Founded in 1977 by Joel Dean, Giorgio DeLuca and Jack Ceglic with the opening of its flagship store in SoHo New York, DEAN & DELUCA quickly grew into a multi-channel retailer of gourmet and specialty foods, premium wines and high-end kitchenware with operations throughout the United States and abroad. Dean & DeLuca specialty products are sold through its 11 retail stores and cafes in select U.S. markets (New York, Washington, D.C., Napa Valley, Charlotte, and Kansas City metropolitan area), a consumer and corporate gift catalogue, and an e-commerce site, DEAN & DELUCA also markets its private label products to other retailers and wholesalers throughout the world.