[Atlanta, Ga.] AmericasMart announced, when the January 2014 Atlanta International Gift and Home Furnishings Market closing bell sounded, the show had posted huge gains across all measures.
On-site actual registrations for the eight-day market showed healthy year-over-year gains with increases as high as 53 percent posted on key attendance days. Preliminary hotel occupancy results reports indicated an increase in the average length of stay per attendee to 4.2 days, the highest recorded since 2006, the company stated.
According to the market, growth posted in all national regions beyond the show’s principal Southeast base— including the Midwest and Far West. The Market’s first-time buyer total—a measure of new buyers having not attended any previous Atlanta market—saw high double-digit increases. Meanwhile, reports from exhibitors throughout the Market echoed strong sales—more orders, larger orders, from new and returning accounts.
Powering momentum throughout the Market was the new AmericasMart App, and, according to iTunes, was among the 10 most popular apps in all business-to-business categories.