2017 is the year of the home cook ... and cookware? | Pressure cookers speed up summer cooking | Are all coffee brewers the same?
June 23, 2017
Housewares SmartBrief
News for and about the housewares industry
Industry Update
2017 is the year of the home cook ... and cookware?
Online grocer Peapod has dubbed 2017 the year of the home cook, and since home cooks need cookware to make stovetop-friendly recipes, 2017 could be the year of cookware. According to kitchen retailers, customers gravitate toward cast iron pans, Dutch ovens, top-drawer cutlery, and cookware by Mauviel, Swiss Diamond, de Buyer and Le Creuset.
The Gourmet Retailer (6/23) 
LinkedIn Twitter Facebook Google+ Email
Pressure cookers speed up summer cooking
Pressure cookers are great for summer cooks who don't have a lot of time to plan ahead because they can shorten cooking time for foods such as meats and beans by as much as 70%. Writer Adam Erace likes the simplicity of the Viking 8 Quart Stovetop and praises the All-Clad Electric for its safe one-touch steam-release button.
Men's Journal (6/2017) 
LinkedIn Twitter Facebook Google+ Email
[Retail Checklist] Are You Doing Digital Right?
Retail is evolving and digital is the thread that ties customers to your brand, are you providing your customers with the right digital experiences, in-store and online? Here are five questions to ask to make sure you're on the right track. Download now to get the checklist.
Trends & Innovations
Are all coffee brewers the same?
Coffee expert Eric Grimm describes the pros and cons of making a cup of joe with a variety of coffeemakers. For example, the French press produces full-bodied coffee, stove top is great for those who want espresso-like coffee, and pour over allows users to have control over all the steps in the coffee making process.
Refinery29 (6/20) 
LinkedIn Twitter Facebook Google+ Email
Retail News
Martha Stewart sees Alibaba's rise as a US job creator
Martha Stewart sees Alibaba's rise as a US job creator
Stewart (Robin Marchant/Getty Images)
Martha Stewart's collection of home goods for Macy's sells on Alibaba's e-commerce platform in China, and Stewart expressed her admiration for the company's latest efforts. Alibaba's rise is creating new US jobs and opportunities for US small businesses to sell in China, she said.
CNBC (6/21) 
LinkedIn Twitter Facebook Google+ Email
How Wayfair's founders made their fortune
The frugality of Wayfair founders Niraj Shah and Steve Conine has paid off, putting the online retail entrepreneurs onto Bloomberg's list of billionaires. The duo, who met as engineering students at Cornell University, launched the online home goods retailer in 2002 and retained a combined 40% ownership after taking it public in 2014.
Bloomberg (6/21) 
LinkedIn Twitter Facebook Google+ Email
Report: Retailers not meeting mobile expectations
Large majorities of consumers are explicit about the kinds of in-store experiences they would like to see, but retailers continue to come up short, according to a report by GPShopper. Much of these shortcomings can be traced to stores' lack of tech to meet expectations as they relate to consumers' ever-present mobile devices.
CNBC (6/21) 
LinkedIn Twitter Facebook Google+ Email
Featured Content
Sponsored content from Bold360
Why customer service must be personalizedConsumers are increasingly expecting a customized experience from brands, particularly when it comes to customer service. Automation is a key way to personalize service at scale, providing customers with a tailored and seamless solution that addresses their queries efficiently. Read more about the role automation can play in personalizing customer service.

    LinkedIn Twitter Facebook Google+ 
    Click here to learn more about Featured Content

    Finance & Policy
    Health care proposal would end tax penalties
    Health care proposal would end tax penalties
    (Brendan Hoffman/Getty Images)
    The Senate's health care proposal would eliminate the tax penalties for individuals without insurance and employers that don't offer workers coverage under the Affordable Care Act, according to lobbyists and congressional aides. The Senate's bill would also create annual federal Medicaid funding limits for each state.
    U.S. News & World Report/The Associated Press (6/21) 
    LinkedIn Twitter Facebook Google+ Email
    IHA News
    One week left to download 2017 buyers, media lists
    Show exhibitors have just seven days to download the detailed lists of buyers and news media who registered for the 2017 International Home + Housewares Show before they are removed from the website. These lists are provided to exhibitors free of charge and are excellent for enhancing sales, marketing and post-Show follow-up efforts. Don’t miss out on obtaining this information; download the lists today. The lists will be available until next Friday, June 30 and then removed until November. Download the lists today.
    LinkedIn Twitter Facebook Google+ Email
    Renew IHA membership with 2018 space application
    Don’t lose your IHA member benefits. Renew your membership for 2017/2018 when you complete your 2018 International Home + Housewares Show space application. Annual benefits range from business cost savings programs to networking opportunities to member share groups. Lower your costs on container freight shipping, LTL freight, ground shipping programs and more. Other benefits include access to the consumer through The Inspired Home, export assistance, media access through press events and researching global markets through trade missions. Learn more.
    LinkedIn Twitter Facebook Google+ Email
    Learn more about IHA:
    International Home + Housewares Show   |   Housewares News   |   Knowledge Center
    Become an IHA Member   |   Housewares Connect 365   |   The Inspired Home
    Anyone can hold the helm when the sea is calm.
    Publilius Syrus,
    LinkedIn Twitter Facebook Google+ Email
    Sign Up
    SmartBrief offers 200+ newsletters
    Learn more about the SmartBrief audience
    Subscriber Tools:
    Contact Us:
    Advertising  -  Elizabeth Gillooly
    Editor  -  Tanya Martin
    Mailing Address:
    SmartBrief, Inc.®, 555 11th ST NW, Suite 600, Washington, DC 20004
    © 1999-2017 SmartBrief, Inc.®
    Privacy policy |  Legal Information