Ever notice how big announcements come about on Friday afternoons?
Two months after the International Housewares Association
and the George Little Management teamed up to survey the industry on whether there was a need for one or two gourmet housewares show, the two parties in a joint statement Dec. 11 said they have concluded their discussions “without being able to reach an agreement to work together.”
Ten minutes later, I received an email from the GLM saying the Gourmet Housewares Show was moving once again to the New York International Gift Fair
in January 2011. Dates for the winter NYIGF are Jan. 29 – Feb. 3, 2011.
A quick email to NYIGF’s Cathy Steel confirmed there won’t be a 2010 Gourmet Housewares Show.
In recent years, the Gourmet Housewares Show has moved from San Francisco to Las Vegas to Orlando, Fla., back to Vegas and then back to San Francisco. Its dates too have jumped to August from May. As much as I like a gourmet-centric show, this makes me wonder—has this show moved too many times? I’m curious to hear your thoughts. The collocation benefits buyers and exhibitors at the Winter NYIGF – but there’s also the AmericasMart
in Atlanta that’s been receiving solid reviews for its new space from buyers and attendees alike.
See related story in Gourmet News
Two shows? IHA, GLM team up to survey housewares industry on tradeshow need 11.2009
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