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December 3, 2012
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  Industry Update 
  • Architec Housewares president talks product development
    Architec Housewares President Jenna Sellers talks about how a project to design coasters for vases morphed into the creation of one the hottest selling cutting boards in this interview. Success for The Gripper, says Sellers, was based in research market needs and focused on innovations for function. Examiner.com (12/1) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
  Trends & Innovations 
  • KitchenAid set cuts up kitchen tasks
    The KitchenAid 12-piece forged cutlery set is designed to make quick work of kitchen slicing, dicing and carving tasks. The set of high-carbon stainless steel knives includes santoku, steak, paring, carving and utility knives. Boston Herald (12/2) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
  • Ten-in-One bar tool makes bartending easy
    The Bar10der Ten-in-One Ultimate Bartending Tool fits all the tools home bartenders will need to mix up a wide variety of cocktails. Shaped like a Swiss Army Knife, the gadget includes tools such as a zester, corkscrew, reamer, strainer and bottle opener. CNET (11/30) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
  • Fieri braiser pan built to perform
    The braising pan in Guy Fieri’s new line features self-basting condensation bumps on the lid and a wide width to promote even heating. The pan is one of the items in six new lines of cookware from Fieri. Boston Herald (12/2) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
  Retail News 
  • Online price wars ramp up for the holidays
    Retail prices online can rise and fall within seconds as merchants increasingly use high-tech tools to check competitors' prices and compete in real time. Rivalries were especially fast and fierce during Black Friday weekend, experts say, as merchants used algorithms and other pricing tools to undercut each other by as little as 2 cents. The New York Times (tiered subscription model) (11/30) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
  Finance & Policy 
  • Manufacturing surge means China could keep 7.5% growth target
    The sudden recovery of industrial output in China suggests that its new leadership led by Xi Jinping is preparing to pursue a 7.5% growth target next year. The National Bureau of Statistics and China Federation of Logistics and Purchasing said manufacturing output in November reached its highest level in six months. The benchmark for new orders was the highest since April. Bloomberg (12/3), Xinhuanet.com (China) (12/3) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
  IHA News 
  • Webinar explains Show marketing services
    IHA offers exhibitors more than 20 services to help them bring buyers and news media to their booth at the International Home + Housewares Show. If you missed the webinar IHA held last week explaining the programs and how they will help you have a successful Show, you can listen to the program any time on IHA’s website. An encore presentation of the webinar, “Bringing More Buyers and News Media to Your Booth,” will be offered on Wednesday, Dec. 12. Learn more. LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
  • Become a fan of IHA on Facebook
    Connect with industry professionals and consumers alike through the IHA Facebook page! Join the discussion on topics ranging from 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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