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January 15, 2013
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  Industry Update 
  • Tea kettle sales drop off across Great Britain
    Kettle sales have dropped across tea-loving Great Britain even as overall sales of home appliances have grown, according to new data from global research firm Mintel. Tea kettle penetration has dropped by nearly 5 percentage points since 2008, in part due to other appliances such as hot water taps and one-cup boilers. Reuters (1/14) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
  • Consumers return to spending on home goods
    A resurgent housing market and general signs of economic improvement in the U.S. have led to growth in sales of home appliances. Home furnishings and appliances brands such as Whirlpool, Sunbeam and Williams-Sonoma are all seeing upticks in sales performance. Investor's Business Daily (1/11) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
  • Coffee machine geared towards science fans
    Israeli designers David Budzik and Adi Schlesinger have created a prototype Laboratory Espresso Machine to appeal to coffee fans who enjoy the scientific process. The machine is made up of a system of burners, flasks and gauges that looks like something straight out of a chemistry lab. Gizmodo Australia (1/15) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
  Trends & Innovations 
  • Breville cooker performs a variety of functions
    The Breville BPR600XL Fast Slow Cooker is designed to give users the option to slow, steam, saute or pressure cook dishes at the press of a button. The countertop appliance has a six quart capacity and a warm setting to keep meals table-ready. CNET (1/14) 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 to 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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    Connect with Industry professionals and consumers alike through the IHA Facebook page! Join the discussion on topics ranging from breaking housewares news to fun photos and videos from the International Home + Housewares Show. Interact with other members via comments, check out the photo albums of exhibits and products and share your own links and insights on the wall! Become a fan of IHA on Facebook today! Like us. LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
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