The Loop strainer is designed to perform double duty in the kitchen and cut down on the number of dirty utensils in the sink. The gadget doubles as a strainer and spoon and features an easy-to-remove mesh lid.
The Dacor Discovery DYWS4 WineStation is designed to give wine aficionados the ability to simultaneously keep open multiple bottles. The device holds up to four bottles, keeping the contents fresh for up to 60 days and dispensing glasses of wine with the press of a button.
Mairko Benzo, head sommelier at the Helene Darroze restaurant at London’s Connaught, gives his tips for purchasing the best wine storage tools. During a London shopping trip Benzo singled out Black + Blum’s Flow, the Riddling Rack and Jesse Herbert’s handmade leather bicycle wine rack as solid choices.
Sales of home beverage machines like soda machines and single-serve coffeemakers reached above $2.6 billion in the 12 months ending in March 2013, according to NPD Group Ltd. Sales of soda machines doubled, while single-serve coffee machines remained the most purchased appliance in the hot beverage category.
Douwe Egberts has been nominated at the Vending Industry Awards 2013 in the Best Ingredients and Best Ancillary Services categories for its Professional's Espresso Bar. The Espresso Bar is a gourmet vending concept that replaces freeze-dried options with bean-to-cup coffee choices.
Lowe’s managed to post a 2.5% increase in net earnings despite a lackluster first quarter that saw sales slide by 0.5%. "Results for indoor categories were solid for the quarter, a testament to the team’s continued focus on improving our core business through cross-functional collaboration and consistent execution in stores and across other selling channels. Cooler than normal temperatures and greater precipitation resulted in a delayed spring selling season, which impacted our results in exterior categories," said company Chairman and CEO Robert Niblock.