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.
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.
Lifetime Brands has reported a decrease in consolidated net sales, with a net loss for the quarter ended March 31. The company noted that the loss in part was the result of brick-and-mortar store closings and supply chain disruptions earlier this year as a result of the coronavirus pandemic.
Harold Import Co. is making it easier to get kids in the kitchen with the addition of its new baking set for kids. According to the company, the Mrs. Anderson’s Kids Baking Set includes all the perfectly sized essentials needed for budding chefs to bake at home.
Consumers in the U.S. are expanding purchasing beyond the essential needs of their families to incorporate more creature comforts into their extended stay-at-home living situations, according to weekly retail tracking data from The NPD Group.
The National Cornbread Cook-Off in South Pittsburgh, TN, which has been sponsored by Lodge Cast Iron for the last 25 years, was recently canceled due to the COVID-19 pandemic. However, the company is still celebrating cornbread as part of Lodge’s heritage by highlighting its collection of products for making cornbread.
Lifetime Brands is taking several actions in response to the COVID-19 pandemic and the related impact on its business.
Emile Henry is showcasing its slim tart dish as home bakers are looking for products that create solutions in the kitchen. The slim tart dish, which has a 1.4-quart capacity, has a wavy edge to allow for a distinctive final baked result, the company said.
The last year saw the cookware industry plagued by the growing instability surrounding the tariffs implemented by the Trump Administration. However, there is belief among some vendors that 2020 will be the year manufacturers are able to move forward and the industry will right-side itself.
Gibson has revealed an extensive range of housewares from its new licensed collection with Martha Stewart. The housewares collection will be previewed at Ambiente, and will also be featured at The Inspired Home Show.