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February 4, 2013
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  Industry Update 
  • Delia Smith partnerships result in new product lines
    Delia Smith has formed two partnerships for bakeware lines set to debut this week at the Birmingham Spring Fair. Delia's partnership with Alan Silverwood has resulted in a 12-piece line, while her work with Falcon Products focuses on a new line of Bake-o-Glide cake tin liners. HousewaresLive.net (2/3) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
  • Review: Color trends at Maison et Objet
    The annual Maison et Objet show in Paris offers an eclectic mix of display products including furniture, accessories, cookware and kitchen tools. Color and vintage design were key trends at this year’s event. HousewaresLive.net (2/1) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
  Trends & Innovations 
  • Tips for picking the right juicer
    Individual taste preferences and desired outcomes are key considerations when deciding to purchase a fast or slow juicer. Fast juicers liquefy fruits and vegetables quickly but can be noisy, while slow juicers are better at handling green vegetables and produce thicker beverages. The Charlotte Observer (N.C.) (1/31) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
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  Retail News 
  • Retailers eye new locations to slash
    With holiday sales calculated, retailers are turning their attention to which stores they will cut. Several stores that will close locations, such as Barnes & Noble and J.C. Penney, are feeling the pain from e-commerce, despite their own initiatives in this space. USA Today (2/3) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
  • D.C.'s Golden Triangle rethinks approach to tenants
    Golden Triangle, a neighborhood in downtown Washington, D.C., is finding it harder to attract retail tenants. Competing projects in nearby submarkets are part of the problem. The Golden Triangle receives a large influx of office workers every day and development officials hope to leverage these numbers to attract more retailers. The Washington Post (2/1) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
  Finance & Policy 
  • Manufacturing growth accelerates in the U.S.
    The Institute for Supply Management said its index of U.S. factory activity rose from 50.2 in December to 53.1 in January, its highest reading in nine months. The index for new orders jumped from 49.7 to 53.3. Reuters (2/1) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
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  IHA News 
  • Webinar walks exhibitors through Show marketing services
    If you are exhibiting in International Home + Housewares Show and haven't taken advantage of the marketing, promotion and public relations services IHA offers exhibitors, you have one last chance to hear what is available during a complimentary webinar on Thursday, Feb. 7. “Bring More Buyers and News Media to Your Booth” will be held at noon CST and walk attendees through the Exhibitor Marketing Kit, explaining how the services and programs can help them attract buyers and news media at the Show. Space is limited. Sign up today. 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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