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Kitchenware News March 2019

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News ..............................................5 Ad Index .......................................23 GENERAL NEWS Gourmet Housewares at LVM 6 KNIFE RACK Kikuichi Tradition 20 RETAILER PROFILE Kitchen Engine 19 IH&HS COVERAGE 5, 8, 14, 16, 18, 20 GADGET OF THE MONTH Angry POTUS 22 VOLUME 25, NUMBER 2 MARCH 2019 n $7.00 Continued on PAGE 8 Textiles Line Helps 1818 Farms Thrive BY AMANDA HELT Located in Mooresville, Alabama, 1818 Farms, a small family- owned farm with a product line that now helps it thrive, has been around since 2014. The farm originally opened to help preserve and breed the Babydoll Sheep, a type of sheep that produces fleece and cashmere, and who are currently included on the endangered species list. A few months into the business, Owner and Operator Natasha McCrar y, who was a marketing major in college, decided 1818 Farms needed more to help it thrive and decided to start developing her ver y own product line and brand. "In my mind, I never thought that 's where we'd go," McCrary said. "But in my mind, I thought, well people love the animals." Now the farm has grown into a thriving business with many profitable outlets including an online e-commerce store with dozens of products and product lines that McCrar y brings to AmericasMart and several other BY LORRIE BAUMANN More kitchenware manufacturers are finding their way to Las Vegas Market, offering retailers in the western half of the country an economical way to regroup f rom the holiday season and explore new options ahead of the comprehensive scope of product offerings they ' ll find at the International Home + Housewares Show. This year's Las Vegas Winter Market, held in January, also offered a chance to gain inspiration and insight f rom the designers who have come to think of the kitchen as the heart of the home rather than as a service area providing merely for the necessity of keeping the family fed. Keeping the family fed, though, is not a matter whose importance can be overstated, and Swiss Diamond was at Las Vegas Market to show off its new XD line, its newest and slickest nonstick pans yet, with 20 percent Continued on PAGE 6 Gourmet Kitchenware Shines at Las Vegas Market www.kitchenwarenews.com KITCHENWARE NEWS & Housewares Review Thinking Trend-Forward at International Home + Housewares Show See PAGE 5 The Kitchen Engine Powers Spokane Cooks See PAGE 19

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