Revenue for the U.S. bar and nightclub industry already tallies about $24 billion. Encouragingly, the industry is poised to experience significant growth as unemployment declines and personal incomes increase. That makes now an excellent time to belly up to the bar in pursuit of new business.
A ‘Vintage’ Gift
An iconic Chicago steakhouse, Tavern on Rush, needs its branded merchandise to be every bit as upscale and tasteful as the high-end fare it serves.
Of this, Jennifer Gutilla was well aware. So when Tavern’s owner desired an appreciation gift to give to loyal patrons, the senior sales representative for Art-Flo (asi/124896) knew she needed to source something special.
Gutilla’s “Eureka!” moment came when she discovered the Gliss Wine Decanter Chiller (WN43) from Starline USA (asi/89320). It was the perfect item. “The decanter fits the personality of the restaurant,” says Gutilla. “It’s an attractive, high-end gift, and Tavern is a high-end place.”
Crafted from handmade glass, the debonair decanter empowers end-users to chill their vino without diluting it. The elegant item features a stainless-steel ice core and elongated design, making it a classy tabletop accent. If that weren’t enough, the decanter also boasts a silicone ice cube tray and bamboo lid. “It’s a tall gift,” says Gutilla. “It really gets your attention. It’s pretty to set out on a bar or table.”
From Gutilla, Tavern ordered 250 decanters. The contemporary American steakhouse had its logo etched onto the lid, so when recipients prepare to unwind with a glass of their favorite vintage, they see Tavern’s logo. That’s a positive association most any brand desires. “My client loved the product,” says Gutilla. “They got great feedback.”
Beyond restaurants, pitch the decanter to buyers interested in gifts for executives, important clients, high-achieving salespeople and more.
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Crafted from handmade glass, the Gliss Wine Decanter Chiller has a stainless-steel ice core. From Starline USA, asi/89320, 800-831-2231.
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