New England Made Giftware & Specialty Food Show connects small businesses with national retailers
This fall’s New England Made Giftware & Specialty Food Show will take place at the Sturbridge Host Hotel in Sturbridge, Massachusetts September 11-12, 2016. Admission is complimentary for qualified buyers of wholesale giftware, specialty food or home furnishings.
The New England Made Giftware & Specialty Food Show features unique, locally-made goods from over 100 businesses from Maine, New Hampshire, Vermont, Massachusetts, Rhode Island, and Connecticut. This fall’s Show offers specialty gift and gourmet food retailers an entree into the wide world of artisanal merchandise produced in the region, including everything from quality jewelry to stationery to fine chocolate to maple syrup to leather goods to organic beauty products.
“Buyers and retailers who attend our show are looking for new, unique items for their customers. They have discerning, quality-focused clientele and they’re seeking the kinds of handmade, rare products that are not available at big box retailers or shopping malls,” said NEM show producer Stefa Normantas. “Our Show gives them an opportunity to fill their shops with wonderful locally-produced merchandise – just what their customers are asking for in an age where ‘buying local’ and Made In America is favored.”
“At New England Made, I really like that I don’t have to question what country the products are made in. I’m usually meeting the owner of the exhibiting company and get to hear the story and inspiration behind each product,” said Joyce Dossett, owner of Templeton, Massachusetts country store The Kitchen Garden and a repeat NEM attendee. “This is important to me and my customers.”
An online retailer preview book featuring more than a hundred pages of stories and products by New England companies is now available here.
Qualified buyers can register for the show at www.nemadeshows.com/.