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KNHR December 2013 and 2014 Buyers Guide

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K ITCHENWARE RNv i e w EWS Housewares e S E R V I N G K I T C H E N WA R E , H O U S E WA R E S A N D TA B L E T O P M A R K E T S VOLUME 19, NUMBER 12 DECEMBER 2013 n $7.00 VOLUME 19, NUMBER 10 n 2014 Buyers Guide Index .............4 n Category Listings ....................... 13 n Feature Products ........................36 Blendtec ...................................40 n 2014 Editorial Calendar..............49 n Trade Show Calendar ................50 n Advertiser Index ..........................50 2014 Buyers Guide In this 2014 edition of the Kitchenware News & Housewares Review Buyers Guide, you'll see the reflection of some exciting trends that we're eager to watch through the next year. 2013 has been a year of intense interest in new materials that are redefining the technology for premium-quality cutlery. We're seeing great new products designed to help consumers customize their food and especially their drinks to meet very personal nutrition and hydration needs, and we're seeing how enthusiastically kitchenware and housewares manufacturers are responding to consumer concerns about their health, the environment, and their rediscovered social Healthy Hydration Trend Drives Innovation BY LORRIE BAUMANN n Correction Notice........................ 4 www.kitchenwarenews.com need to offer memorable entertainment when they gather with friends in their own homes. These are some of the most exciting products that retailers have in store to help their customers meet all those needs. Use this 2014 Kitchenware News & Housewares Review Buyers Guide throughout the next year. Concerns about America's obesity epidemic are creating a healthy market for the manufacturers of hydration products that's fueling interest in creating products for niche markets among consumers who are using the products in various ways to support their interests in fitness, nutrition and healthier lifestyles. Cool Gear alone, the largest manufacturer of hydration products in the U.S., makes more than 300 different styles of hydration products and has more than 40 percent of the company invested in product development, says Hank Roth, CoOwner and Founder of the company. "We design products 12 months out of the year. We actually bring to market in any given year between 40 and 70 products," he says. "We pride ourselves on being first to market on anything we do. We Event Marketing Makes Cooks Corner a Tourist Destination BY LORRIE BAUMANN Cooks Corner Owner Peter Burback is still reveling in the success of a Wüsthof promotion that featured a visit by Harald Wüsthof as well as Wüsthof Executive Chef Mike Garaghty. The November 9 event wasn't just the biggest Wüsthof sale in Cook's Corner history; it was WüsthofTrident Knife Company's biggest one-day Harald Wüsthof event ever, Burback says. Harald Wüsthof is the seventh generation Managing Partner of the SolingenGermany-based company with its familywww.kitchenwarenews.com Continued on PAGE 6 owned and managed heritage that spans nearly two centuries. So bringing him to Cooks Corner, the nation's largest kitchen store, in Green Bay, Wisc., was kind of a big deal for Burback as well as the thousand or so customers who showed up to buy salepriced Wüsthof knives, get their new knives autographed by Wüsthof himself and learn from Garaghty how to use and take care of their Wüsthof cutlery. "What a fun weekend that was," Burback Continued on PAGE 8

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