrates the taste-making innovations of the market,” said Dorothy Belshaw, International Market Centers chief marketing and digital officer.   “The People’s Choice winners reflect the gift and home product introductions that are most popular with the most discerning buyers: the retailer and designers who shop the IMC markets.”The winning products are:Glee Jewelry    
Created by Glee Jewelry, the Peak Necklace is a triangular Howlite pendant with a 17-inch gold, rose gold or silver chain, and the Stackem Up Bracelets are stackable bracelets with natural Howlite stone beads and a plated Glee Metal Symbol tag or plated Glee logo metal tag. (Jewelry & Fashion Accessories in Building 3, Floor 4). Puffin Coolers
The Puffin Bottle Holder by Puffin Coolers is an insulated bottle cooler with a carabiner, bottle opener and utility pouch. (Gib Carson & Associates in Building 2, Floor 13).VE Designs
The Late Rococo – Faux Lapis Blue Stones – Circa 1780 Antique Swedish Mora Clock by VE Designs is from the late Rococo period and has been dry-scraped to its natural wood finish and features gold accents on both the crown and the base, and trompe l’oeil blue lapis stone detailing on the bonnet and skirt. (ANTIQUES in Building 1, Floor 2).Representing gift and home décor brands from showrooms and temporaries, the other Winter 2020 Atlanta Market finalists are: Alex Marshall Studios, Amity Home, Arteriors, Bibol, Blue Ocean Traders, Canoe, Corky’s Footwear, DEMDACO, Dôme Deco, Ethnicraft USA, Foreside Home & Garden, Jamie Young Company, Katie Kime, Kris Nations, Leftbank Art, Meri Meri, Montes Doggett, Napa Home & Garden, Papersalt, Portico Designs, Rosenthal Sambonet USA, Scheurich USA, Inc., Sea & Soul, Shelby Kregel Art & Design, Sonder Living, Spicher & Company, Stickers Northwest, Studio Schmidt, Surya, The French Farm, The Kenyan Collection, The Quilling Card, The South Candle, Three Little Tots, UGears, Wallaroo Hat Company and Wildwood.Market Snapshot showcases exciting, new, innovative and trendsetting furniture, home décor and gift products from across the Atlanta Market and Las Vegas Market on social media, in buyer communications and through the markets’ websites. Special in-booth signage identifies winners at the market. The Las Vegas Market winners will be announced on January 26, 2020.

About Atlanta Market: Atlanta Market is the industry’s premier gift, décor and lifestyle market. Housing the nation’s largest gift product mix complemented by a broad selection of home décor, it features more than 8,000 brands across all categories. Held semi-annually at AmericasMart Atlanta, Atlanta Market attracts retailers and designers from every U.S. state and more than 60 countries. For more information, visit AmericasMart.com.About International Market Centers: International Market Centers (IMC) is the world’s largest operator of premier showroom space for furniture, gift, home décor, rug, and apparel industries. International Market Centers owns and operates nearly 20 million square feet of world-class exhibition space in High Point, N.C., Las Vegas and Atlanta. IMC’s mission is to build and operate an innovative, sustainable, profitable and scalable platform for the furniture, gift, home décor, rug, and apparel industries. For more information, visit IMCenters.com.

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