Author Emily Cappiello

Executive Profile
Susette Johnson, Hometeam Tabletop Buyer, Army and Air Force Exchange Service

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.

Executive Profile
Ryan Yarnell, Buyer, Housewares, Meijer

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.

Tabletop
Corkcicle Introduces Slim Arctican

As the growing demand for hard seltzer, hard kombucha, and other spiked beverages continues, Corkcicle has rolled out its new Slim Arctican. The product is designed to keep these beverages cool, as many do not fit in a traditional holder.

Cookware & Bakeware
Homebound Chefs Igniting A Return To Cookware Sets

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.

Gadget & Kitchen Tools
Zavor Debuts Silicone Pressure Cooker Accessories

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.

Cookware & Bakeware
Bread Baking On The Rise

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.

Cookware & Bakeware
GreenPan Rolls Out Venice Pro Cookware Line

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.

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