Consumable goods are way to bring customers back into an independent housewares store, as many will run out of their favorite food item before they need a new fry pan. And, as the gourmet housewares segment continues to look for ways to offer convenience as well as an experience, many are using shelf-stable foods and other consumables as a quick-turn item, as well as one that can be easily demonstrated or sampled.
This leads to retailers looking for unique and lifestyle-focused food items that are able to fill a void in the consumer’s pantry, as well as enhance their at-home cooking experience.
To help with that, we recently spoke to Chris Wiedemer, owner of Rochester, NY-based Cooks’ World, and Susan Dolinar, owner of Winchester, VA-based Nibblins, about some of their favorite items from The Fancy Food Show, which took place in New York from June 23 to June 25, 2019. Here are their picks.
- Sutter Buttes Olive Oil
- Terrapin Ridge Farms
- Wildly Delicious
- Runamok Maple
- Just Date Syrup
- Wozz Condiments & Spreads