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ANDMORE Shifts Atlanta 2026 Summer Market Dates Due to FIFA World Cup Schedule

Posted on 6/13/2024
ANDMORE Shifts Atlanta 2026 Summer Market Dates Due to FIFA World Cup Schedule

ATLANTA, GA – June 10, 2024 – ANDMORE?announces a Summer 2026 rescheduling of Atlanta Market and co-location with Atlanta Apparel to accommodate a successful market while Atlanta hosts FIFA World Cup matches.  The two markets, which will run concurrently across all three AmericasMart Atlanta buildings, will offer attendees a broader range of complementary resources and synergistic cross-category shopping opportunities. 

The combined markets will run Tuesday, June 9, through Sunday, June 14, 2026, at AmericasMart Atlanta, with temporaries opening on Wednesday, June 10, 2026. 

“When we learned of the overlap of our Summer Atlanta Market with the FIFA World Cup matches, we began to explore alternate dates in order to secure hotel rooms and amenities needed for our tenants, exhibitors and attendees,” said ANDMORE CEO Jon Pertchik. “The concurrent scheduling of ANDMORE’s Summer 2026 Apparel and Gift & Home Markets will provide both industries with a unique opportunity for a dynamic and efficient market experience.” 

Atlanta Market’s typical summer market date pattern in mid-July was in direct conflict with FIFA World Cup 2026 matches running from mid-June through mid-July in downtown Atlanta, including a semi-final showdown on July 15.  Hundreds of thousands of soccer fans are expected to utilize Atlanta's entire hotel inventory during the quadrennial tournament. 


ANDMORE has secured additional hotel room blocks to ensure ample availability for the Summer 2026 combined market dates. Attendees can begin booking their accommodations on July 14, 2025, through the market websites or at the onsite booking desk at AmericasMart.  


This change in 2026 does not impact Atlanta Market dates in 2024 or 2025.  Summer 2024 Market dates are Tuesday, July 16, through Monday, July 22; and Summer 2025 Market dates are Tuesday, July 15, through Monday, July 21.  


Atlanta Market is a dynamic and immersive wholesale sourcing destination housing the nation's largest product mix for gift complemented by a broad selection of home décor, furnishings, apparel and the nation’s largest outdoor living presentation. It features three buildings with 51 floors of showrooms and  temporary exhibits with thousands of brands that attract retailers and designers from every U.S. state and more than 60 countries. Atlanta Market is owned and operated by ANDMORE, formerlyInternational Market Centers. For information, visit AtlantaMarket.com.   

ANDMORE’s five Atlanta Apparel markets feature the latest looks in contemporary, young contemporary, women’s modern, shoes, fashion accessories and more, plus specialty categories such as children’s and plus-size at AmericasMart Atlanta. Atlanta Apparel is owned and operated by ANDMORE, formerly International Market Centers. For information, visit Atlanta-Apparel.com.


About ANDMORE: ANDMORE?, formerly International Market Centers, is an omnichannel wholesale marketmaker that fuels opportunities for wholesale buyers and sellers to connect, grow and prosper through physical markets, design centers and digital channels. The company owns and operates more than 20 million square feet of premium event and showroom space, hosting live events in Atlanta, High Point, N.C., Las Vegas and New York City. By pairing face-to-face events with always-on digital tools, ANDMORE provides truly omnichannel business platforms for its global wholesale customer base. ANDMORE.com    

Media Contacts:

Morgan Ford, 412.877.0576 or mford@andmore.com

Amanda Merritt, 404.884.5061 or amerritt@andmore.com

Cathy Steel, 203.340.9251 or cathysteel@cathysteelassociates.com

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