Gourmet Catalog & Buying Group Ranks Grow

Gourmet Catalog Honors Best VendorsDALLAS-Gourmet Catalog & Buying Group said it has welcomed 42 new store member locations this year.

The new store members are located all across the country, from Alaska to North Carolina. "We are so grateful to welcome these 31 new store owners to the GC family," said Janis Johnson, president and founder of Gourmet Catalog & Buying Group. "The growth within our community of stores and vendors, and the buying power we gain by bringing new members to the group is truly wonderful."

The next Gourmet Catalog event will be the Start the Year Member Conference in January, held at AmericasMart in Atlanta. Store members receive two free hotel nights to attend the two-day event that focuses on networking, new product introductions, and learning opportunities with speakers and seminar leaders. Stores will also experience an all-day vendor showcase where they can have one-on-one time and shop with more 175 vendors, in one room.

"We look forward to seeing everyone at the Start the Year event, especially our newest members," said Johnson. "We are excited for these stores to experience the GC family."

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After 15 years of covering the tabletop industry, Allison Zisko is still as enthusiastic as ever about the dinnerware, glassware and flatware categories. An in-depth analysis of how the category works intrigues her just as much as the latest fashion trends. As managing editor, Allison oversees the daily e-newsletter and works behind the scenes to help produce the print issue each month. She also directs HFN’s housewares coverage and covers the cutlery category. An avid reader, Allison is eager to talk to anyone and everyone about the latest book they are reading.


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