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NY NOW® And Shoppe Object Together To Postpone New York Market Week to October 2020
WHITE PLAINS, N.Y. (April 29, 2020) – NY NOW®, the modern wholesale market for retailers and specialty buyers seeking diversity and discovery, has decided, in light of the ongoing COVID-19 crisis and after careful consideration, to postpone the 2020 Summer Market which had been scheduled for August 8-12, 2020, at the Jacob Javits Center. With the interest of the retail community in mind, and to provide buyers a strong, convenient, and varied Market Week—NY NOW and Shoppe Object are working together to reschedule the New York Market Week to October 2020. The NY NOW Fall Edition will showcase at the Javits ...
Scanpan USA Announced as Exclusive U.S. Distributor of Kasumi Knives
RANCHO DOMINGUEZ, Calif., April 2, 2020 /PRNewswire/ -- Sumikama Cutlery, manufacturer of steel kitchen knives made in Seki City, Japan, has named SCANPAN USA, as its exclusive distributor of Kasumi® knives in a move intended to broaden its distribution and sales in the United States.  Kasumi® knives were among the very first innovators of a full Damascus steel kitchen knife range to be sold in the U.S. Katsumi Sumikama, Managing Director of Sumikama Cutlery, said "as a family-run business of artisan cookware, SCANPAN USA, understands the needs of our brand. We are similar businesses in sharing a passion for quality and ...
Seafood Expo North America/Seafood Processing North America Announces New Dates For Postponed Show
PORTLAND, Maine, April 2, 2020 /PRNewswire-PRWeb/ -- Today, Diversified Communications, organizer of the annual Seafood Expo North America/Seafood Processing North America, announced the new dates for its 2020 event. The expo will take place at the Boston Exhibition and Convention Center this September 2020, with an exhibit hall open on September 23rd and 24th, and a conference program that will start on September 22nd. In the last few months and weeks, the seafood industry and community, along with the rest of the world, have been experiencing some of the most tumultuous, emotionally and economically challenging times. "While navigating this unprecedented situation, ...
JURA and Roger Federer Extend Brand Ambassador Contract Five Years
MONTVALE, NJ — JURA has announced a five-year extension of its contract with tennis superstar Roger Federer, who has served as JURA Brand Ambassador since 2006.  This relationship, which will now continue through 2025, celebrates their shared values of performance, precision, prestige, elegance, and a passion for excellence. Federer is featured in print advertising for JURA automatic coffee machines, with the core product message of “freshly ground, not capsuled.”  As part of this multifaceted relationship, Federer has participated in JURA events, and there is a lifelike 3D figure of him at the Roger Federer Walk of Fame at JURAworld of Coffee, at ...
Shopzio B2B Marketplace Adoption Surges
CHANTILLY, VA., (April 9, 2020) – Adoption of the ShopZio B2B digital platform has surged – with more than 100 new vendor registrations in less than one week – following the recent announcement by International Market Centers (IMC) and its digital innovation division, IMC_di, that free subscriptions and transactions will be offered to IMC customers through year-end. These newcomers, which include top industry brands and broad category representation, nearly double the number of vendors on the discovery and e-commerce platform.   “Buyers and suppliers are hungry for solutions to the economic challenges presented by the COVID-19 pandemic, and IMC_di is ...
Summer Fancy Food Show Cancelled
The Specialty Food Association’s Summer Fancy Food Show, scheduled for June 28-30 at the Jacob Javits Center in New York, will not take place as planned due to events outside of the SFA's control. These include the national and global response to the COVID-19 pandemic, associated travel restrictions, and the Javits Center’s critical service in fighting the pandemic that impacts the facility’s availability. The immediate priority of the SFA is to guide member exhibitors and registered attendees through a process of receiving refunds or credits for the show. An extensive outreach campaign is underway to all exhibitor members and attendees. ...
Specialty Coffee Expo 2020 Portland Has Been Cancelled
After many weeks of discussions with our partners regarding the impacts of COVID-19 on SCA events, today we are sad to announce that the 2020 Re:co Symposium and Specialty Coffee Expo scheduled to take place in Portland in April are now cancelled. Unfortunately, no other viable dates were available for the show to take place in Portland in 2020. We will be working with the SCA USA Chapter to explore options to hold the final US Coffee Championships of the year at a later date as appropriate. Re:co and Expo will return in April 2021 in the city of New Orleans, Louisiana. ...
Steelite International Acquires The Homer Laughlin China Company and Hall China Company Foodservice Operations
Newell, West Virginia -- (March 26, 2020) -- The iconic and colorful Fiesta ? dinnerware brand is reinventing itself in the retail tabletop marketplace as the newly formed Fiesta ? Tableware Company. This follows the acquisition of the former Homer Laughlin China Company foodservice operations by Steelite International, a British company. “In an ever evolving business environment, opportunities present themselves for companies to transform and grow through strategic planning and decisive action,” says Elizabeth McIlvain, President of The Fiesta Tableware Company. “The timing was right for us. We have made a bold move to redouble our retail efforts and to ...
The Sweets & Snacks Expo ’20 in Chicago Has Been Cancelled
I am writing to let you know that the Sweets & Snacks Expo, originally scheduled for May 18-21, 2020, in Chicago, has unfortunately been canceled. We are extremely disappointed not to be able to offer the experience, inspiration, insights and connections so many in our community have come to rely on in association with the event, but the health and welfare of our community is our top priority. As restrictions and recommendations on mass gatherings continue to build in cities and states across the country, including those issued in the state of Illinois and in guidance from the Centers for ...
IMC_di Announces New Hires
CHANTILLY, VA., – (March 18, 2020) – Signaling its commitment to digital growth, IMC_di, the new digital innovation division of International Market Centers (IMC), announces more than a dozen recent hires including new staff for development, implementation, marketing and customer success. “IMC is not slowing down. We are accelerating our investment in digital,” said Bob Maricich, chief executive officer for IMC. “With COVID-19 causing postponement of our March and April markets in Atlanta and High Point, we are taking aggressive steps to digitally connect buyers and sellers – wherever and whenever they need to meet to do business.”  “We are in ...
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