Introducing A New Slice
of Gourmet Business
Okay, so I
may have sat
the last week-
end out from
Show, but this
weekend I am
headed to At-
lanta for what
one of the
most important regional marketplaces in the
country for the specialty gourmet retailer.
AmericasMart has truly worked and succeeded
for the past decade to make its mark on the
gourmet marketplace. Its West Wing showplace is fast becoming the go-to place for
everything from high-end cookware to the
best in glassware, gadgets and shelf-stable
I recall my first visit to the building for The
Atlanta International Gift & Home Furnishings
Market more than a decade ago when specialty
food and kitchenware buyers were left navigating a maze of showrooms to uncover the
right mix of product. Now, the marketplace’s
dedication to our segment is evident. I no
longer find myself hitting the ground floor of
building three, moving over to the temps in
building two, and then working really hard to
decipher the rest of the showrooms for the
items I need to review. Remember those days?
Now, those same great temps exist, but the
story on ‘Eight’ continues to unfold and I
cannot wait to see what this market
brings, from great new exhibitors to
entertaining and educational demos
in the Gourmet/Housewares product
And speaking of gourmet, next month
brings us all to New York City where
the Gourmet Housewares Show debuts
in its new location alongside the New
York International Gift Fair. I’ve always
loved NYIGF, there are always some
great finds you just were not expecting
to uncover tucked away in one aisle
or another. Now, the show organizers
have brought to market another show
dear to all gourmet retailers’ hearts –
the Gourmet Housewares Show.
Formerly known as the Gourmet Products Show when it debuted in 1975,
this specialty marketplace struggled
to find its place in the past five years.
Its revival at this market may prove to
be a win for the show. We’re showing
our support and bringing the entire
team to market along with educational
programs on the benefit of cross-mer-chandising food and kitchenware. You
can read more about the goings-on at
NYIGF in our Publisher’s View.
You can preview a great lineup of
products in this issue from both shows.
And you can look forward to our August issue when we’ll have a wealth of
coverage from shows we’ve attended
recently with a refreshingly interesting
focus on new products.
Aside from traveling – our team has
covered the range of second-quarter
shows from IDDBA to Summer Fancy
Food – we’ve been working toward
creating new publications specifically
geared toward category development.
Our new Gourmet Business Fine Cheese
& Charcuterie debuted last month.
Check it out here.
Well-known charcuterie and
cheese expert James Mellgren
takes the lead with Gourmet
Business' newest publication
dedicated to the art of selling
charcuterie and gourmet cheeses.
Don't miss out on what will be
the leading resource of the deli
world, written by an expert who
has not only followed the industry
with the written word for decades,
but also worked the retail side of
the counter since the beginning
of what we now refer to as the
business.com to subscribe.
Click to see the first issue
of Gourmet Business
Fine Cheese & Charcuterie