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January 21, 2013
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  Industry Update 
  • IHA unveils preview of housewares show products
    The International Housewares Association is offering vendors a preview of what they’ll find at the International Home + Housewares Show in March. Product categories on display include cooking, storage, cutlery and tabletop products. HFNMag.com (1/17) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
  Trends & Innovations 
  • Gadgets slice up specific foods
    Retailers offer a variety of slicers designed for specific kinds of fruits and vegetables. The Chef’n StemGem Strawberry Stem Remover, Amco Pepper Prepper and Norpro Mushroom Egg Slicer are among the gadgets featured in this photo essay. The Huffington Post (1/18) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
  • The pressure cooker makes a comeback
    Sales of pressure cookers may be experiencing the biggest boom since their debut in '60s and '70s as more chefs embrace the machine's ability to create rich, flavorful stocks and tender meat all in less time than traditional cooking methods. "The greatest upside of the pressure cooker is the intensity of flavor," says Chef John Currence of City Grocery in Oxford, Miss. The Wall Street Journal (1/18) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
  Retail News 
  • Rayware sales on Asian markets post growth
    British supplier Rayware has seen a significant boost of exports of Typhoon woks and chopsticks into Asian markets. Company representatives believe style and brand recognition are helping drive sales in places like China and Singapore. HousewaresLive.net (1/18) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
  • Wal-Mart commits to help U.S. manufacturing
    Wal-Mart has announced plans to help onshore the production of appliances as part of the company’s bid to increase U.S. sourcing of the products on store shelves. The company has committed to buy an additional $50 billion in U.S.-produced goods over the next 10 years and help onshore manufacturing of higher-end appliances. ApplianceMagazine.com (1/18) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
  Finance & Policy 
  • Analysis: Bond markets have good news for Europe
    Demand for Spanish and Italian government bonds is growing steadily, and that's good news as "positive contagion" sweeps through Europe, according to The Economist. "Confidence in bond markets is being seen as a turning-point in the crisis," the magazine notes. "Yet some of the vital signs may be misleading. One worry is that the connection between weak banks and weak governments may have strengthened again in recent months." The Economist (tiered subscription model) (1/19) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
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  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 through 11:30 a.m. Tuesday, March 5. More info. LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
  • Plan now to attend the industry's premier housewares marketplace
    Profit from the experience and plan to attend the 2013 International Home + Housewares Show, March 2 to 5 at Chicago's McCormick Place. The Show, which opens at 10 a.m. on Saturday, March 2, will feature 2,100 companies from around the globe and more than 60,000 attendees. If you haven't registered for your free Show badge, sign up today. The Show's registration website includes easy one-stop shopping for making your hotel reservations and airfare. Register today. LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
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