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December 27, 2012
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News for and about the housewares industry

  Industry Update 
  • New machine makes all-natural nut butters
    Nostalgia Electrics has rolled out a machine that will turn any kind of nut into nut butter, without using preservatives. The Peanut Butter Maker retails for $39.99 and comes with a separate container for storing nut butters in the refrigerator. Food Business Review (12/26) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
  Trends & Innovations 
  • Mug designed to wake up with hot beverages
    The Fred and Friends Wake-Up Cup is designed to wake up as a user consumes their favorite hot beverage, shifting designs from sleepy eyes to wide-awake eyes. The mug is not dishwasher or microwave safe but can make an unusual and fun gift. Business Insider (12/24) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
  Retail News 
  Finance & Policy 
  • Washington readies final effort to avert "fiscal cliff"
    With President Barack Obama and members of the Senate headed back to Washington, D.C., political leaders are preparing to make a final attempt at averting the "fiscal cliff" that economists say could send the U.S. economy back into recession. In a sign that there may be a way to break the standoff, Rep. John Boehner of Ohio, head of the Republican-controlled House of Representatives, urged the Senate, where Democrats hold the majority, to offer a proposal that could restart movement toward a budget compromise. Reuters (12/26), Politico (Washington, D.C.) (12/26), Bloomberg (12/26), The Hill/On The Money blog (12/27) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
  IHA News 
  • Going Green deadline extended to Jan. 4
    The deadline for submissions for the Going Green display at the International Home + Housewares Show has been extended to Jan. 4. Trend spotters’ research indicates that careful consumers are looking for greener alternatives. Going Green attracts media and buyers looking for the latest products that save energy, save money and help consumers make better choices in their daily lives. Exhibitors, get attention for your sustainable products and packaging. Entries will be reviewed by sustainability experts who will select the items to be displayed. Enter today. LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
  • IHA's blog offers industry news, features and housewares trivia
    Stay in touch with the pulse of the housewares industry with the IHA blog. Get in-depth coverage of industry news, ranging from Show info to global topics like shipping and international business. Take in some of our lighter coverage with series like Housewares History, a combination of photos, nostalgia and videos of housewares past. And check out our guest blogs, like the Inside Discover Design series, which features interviews from the designers that made up our newest exhibit, Discover Design. Read it here. LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
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