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2009-03-22 16:29:37

The economy may be in the red but the trend in the U.S. housewares industry is green. Everything from eco-friendly packaging to environmentally conscious cleaning systems and natural fiber towels and dishes were on display for the International Housewares Association trade show at McCormick Place in Chicago. The trend is not just something bubbling up from the consumer end. Dennis Salazar of Salazar Packaging Inc. of Plainfield, Ill., said manufacturers are realizing going green isn't just...

2009-03-22 09:30:05

This year's International Housewares Association show opened Sunday in Chicago amid expectations the economy would have little impact on the overall industry. The annual paean to consumerism drew nearly 2,000 exhibitors to McCormick Place along with 60,000 registered attendees. The housewares industry has a history of being somewhat resistant to deep downturns and this one seems to follow the traditional pattern, IHA President Phil Brandl said. People are staying home more, preparing more...

2009-02-06 07:00:00

Iconic Home Furnishings and Housewares Retail Giant to Pursue Global Licensing Strategy NEW YORK, Feb. 6 /PRNewswire/ -- A joint venture led by Hilco Consumer Capital, L.P. ("HCC") and Gordon Brothers Brands, LLC ("GBB") today announced that it has acquired the intellectual property assets of Linens 'N Things, a widely recognized and popular home textiles and housewares brand. The acquisition includes the established Linens 'N Things brand name, its bridal and gift registry businesses, all...


Word of the Day
cock-a-hoop
  • Exultant; jubilant; triumphant; on the high horse.
  • Tipsy; slightly intoxicated.
This word may come from the phrase 'to set cock on hoop,' or 'to drink festively.' Its origin otherwise is unclear. A theory, according to the Word Detective, is that it's a 'transliteration of the French phrase 'coq a huppe,' meaning a rooster displaying its crest ('huppe') in a pose of proud defiance.' Therefore, 'cock-a-hoop' would 'liken a drunken man to a boastful and aggressive rooster.'
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