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February 7, 2013
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  • Manufacturer produces first I.P.A. glasses
    German glassmaker Spiegelau has joined forces with Sam Calagione, the founder of Dogfish Head, and Ken Grossman of Sierra Nevada brewery to introduce the world’s first drinkware designed especially for I.P.A. The thin glass design includes a tapered opening and ridged bottom to help ensure aficionados get the most out of their desired brew. The New York Times (tiered subscription model) (2/6) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
  • Hamilton Beach appliance aims for even results
    The Hamilton Beach 70730 Bowl Scraper Food Processor is designed to help users get consistent results. The appliance has three arms along the central blade shaft to scrape foods towards its spinning blades. CNET (2/6) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
  • Duck puts a twist on kitchen timing
    Finnish designer Eero Aarnio has created a duck-shaped kitchen timer for Alessi. The top half of the duck twists around to let users know how many seconds they have left to wait, and the gadget displays it on an LCD. Gizmodo (2/6) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
  Retail News 
  • Home Depot to add 80,000 seasonal workers
    Home Depot will hire about 80,000 seasonal workers at U.S. stores this spring, 10,000 more than the home-improvement chain brought in to handle the busy season last year. Companies that make everything from power tools and cement mixers to furniture and carpet fibers are seeing stronger demand as the housing market improves. The Wall Street Journal (2/6) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
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  IHA News 
  • Housewares Charity Foundation to honor Bufano, Jaffee
    The Housewares Charity Foundation (HCF) will honor two industry veterans at its 16th annual gala dinner March 4 during the International Home + Housewares Show. Kathryn Bufano, president and chief merchandising officer of Belk, will receive the Lifetime Humanitarian Award, and Keith Jaffee of O2 Cool will receive the Humanitarian of the Year Award. Proceeds from the evening, which includes auctions, entertainment and dinner prepared by James Beard Award-winning chefs, will benefit The Breast Cancer Research Foundation, the American Red Cross Disaster Relief Fund and Long Island Cares -- The Harry Chapin Food Bank. Learn more. LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
  • Complimentary specialty retailer consulting sessions offered at Show
    Specialty and independent retailers can take advantage of free, confidential consulting at the Housewares Show. The 45-minute sessions features experts in many business areas, including video vlogging; social media strategy; mobile media application design and development; promotions and marketing; managing inventory, cash and profits; visual merchandising; green remodeling; creating a green category and building and living a sustainable life. The consultants will be available Saturday through Tuesday. Sign up today. LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
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