Gourmet Housewares Show move ‘was a success’

GLM, the organiser of the US Gourmet Housewares Show, has hailed its relocation from San Francisco to New York a success.

Gourmet Housewares Show move 'was a success'

The 2011 event, which ran earlier this month, was held alongside the New York International Gift Fair for the first time, a move which GLM says was well received by exhibitors and visitors alike.

The show featured some 150 high-end housewares suppliers, which had special appeal for around 7,000 of the visitors to the gift show (20% of the gift show’s total audience) expressing a specific interest in housewares and kitchenware.

Dorothy Belshaw, GLM’s senior vice president and NYIGF director, said that the co-location had maintained the show’s original character while extending its breadth and depth by integrating with a larger market.

“The result was a focused and well-curated collection of cooking, dining and kitchenware resources with relevance to the home and lifestyle retail audience as well as the core specialty gourmet retailer,” she said.

She added that there were also cross-market opportunities via the Gourmet Housewares Show’s adjacency to hundreds of gourmet-relevant suppliers in the gift show’s Tabletop, Accent on Design and General Gift divisions.

The Gourmet Housewares Show is held annually within the summer NYIGF, which next year will run from August 18 to 23. Dates for the winter 2012 NYIGF show are January 28 to February 2.

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