Gretchen Dexter’s understanding of building brands, product selection and marketing opportunities, said vendors, are just a few of the reasons the buyer and vendor manager at Springfield, MO-based Everything Kitchens has been named a 2020 Impact Merchant.
Author Emily Cappiello
With the Army and Air Force Exchange Service (AAFES) for the last 12 years, Susette Johnson has been known to work to bring quality products to the U.S. military personnel through her industry knowledge as well as dedication to pricing and quality. That is why she has been named a 2020 Impact Merchant.
According to vendors polled by HOMEWORLD BUSINESS, Ryan Yarnell, housewares buyer at Meijer, has been critical to successes with the Meijer brand because of his relationship building as well as his focus on creating sales opportunities even when one may not be obvious. These and other attributes have landed him to a spot on the list of 2020 Impact Merchants.
Meyer Corp. and Ayesha Curry, who currently has a lifestyle collection with the company, will be donating more than 6,500 Ayesha-branded 10-inch skillets to Ayesha and Stephen Curry’s Eat. Learn. Play. Foundation.
During the height of the coronavirus pandemic, as more people spent time indoors, they also spent more time in their kitchens. This spurred the consistent use of cookware as consumers created more meals at home as well as experimented with different recipes— and ignited a return to the purchase of cookware sets.
Zavor is bringing four new silicone accessories that are designed for pressure cookers to the market, including a steamer basket, cooking/egg rack, baking dish and an egg bites mold. This marks the first collection of silicone pressure cooker accessories for stovetop and electric pressure cookers and multi-cookers for the company.
Harold Import Company (HIC) is bringing its latest line of Mrs. Anderson’s cookie cutters, an animal-themed set, to the housewares market.
Smithey Ironware has debuted its new No. 12 flat top griddle. According to the company, the griddle also doubles as a lid for the 12-inch skillet.
As consumers are spending more time at home during this time of social distancing, many are looking to the comforts of the kitchen to provide some normalcy. Others are delving into home cooking and baking projects that they never felt they had the time for before now. However, none have become more popular than baking bread. Yeast and flour have been in short supply around the country, while social media pages have been inundated with photos of homemade baguettes, sourdoughs and challahs.
Groupe SEB USA is tightening its All-Clad authorized distribution network, and the company will no longer accept All-Clad orders from select retailers as of July 1, 2020, according to a letter from Groupe SEB received by some independent retailers.
GreenPan, a division of The Cookware Company, is showcasing Venice Pro, its stainless steel ceramic non-stick cookware line. The collection is made with the company’s metal-utensil-safe Thermolon Minerals non-stick coating and also comes with GreenPan’s Evershine technology, which is designed to help prevent discoloration.
Harold Import Co. (HIC) is adding to its Mrs. Anderson’s line of bakeware with a new baking mini brownie pan. The pan is designed to make bite-sized treats.