Cooking.com Selected by Gourmet Business Magazine to Receive 2012 Global Innovation Award

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E-Commerce Company to be Recognized for its Excellence in Online Retail of Home Goods During 2013 International Home + Housewares Show.

Global Innovation Award - Retail

Global Innovation Award - Retail

This recognition from gia is an honor that Cooking.com continues to be recognized as a leader in e-commerce, and we look forward to bringing more innovation and inspiration to online shopping within the culinary and home goods categories.

Cooking.com, a leading culinary e-commerce company, has been selected by Gourmet Business magazine as the 2012 Global Innovation Award (gia) honoree in the U.S. Online/Catalogue category for its innovation in online retail of home goods. The U.S. Online/Catalogue category was created in 2011, making Cooking.com the second-ever recipient of this accolade. The award will be presented to Cooking.com during a ceremony on March 3, 2013 in Chicago, part of the 2013 International Home + Housewares Show.

“With the growth of online/catalogue/TV retailing, adding this new award category was seen as timely and important,” says Phil Brandl, president of the International Housewares Association (IHA). “The companies in the gia category also have a lot to contribute, including innovative online marketing, promotions and customer service practices.”

“For 15 years, we have been dedicated to providing great online shopping experiences for culinary enthusiasts,” said Tracy Randall, CEO of Cooking.com. “This recognition from gia is an honor that Cooking.com continues to be recognized as a leader in e-commerce, and we look forward to bringing more innovation and inspiration to online shopping within the culinary and home goods categories.”

Gourmet Business magazine, the national sponsor for the gia U.S. Online/Catalogue category, was responsible for selecting the nominees in this particular category. Juries appointed by each national sponsor publication select national winners, and Cooking.com is among 23 national winners from 22 countries.

About gia
gia is the world’s leading awards program honoring overall excellence, business innovation and creative merchandising in home goods retailing, in more than 20 countries around the world. The organizers and global sponsors of gia are the International Housewares Association and the International Home + Housewares Show. Co-sponsoring the country-specific gia award programs with IHA are more than 25 housewares trade publications worldwide, which sponsor national gia programs in their respective countries. For more information, visit http://www.housewares.org/gia

About Cooking.com
Cooking.com is transforming online shopping in the food and cooking space by building innovative, entertaining shopping experiences with trusted brands. Cooking.com operates uniquely branded stores, including: Food Network Store, Calphalon Store, Rachael Ray Store, and Epicurious Shop. Powered By Cooking.com delivers high touch, branded e-commerce solutions and category expertise, enabling partners to attract consumers, drive membership and build new revenue opportunities. Cooking.com offers over 30,000 products for the kitchen as well as recipes, menus, collections and a growing library of member-submitted cooking content. The company is committed to providing its customers with an exceptional experience and is the recipient of numerous awards for customer satisfaction. Cooking.com was founded in 1998 and is based in Marina Del Rey, CA. Please visit http://www.cooking.com

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