DALLAS–Housewares will have a stronger presence next month during the Dallas Total Home & Gift Market, as the expansion of two key showrooms and the addition of Table & Houseware FINDS will debut at Dallas Market Center. In addition, celebrity chef Curtis Stone will offer cooking and product demonstrations and sign copies of his latest cookbook, “Relaxed Cooking with Curtis Stone.”
With collections of gourmet housewares and gourmet food lines, the McLendon Company has expanded and relocated to Trade Mart (TM) 1-1030. It will also offer gourmet food tastings during the market. Source One Marketing (TM 1-1949) has also expanded its showroom space and offers a range of housewares products including cast-iron cookware, kitchen gadgets, bakeware, serving bowls, entertainment accessories and more.
“Houseware products are currently a major industry focus and we are pleased to provide these important resources to our buyers,” said Cindy Morris, COO, Dallas Market Center. “The expansions of these key showrooms will help to grow each company’s business and provide fresh lines to attendees.”
The new temporary category Table & Houseware FINDS will be located on the 12th floor of World Trade Center and feature functional gifts, dining, cooking and entertaining items, as well as other categories. In addition, The Gourmet Market — Dallas Market Center’s 25,000-square-foot shared showroom featuring more than 1,500 product lines including specialty foods and beverages, kitchen and wine accessories, housewares, casual tabletop, and gifts — recently added several housewares exhibitors including Big Wood Boards, Gage Inc. Imports, Mercantile International Inc., which features Chef Pro USA, and OIC International/Basketware. It will also debut Phase One of a three-phase renovation and expansion at market.
Stone’s cooking demo and book signing will take place Saturday, June 23 in the World Trade Center, Hall of Nations. Stone will also showcase his new line of cookware, bakeware and serveware through his line, Kitchen Solutions, which is available at Source One Marketing.
“We are ecstatic to have Curtis join us for market,” Morris said. “His passion for food is contagious and we know market attendees will take away inspiration from his cooking demonstration and enjoy meeting him while learning about his line.”