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Williams-Sonoma Collaborates with Tyler Florence, Ina Garten

Tyler Florence

SAN FRANCISCO-Williams-Sonoma is working with chefs Tyler Florence and Ina Garten on exclusive programs and events that will be employed across the retailer’s many platforms. Williams-Sonoma and The Florence Group together will identify emerging culinary trends and bring customers “new concepts and products” sold exclusively through Williams-Sonoma stores and Tyler Florence Test Kitchen, which isMore »

Last updated: November 20, 2014

Gibson To Extend Crock-Pot License With Tools

The Crock-Pot collection

COMMERCE, Calif.-Gibson is expanding its licensed Crock-Pot collection to include tools and gadgets that will debut at the International Home + Housewares Show in March. Versatility is the key feature of the collection, which debuted earlier this year. The existing cookware and bakeware products can be used on the stovetop and in ovens, as wellMore »

Last updated: November 20, 2014

Small Appliances Get Bigger at Ambiente

A scene from the Ambiente fair

FRANKFURT, Germany-Ambiente continues to build its range of small electrical appliances, said show organizer Messe Frankfurt. The show, which takes place here Feb. 13-17, will include more exhibitors from this segment than in the previous year. “We are delighted by the continually growing interest in exhibiting small electrical appliances at the fair. As a result,More »

Last updated: November 20, 2014

Replacements Recognized as Leader in Workplace Equality

Replacements Recognized for Workplace Equality

GREENSBORO, N.C.-The Human Rights Campaign Foundation has recognized Replacements as a national leader in the push for workplace equality for lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) Americans. This marks the thirteenth consecutive year Replacements has earned a perfect score on the HRC’s Corporate Equality Index (CEI), the company said. The annual report rates on aMore »

Last updated: November 19, 2014

Clipper to Make Allrecipes Housewares

Clipper

DES MOINES–Media giant Meredith Corporation (NYSE: MDP) has signed a licensing agreement with Clipper Corporation to manufacture a line of cookware, bakeware and kitchen gadgets under the Allrecipes brand that will debut at the International Home and Housewares Show in Chicago in March. Allrecipes is an online, food-centered social community that receives more than oneMore »

Last updated: November 18, 2014

Chris Collins Purchases Arte Italica

Chris Collins

SECAUCUS, N.J.-Chris Collins, president of Arte Italica, has purchased the company from Earl Skidmore. Arte Italica was established 17 years ago by Ann Skidmore, and she and her husband Earl had been very active in managing the company until her sudden death in June of this year, the company said. “I feel privileged to haveMore »

Last updated: November 18, 2014

NY Now Highlights New and Expanded Exhibitors

NY Now

WHITE PLAINS, N.Y.-New, returning and expanding exhibitors are fueling increased enthusiasm for the winter 2015 edition of NY Now, said show owner and organizer Emerald Expositions. “NY Now’s 2,800+ exhibitors will include an anticipated 400 new companies for the winter 2015 edition, with newcomers representing both first-time participants, as well as companies returning to NYMore »

Last updated: November 17, 2014

Cook’s Illustrated Recommends Baking Products

Harold Import _Lasagna pan

NEW YORK-Several bakeware companies have earned “recommended” or “highly recommended” marks in Cook’s Illustrated’s current online buying guide. Each product on the list earned its way through the extensive product testing for which Cook’s Illustrated is known. Among the “highly recommended” products are the Nordic Ware Platinum Collection Anniversary Bundt Pan, Harold Import Company’s porcelainMore »

Last updated: November 14, 2014