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Gourmet Catalog Names 2015 Advisory Panel

Gourmet Catalog and Buying Group has announced the members of its 2015 advisory panel. The advisory panel members are liaisons for GC, assisting in continuing the buying group’s growth in the housewares industry, the company said. This year’s panel members are:

  • Jennifer Baron, A Cook’s Companion, Brooklyn, NY
  • Mary Moore and Gregg Smith, The Cook’s Warehouse, Atlanta, GA
  • Chris Wiedemer, Cooks World, Rochester, NY
  • Mary Fricke and Steve Fricke, Cooks’Wares, Cincinnati, OH
  • Art and Martha Nading, The Extra Ingredient, Greensboro, NC
  • Bob, Rick and Ron Kratchman, Kitchen Kapers, Cherry Hill, NJ
  • Doug and Lia Huemoeller, Kitchen Window, Minneapolis, MN
  • Larry Oates, KitchenArt, W. Lafayette, IN
  • David and Barbara Freeman. Kitchenware Outfitters, Savannah, GA
  • Laura and Stephen Havlek, Sign of the Bear, Sonoma, CA
  • Simon Shapiro and Mardi Moran, TAGS Hardware, Cambridge, MA

Panel members will have their first meeting at the Atlanta International Gift & Home Furnishings Market in January. “I look forward to this first AP meeting of the new year,” said Janis Johnson, president and founder of Gourmet Catalog & Buying Group. “How lucky we are to have such experienced, market savvy retailers involved in the process of growing the GC Group and helping us reinforce our dedication to the needs of the independent.”