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March 4, 2013
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  Industry Update 
  • Reynolds: Recession helped housewares industry grow stronger
    The recent recession was ultimately a good thing for the housewares industry, according to International Housewares Association vice president of marketing and trade development Perry Reynolds. "Suppliers felt the downturn actually made them more focused and gave them the opportunity to find a way to focus business. We can see by the products it gave them the opportunity to really focus their efforts," says Reynolds. United Press International (3/2) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
  • Green Mountain adds new Vue model to line
    Green Mountain Coffee Roasters has announced the addition of the Keurig Vue V500 to its range of Vue single-cup brewing range. The V500 offers a smaller footprint and a cheaper price tag than other machines in the Vue line. FoodBev.com (3/1) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
The Key To Positive Cash Flow
Every business is cyclical with cash flow ups and downs. The key is to find a way to keep the cash coming in as predictably as possible. Seem impossible? Well it's not. There are systems and processes that make it easier to collect the cash you've earned so your small business can grow. Learn how these small-business owners set up their businesses for success.

  Trends & Innovations 
 
  • Review: Hot new gadgets for the home kitchen
    Surf Report takes a look at some of the many new kitchen gadgets being offered by manufacturers and retailers and picks its favorites. The Chef Sleeve line of iPad protective gear, Vitaquick range of pressure cookers and egg separating Pluck from Quirky all make the list. USA Today (3/3) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
Building Workplace Trust 2015
Interaction Associates' 6th annual research study tracking trust on the job, Building Workplace Trust, is out, and more than half of employees surveyed give their organizations low marks for trust and leadership. Yet this year's findings again point to how high trust leads to better outcomes and financial results — and even boosts innovation.

  Retail News 
 
  • Best Buy boosts sales, shrinks net loss
    Best Buy booked its first same-store sales increase in more than a year and narrowed its net loss in the fourth quarter, the company said Friday. "People who thought we were dead have to go through the painful process of revisiting that point of view," said CEO Hubert Joly. The Wall Street Journal (3/1) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
How to Achieve IT Agility: A Survival Guide for IT Decision Makers
When business teams add new apps and services to already-strained networks, IT departments are accountable for making everything work. Is your team ready for this challenge? Read this eGuide to learn how IT teams are automating their networks, why they're utilizing Ethernet fabrics and SDN, and what success looks like as they regain network control and business relevance.

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  IHA News 
  • Mayor Michael Bloomberg to headline tomorrow's Industry Breakfast
    New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg will be the featured speaker at the annual Industry Breakfast at 7:15 a.m. tomorrow morning during the 2013 International Home + Housewares Show. Bloomberg was first elected mayor in 2002 and has brought change and reform to the city during his tenure. IHA Chairman Bill Reibl, president of Infusion Living LLC, will briefly outline the association's accomplishments in the past year and its objectives for the future. Purchase tickets at the Show Store on Level 2.5 of the Grand Concourse. Learn more. LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
  • Hall of Global Innovation houses Show's special displays
    Be sure to visit the Hall of Global Innovation today and tomorrow at the 2013 International Home + Housewares Show to see the trend-spotting displays and special events celebrating innovation in the housewares industry. The displays include the second annual IHA Innovation Awards, Pantone's ColorWatch, Going Green, gia (Global Innovation Award) and the 20th IHA Student Design Competition. The hall opens at 7:30 a.m. both days. Learn more. LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
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