Housewares

Housewares Retail Scorecard: Small Appliances

Sears

NEW YORK-Editor’s Note: Each Monday, HFN will publish the Housewares Retail Scorecard, a weekly tracker of retail advertising in key categories. This week’s Housewares Retail Scorecard focuses on deals for small appliances from last week’s circulars. Sears offered a number of items at $24.99, including the Black & Deck four-slice toaster oven, the Hamilton BeachMore »

Last updated: December 8, 2014

Frieling USA Hires Harris as EVP, Sales

Mark Harris

FORT MILL, S.C.–Frieling USA has expanded its management team, appointing Mark Harris as executive vice president, sales, a new position, and promoting Yung Lindenbeck to vice president, sales and marketing. Harris will direct the growth of the company’s expanding gourmet kitchenware and tabletop lines. He has 25 years of sales, marketing, key account and projectMore »

Last updated: December 5, 2014

Keurig Cuts Deal for Bevyz Global

Keurig Green Mountain

WATERBURY, Vt.-Keurig Green Mountain, which owns 15 percent of MDS Global Holding (Bevyz Global), developer of a patented, single-portion multidrink system that dispenses a range of hot and cold beverages, has entered into an agreement to acquire the remaining equity of the company. The purchase price is about €178 million all in cash, or aboutMore »

Last updated: December 5, 2014

Pantone Names Marsala Color of the Year

Marsala is Pantone's Color of the Year.

CARLSTADT, N.J.–Pantone today announced Marsala, a naturally robust and earthy wine red, as the Color of the Year for 2015. “Much like the fortified wine that gives Marsala its name, this tasteful hue embodies the satisfying richness of a fulfilling meal, while its grounding red-brown roots emanate a sophisticated, natural earthiness,” said Leatrice Eiseman, executiveMore »

Last updated: December 4, 2014

National Restaurant Association Predicts 2015 Culinary Trends

Artisan pickles are hot.

NEW YORK-The National Restaurant Association has released its “What’s Hot” report for 2015, which reports on the top culinary trends for the restaurant industry. Several familiar culinary trends continue into the new year, but as they mature, more sub-trends are surfacing, the NRA said. Environmental sustainability remains one of the hottest menu trends, the NRAMore »

Last updated: December 4, 2014

NPD Peeks Into America’s Kitchens

NPD Group

CHICAGO-NPD’s newest Kitchen Audit reveals how Americans brew their morning coffee, prepare their meals and season their dishes. The audit, which the market research company performs every three years, asked U.S. consumers to report on what appliances, cookware, and utensils they own, food ingredients they have on hand, usage and sources of recipes. The auditMore »

Last updated: December 4, 2014

Keurig Buys Laughing Man Coffee and Tea Brand

Keurig Green Mountain

WATERBURY, Vt.-Keurig Green Mountain has swung a deal to acquire the Laughing Man Coffee and Tea brand from Laughing Man Worldwide. Terms of the agreement were not disclosed. A Keurig statement said it will introduce Laughing Man gourmet coffee and teas in its brand packs for use in Keurig brewers beginning in spring 2015. AtMore »

Last updated: December 4, 2014