About Us

GC Buying Group has been dedicated to the success of the independent retailer since 1981. We are the leading and original Buying Group in the housewares industry. We currently have over 350 store locations across the nation. Our mission is to keep the independent retailer independent, while providing solutions for competition and alleviating big box advantages. Our goal is your success.

Gourmet Catalog negotiates merchandise discounts with over 200 vendors, and freight allowances and special dating for members. Multiple Member Meetings are held each year with an exclusive member trade show in January. Store networking opportunities and the Members-Only website allow members to stay ahead of their competition. Two catalogs are offered annually, as well as seasonal flyers and online solutions personalized for each individual store.

Janis Johnson

Founder & President

Janis Johnson has a natural instinct to challenge and reinvent norms, propelling GC programs to new heights and driving her team to attain individual success within the Group.

Nikki Johnson

Chief Financial Officer

Nikki has played an essential role in the growth of the company through her strong relationships, passion for the industry and creative problem solving nature.

Maryann Samsa

Buying Group Director

With years of retail experience, Maryann’s firsthand knowledge helps her act as a liaison among the Store Members, Vendor Members and the Group.

Jaci Milliron

Store Coordinator

Jaci, member of the GC Team since 2011, has an acute attention to detail that enhances everyday operations and provides Store Members with quality service.

Annette Hall-Quezada

Special GC Associate

Annette is a talented interior designer and merchandising specialist collaborating with the GC Team to refresh existing stores and facilitate new store openings, from start to finish.

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