The IHS Show was very successful for Weed and Duryea. We were able to see new, trending products which will allow us to expand and evolve our housewares department as well as the entire store.
We met with a few of our representatives from vendors we currently carry and were able to review specific products to move forward with and those we don’t need to carry in the future. Those vendors include:
- Picnic Time
- All Clad
- Swiss Diamond
A few of the new lines we are reviewing to bring in are:
- Great Scrape grill brushes
- Objecto Fans and aroma humidifiers
- Sovaro coolers
- Wusthof knives
- Plott – tools for measuring through your smartphone
- Reidle glassware
We are also also looking into a knife sharpening machine that could be much more efficient than our current system.
“The show allowed us to brainstorm new avenues of merchandising. As our store changes over the next year we will look back on this experience and toward next year’s show for strategies to make Weed and Duryea a unique housewares destination for our customers. Rachel’s knowledge and experience in the housewares department is extremely helpful. Her presence and input was key to our success at the show and will be very valuable in the future.” – Brian Mclaughlin