GC Buying Group recently recognized several of its vendor partners as those who have gone above and beyond for its retail members. The group announced the winners of its Vendor Best awards at the International Home + Housewares Show, which was held in Chicago from March 2 to March 5.
Cutlery manufacturer Wüsthof was named Vendor of the Year. The group also took home top honors for best shipping, most creative program, best in-store signage and best customer service.
The buying group named New Metro a GC Vendor Best award for the most innovative product. The company was given the award for the new pigs in a blanket mold. The mold, from the Mobi line of goods, is designed to bake mini hot dog treats using pancake batter (packaged variety or homemade recommended) and mini franks.
GC also recognized RSVP International as the winner of the best in stock award and Le Creuset for best in-store fixture/display.