Independent Stores Choose GC Buying Group

GC Buying Group adds nine Store Members, welcoming a total of 15 new members in the first quarter.

Alfresco Casual Living part of GC GroupGC Group welcomes new Store Member Alfresco Casual Living.

DALLAS – GC Buying Group’s membership base has continued to climb in 2017, adding nine Store Members during Chicago’s 2017 International Home and Housewares Show in March, welcoming a total of 15 new Store Members in the first quarter. “Alfresco is excited to be a new member of GC this year," said Meg Brownson, owner of Alfresco Casual Living in Stillwater, MN. "Since joining, we’ve been introduced to new vendors and even been able to take advantage of better terms, discounts and often free freight from vendors we were already buying from. We look forward to attending GC shows and meetings and participating in the fall flyer as well.”

“Many new members initially come to GC to receive preferred discounts and dating, and later discover the vast value associated with the strength of our group of professional local retailers and vendors that support each other like family,” expressed Janis Johnson, President and Founder of GC Buying Group. “I feel immense pride with every new Store Member that joins our GC community.”

The 2017 1st Quarter GC Store Members include:

  • Alfresco Casual Living, Stillwater, MN
  • Basics Plus, New York, NY
  • Caire Hotel & Restaurant Supply, New Orleans, LA
  • Colbrook Kitchen, Calistoga, CA
  • Cook on Bay, Beaufort, SC
  • Cook’s Nook Chatham and Tommy Dixon Collections, Chatham, MA
  • Cookin’, Seattle, WA
  • Dorothy Lane Market, Dayton, OH
  • Fearless Cooking, Chicago, IL
  • The Healthy Fox, Jackson, WY
  • Jessica’s Kitchen, Nashville, TN
  • The Joneses, Cedarhurst, NY
  • Miss Mary’s Kitchen, Greenly, CO
  • North Woods General Store, Newaygo, MI
  • Wine, Sage and Gourmet, Hendersonville, NC
  • World of Accessories / Gourmet Glatt, Newark, NJ

For stores contemplating a buying group experience, GC connects independent retailers to the strongest network in the kitchenwares industry. Join today and save the date for GC’s Retail Summer School on July 12th and 13th at AmericasMart in Atlanta where Store Members receive a hands-on education from top vendors in the business. Celebrating 36 years in 2017, GC works to ensure the success of independent retailers with a variety of programs and services, including discounts provided by 200 plus vendor members.

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