More information on The Gourmet Housewares Show
In response to retailer survey results, the Gourmet Housewares Show® will be held each summer in New York City, beginning in August 2011, within the New York International Gift Fair® (NYIGF®), the nation’s premier gift, home and lifestyle marketplace. This permanent move to summer – which is a change from previously announced plans – was based upon results of a retailer survey, which indicated a clear preference for a third quarter buying opportunity.
Gourmet Housewares Show owner, GLM, surveyed some 10,000 retailers – Gourmet Housewares Show participants, members of two specialty store buying groups (HTI and The Gourmet Catalog) and a wide cross-section of independent specialty stores from gourmet-appropriate retail channels – regarding optimal market timing and location. Some 70% of respondents supported the New York venue and indicated preference for an August market.
The Gourmet Housewares Show will include some 150 exhibitors dedicated to gourmet housewares, positioned adjacent to an additional 200 relevant tabletop suppliers in NYIGF’s Tabletop & Housewares division. Plans call for the Gourmet Housewares Show to have a dedicated entrance and signage, while sharing efficiencies with NYIGF for exhibitor and buyer registration. A series of educational programming and special events, designed specifically for the specialty gourmet retailer, will be developed as part of overall market week programming.