Approximately 25 members of the Gourmet Catalog Buying Group attended a tour of the Las Vegas Market, which recently opened C11, a section of the Market dedicated to gourmet housewares products. Gourmet Catalog retailers and staff visited showrooms of vendor members, reviewed recent product introductions, and took notes for future assortment planning, the buying group said.
“At Gourmet Catalog, we’re always looking for additional ways that our store and vendor members can interact and learn from each other,” Janis Johnson, president and founder of Gourmet Catalog said. “The IMC has created a regional market opportunity for our Gourmet Catalog members on the West Coast and in the Mountain States.”
Other scheduled events for the buying group during the market included a cocktail reception in the Jura showroom and a breakfast hosted by Garry Schermann and the Creative Co-op team in the Gourmet Catalog hospitality meeting room at the Market Center.
“Once again, Gourmet Catalog helped make market a great experience. From the private product tour to the Jura reception and the Creative Co-op breakfast, Gourmet Catalog staff was there to help connect buyers with vendors,” Khris Dunham, owner of Khristopher’s Culinaire in Ouray, CO said.