Gourmet Catalog Expands Ranks

Gourmet Catalog & Buying Group recently increased its membership ranks to a record 351 locations nationwide.
May 27, 2015Allison Zisko

Gourmet Catalog logoDALLAS-Gourmet Catalog & Buying Group recently increased its membership ranks to a record 351 locations nationwide, the housewares buying group said.

“Reaching this milestone is a good indication to me that independents embrace the camaraderie and experience that GC membership brings,” said Janis Johnson, president and founder of Gourmet Catalog & Buying Group. “We are proud to say that GC provides an exceptional exclusive networking and educational platform for our members. I personally have tremendous admiration and respect for the entrepreneurial spirit of each store owner, and we strive daily to offer new tools that will ensure their differentiation. Special bonds that form between members help them to learn and grow in ways they could not experience individually.”

Store member Beverly Calder from Bella in Baker City, Ore., said in a statement issued by Gourmet Catalog, “I’m a late-comer to GC but have marveled over the sense of connectivity it has given me.”

Allison ZiskoAllison Zisko | Managing Editor/Tabletop Editor
azisko@hfnmag.com

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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