UT Brands, home to Funwares, KidsFunwares and Barbuzzo, has reorganized its portfolio of brands to capitalize on the shifting consumer interest in home goods that while useful, also have a strong gifting opportunity.
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.
Fresh ingredients are getting a hand in the kitchen from the latest kitchen tools and gadgets from Chef’n, a division of Lifetime Brands.
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.
Two’s Company has launched a direct-to-consumer platform in partnership with its retailers in an effort to help boost business amid the pandemic. The new hybrid platform can be found at www.shoptwoscompany.com.
The Companion Group is casting a spotlight on its Charcoal Companion Himalayan Salt assortment of accessories, to help grillers boost the flavor of their meals.
Saveur Selects, a cookware brand associated with Bonnier Consumer Products, is bringing cookware sets to the market for a limited time.
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.