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Kitchenware News January 2019

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News ..............................................3 Ad Index .......................................23 GENERAL NEWS Las Vegas Market 5 KNIFE RACK Game Day Tools 14 RETAILER PROFILE The Kitchen Door 16 FOODIES FOCUS Better For You 18 PANTRY Upscaled Snacks 21 GADGET OF THE MONTH Breakfast Gadgets 22 VOLUME 25, NUMBER 1 JANUARY 2019 n $7.00 Continued on PAGE 6 Millennials: Modern Cooking in the Home BY AMANDA HELT Millennials are equipping their kitchens with the latest and greatest gadgets and gizmos, and with Millennials standing at $200 dollars in buying power, according to the U.S. Chamber of Commerce Foundation, Lori Colman, co-Chief Executive Officer of CBD Marketing, says companies are wise to keep a close eye on these young adults to track the major trends that shape the way we cook our food as a society as we enter the new year. "Millennials share their opinions and buying habits online via social media platforms and on other sites. Businesses and brands that mine this treasure trove of online data will be the ones that market their products successfully," says Colman, who for the last two years has conducted research on the food industry by collecting data f rom Millennials' social BY AMANDA HELT Six years ago, small business owner Dona Halbert took a leap and decided to buy her own piece of land in Tyler, Texas, and construct a building f rom the ground up for the Kitchen Drawer. It was a risk for her career and for her family, but a risk that she says was worth it. Located in Tyler, Texas, the "Rose Capital of the World," and nestled in an up-and-coming part of town, the Kitchen Drawer kitchenware specialty store provides well-made merchandise for cooks at all levels. The store offers culinary tools ranging from gadgets, specialty bakeware, kitchen textiles, barbecue and grilling tools as well as bar accessories. The store also holds fun cooking demonstrations and seminars ranging from basic knife skill classes to healthy makeovers for comfort foods. The small 12-year-old business started out when Halbert, who had a little experience working in retail stores, saw a need for a kitchenware store in her community. " We had a really Continued on PAGE 16 The Leap to the Kitchen Drawer www.kitchenwarenews.com KITCHENWARE NEWS & Housewares Review Markets to Offer a Winter Wonderland See PAGE 5 Tools for the Game Day Food Fest See PAGE 14

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