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June 30, 2022
Gourmet Housewares Retailers, Suppliers Set for GCX Expo in Atlanta

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Organizers of the first GCX Expo & Education event said more than 50 retailers and 40 exhibitors are expected at the B2B gourmet housewares collaboration between GC Buying Group and International Market Centers during the forthcoming Atlanta Market.

GCX, slated for July 13-14 at AmericasMart, also is set to feature several educational presentations and product demonstration. The summer Atlanta Market runs July 12-18, 2022 at AmericasMart.

Day one of GCX event will feature a showcase of gourmet housewares and food brands on the third floor of AmericasMart building 2 at open to participating GC Buying Group retailers. Confirmed brands, according to GC Buying group and IMC, include the following:

  • Breville USA – small kitchen appliances
  • Browne & Co. – kitchenware products for professional and home use
  • Buzzee – beeswax reusable food
  • Cangshan Cutlery – knives and knife accessories
  • Casa M Spice Co – spice blends, rubs and seasonings
  • Chantal –​ professional cookware, award-winning teakettles and bakeware
  • Clipper/Viking – commercial quality cookware, cutlery, bakeware and kitchen accessories
  • Cuisinart – small kitchen appliances, cookware, bakeware, kitchen tools and kitchen accessories
  • Delilah Home – organic home textiles
  • DKB Household USA – Culinare, Cole & Mason, Ken Home Ethnic Cookware and Zyliss housewares brands
  • Dreamfarm – kitchen tools and gadgets
  • E-Cloth – reusable cleaning cloths
  • Electra-Craft, Inc. – Dualit, Espressione and Solac specialty kitchen appliance brands
  • Emile Henry – ceramic ovenware, cooking products and bakeware products made in France
  • Fellow – coffee brewing tools
  • FinaMill Co. – spice mills
  • Fissler America, Inc – pots, pans, knives and utensils
  • Gourmac – melamine utensils and mixing bowls, food savers, baking gadgets, cookie cutters and other tools
  • Handstand Kitchen – bakeware, kitchen utensils, baking sets and aprons for chefs aged six and up
  • Harold Import Company – Beyond Gourmet, Cutlery-Pro, Fante’s Kitchen Shop, Helen’s Asian Kitchen, HIC Kitchen, Maine Man Sea and Mrs. Anderson’s Baking kitchen tool brands
  • Heritage Steel – American-made multi-clad steel cookware
  • Jokari – kitchen gadgets
  • JURA INC. – super automatic coffee centers
  • Kikuichi Cutlery – knives handcrafted in Japan
  • Kuhn Rikon – Swiss-designed kitchenware
  • Le Creuset – enameled cast iron cookware
  • Lodge Cast Iron / FINEX – cast-iron skillets and cookware
  • MUkitchen – kitchen textiles
  • Myregistry.com – registry management tool
  • Opinel – folding knives and pocketknives
  • Regal Ware Inc. – cookware made in the USA
  • Rooted Lifestyle – environmentally and ethically responsible products
  • Rosle USA – kitchen utensils made in Germany
  • Samuel Lamont USA – kitchen textiles
  • SimpleCoat – countertop sealer
  • Smeg – small kitchen appliances
  • Spectrum Diversified Designs / Tovolo – storage and organization and housewares
  • Swissmar Inc.– European housewares and cookware
  • TB Groupe– high-end French cutlery
  • The Cookware Co.- PFAS-free cookware
  • Tramontina USA Inc – cookware and kitchenware
  • Vitamix – blenders
  • WellnessMats – anti-fatigue floor mats
  • Wusthof USA – knives and knife accessories.

Day one of GCX includes a networking breakfast, lunch and a party at the Jura Demonstration Kitchen the eight floor of AmericasMart Building 2. Day two (July 14), is scheduled to include roundtable discussions and product demonstrations beginning at 1 p.m. Veteran industry editor expert Warren Shoulberg is set to give a presentation, “Home, Gift and Housewares,” at 2:15 p.m. Two networking roundtable discussions facilitated by Drop the Mic explore “Inventory Control & Planning,” at 1:45 p.m.; and “Best Sellers / Trends & Identifying Your Customers / Generations,” at 3:45 p.m. The product demonstration schedule includes the GC team on cutlery at 1:15 p.m.; Le Creuset at 2:45 p.m., Outbound at 3 p.m.; Cuisinart at 3:15 p.m.; Cangshan at 4:30 p.m.; and Dreamfarm at 4:45 p.

“Vendors are excited for the opportunity to show their brands in Atlanta, and retailers are making commitments to attend,” said Janis Johnson, founder and president of GC Buying Group.

Retailers representing more than 60 storefronts are confirmed to attend, according GC. Retailers attending Atlanta Market for the first time for the event include Casa di Mazzaro in St. Petersburg, Fla.; The Milled Olive in Star, Idaho; and Wisconsin Cutlery in Madison, Wis., according to GC and IMC

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