16626 Fri, 07/24/2009 - 11:21am
White Plains, N.Y. —With the Gourmet Housewares Show only a few weeks away, August 8 to 10, show organizer GLM announced that a diverse group of independent and big box retailers from around the country are expected to attend.
“From Williams-Sonoma to QVC, we believe that attendees of the 2009 Gourmet Housewares Show will find what they need for the upcoming fall/winter season, putting them ahead of their competition,” said Penny Sikalis, Gourmet Housewares Show vice president and show manager.
These pre-registered retailers include: A Cook’s Companion, A Latte Hotte, Alderbrook Winery, Amazon, Amway Global, Arrowood Vineyards & Winery, Bed Bath & Beyond, Beyond Commerce, Bigg’s, BJ’s Wholesale, Bloomingdale’s, Brookstone, CA Paradis, Christmas Tree Shops, Clementine’s Kitchen, Cole Hardware, Collier Hardware, Continental Caterers, Cook a la Carte, Cooking.com, Costco Wholesale, Country Kitchen, Creative Kitchen, Dillard’s, Gift ‘N Gourmet, Gourmet Pantry, Gourmet Kitchen Essentials, HG Buying Group, HSN, J.C.. Penney, Kitchen Collage of Vail Valley, Kitchen Collections, Kitchen Gallery, Kitchen Kapers, Kitchenware Outfitters, Kitchenworks, Le Gourmet Chef, Lehrhoff ABL, Liaisonne, LTD Commodities, Macy’s Home Store, Marmaxx, MetroKitchen.com, MGM Mirage, Nappa Valley Kitchen Gallery, Napastyle Inc., Now We’re Cooking, Organize.com, Pans on Fire, Peppercorn, Pots & Pans, Prescott True Value, QVC, Ross Stores, Safeway Inc., Sears Canada, Shar’s Bosch Kitchen Center, Shop NBC, Shopko, Sign of the Bear Kitchenware, Skymall Inc., Solutions, Sonoma Cutlery, Target.com, Tess’ Kitchen Store, That Kitchen Store, The Biggest Little Kitchen Store, The Breakers Palm Beach Inc., The Butter Paddle, The Cheese Board, The Cook’s Warehouse, The Kitchen Clique, The Kitchen Engine, The Kroger Company, The Main Ingredient, The Rolling Pin, The Wire Whisk, The Wooden Spoon, Williams-Sonoma, Your Kitchen Store, Your Smart Kitchen, Zallie Supermarkets Inc. and Zinc Details.
GLM also said that more than 100 entries have been submitted for its Gourmet Golds competition at the show. Products will be judged in the cookware/bakeware; kitchen-electrics; gadgets, cutlery and accessories; tabletop and textiles; gourmet-gifts and specialty-foods; and “green by design” categories. Also, a Best of Show award will be given to the entry that receives the highest overall score.