Smeg introduces Bottle to Go attachment for retro blender | CorningWare relaunches classic pattern for 60th anniversary | All-Clad to debut d3 ovenware line
August 13, 2018
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Smeg introduces Bottle to Go attachment for retro blender
Smeg has rolled out a 600-milliliter Bottle to Go accessory for its 800-watt retro blender. The blender has self-cleaning, ice-crushing and smoothie-making modes.
Appliance Retailer magazine online (Australia) (8/10) 
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CorningWare relaunches classic pattern for 60th anniversary
CorningWare is celebrating 60 years in business by bringing back its very popular cornflower pattern for a collection of servingware, dinnerware and bakeware. The items are available at Corelle and Bed Bath & Beyond.
Delish (8/10) 
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Trends & Innovations
All-Clad to debut d3 ovenware line
All-Clad will introduce its new d3 stainless ovenware collection in October at Williams Sonoma. The line includes a cooling rack and jelly roll pan, plus two roasting pans and two baking pans.
HomeWorld Business (8/8) 
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Retail News
Amazon, Flipkart hold holiday sales in India
Amazon began its four-day Freedom sale in India on Thursday, touting bargains on about 20,000 items and 10% cashback offers in partnership with State Bank of India. Rival Flipkart launched The Big Freedom Sale, with hourly deals, to celebrate the country's Independence Day holiday.
LiveMint (India) (8/9),  The Times of India (8/10) 
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Walmart gets antitrust clearance to buy India's Flipkart for $16B
The Competition Commission of India has given antitrust approval to Walmart's approximately $16 billion acquisition of a majority stake in Indian company Flipkart. The deal bolsters Walmart's ability to compete with Amazon for e-commerce business in India.
Reuters (8/8),  The Economic Times (India) (8/9) 
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Party City to sell its Halloween gear on Amazon
Party City to sell its Halloween gear on Amazon
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Party City will start selling its Halloween costumes on Amazon in September, marking the first time the retailer will offer products anywhere but its 900 stores and branded website.
Bloomberg (tiered subscription model) (8/9) 
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Finance & Policy
Major US firms report strongest growth since recession
Profits at firms listed on the S&P 500 surged by an estimated 23.5% in the three months through June, Thomson Reuters data show, representing the strongest growth since the financial recession. The surge, which applied to all market sectors, is attributed to reduced tax rates and the broadly healthy US economy.
The Wall Street Journal (tiered subscription model) (8/5) 
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IHA News
CHESS presentation focuses on the art of perception
While leaders by nature are observant and perceptive, there is a consistent breakdown across the professional spectrum in the effective communication of vision, strategy and crisis management. At CHESS 2018, IHA's senior-level conference held in Rosemont Oct. 2 to 3, Amy Herman of The Art of Perception will offer attendees an innovative approach to leadership in a dynamic and competitive industry. Learn more and register today!
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IHSA optimizes shipping advantages for your business
The International Housewares Shippers Association is the not-for-profit association for shippers formed by IHA to lower supply chain costs for its members at the highest quality service levels. Membership is free to IHA members, and there is no need to change your customs broker or freight forwarder to utilize member benefits. Join now to improve your supply chain performance! Learn more.
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