For many independent gourmet kitchenware retailers, bridal registry is an under utilized tool for courting new business and engaging a new base of long-term customers with a hands-on, personalized experience hard to match by chain stores and e-commerce sites.
The GOURMET INSIDER® Roundtable Series examined best practices for productive bridal registries during a panel discussion hosted at the recent Dallas Total Home & Gift Market, which took place at the Dallas Market Center. The panel of independent retailers included Becky Moore of Murphy’s Department Store (Stillwater, OK); Nancy Schneider of Chef’s Shoppe Gourmet Kitchen (Edwardsville, IL); Elizabeth McElhatten of King Hardware (Shreveport, LA); Linda Motley of P.S. The Letter (Fort Worth, TX); Ashley Berry of Someone’s In The Kitchen (Rapid City, SD); Julie Butler of Texas Threads (Hereford, TX); and Tricia O’Connor of The Kitchen Store & Nature’s Pantry (Conway, AR).
Gourmet Insider executive managing editor, Emily Cappiello moderated the discussion, sponsored by Dexas, Hammer Stahl, Bradshaw International’s Emsa brand and Wisconsin Aluminum Foundry’s Chef’s Design brand.