August/September 2016

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August/September 2016

In The Gourmet Retailer's Fifth Annual Editors' Picks Awards, we pay tribute to 60 of the most original, engaging and downright fun specialty food items introduced at retail over the past year.

No matter where you live, chances are you're near a craft brewery. Three-fourths of all U.S.

Product refinements and new introductions at the International Home + Housewares Show (IHHS) hint at the future in small kitchen electrics. Incremental changes or totally revamped products point to a growing interest in easy-to-operate, multi-functioning devices that occupy a small footprint.

The season for giving gifts has returned. As any gift giver can attest, choosing the perfect gift for family and friends can be a challenging (and sometimes stressful) task.

Retailers of all sizes are concerned about the impact and future implications of online retail, according to research conducted in June by Carbonview Research on behalf of The Gourmet Retailer (TGR). Retailers continue to report "ever-increasing showrooming," where customers are using thei

Natural Products Expo East, Sept. 21-24 at the Baltimore Convention Center, is projected to have more than 1,300 exhibiting brands and 25,000 attendees.

The 2016 American Cheese Society Conference, Cheese in the Heartland, held in Des Moines, Iowa, July 27-30, is now the stuff of memories. The ACS Judging and Competition drew 1,843 entries from 260 different companies.

Dalmatia Sour Cherry Spread

For gourmet retailers, the all-important fourth quarter is an exaggerated version of the rest of the selling year: more events, promotions and hours at the store — hopefully resulting in more customers and sales.

TGR's Parent Company Rebrands

If you're looking for what's new, you don't have to look hard — or far — at the Summer Fancy Food Show (FFS). The three-day specialty food show wrapped up its 62nd run on June 28 at the Jacob K. Javits Convention Center in New York City.

Photography by Richard Mauro Ricchiuti Compleat Lifestyles in Centennial, Colo., is the last independently owned kitchenware store in the Denver metro area.

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