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Dallas To Host 1,500-Plus Housewares, Gourmet Products

Wednesday January 8th, 2014 - 11:04AM


Dallas Market Center announced that the Dallas Total Housewares & Gourmet Market, January 15 to 21, will feature more than 1,500 premier manufacturers of housewares and gourmet products, dozens of special events, seminars and cooking and product demonstrations.

“Since the launch of the Total Housewares & Gourmet Market last year, we have seen a double-digit increase in gourmet buyer attendance,” said Cindy Morris, COO, Dallas Market Center. “The combination of our comprehensive product offerings and interactive opportunities, such as demonstrations at The Culinary Stage and Housewares Hotspot, has elevated the energy of the marketplace.”

Several exhibitors offered during the Total Housewares & Gourmet Market include: Architec; Capabunga; Charles Viancin; Lifetime Brands; Port Style; Robert Rothschild Farm; Royal Crown Derby; and Sparq. Several new lines in the Gourmet Market include: Bialetti and Blendtec.

For the first time during a January Market, the Table & Housewares Temps will be featured front and center in the expanded temporaries area on WTC first floor next to the Gourmet Market, offering functional gifts, dining, cooking and entertaining wares. New exhibitors include: Cowboy Living, Mr. Ice Bucket, Potterex, Richell, Sunnbattery, TRUE, Unicorn Studio, Vero France, Zwilling/JA Henckles and The Southern Blue Ridge Co. Several returning exhibitors include: Corbell Silver, Di Porter, Evergreen Crystal, Forked Up Art, Gena Knox Media, Going Stemless, Janet Basket, French Mimosa, Lappers and Lenox/Dansk/Gorham. 

Demonstrations by high-profile chefs will take place throughout Market at The Culinary Stage on WTC 1st floor, including: Alex Hitz, on Friday, January 17 at 2 p.m.; Chris Hanmer, on Saturday, January 18 at noon; Grady Spears, on Thursday, January 16 at noon; Daniel Pittman, on Thursday, January 16 at 2 p.m.; and Anthony Van Camp, on Saturday, Jan. 18 at 2 p.m.

Housewares Hotspot will offer more than 15 product demonstrations from Thursday, January 16 through Saturday, January 18 from 1 to 3 p.m., Trade Mart 2nd floor.