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January 11, 2013
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  Industry Update 
  • LG brings new appliance technology to show
    LG unveiled dancing vacuums and self-cleaning ovens as part of the company’s participation in the Consumer Electronics Show. LG uses its new technology, Aqua Clean Enamel, to craft the self-clean ovens in a bid to enhance convenience for users. SmartHouse (Australia) (1/8) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
  • Portmeirion raising funds for hospice center
    Portmeirion is raising money to support the efforts of The Donna Louise Children’s hospice. The company is offering special sales of returned products and production samples to employees with funds going to the British hospice center. (1/10) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
  Trends & Innovations 
  Retail News 
  • The tricky task of department store pricing
    Pricing strategies vary widely between luxury department stores where quality matters much more than price and chains that cater to price-sensitive consumers. In between are mid-priced chains that walk a fine line on pricing, using aggressive promotions on certain items to spur sales and offering a wide range of private label and exclusive lines shoppers won't find at online rivals, writes Greg Petro. Forbes (1/10) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
  Finance & Policy 
  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
  • Save the date for CHESS 2013
    Mark your calendar now for the Chief Housewares Executive SuperSession (CHESS) Oct. 8 and 9 in Rosemont, Ill. The two-day strategic and networking event of the year for industry leaders features stimulating keynote, general and break-out sessions by experts on critical business issues. For more information, e-mail Judy Colitz at IHA at LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
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