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Kitchenware News September 2017

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News ..............................................5 Ad Index .......................................22 www.kitchenwarenews.com Building Better Business All in a Faraday's Work Continued on PAGE 8 Continued on PAGE 11 Continued on PAGE 14 Continued on PAGE 6 BY MICAH CHEEK Beautiful giftable items for serving at the home bar and the dinner table were heavily featured at this year's Atlanta International Gift & Home Furnishings Market. Many of the products available make great gifts with the addition of a bottle of wine or a bite to eat. Gifting for the amateur mixologist or craft brew fan is as easy as combining a nice bottle of spirits with an attractive tool for the home bar. AmericasMart featured a number of charming options for adding to the home bar. Pineapples are making their way into lots of fun and colorful Cookbooks for Plant-Based Protein Diets designs, and copper continues to be a popular colorway. The Oggi Pineapple Tumbler combines the best of both worlds. "The Oggi Pineapple has done really well this year as a vessel," says Steve Kurtis, National Sales Manager, Oggi Corporation. "You can use it in a lot of different ways. In the last few years, it's following through this more novelty style." For more information, visit www.oggicorporation.com. Vagnbys designs beautiful objects for living, and wine tools that are perfect for gifting. The company has designs in matte black and highly polished alloys and stainless steel, all making great gifts for wine enthusiasts. Vagnbys' Champagne Twister effortlessly uncorks champagne and other sparkling BY LORRIE BAUMANN Kitchens used to be spaces defined by the color of their cubical steel appliances. But over the past few decades, they have evolved f rom quasi-industrial work spaces for the assembly line production of meals into gathering places for the entire family. As they've become living spaces rather than just working spaces, they 've also become a setting in which the home cook can demonstrate good taste in a multitude of ways and add warmth to the space without turning on the oven. Now, kitchens can be beautiful, worthy of being seen by anyone invited into the home. Thus, the continuing popularity of the open plan kitchen. As kitchens have opened out, so have the opportunities for you, as you continue to redefine your store to meet the changing needs of customers with an evolving sense of the role they want their kitchens to play in their lives. You've become the place they come to gather the things they GENERAL NEWS n PLMA Opens Show to Housewares 5 SMALL ELECTRICS n Coffee Brewers and Electric Kettles 21 THE PANTRY n Jams, Jellies and Preserves 18 THE KNIFE RACK n Bugatti 20 BUYER'S GUIDE n Giftable Cookbooks 17 TRADESHOW CALENDAR n Upcoming Shows 22 SPECIAL EDITORIAL FEATURE n Foodies Focus on Sustainability 15 H o u s e w a r e s R e v i e w KITCHENWARE NEWS Farm to Table Decor Finds Itself at Home Holiday Gifts Abound at AmericasMart BY MICAH CHEEK Amid the constant growth and cultural shift of Austin, Texas, Tony and Melissa Curtis- Wellings haven't hesitated to make big changes to Faraday 's Kitchen Store. Established in 2015, Faraday 's has become Austin's largest kitchenware store by staying nimble. " We pretty much do four categories: cookware, bakeware, knives and kitchen gadgets. We do also sell some high-end espresso makers, and we're getting into the coffee market," says Tony Curtis-Wellings, Co- Owner. " We also have a cooking school for home cooks." The vast majority of the budget for advertising deals and classes used to go to more traditional media, but when Curtis-Wellings noticed diminishing returns on marketing, a change was in order. "Last year was the first year that we flip-flopped our marketing budget. We spent 10 percent through traditional channels and 90 percent online," says Curtis- VOLUME 23, NUMBER 9 SEPTEMBER 2017 n $7.00 BY GREG GONZALES Plant-based cuisine, whether vegetarian or vegan or otherwise herbivorous, is gaining popularity. More than 1.525 billion vegetarians live in the world, and 10 million vegans live in the U.S. That's in line with GlobalData's Top Trends in Prepared Foods in 2017 report, which says the number of vegans in the U.S. has increased f rom 1 percent to 6 percent of U.S. consumers, since 2014. Guiding these increases are trends like ethical eating, clean eating and sustainable sourcing of food products. On trend, publishers have unveiled plenty of cookbooks filled with plant- based recipes this year, all of which could extend sales when paired with the right kitchen tools. The blogger behind the whole plant-based foods blog, "The First Mess," has released her first cookbook under the same name. Home cooks crack open " The First Mess" to discover Wright's easy-to-make seasonal vegan THE PANTRY: LE BON MAGOT SEE PAGE 18 GADGET OF THE MONTH: SINKSHROOM SEE PAGE 22 SMALL ELECTRICS: BONAVITA SEE PAGE 21 A report from Las Vegas Market

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