Ashley Furniture Opens Showroom at AmericasMart
Thursday, December 20, 2018
One of the largest furniture manufacturers in the world is joining the home furnishings collection at AmericasMart Atlanta. Ashley Furniture Industries opens its first Atlanta showroom in the lead up to The Atlanta International Gift and Home Furnishings Market in January 2019.
“We chose Atlanta because the timing makes perfect sense now for our growth strategy,” explains Chris De La Guardia, senior vice president of the Ashley Furniture Industries, Accessory Division. “We have always been impressed with the Atlanta Market, its audience, and the vast diversity it attracts.”
“Ashley Furniture Industries is the ideal addition to the product mix and offering at AmericasMart,” says Kevin Malkiewicz, vice president of Leasing. “Its innovative solutions for harnessing a competitive edge in our ever-changing industry are an inspiration for manufacturers and retailers alike. We look forward to continuing to innovate together.”
The Building 1, Floor 4 showroom will showcase more than 6,000 sq. ft. of Ashley product including stationary upholstery, bedroom sets, dining sets, cabinets, accent chairs, accent tables, rugs, wall art, décor, pillows, lighting, pendants and more, as well as some outdoor living pieces and bedding. Buyers can explore and engage with Ashley’s trend-driven lifestyle product presentations and will have the opportunity to view the entire line via interactive kiosks.
“Our primary focus in the showroom is to showcase the broad view of textiles and accents we have developed to complement our six lifestyle/trend directions, and allow our dealers to see how deep our line has become. We have expanded in many new directions across all price points to capture the industry needs for today’s consumer,” De La Guardia adds.
At Market, buyers will enjoy special events plus service beyond expectations, best values and exciting solutions in the always-changing climate of the furniture and decor industry, according to De La Guardia.
“The timing is perfect for us to show the industry how far we have come and how much we have grown,” says De La Guardia. “We are ready to be part of this great market, and excited to engage new customers looking for viable solutions.”
About Ashley Furniture Industries
Established in 1945, Ashley Furniture Industries is the largest manufacturer of home furnishings in the world, and was recently named one of America’s Best Employers by Forbes in 2017. From design through fulfillment, Ashley is committed to delivering the world’s best home furnishing values, selection, and service, and earning the loyalty and trust of its customers every day.
About AmericasMart Atlanta
AmericasMart Atlanta is a leading wholesale marketplace housing the nation’s largest gift product mix complemented by a broad selection of home accents, décor, tabletop, gourmet, area rug, and fashion apparel merchandise. Its 16 annual markets and shows serve specialty retailers, designers, and major buying groups from every U.S. state and more than 70 countries. The Atlanta International Gift and Home Furnishings Market runs Jan. 8-15, 2019.
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 sq. ft. 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.