As the independent gourmet housewares channel prepares for the International Home + Housewares Show, the team at GOURMET INSIDER® was at work pulling together stories that are designed to help you make the most of your visit to McCormick Place and beyond.
In this issue, we celebrate the 20th anniversary of HTI Buying Group with a one-on-one interview with the president, KC Lapiana.
In response to our November/December special report on food trends, readers have asked for more. We got the scoop on the Whole30/Paleo/Keto diet sweeping the nation, as well as the growth of vegan living, and found out what retailers are doing to capitalize on them.
We also highlight Ben Salmon, owner of South Orange, NJ-based Kitchen a la Mode, and his local vendor showcase; Pointy, a new tool that was developed for small business to help “turn clicks into bricks,” as the company notes; and we shine the spotlight on Jamie Butler, owner of Escalon, CA-based The Butler’s Pantry, and how she is driving traffic to her store in creative ways.