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January 16, 2013
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  Industry Update 
  • Dinghams named U.K. Global Innovation Award winner
    Dinghams has been named as the 2012-2013 winner of the International Home + Housewares Show and International Housewares Association’s Global Innovation Award for the U.K. All of the national winners will participate in a global competition at the International Home + Housewares Show in March. (1/15) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
  Trends & Innovations 
  • Kyocera grinder handles more than coffee
    The Kyocera Ceramic Coffee Grinder features a fully adjustable mechanism that can be used to grind tea, spices and any kind of coffee bean. A glass container capable of holding 100 grams of coffee comes with the ceramic burr grinder. Coolest Gadgets (1/15) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
  Retail News 
  • Internet can help small brands market for less
    Light-hearted and spoof marketing campaigns can help small brands without large budgets reach a wider audience thanks to the Internet. Hutzler Manufacturing’s 571B Banana Slicer achieved marketing success thanks to consumers’ tongue-in-cheek Amazon products reviews, while Blendtec saw sales jumped by over 600% after launching a series of web videos. Bloomberg Businessweek (1/15) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
  Finance & Policy 
  • December retail-sales growth surprises economists
    Retail sales in the U.S. increased more in December than many experts had expected as consumers set aside worries about higher taxes in January. Retail sales rose 0.5% from November, the Commerce Department said. Economists surveyed by Reuters had anticipated a 0.2% increase. Reuters (1/15), Shopfloor blog (1/15) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
  IHA News 
  • Innovation Theater presents expert perspectives to guide your business
    In addition to the exciting new products that fill three buildings at McCormick Place, the International Home + Housewares Show offers many educational events, all at no charge to attendees. The Innovation Theater, in Room E350 in the Lakeside Center, presents 20 speakers who address timely topics in new product development and launch. Industry insiders share the latest thinking and their expertise in targeted social media, Made in the USA manufacturing, branding, visual merchandising and global consumer trends. The free, 50-minute sessions run from 11:30 a.m. Saturday, March 2, to 11:30 a.m. Tuesday, March 5. Read more. LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
  • You’re an IHA member -- benefit from it!
    IHA members have access to annual benefits, from business cost-savings programs to networking opportunities to member share groups. The 2013 membership renewal notices will be mailed in mid-February. Don’t lose any benefits -- renew today. Lower your costs on container freight shipping, LTL freight, ground shipping programs and more. Find employees through the housewares Job Center. Other assistance programs include product testing, export assistance, media access through press events and researching global markets through trade missions. Learn more. LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
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