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Ankarsrum® Triples Production Capacity For Assistent Original® Stand Mixer
SMÅLAND, SWEDEN— In light of surging demand, Ankarsrum has tripled production capacity for the Assistent Original®, the aspirational choice in stand mixers. Made in Sweden, the line stands out for its multifunctionality and unsurpassed quality and innovation.Production capacity has been addressed in three ways. First, the factory has added a second production line. Second, the factory workforce has expanded dramatically. Third, the brand has invested in additional training to preserve the quality of its handmade product.“Increased demand for the Ankarsrum is a global phenomenon, with the US market growing in importance. We strongly believe that the US is now at the beginning of its growth curve, so we’re predicting and planning for aggressive sales ...
Alimentaria and Hostelco mark a turning point in the sector’s recovery
More than 3,000 exhibiting companies from 52 countries participated in the call which concludes today to encourage business, internationalization and the reactivation of strategic sectors for the Spanish economy. Nearly 100,000 visitors, 23% of them international, from 149 countries, as well as an estimated economic impact of 180 million euros, reflect the strength of this edition which has occupied 85,000 m2 of net exhibition area, practically all of the Fira de Barcelona Gran Vía venue. Thus, Alimentaria & Hostelco has once again established itself as a strategic global event for the internationalization of its participating companies. Of the more than ...
Exploration Drives Summer 2022 Las Vegas Market
LAS VEGAS, N.V. – (April 11, 2022) – Expansion in resources and programming is positioning Las Vegas Market as Summer 2022’s premier opportunity to source top furniture, gift and décor with new product from top lines complemented by engaging education and events July 24-28, 2022 at World Market Center Las Vegas.“Buyers love Las Vegas Market for the total cross-merchandise buying from must-have lines,” said Bob Maricich, International Market Centers (IMC) CEO. “These robust discovery opportunities combined with proprietary programming and a celebratory atmosphere will create a market like none other this summer.” Robust ResourcesLas Vegas Market will offer thousands of furniture, gift ...
IMC Partners with GC Buying Group to Present GCX: Expo & Education in 2022
ATLANTA – April 13, 2022 – International Market Centers (IMC) and GC Buying Group today announced a new partnership to produce GCX: Expo & Education, a semi-annual buying and programming event connecting gourmet and housewares brands and retailers. Following the inaugural edition at IMC’s Atlanta Market in July 2022, IMC and GC Buying Group intend to expand the event to also be held at IMC’s Las Vegas Market beginning in 2023. “GCX: Expo & Education will be a two-day opportunity for GC Buying Group members to be fully immersed in business-building product discovery and education,” said Janis Johnson, founder and president of GC Buying Group. ...
World of Coffee Moves to Milan, 100% of Attendee Revenue to Benefit Ukrainian Coffee Community Displaced by War
The Specialty Coffee Association has announced that the 2022 World of Coffee trade show, originally scheduled to take place in Warsaw, will be moving to Milan, Italy. Russia’s invasion of Ukraine has forced thousands of Ukrainians to seek refuge in Poland, including at the PTAK convention center where World of Coffee was scheduled to take place. With the event moving to a new location in Milan, we remain committed to donating 100% of the revenue from World of Coffee ticket sales to Ukrainian coffee businesses and professionals. World of Coffee + World Coffee Championships: Milan, June 23-25, 2022 While the ...
Consorzio del Parmigiano Reggiano, p-Chip Corporation, and Kaasmerk Matec Partner to Launch Breakthrough in Food-Safe Digital Tracking Technology
REGGIO EMILIA, ITALY – (March 30, 2022) The Consorzio del Parmigiano Reggiano (CFPR) today announced its partnership with Kaasmerk Matec (Kaasmerk) and p-Chip Corporation (p-Chip) to launch a line of food-safe and secure traceability digital labels for its Parmigiano Reggiano cheese wheels. The new technology will deliver previously unseen levels of traceability, inventory tracking and control, product authentication, quality-assurance testing, product serialization, and consumer safety. “Parmigiano Reggiano is one of the world’s oldest and most famous cheeses, and it is a product that symbolizes Italian produce,” said Nicola Bertinelli, president of the Consorzio del Parmigiano Reggiano. “Since the establishment of our Consortium ...
Culinary Futures ‘Reach for the Stars’ Fundraiser a Success
(March 2022)The 18th annual Culinary Futures ‘Reach for the Stars’ benefit returned to Chicago, March 6, 2022, raising more than $50,000 to help fund scholarships for underserved students within the Chicago Public Schools.  After a 2-year hiatus of the in-person event, this year’s reception and silent auction welcomed more than 100 housewares industry supporters, Chicago-area locals and many Culinary Futures alums, all to lend their support to the students who will benefit from the scholarships provided through the non-profit No Matter What and Millie’s Camp.   “It was wonderful to get back to the in-person event to help support the students ...
Warren Shoulberg To Receive Gift For Life’s 2022 Industry Achievement Award
March 31, 2022— Gift for Life, the gift and home industries’ sole charitable organization, today announced that business journalist Warren Shoulberg will be honored with its 2022 Gift for Life Industry Achievement Award on June 22, 2022, in Dallas, TX. Gift for Life’s Industry Achievement Award, which has been presented at Gifts & Decorative Accessories’ Retailer Excellence Awards (REA) since 2009, recognizes overall excellence and contribution to the gift and home industry – whether as a thought leader, standard-bearer or overall industry influencer. “Warren’s journalistic excellence in the home and gift industries makes him so deserving of this special recognition,” said Cole Daugherty, chair of ...
Juniper Market Launches First Sales Event
March 21, 2022– JuniperMarket, the newly launched wholesale marketplace powered by International Market Centers (IMC), today begins its first ever sales event – Spring Savings – offering a 20% cash rebate on all purchases plus extra deals and incentives from nearly 20 leading brands. The event runs through April 21, 2022, at JuniperMarket.com/SpringSavings.   “The Spring Savings event is the first of many special buying opportunities that will showcase JuniperMarket’s leading brands and incentivize buyers to source and shop on our marketplace,” said Juniper CEO Bill Furlong. “We’re launching with an emphasis on top gift and home furnishings brands to demonstrate how ...
Cello Parmesan and Copper Kettle Parmesan Claims Top Places At 2022 World Championship Cheese Contest
Cello Parmesan and Copper Kettle Parmesan took first, second, and third place at the 2022 Championship Cheese Contest.  In addition, Cello took home: ·       2nd place in the Asiago category ·       2nd and 3rd place in the Open Class: Soft Cheese category for their Mascarpone ·       3rd place in the Open Class: Semi-Soft Cheeses for their Fontal...
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