AUGUST/SEPTEMBER 2016

FEATURES

RETAILER PROFILE

Where Everybody Knows Your Name

Jennifer Strailey

 Compleat Lifestyles is a destination store offering housewares, gifts and a sense of community

MANAGEMENT STRATEGIES

The Gourmet Retailer’s State of the Industry

Analysis by Anna Wolfe / Research by Debra Chanil, Carbonview Research

 In the sixth edition of TGR's annual survey, retailers cite the importance of in-store events in boosting store visits and the bottom line 

CASE & COUNTER

What's Health got to do With it?

Jan Fialkow

 It's time to stop demonizing dairy and just enjoy cheese again

TGR'S EDITORS' PICKS FOOD WINNERS

The Gourmet Retailer - Editors' Picks 2016

SPECIAL REPORT: SMALL ELECTRICS

Petite Power

Priscilla Martel

 A new generation of countertop appliances are small and powerful

GOURMET GIFT

Home (Entertaining) for the Holidays

Duke Ratliff

 Merchants reveal top picks

BEVERAGE AISLE

Capitalizing on Craft Beer

Anna Wolfe

 There's hopped-up demand for craft beer

SPECIAL ADVERTISING SECTION

2016 Fall Gift Guide

SHOW REVIEW

Taking a Walk on the Spicy Side

Anna Wolfe

SHOW PREVIEW

Natural Products Expo East

 Sept. 21-24, Baltimore Convention Center, Baltimore, Md., www.expoeast.com

DEPARTMENTS

EDITORIAL

The Winning Trifecta

Anna Wolfe

BUYERS CORNER

Talking with...

 Peter Endicott, owner, and Brie Hurd, cheese master/buyer, The Cheese Shop of Salem, Salem, Mass., www.thecheeseshopofsalem.com

THE LAST BITE

Cheese in the Heartland

Jan Fialkow

 A first-hand look at who, what, when, where & why