IMC Press Release

IMC’s April 2021 Market Insights Explores “The Year of Wellness”

ATLANTA / LAS VEGAS / HIGH POINT, N.C. – (March 30, 2021) – With signs pointing to increased consumer interest in and spending for all things health and wellness in 2021, International Market Centers (IMC) presents a one-hour panel discussion “2021 - The Year of Wellness: Healthy Home Products & Trends That Can Drive Sales” as its April 7, 2021 Market Insights webinar.

“Many industry experts think health and wellness will be a significant influence in the home furnishings and gift industries for years to come,” said Dorothy Belshaw, IMC chief marketing and customer officer. “The relevant trend information in this webinar is a perfect primer for retailers and designers attending IMC’s upcoming markets in Atlanta, High Point and Las Vegas.”

“2021 - The Year of Wellness: Healthy Home Products & Trends that Can Drive Sales” explores opportunities for retailers and designers in wellness, and the products that help consumers achieve a sense of well-being. Presented in partnership withGifts & Decorative Accessories, the panel discussion features Patti Biro, spa, personal product and wellness brand consultant; Angela Harris, CEO and principal of design and visual merchandising firm TRIO, Inc.; designer Lisa Kahn, founder and creator of the “Finding Sanctuary” wellness network; and Allan Share, president of Spa Industry Association. Lenise Willis,Gifts & Decorative Accessories editor in chief is the panel moderator.

The webinar is Wednesday, April 7 at 10 am PDT/1 pm EDT. Free registration can be completed here. Attendees will earn 1.0 CEU credit.

IMC’s “Market Insights” webinars present high-level conversations about issues that are currently impacting business and allows buyers and suppliers to prepare for market throughout the year. With timely, exclusive and actionable content, the series is an extension of the programming presented by Atlanta Market, IMC High Point Market and Las Vegas Market. The next Market Insights session is "Back to Business: Attracting Buyers to In-person Visits" on May 12.

IMC’s upcoming markets are Las Vegas Market (April 11-15, 2021), Spring Cash & Carry at AmericasMart Atlanta (May 4-6, 2021), High Point Market (June 5-9, 2021) and Atlanta Market (July 13-19, 2021). The Open Year Round showroom resources are open Monday-Friday from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. at AmericasMart and 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. at Las Vegas Design Center. Buyers also can source and shop – anytime and everywhere - via JuniperMarket, a new digital marketplace powered by IMC, which launches in summer 2021.

About International Market Centers: International Market Centers (IMC) serves as the center of commerce for the wholesale furniture, gift, home decor and apparel industries. With more than 20 million square feet of premium wholesale showroom space in High Point, N.C., Las Vegas and Atlanta, IMC has more than 60 years of relationships and experience creating scalable business platforms for wholesale commerce. With the launch of IMC’s Digital Innovations division and the Juniper suite of digital sales and marketing solutions and B2B ecommerce marketplace, IMC now provides the only omnichannel sales and marketing platform that seamlessly connects physical and digital wholesale commerce. For more information on IMC, visit http://imcenters.com/.
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