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January 8, 2013
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  Industry Update 
  • Specialty kitchen electrics gaining popularity with consumers
    Sales of specialty kitchen electric devices such as jar openers, fondue sets and electric knives posted double-digit growth over the last year, according to The NPD Group/Retail Tracking Services. Around one fifth of kitchen electric devices purchases are made online, with half of them bought as gifts for others, the market research firm reports. The Gourmet Retailer (1/8) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
  Trends & Innovations 
  • Belkin, Jarden ink agreement on WeMo links
    Belkin, maker of the WeMo switch, has signed a deal with home appliance brand manager Jarden Corp. to bring Holmes space heaters, Rival Crock-Pots and other home brands in to the connectivity network. The first Jarden products outfitted with the WeMo switch will launch before the end of 2013, with additional products being added throughout 2014. GigaOm (1/7) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
  Retail News 
  • 7 Macy's Inc. stores will be closed by spring
    Macy's Inc. plans to close seven stores this spring. Five of the stores marked for closure are in downtown shopping districts. The 99,000-square-foot Bloomingdale's Home Store in Las Vegas will also be shuttered. SCT Newswire (1/3) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
  • Retail industry faces glum 2013 outlook
    British retailers should brace themselves for flat sales performances in 2013 after a lackluster holiday shopping season, the British Retail Consortium warns. Total revenue rose only 1.5% in December from a year earlier, a figure that would be negated without taking online sales into account. Bloomberg (1/7) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
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  IHA News 
  • Eiseman to offer color trend forecast at Intl. Home + Housewares Show
    Leatrice (Lee) Eiseman, IHA’s color expert and executive director of the Pantone Color Institute, will present the forecasted palettes for 2014 in her annual color trend seminar at noon on Monday, March 4. “Style, Substance and Color: Major Trends and Directions” will examine the multiplicity of resources that inform color and design directions. On Tuesday, March 5, she will return to the stage to discuss how the color of the year is selected and be joined by an event planning expert who will explain how to translate trends into special events. Learn more. LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
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