Wilshire Industries Wins GMDC Award

Wilshire Industries has won the Chairman’s Choice Award at the 2018 General Merchandise Conference (GMDC) for its line of Island Bamboo Pakka kitchenware. The event was recently held in Orlando, FL.

According to the company, the Chairman’s Choice Award represents products that the chairman of the GMDC feels is something different and innovative, including packaging, product design or other unique qualities.

“When we launched our Rainbow color in the Pakka series a few years ago, we thought maybe we would sell some to our customers in the Southwest. Who knew they would sell out instantly and be such a hit. Now, six colors and multiple new customers later, Pakka is our top selling category for wooden utensils,” said Dan Sudakoff, vp/sales and marketing, Wilshire Industries.

Island Bamboo’s Pakka collection includes wooden utensils, barware and serving pieces that incorporate materials including beech wood from northern Europe and FDA/LFGB food safe dye.