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January 31, 2013
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  Industry Update 
  • Judges name finalists for Housewares Innovation Awards
    Judges for the Housewares Conference & Innovation Awards have announced their selections for finalists in the competition. The Nespresso U coffee machine, Kenwood FPM800 Multipro Sense food processor, Hahn Starmaid Superstar popcorn maker and the Root 7 Corkcicle wine chiller are among the finalists in the product awards categories. HousewaresLive.net (1/30) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
  Trends & Innovations 
  • Earthen pots, pans perform well on Indian market
    Earthen pots and pans remain a popular kitchen choice for Indian women despite the widespread presence of modern tools like induction plates and microwave ovens in most Indian homes. “"Food cooked in these utensils tastes great and we also get a feeling of closeness to our village and culture,” says housewife Madhu Verma. The Times of India/TNN (1/31) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
  • Opinion: Some appliances worth a larger initial investment
    In some cases, spending a bit more of the household budget up front for an appliance will help save consumers money in the long run. A knife set, steam iron, vacuum cleaner and coffee maker are appliances worth a larger up-front investment. Yahoo (1/30) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
  Retail News 
  • Can retailers add Wi-Fi without breaking the bank?
    In-store Wi-Fi is a perk more shoppers have come to expect and a bonus that can boost retail workers' productivity, but getting the system up and running can be incredibly costly and complicated. Rasmus Wegener and Rudy Puryear of Bain & Co. share tips on smoothing the process, starting with input from all departments on what Wi-Fi will do for the business. The Wall Street Journal/CIO Journal (1/28) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
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  IHA News 
  • Cooking with Caitlin to host Twitter parties during Show
    Don't miss our free-flowing discussions about all the happenings at the 2013 International Home + Housewares Show on Twitter! Follow along with our special #FNIchat Twitter parties on Sunday, March 3, and Monday, March 4, at 3 p.m. CST live from the Show floor. Hosted by Cooking with Caitlin, you'll learn about the best new products while discussing Show events with fellow Twitter users! Learn more. LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
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    Connect with Industry professionals and consumers alike through the IHA Facebook page! Join the discussion on topics ranging from breaking housewares news to fun photos and videos from the International Home + Housewares Show. Interact with other members via comments, check out the photo albums of exhibits and products and share your own links and insights on the wall! Become a fan of IHA on Facebook today! Like us. LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
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