HTI Buying Group is gearing up for the start of 2020 with the introduction of its new showroom at the Dallas Market Center. HTI will now be located at TM-2535, the previous housewares shared showroom.
The buying group will also be hosting an array of events at the winter 2020 edition of the Dallas Total Home + Gift Market, which is set to take place from January 8 to January 14, 2020. The group will host its Dallas Vendor Showcase on January 9th, which is exclusively for HTI retailer members and will be followed by a members-only cocktail party.
Additionally, the group will be hosting a gift party for all retailers, not just HTI retail members. The gift party will take place on Wednesday, January 8 from 5 p.m. to 6 p.m. Gift and housewares vendors will be on hand to showcase their new products.
Other highlights from the HTI Buying Group schedule include a workshop on hot products and assortments, led by KC Lapiana, president. Robert McGinnis, director of marketing and public relations for HTI, will head up a group discussion about how to create an in-store experience. And, GOURMET INSIDER® editor-in-chief, Peter Giannetti, and executive managing editor, Emily Cappiello, will be on-hand to discuss the state of the gourmet housewares industry and trends to watch for in 2020.