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GC Buying Group Adds Members and Team Attends Dallas Market

Issued August 26, 2020

Six retailers have joined GC Buying Group over the summer months. In spite of having no chance to meet at markets, GC was glad to welcome new store members from four states across the US. The joining retailers are happy to be part of the Group and are looking forward to future networking with other members and taking advantage of benefits the GC Group provides. Read More

Virtual Trainings Benefit GC Buying Group Members

Issued August 17, 2020

GC’s Summer Series has drawn to a close, prompting Store and Vendor Members to express gratitude for the helpful program that connected them in a virtual way. Without the usual summer markets for reviewing new products, unveiling promos and essential interaction between stores and vendors, GC has allowed members the opportunity to have the next best thing: GC Summer Series presentations, featuring both Live and On-Demand viewing. Read More

GC Buying Group Kicks Off Virtual Summer Series This Week

Issued July 13, 2020

In keeping with the ten-year tradition of Summer School and through the support of loyal vendors, GC is set to begin three weeks of virtual trainings and product features. Since 2011, GC store and vendor members have assembled at AmericasMart in Atlanta for the annual Summer School. This year with market centers not allowing group meetings, GC will host virtual live and on-demand vendor trainings. Read More

GC Start the Year Conference Inspires Members for 2020

Issued January 28, 2020

GC Buying Group kicked off the new decade with the 17th annual Start the Year Member Conference and Vendor Showcase. Held January 15 and 16 at AmericasMart Atlanta, the two-day event drew independent retailers from small communities and large cities alike. Read More

GC Celebrates 10 Years of Summer School in Atlanta

Issued July 16, 2019

GC Buying Group’s Summer School in Atlanta celebrates new traditions, creativity, and a key anniversary. July 2019 marks the 10th year of GC Buying Group's Summer School at the Atlanta Gift & Home Market. Summer School opened with stores discussing best sellers with a reoccurring theme of sustainability and eco-friendly products. GC’S exclusive Party in the Kitchen and Showroom Crawl created a space for store members to network, meet with vendors in showrooms and participate in door prizes. Read More

GC Buying Group Event Attracts Record Breaking Attendance

Issued February 12, 2019

With over 200 store buyers attending and 170 Vendor tables represented at the Vendor Showcase, this year’s Start the Year Member Conference buzzed with excitement for 2019. GC Buying Group announced during the conference in Atlanta the 2019 launch of two new online programs, created to add convenience and opportunity for both vendor and store members. Read More

Education and Order Writing Top Features of GC Buying Group January Conference

Issued January 29, 2018

GC Buying Group held their 15th annual Start the Year Member Conference and Vendor Showcase on January 10 and 11 at AmericasMart during the International Gift and Home Furnishings Show in Atlanta, GA. “Always the very best way to begin a new year! Returned to work very inspired. Bravo GC Team” -Jenny Morrison, owner Ginny Gordon’s of Morehead City, NC. Read More