Gourmet Catalog Membership Expanding
October 22, 2015,
DALLAS-Gourmet Catalog and Buying Group said its membership is growing, with 19 new members since the International Home + Housewares Show in March. The group has welcomed a total of 32 new additions thus far in 2015.
“Although the number of stores represented by Gourmet Catalog has increased each year since 1981, I have been most moved by the growing strength of existing relationships among members,” said Janis Johnson, president and founder of Gourmet Catalog & Buying Group. “We have built a professional community that feels more like family and I am genuinely proud to welcome new members to be a part of it.”
New store members include Ace Hardware Big Sky, Big Sky, Mont.; Archestratus Books and Food, Brooklyn, N.Y.; Bazaar, Collierville, Tenn.; BiFoli Home, Naperville, Ill.; Broad Street Market, Camden, S.C.; Chef’s Arsenal, Bethpage, N.Y.; Conwell Ace Home Center, Provincetown, Mass.; Cookshop Plus, West Hartford, Conn.; Davis Ace Hardware, Davis, Calif.; ER Energy, Fort Bragg, Calif.; The Homery, Brooklyn, N.Y.; The Kitchen Outlet, Palm Springs, Calif.; Kitchen Snap, Austin, Texas; Monet’s Kitchen, Taos, N.M.; Northern Home Essentials, Havre, Mont.; Now Cooking, Upland, Calif.; Pampered Home, Spoiled Family, Lake Havasu, Ariz.; Sterling Electronics and Kitchenware, Cedar Hursti, N.Y.; and Tablesettings, Deal, N.Y.
Gourmet Catalog membership benefits include exclusive member meetings taking place in January in Atlanta, Chicago in March and July in Atlanta, allowing members to network with vendors and similar industry professionals across the country. Members value this educational opportunity to share success stories and fresh ideas. In addition to meetings, members also receive negotiated discounts and dating, giving independent retailers eligibility for best prices.
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