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April 16, 2024

GC Buying Group Recognized ‘Best Vendors’ at Inspired Home Show

The GC Buying Group presented its annual best vendor awards during the recent Inspired Home Show in Chicago.

The winners were selected by a vote of GC Buying group retail members:

  • RSVP – Best in Stock
  • Le Creuset – Most Creative GC Program
  • Hestan – Best In-Store Signage
  • Heritage Steel – Best In-Store Fixture
  • Dreamfarm – Most Innovative Product: Fluicer
  • Harold Import Company – Best in Customer Service
  • Harold Import Company – Best in Shipping
  • Harold Import Company – Best Overall Vendor

Also in Chicago, the GC Buying Group held its annual Retail Advisory Board meeting. Discussion topics ranged from individual top-selling vendor lists to online ADA compliance issues and the impact of PFAS on assortment planning.

GC Advisory Board members are:

  • Angela Skogen – Cooks on Main
  • Gregg Smith – The Cook’s Warehouse
  • Art and Martha Nading – The Extra Ingredient
  • Sean and Jennifer O’Hanlon – LeRoux Kitchen
  • Stephen and Laura Havlek – Sign of the Bear
  • Dan Hoffman – The Kitchen Shoppe
  • Bob, Rick, and Ron Kratchman – Kitchen Kapers

“Timing for the Chicago Inspired Home Show works well for the GC team and our members as an excellent follow-up to the January Start the Year Member Conference,” said Janis Johnson, founder and president of Gourmet Catalog/GC Buying Group. “The face-to-face experience at markets reinforces the vendor/retailer relationship and reaffirms the strong business connection.”

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