Housewares

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

Crock-Pot Names 2014 “Crock-Star”

Dan Lamoureux

BOCA RATON, Fla.-Dan Lamoureux, a video editor from Thornton, Ill., has been named the 2014 Ultimate Crock-Pot Crock-Star by Jarden’s Crock-Pot brand. Lamoureux won the award for his recipe “Red & Gold Beef Stew,” which earned him $5,000 and a feature on crock-pot.com. Entrants were invited to submit a one-minute video showing themselves preparing anMore »

Last updated: December 4, 2014

Ambiente Awash in Red, White and Blue

Ambiente The Show 2015

FRANKFURT, Germany-Nearly 100 American tabletop and housewares vendors are preparing their exhibits for the Ambiente fair here in February, where the United States will be the partner country and the focus will be on all things American. Among the 90 exhibitors expected from the U.S. are American Cookware, Chef’n, Design Ideas, Gibson, Hampton Forge, KitchenAid,More »

Last updated: December 2, 2014