Dallas Market Center has announced the launch of the Total Housewares & Gourmet Market, a new trade event occurring at the same time as the Total Home & Gift Market, January 16-22, 2013. The show will feature new exhibitors, special events/seminars, celebrity chef appearances that will include Curtis Stone and educational opportunities such as a presentation by Bob Coviello, president of HTI Buying Group.
“Over the past year we have grown our housewares and gourmet marketplace by more than 25%,” said Cindy Morris, COO, Dallas Market Center. “We’re thrilled to launch this new show as we continue to strengthen the product offerings and establish Dallas as one of the top gourmet products destinations.”
Product demonstrations will feature in Houseware Hotspots at the show. The daily Hotspot events at the Trade Mart will showcase Bodum, Boston Warehouse, Calphalon, Chicago Metallic, Cuisipro, Curious Chef, Island Bamboo, Jura Capresso, Kuhn Rikon, Mauviel Cookware, OXO International, Soda Stream, Trudeau Corp., USA Pans and Wilton Armetale.
Curtis Stone will return to The Culinary Stage for a product demonstration on Saturday, January 19 at noon in the World Trade Center Hall of Nations as part of a full schedule of events to celebrate Dallas’ expanding housewares marketplace. His line, Kitchen Solutions, is available in Source One Marketing.
Bob Coviello, president of HTI Buying Group, will help lead the educational opportunities at market. He will present “Managing by the Numbers” on Thursday, January 17 at 9 a.m. in Trade Mart 2-2355. Coviello will share his personal profit/loss model as well as highlight key income and expense formulas used with variables to fit the retail business environment.
In addition, The FINDS Dallas Temp Show has doubled its Table & Housewares category to showcase functional gifts, dining, cooking and entertaining wares among other items for the home. Key exhibitors, Dallas Market Center stated, include Artistic Creations, Creative Gift, and the Lenox group.