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HTI Announces ‘Best Of’ Award Winners


HTI Buying Group named their top retailers and vendors at its annual One Voice Conference. The conference was held at Chicago’s McCormick Place on March 9.

Bath, ME-based Now You’re Cooking was named best in buying, while Over-the-Rhine, OH-based Artichoke was given the best in merchandising award. Jax Mercantile, which has five stores throughout Colorado and one location in Iowa, was given the best in marketing award. Karmin’s Kitchen Table in Bismarck, ND was named rising star retailer and Cooks of Crocus Hill, with three stores and four shop-in-shop locations inside of Kowalskis Markets in Minnesota, was given the best overall retailer award.

As for vendors, Finex was named best in product; Wellness Mats was given the best customer service award; Progressive was named the best sales force;  Zwilling J. A. Henckels was awarded  best marketing and promotions; RSVP was given the best in shipping fulfillment honor; and Corkcicle was named the best rising star vendor. Wüsthof was named best overall vendor.


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