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Call For Entries In The Red Dot Award: Product Design 2018 – Putting design to the test
Design is more than just the external appearance of a product. Good designs win people over through their ease of use, high level of functionality, attractive appearance and compatibility with the environment. Ultimately, it is the consumers who must choose the product design that suits them best. But they can get some guidance from the Red Dot Winner Label, which adorns products that have been successful in the Red Dot Award: Product Design. Until 9 February 2018, designers and companies have the opportunity to register for the competition and subject the design quality of their best products to scrutiny.  Design ...
Busiest-Ever Las Vegas Market Records Striking Attendance Gains
LAS VEGAS, NV – (February 2, 2018) - Las Vegas Market announced today that a record number of both buyers and suppliers reported extensive order writing and extraordinary levels of energy and enthusiasm at the just-concluded Winter 2018 Las Vegas Market, January 28 to February 1, 2018.  The Market’s 4,300+ resources, which included a significant influx of new, first-time and expanding exhibitors, fueled 13% gains in overall buyer attendance, with vendors reporting commensurate increases in order-writing activity. “Las Vegas Market gets bigger and better with every edition, and exhibitor participation and buyer attendance reached unprecedented highs this winter 2018.  Against a ...
ePallet Disrupts the Wholesale Food Supply Chain by Eliminating the Middleman
LOS ANGELES, Feb. 5, 2018 /PRNewswire/ -- ePallet has announced the official launch of their technology solution that benefits a long-neglected sector of the food industry — the full pallet customer. The company, whose slogan is "True Wholesale," provides an artificial intelligence (AI) driven platform that disrupts the existing supply chain allowing customers direct access to manufacturers' products in full pallet increments. According to James Kwon, ePallet CEO, traditional food supply chain consists of layers of middlemen, which typically represent markups of 10% to 40%. "We believe everyone should have access to affordable, quality food," Kwon said. "We've removed the pain ...
Urban Expositions / Clarion Events Announce New “Health Food Expo” to Take Place in Los Angeles and Orlando in 2018, and New York in 2019
TRUMBULL, CT, January 30, 2018 -- Urban Expositions/Clarion Events is pleased to unveil HEALTHY FOOD EXPO, a new family of tradeshows and conferences serving the healthy food component of the restaurant and foodservice marketplace. 2018 dates are set for August 18-21 in Los Angeles and September 6-8 in Orlando - to run alongside established events, the Western Foodservice & Hospitality Expo and Coffee Fest (at the Los Angeles Convention Center) and the Florida Restaurant & Lodging Show (at the Orange County Convention Center). The event will debut in New York in 2019 co-located with the International Restaurant & Foodservice Show of ...
Housewares Executives Ready to Capitalize on Investments and Positive Momentum in 2018
ROSEMONT, IL (Jan. 23, 2018) – In many ways, the housewares business is in a better place than just one year ago, and housewares executives say they’re ready to capitalize not only on positive momentum in the U.S. economy but also the many investments and adjustments they made at their companies in 2017. “There’s obviously tremendous change going on in our marketplace,” said Brett Bradshaw, president of Bradshaw International, Inc. and chairman of the International Housewares Association’s (IHA) board of directors. “It’s more important than ever to be hungry, efficient and fast in order to drive growth through share gains….and ...
Giannella Alvarez Joins Beanitos® As New CEO
AUSTIN, Texas, Jan. 29, 2018 /PRNewswire/ -- Beanitos, Inc., the leader in super-food bean-based snacking, announced that Giannella Alvarez has joined the Company as Chief Executive Officer effective January 22, 2018. Giannella Alvarez has had a career in U.S. and international consumer products goods with premier brands and companies for more than 25 years. Previously, Alvarez served as CEO of Harmless Harvest, where she led the company for almost two and a half years to new heights of growth and success. She currently serves as a Director on the Board at Domtar Corporation and on the board of Ruth's Hospitality Group ...
 Cibus, The Top Italian Food Fair, Will Open In May 2018 In Parma
(Parma, February 1st, 2018) – Cibus is coming back: the most relevant food Italian fair will be held in the city of Parma from 7th to 10th May, 2018. More than 3,000 exhibiting companies and a growing number of Italian and international buyers are expected in Parma.  The most innovative products will be displayed in a new dedicated area, the incoming programme for foreign buyers has been strengthened and a new exhibition pavilion will be opened.  The food sector ends 2017 with remarkable results: export increased by +7% versus the previous year with a 32.1 billion euros value. The main food export markets, ...
Education and Order Writing Top Features of GC Buying Group January Conference
Dallas, January 29 –  GC Buying Group held their 15th annual Start the Year Member Conference and Vendor Showcase on January 10 and 11 at AmericasMart during the International Gift and Home Furnishings Show in Atlanta, GA.  “Always the very best way to begin a new year! Returned to work very inspired.  Bravo GC Team” gushed Jenny Morrison, owner Ginny Gordon’s of Morehead City, NC. Retail attendance and vendor participation saw record high numbers for the two-day event.  “You and your team did a great job with the GC meeting in Atlanta.  Thank you for your fine work.  The meeting ...
Dr Pepper Snapple and Keurig Green Mountain Have Entered into a Definitive Merger Agreement to Create Keurig Dr Pepper (“KDP”)
PLANO, Tex. & BURLINGTON, Mass.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Dr Pepper Snapple Group, Inc. (“Dr Pepper Snapple”) (NYSE: DPS) and Keurig Green Mountain, Inc. (“Keurig”) today announced that the companies have entered into a definitive merger agreement to create Keurig Dr Pepper (“KDP”), a new beverage company of scale with a portfolio of iconic consumer brands and unrivaled distribution capability to reach virtually every point-of-sale in North America. Under the terms of the agreement, which has been unanimously approved by the Dr Pepper Snapple Board of Directors, Dr Pepper Snapple shareholders will receive $103.75 per share in a special cash dividend and retain 13% ...
Swedish IKEA founder Kamprad dies at 91
STOCKHOLM (Reuters) - Billionaire IKEA founder Ingvar Kamprad, who turned a business he launched as a teenager into one of the world’s best known furniture brands, has died at the age of 91, the Swedish company said on Sunday. IKEA’s simple but sturdy designs and self-assembly products are now familiar in homes around the globe and the retailer is aiming to generate 50 billion euros ($62 billion) in annual revenues by 2020.  Kamprad started IKEA in 1943 when he was just 17, but his big break came in 1956, when the company pioneered flat-pack furniture.  He got the idea when ...
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