LAS VEGAS – International Market Centers plans to significantly expand its gourmet housewares resources with a gourmet housewares collection launching this summer at Las Vegas Market and expanding to Atlanta Market next winter.
The shopping destinations offer up to 100 new resources, including kitchen gadgets, cookware, small electrics, grills, kitchen textiles, bar accessories, cookbooks, gourmet groceries and much more. These new resources will expand existing gourmet housewares and grocery resources displayed in permanent showrooms in each city with more than 450 brands in Atlanta and more than 350 in Las Vegas, IMC said.
“With a full range of lifestyle products and the new Gourmet Housewares Collection, the Atlanta Market and Las Vegas Market are opening up new opportunities for retailers,” said Mary Moore, who founded Atlanta-based The Cook’s Warehouse in 1995 and is now Senior Vice IMC serves as President, Digital Operations and Omnichannel Buyer Engagement. “Sourcing lifestyle products in these markets has boosted my business significantly over the years. With the high-quality culinary product in the Gourmet Housewares Collection, IMC’s stores are efficient one-stop shops for retailers. “
The new Gourmet Housewares Collection offers brands national exposure, IMC said.
“Interest in gourmet products is high for IMC buyers – it has become the sixth most popular product category on our market websites during the pandemic, reflecting the strength of the category in retail,” said IMC CEO Bob Maricich. “This new opportunity addresses this demand and offers vendors added value and direct access to new sales channels, including corporate buyers and large customers.”
The Las Vegas Market in summer 2021 will take place from August 22nd to 26th, 2021 and the Atlanta Winter Market from January 12th to 16th, 2022.
Editor-in-chief Allison Zisko first came to HFN in 1998 and worked for many years in the tabletop category before expanding her scope to all furnishings. In her current position, she oversees all aspects of HFN, including its print and digital products, and represents the brand domestically and internationally through presentations, panel discussions and HFN’s podcast, The Inside Scoop.