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February 6, 2013
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  Industry Update 
  • Evriholder unveils plans for rebranding
    Evriholder Products has announced plans to launch a major rebranding effort including updates to the company’s logo, packaging and website. The company produces impulse products including kitchen gadgets and home accessories. HomeWorld Business (2/4) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
Selling your business? Here are 7 things you should do now.
If you're considering selling your business, you should be doing everything you can to get the best possible price. In just 7 simple steps you can improve your chances of attracting buyers and getting big bucks for your business. Read the article and learn the 7 steps.

  Trends & Innovations 
 
  • Eggxactly puts new twist on breakfast tradition
    British inventor James Seddon has come up with a new way to prepare a traditional breakfast favorite. Eggxactly uses two stretchable silicone heating elements to distribute heat and features a top-mounted dial for users to select how hard the egg should be cooked. Gizmag (2/5) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story

Progressive Convenience Store Gains Compliance with a Flexible Solution for Both Sides of the House.
Learn how this chain improved payroll accuracy, got greater workforce visibility, controlled weekly labor costs, delivered employee self-service, and automated ACA compliance. Read the Case Study.

  Retail News 
 
  • Luxury brands gear up for Chinese New Year
    A growing number of Western luxury retailers are gearing up to celebrate the 15-day Lunar New Year holiday that starts Feb. 10, with new products like Bulgari's $400,000 diamond and jade Serpenti necklace to commemorate the Year of the Snake. Bergdorf Goodman in New York has added Mandarin speakers to serve the expected spike in Chinese shoppers, and Harrods in London will sell snake-emblazoned gold bullion bars. The Wall Street Journal (2/5) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
The IDC Market Spotlight on Network Automation and Agility
The arrival of virtualization, cloud computing, and mobility has strained data center networks—and IT staff—like never before. This Market Spotlight explains how data center network fabrics provide a foundation for automated provisioning, configuration, and management of network-based services in a new era of IT agility. Download now.

  Finance & Policy 
 
  • Obama calls for short-term budget deal
    President Barack Obama is urging Congress to pass a package of stopgap tax increases and spending cuts to avert deep across-the-board reductions in military and domestic spending set to take effect March 1. He said the action would give lawmakers time to work out a comprehensive deficit-reduction plan that would put automatic sequestration of funds to rest permanently. Obama said there is no need to endanger "the jobs of thousands of Americans." The New York Times (tiered subscription model) (2/5), Reuters (2/5), Bloomberg (2/5) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
The ROI of Privacy with TRUSTe Solutions
Investment in a Data Privacy Management Platform can deliver significant, positive financial returns for corporate bottom lines. The "Total Economic Impact (TEI) of TRUSTe" Study explains how Forrester Analysts calculated a 151% ROI for TRUSTe customers. Download the study now.

  IHA News 
  • Last chance to hear webinar on Show marketing services
    Although some deadlines have passed, several marketing and public relations services are still available to help exhibitors market themselves for the International Home + Housewares Show. "Bring More Buyers and News Media to Your Booth," a complimentary webinar tomorrow at noon (CST), will walk through the Exhibitor Marketing Kit, explaining how the services and programs can help exhibitors attract buyers and news media at the Show. Space is limited. Sign up today. LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
  • You’re an IHA member -- benefit from it!
    IHA members have access to annual benefits, from business cost-savings programs to networking opportunities to member share groups. The 2013 membership renewal notices will be mailed in mid-February. Don’t lose any benefits -- renew today. Lower your costs on container freight shipping, LTL freight, ground shipping programs and more. Find employees through the housewares Job Center. Other assistance programs include product testing, export assistance, media access through press events and researching global markets through trade missions. Learn more. LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
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I've learned that people will forget what you said, people will forget what you did, but people will never forget how you made them feel."
--Maya Angelou,
American author and poet


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