The International Housewares Association announced "very high attendance" by buyers at this year's International Home + Housewares Show, including "significant growth" from international markets. The show's 2,100 exhibitors included 435 new vendors. More than 10,000 new products were displayed at the show.
Food preparation is becoming a common element of home entertaining among younger generations with guests helping prepare an event’s consumables. The shift has put the housewares industry at a crossroads as consumers increasingly seek sleek, trendy kitchen tools, tableware and appliances to share with their guests.
Hamilton Beach’s 3-in-1 Grill/Griddle is designed to combine functions into on appliance that can help facilitate multi-food preparation. The appliance features two separate and reversible plates with individual temperature controls.
Hy-Vee is carrying a line of Curtis Stone products that includes pots, pans and spoon rests. The retailer teamed up with the celebrity chef last year, and also offers a series of recipes that reflect seasonal flavors and product availability.
Deep, vibrant colors and practicality will be the key trends in colors for 2103, global color authority Pantone predicts. Pantone’s palette choices features classic and historical themes as well as earthy and tribal-themed options.