GC Buying Group is getting ready for its member meetings this month. The group will celebrate its annual Start The Year member conference at the Atlanta International Gift & Home Furnishings Market, set to take place from January 10 to January 12, and will also open a new showroom at the Dallas Market Center during the Total Home & Gift Show.
“Although Gourmet Catalog has evolved and grown, since the founding in 1981, one aspect has remained consistent. We supported the independent retailer 37 years ago and although the profile has changed, our business remains to support them today,” said Janis Johnson, president and founder, GC Buying Group.
The Start The Year member meeting will include several open discussions led by GC members; a presentation by Bobby Griggs, vp/Hammer Stahl; a cocktail party at the Capital City Club; a vendor showcase; and several other events and educational seminars.
The new showroom at the Dallas Market Center, TM2741, offers convenience for GC store and vendor members all year round, according to the buying group. This showroom was designed to be a workspace that allows stores and vendors the ability to work on plan-o-grams and assortments for the independent retailer.