August/September 2016

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August/September 2016

A collection of news, articles and other featured content about 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.

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.

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

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.

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 the

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

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.

TGR's Parent Company Rebrands

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.

Dalmatia Sour Cherry Spread

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.

For the better part of 50 years, Americans have been told that consuming animal fat was bad for their health. American consumers were bombarded with information saying traditional dairy — full-fat milk and cheese that had been part of healthy meals for millennia — was the enemy.

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