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Kitchenware News & Housewares Review Show Daily 4 3 Tuesday, March 17, 2020 Prodyne Launches Grand Fruit Infusion Pitcher Riding the consumer hydration wave, Prodyne is launching the Grand Fruit Infusion Pitcher, adding to its collection of 18 water-infusing products that offer health-conscious consumers an opportu- nity to enjoy natural fruit flavored water at home for a fraction of the cost of arti- ficially flavored seltzer water. The new 90-ounce Grand Fruit Infusion Pitcher is made from BPA-free crystal clear acrylic and comes in an assortment of attractive colors. The Grand is designed for daily use and includes a removable fruit infusion rod that can be filled with an endless variety of fresh fruits, vegetables and herbs to satisfy the taste and thirst of the consumer wanting to replace sugary beverages or expensive artificially flavored seltzer water with fresh flavor-infused water. While other hydration brands focus on flavored carbonated water or portable water bottles as options to sweetened soda consumption, Prodyne offers health- minded consumers stylish water pitchers, bottles and jars for home use that feature a filtering core that can be filled with any array of fresh fruits and herbs for improv- ing the flavor of tap water. Millions of consumers naturally infuse water and other beverages using Prodyne's exten- sive line of Fruit Infusion products. "Eleven years ago, we launched our first fruit infusion pitcher in response to consumers trending toward consumption of more water and less sugary drinks. We thought we were catching a trend, but now, it looks like a move- ment. The hydration category is exploding, and our fruit infusion water products give consumers a simple and low-cost way to enjoy healthy fruit infused flavored water," said Prodyne President Scott McArdle. As a new generation of con- sumers abandons traditional sweet- ened sodas, Prodyne continues to tailor its fruit infusion collection to meet the genera- tional shift and craving for flavored waters. In 2009, Prodyne created the beverage infu- sion category with its first Fruit Infusion Pitcher and today continues to expand with the growing hydration category. The Grand Fruit Infusion Pitcher is the latest addition to a wide assortment of BPA-free fruit infusion beverageware that includes the Iced Fruit Infusion Pitcher. Other versions include The Flavor Jar, Flavor Bottle and Flavor Carafe, which have removable vertical sections that strain fruit while pouring. For serving and entertaining, the elegant Diamond Cut Fruit Infusion Pitcher has an acrylic dia- mond cut design. The Big Fruit Infusion Pitcher fea- tures a generous 110-ounce capacity with larger infusion rod to accommodate more fruit. This year, Prodyne celebrates its 49th year in the industry manufacturing Dynamic Designs for Good Living. To see its new introductions and full line of quality kitchenware, serveware and bar- ware, visit booth #S1006. For more information, visit www.prodyne .com, email info@prodyne.com, call 800.822.4776 or stop by booth #S1006. Products for the Professional Chef & Chef at Home from Regency Wraps In 1985, the founders of Regency Wraps ® made a huge departure from manufactur- ing complex fashion fabrics to manufac- turing single-use products for the food- service industry. They successfully mar- keted Regency Lemon Wraps™ to the top chefs the world over. Reacting to requests from chefs, Regency Wraps expanded the line to include cheesecloth, cooking twine, steamer bags, pastry bags and stem wraps and rapidly became one of the largest suppliers of these items to the foodservice industry worldwide. In response to consumer demand for the products seen in restaurants and on cooking shows, Regency Wraps pack- aged its chef-grade products for resale. Eventually, it ventured beyond textiles, adding paper, polyethylene and nylon film products in the line, and the business quickly evolved from five products for the foodservice industry to include over 300 SKUs for the gourmet retail trade. Today, Regency Wraps products cover a wide range of categories such as cooking and meat preparation, baking, seafood, indoor and outdoor entertaining and Regency Naturals. Regency Wraps' in-house manufac- turing capabilities give it the flexibility to easily respond to customer needs and changing trends in the marketplace. Providing exceptional customer service and quality products remain its number one priority. So, in this day and age of automated customer service call centers, Regency Wraps does not have voicemail! Every call is answered by a trained team member who is excited to respond to every phone call or email inquiry. "Made in USA" means a lot to Regency Wraps. It makes every effort to source and manufacture its products domestical- ly. Every single product is packaged and inspected in its Dallas facility and indeed, 85 percent of its products are wholly "Made in America." This not only ensures quality, but also ensures that there is never a disruption in on-time deliveries. Listening to the needs of customers, Regency Wraps continually creates sim- ple, innovative and useful products for food preparation and presentation. Baking Dish Buddies™ were developed as the solution for making casseroles without the caked-on mess. They don't leak or tear like paper or foil liners and are great for glass, porcelain and metal baking dishes. They are the only liners that can handle recipes with liquid, sauce or oil. Another chef-inspired product is Roast Socks™, for forming and trussing meat. Unlike hand trussing, they provide even pressure, which results in uniformed cooking and better taste. Tea-riffic Tea Bags™ were introduced in response to demand for compostable teabags by a large coffee house chain. Regency Wraps is making these durable, high quality tea bags available to consumers in small bulk quantities. To see the entire line, stop by booth #S822, visit www.regencywraps.com or email mail@regencywraps.com. Bradshaw Home Displaying Full Range of Products at Show Arthur Zambelli, new Chief Executive Officer of Bradshaw Home, a leading marketer of kitchenware and cleaning products, offers his thoughts on joining the company last summer and the direc- tion it will be taking in 2020 and beyond. KNSD: Can you give our readers a preview of what will be new from Bradshaw Home this year? AZ: I'm very excited about some innovative cleaning products we'll be introducing to the marketplace this year that will represent some major opportunities for us. We will be launch- ing a new eco-conscious cleaning system called Infuse that will feature a refillable spray mop, using a non-toxic cartridge that is supplied to consumers through an exchange subscription service. The Infuse system is designed to reduce sin- gle-use plastic containers and provide a non-toxic way to clean. We are exhibiting both our cleaning and kitchenware divisions at this year's show, with booths displaying our full range of products. KNSD: Where are you focusing the majority of your attention? AZ: My primary focus has been to improve our internal processes in order to better respond to the needs of our customers and consumers by streamlining operations to maxi- mize our efficiency and to find cost opportunities. Integrating our kitchenware and cleaning divi- sions together two years ago was a major milestone in the evolution of this company. We can better leverage this joining of forces by taking fu ll advantage of all the resources and talent that we have on both sides of the business. Our kitchenware and cleaning divisions have years of experience in their fields, so it is our own people who will help us grow to our full potential. KNSD: What is Bradshaw's competitive advantage? AZ: With our incredibly diverse portfo- lio of brands that covers almost every housewares category, the breadth of choices that we can offer our consumers differentiates us from our competitors at the POS level. Our programs maintain competitive pricing, and we offer promo- tional ideas to support them; we feel our strength lies in having all the answers under one roof. For more information, stop by booths #S1837, #S1843, #N6500 and #N6700. Learn more at www.goodcook.com.

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