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June 27, 2024

Summer Atlanta Market Slates Gourmet Education, Demos, Networking

With more than 600 tabletop, housewares and specialty food resources set to be on hand, the summer Atlanta Market, July 16-17 at AmericasMart Atlanta, will present live cooking demonstrations and gourmet industry partner-sponsored events and education.

Eight showrooms will debut or expand for the summer 2024 Atlanta Market. Five new showrooms include Kim Seybert (tabletop and dinnerware), along with four previously announced debuts: Made In (cookware); Mills Gourmet (hand-crafted gourmet food and spices); Mahogany (tabletop); Pampa Bay (bowls, kitchen accessories and dinnerware). Three expanding showrooms are Juliska (Bohemian glassware, tableware and decor), Oh, Sugar! (cookies and candies) and C. Rosse & Associates (agency representing 21 brands), as previously announced.

As part of a market-wide reorganization of temporary exhibits, Atlanta area sales group Kitchen + Table will present 150 exhibitors from gourmet categories. Some 12 brands join Atlanta Market in July: A Blend Above (dip mixes); Asheville Tea Company (tea blends); Atlanta Candy Kitchen (gourmet candies); Boarding Pass Coffee (specialty coffee); Coolioh! (freeze-dried candy); Crackerology (appetizer kits); Full Moon (simple syrups and cocktail kits); Herb & Lou’s (infused cocktail cubes); Lakonia Imports (Greek olive oil); Lil’ Turtles (chocolate pecan turtles); Rickey’s Jerky (beef jerky); and Wafel-Bitte, LLC (Belgian waffles).

The Jura Demonstration Kitchen, located in the center of Atlanta Market’s gourmet center (Building 2, Floor 8), will offer three cooking presentations. Anne Byrn’s Baking in the American South features classic southern treats on Tuesday, July 16; the Ela Demonstration serves up Mediterranean favorites and creative cocktails on Wednesday, July 17; and Agatha Achindu prepares her coconut jollof rice and everyday kale salad in the Agatha Achindu Demo + Book Signing for Bountiful Cooking: Wholesome Everyday Meals to Nourish You & Your Family on Thursday, July 18. Each of the three sessions is scheduled for 2:30 p.m.

Through partnerships with two leading housewares buying groups, Atlanta Market will offer additional opportunities for gourmet buyers and sellers to connect for discovery, education and networking.

GC Buying Group is set to deliver two days of gourmet-focused programming and networking at its summer GCX buying event at the market. GCX hosts its annual “Party in the Kitchen,” offering drinks, light bites and connection on Wednesday, July 17, at 5:30 p.m. GC’s Summer School features store meetings, training sessions, a keynote seminar and a vendor showcase on Thursday, July 18.

HTI Buying Group will be onsite at AmericasMart Atlanta on Wednesday, July 17, and Thursday, July 18, to meet with vendors and host scouting reports from 5 – 7 p.m. each day.

Karen Olson, executive vice president and chief marketing officer of Atlanta Market operator Andmore, said, “Category-focused programming and long-standing partnerships with industry-leading gourmet buying groups provide buyers and suppliers with invaluable opportunities to explore new trends, discover unique products and forge meaningful industry connections.”

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