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February 26, 2013
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  Industry Update 
  • New Luminarc branding to be on display at IHA show
    ARC International will place a strong focus on a new branding strategy for its Luminarc brand at the upcoming International Homes + Housewares Show. “We’ve introduced a concise theme for our packaging. Now when you see our products on the shelf, you will see a cohesive and highly recognizable brand statement for Luminarc,” said ARC executive Ron Biagi. HomeWorld Business (2/25) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
  Trends & Innovations 
  • Cake Awards predict top British baking trends for 2013
    The Cake Awards, designed to acknowledge the best in British baking, have come up with trends British consumers can expect to see throughout 2013. Square-shaped donuts and scones are expected to be the most popular treats, while an icing bag is likely to be the year’s top cake-making accessory. (2/25) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
  • Tea making goes to the birds
    The Birdie Swing Tea Infuser is designed to bring some added fun to preparation and consumption of an individual’s favorite brew. The gadget, which comes in lime or purple shading, looks like it’s singing while it brews up tea leaves. Coolest Gadgets (2/23) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
  Retail News 
  • Dillard's reports sales results for fiscal 2012
    Dillard’s Inc. has reported a 3% increase in total sales and 4% in comparable store sales for fiscal year 2012. The department store retailer said ladies accessories, lingerie and men’s apparel were the top performing categories, while home and furniture categories were weakest. HomeWorld Business (2/25) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
  Finance & Policy 
  • U.S. shutdown is possible if stopgap isn't passed soon
    Finger pointing between President Barack Obama and congressional Republicans focuses on the $85 billion sequestration set for Friday, but the price of deadlock could become much higher a few weeks later. The U.S. government could be forced to shut down if Congress doesn't adopt an interim funding measure by March 27. Bloomberg (2/26), Reuters (2/25) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
  IHA News 
  • Mayor Michael Bloomberg to headline Industry Breakfast
    New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg will be the featured speaker at the annual Industry Breakfast on Tuesday, March 5, during the 2013 International Home + Housewares Show. Bloomberg was first elected mayor in 2002 and has brought change and reform to the city during his tenure. IHA Chairman Bill Reibl, president of Infusion Living LLC, will briefly outline the association’s accomplishments in the past year and its objectives for the future. Tickets are available for purchase individually or for tables of 10 with priority seating. Order tickets. LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
  • Enhance your online marketing with complimentary consulting session
    Improve your brand's online presence by signing up for a free 45-minute consulting session with E-Power Marketing at the 2013 International Home + Housewares Show. E-Power is IHA's SEO vendor and its employees can help you maximize your brand with search engine optimization, advertising, social media marketing, link building, website analytics and online lead generation. Reserve your session today. LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
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