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1. Keurig Cold could outperform hot brewer, says Coke CEO

Housewares SmartBrief | Apr 24, 2015

Coca-Cola Co. CEO Muhtar Kent believes that the single-serve soda machine the company developed with Keurig Green Mountain will penetrate households at an even faster rate than the coffee company's hot brewers, which are in 20 million U.S. households, according to Keurig. "It's all about the choice," Kent said. "This allows a practicality for consumers to take more choices to their homes, whether it's mixers or whether it's sparkling drinks or whether it's still drinks." Bloomberg (04/23)


2. Shoppers flood eBay with Lilly Pulitzer for Target pieces

Housewares SmartBrief | Apr 21, 2015

Lilly Pulitzer for Target fashions and other items started showing up on eBay shortly after shoppers stormed Target stores and tied up the retailer's website Sunday. Some of the pieces listed on the online marketplace are actually priced higher than pieces for sale on the designer's website. CNBC (04/20)


3. Housewares retailers lead retail revolution

Housewares SmartBrief | Apr 23, 2015

Technology is fueling dramatic changes in the way people shop, and many retailers have found ways to lead the retail revolution. This list of 25 companies changing retail includes high-end home store Pirch, custom-furniture maker Interior Define and Restoration Hardware. Business Insider (04/20)


4. Outdoor grill designed for cooking flexibility

Housewares SmartBrief | Apr 27, 2015

The Backyard Flat Top Grill boasts a large flat surface as well as four gas burners with individual controls and shelving underneath. CNET (04/24)


5. Vacuuming Squeegee designed to leave windows clean and dry

Housewares SmartBrief | Apr 23, 2015

The Vacuuming Squeegee has double-layered, 11-inch wide neoprene blades to clean non-porous flat surfaces, plus a built-in vacuum to suck up all the dirty water. The device is powered by a rechargeable lithium-ion battery that should last for 20 minutes per charge. Coolest Gadgets (04/22)


6. Barracuda bag shrinks, serves multiple functions

Housewares SmartBrief | Apr 22, 2015

The Barracuda is a hard-sided rolling suitcase that folds down to four inches for storage. Other features of the bag include an ergonomic handle, a built-in work tray, GPS tracking and a built-in backup battery for charging electronic devices. A Kickstarter campaign is underway to fund production. If funding is secured, the bag will be available in blue, red, grey and gold. Coolest Gadgets (04/21)


7. Staples, Martha Stewart Living to partner on product line

Housewares SmartBrief | Apr 22, 2015

Martha Stewart Living and Staples have signed a multi-year agreement to produce and distribute a line of Martha Stewart Home Office products, starting in November. Products from a previous collaboration in 2012 are available in stores. Times Union (Albany, N.Y.) (04/22)


8. Miele launches new freestanding coffee machine

Housewares SmartBrief | Apr 21, 2015

Miele's new CM 6300 Benchtop Coffee Machine is designed to be an affordable alternative for customers who prefer Miele appliances but don't want to invest in a built-in machine. The brewer accommodates ground coffee or whole beans and boasts a OneTouch for Two feature that produces two cups of coffee with a single touch of a button. Appliance Retailer magazine online (Australia) (04/21)


9. Designers embrace vibrant shades of yellow

Housewares SmartBrief | Apr 24, 2015

Interior designers are embracing bold, vibrant shades of yellow to brighten fall collections, writes Meg Busacca. Featured housewares include the Javon Lamp from Lulu and Georgia, the Dipped Spice Cellar Set from Leifshop, a Fontainebleau Yellow Chair from One Kings Lane, a White Pillow with Yellow Chenille Design from Dena Home and Dip Dye Napkins from Nine Space. Design & Trend (04/24)


10. J.C. Penney debuts bedding line by Eva Longoria

Housewares SmartBrief | Apr 27, 2015

Actress Eva Longoria has designed a line of bedding for J.C. Penney, inspired by her world travels. The partnership is part of the department store's pushes to woo Hispanic consumers and build sales of home goods. "We are looking for opportunities beyond our assortment, both with new categories and brands. We have more coming," said Chief Merchant Liz Sweney. Dallas Morning News (free content), The (04/21)




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