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Tuned In on TV Shopping An interview with Chad Neuendorf, President, Viatek Consumer Products Group

Popcorn Seasoning Advent Calendar

AIRCARE’s New Ultrasonic Humidifiers

CN: We had to do a complete 180, like every other company. Learn how to establish a work-from-home business, expand product line without traveling to the factories, work with customers via Zoom, and of course, all shipping/logistics issues of 2021. One of the hardest things for us was not having face to face meetings, where buyers can touch and feel the products in front of you, give you feedback and build

Advent calendars are a classic tradition in many homes where families are able to embrace the counting down of the days until Christmas. There is nothing more fun than waking up every morning and discovering a new surprise. What better way to enjoy this activity than by pairing it with popcorn and seasoning? This calendar is exclusively designed with 12 individual presents to be opened each day starting on December 13th, making it the perfect gift for kids and kids at heart. Families will have a blast as they open each gift box to discover the traditional, unusual, but always mouthwatering

AIRCARE has long been a market leader in whole house evaporative humidifiers, but the company’s success with ultrasonic humidifiers encouraged AIRCARE to launch four new ultrasonic units since the last Inspired Home Show in 2019. “We introduced several new products that expanded our presence in smaller humidifiers,” said Chad Long, Vice President of Sales and Marketing for AIRCARE. “After our success with the AURORA and AURORAmini, we wanted to offer our customers more ultrasonic options. We know the importance of giving our customers a wide assortment of products, and giving

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KNSD: How have 2020 and the pandemic changed your business?

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Bed Bath & Beyond Launches Contemporary Home Decor

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VCNY Olivia & Finn

Bed Bath & Beyond has launched Studio 3B, an Owned Brand line of contemporary home décor inspired by modern design. Studio 3B offers approachable, modern designs for everyday living. A curated collection of casual, warm and inviting homeware, Studio 3B’s subtly refined, ontrend assortment includes décor, bedding, bath and accent furniture. The affordably priced assortment encourages a mix-andmatch approach, making it simple to update and refresh any living space. “Studio 3B allows home decorators to easily attain a modern aesthetic that feels inviting and thoughtfully designed,” said Joe Hartsig, executive vice president

VCNY Home’s first brand collection designed for kids, Olivia & Finn, celebrates color, playful prints, creativity and self-expression. The kid-inspired bedding, bath and home décor accents take the guesswork out of decorating children’s rooms by providing coordinated looks at affordable prices. The collection launched with more than a dozen products available in a variety of adorable themes. The Olivia & Finn collection includes Printed Throws with Plush Friends. Exclusive to Macy’s, these gift sets include cozy, cute and huggable friends with irresistibly

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Viatek Instates New Leader to Blaze an Exciting New Path

One of the various changes and new additions to Viatek Consumer Products Group since the last show included Chad Neuendorf becoming the company’s new president. Chad brings to the leadership role over 20 years of experience in the sales industry, and a keen eye for the next big trends in consumer products. KNSD: How did you get your start in this industry?

CN: My buying career started at HSN, where I gained extensive knowledge about different demographics and what makes a product great to each of them. There, I had

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Viatek Unveils New Q-Beam Clamp Light Since Q-Beam’s inception over 40 years ago, Viatek’s Q-Beam line of flashlights has grown to encompass a wide array of uses and styles. New for this year is the Q-Beam Clamp Lamp, an LED spotlight with a clamp handle. This powerful LED spotlight has a unique clamping handle, allowing you to attach or hang it wherever you need it most. It’s perfect to use anywhere, from a garage to out camping. The Clamp Lamp features a brightness of over 40

lumens, an MSRP of $49.99, and comes with a fully rechargeable battery, with both an AC and DC charger included. This allows you to charge it both at home and in your car, whenever you need it! The Clamp Lamp’s lever-like handle allows the user to clamp the light to doorframes, tables, ledges, seals, shelves, and workbenches, giving them a hands-free spotlight when they need it. It’s having a two-in-one light, a hand-held spotlight

GLEENER Dryer Dots and Super Eco Cloth Earn USDA Certified Biobased Product Label GLEENER® Inc. announced that it has earned the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) Certified Biobased label for two of its products. Dryer Dots - Eco-friendly Fabric Softener and Super Eco Cloth now display a unique USDA label that highlights their percentage of biobased content. The USDA Certified Biobased Product label displays the portion of a product that comes from a renewable source, such as plant, animal, marine, or forestry feedstocks. Biobased products have played an increasingly important role in reducing greenhouse gas emissions that exacerbate global climate change.

Biobased products are cost-comparative, readily available, and perform as well as or better than their conventional counterparts. “We are so proud to be a part of this program,” says Kim Cole, CEO and founder of Gleener. “Our goal is to offer sustainable solutions for the home which save time, money, and the planet. Dryer Dots reduce wrinkles and drying time for up to 3000 loads of laundry, and our new Super Eco Cloth replaces over 15,000 sheets of paper towel, both products are durable, reusable, and compostable providing unequalled value.” “We applaud Gleener for earning the

Kitchenware News & Housewares Review Show Daily and a clamp light. Be sure to visit Viatek’s booth at the Inspired Home Show to check out the Q-Beam Clamp Lamp, as well as the company’s other exciting new items.

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USDA Certified Biobased Product label,” said Vernell Thompson, USDA BioPreferred Program. “Gleener products are contributing to an everexpanding marketplace that adds value to renewable agriculture commodities, creates jobs in rural communities, and decreases our reliance on petroleum.” According to a report that USDA released in July 2019, biobased products contributed $459 billion to the U.S. economy in 2016 (a 17% increase from 2014) and support, directly and indirectly, 4.6 million jobs. The report’s research team estimates the reduction of fossil fuels and associated GHG emissions from biobased products equivalent to approximately 12 million metric tons Continued on Page 37

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New ShowerShroom Ultra Introducing the all-new ShowerShroom® Ultra from the makers of the award-winning TubShroom®. Prevent shower drain clogs with ShowerShroom Ultra. It catches most every hair from pets and people while letting water flow freely. It has an about 1.5" diameter stem that fits into most standard stand-up shower stall drains. The perforated insert traps hair and lifts out for emptying, leaving the cover in place. High-grade stainless steel resists rust and discoloration. Insert and rim are flexible TPR. The main body is about 1" in height by 4.75" in diameter. The patent-pending ShowerShroom Ultra borrows from much of the same technology found in the original TubShroom to provide superior protection to every drain in the home. Ask yourself the following questions: How

many strainers have I gone through in the past couple of years? How easy is it to clean my current strainer? Is my current strainer an eyesore? Does the water continue to back up every time I take a shower? How much do I dislike putting my hands on disgusting clumps of wet hair? ShowerShroom Ultra addresses all these concerns. It’s easy to clean the ShowerShroom Ultra. Simply grab the center soft “mushroom” part out of the main strainer body, then wipe off any accumulated hair with a paper towel. No mess, no fuss. Many strainers make it unnecessarily difficult to pull the hair off and the unsightly wet hair is often on display the entire time. ShowerShroom Ultra’s calling card is ease of use.

Visto Fresh Food Storage Solutions Family-owned W.C. Redmon Company located in the Midwest United States offers the latest technology in the home food storage industry, addressing many concerns of food safety, longevity and freshness. Visto™ Fresh offers simple and practical food storage for pantry, fridge, freezer, travel bags, catering, lunches, or on-the-go. Lightweight and modular stacking to maximise shelf, drawer, fridge and freezer space. The patented Airtight REAL Seal of compressible hollow silicone seal keeps food fresh, storage spaces clean and trav-

el bags dry. This technology eliminates lingering food odors when storing in the refrigerator or freezer and increases food freshness. The Visto Fresh clip pulls the lid in against its seal just enough to lock out air flow. This design feature locks in freshness and aids the Airtight REAL Seal. While the containers are transparent, the clips come in fun color options. Custom colors are available with a minimum production run. Made of transparent plastic free of phthalate and BPA, Visto Fresh food stor-

Tour the Showroom at Regent Products Corp. Now in its 36th year, Regent Products Corp. is a leading supplier of opening price-point direct imports, general merchandise, seasonal categories and closeouts. Its lines consist of more than 5,000 items in over thirty categories. It caters to the domestic retailer and offshore accounts as well as being an expert in exporting. Regent Products Corp. retail partners include grocery, hardware, drugstores, co-ops, discount stores and mass merchants. Many use its merchandise as in-line continuity items while others use its product in-store as an entry pricepoint or to support circular ads, coupon

specials, or sales promotions. Regent Products Corp.’s lines include Blake & Croft® kitchen gadgets, Archway® Lawn & Garden, True InLine® Health & Beauty, Bow-Wow® pet supplies, Pebble Bay® picture frames and Sea Cliff® summer table top. Glassware, home décor, hardware, serving plastics, food storage and stationery round out its general merchandise. Seasonal lines include: Valentines, Easter, Spring & Summer, Halloween and Christmas. Regent Products Corp. offers retailers the opportunity to drive price-point, margin and sales while offering customers the ability to stretch their income

Serene House Essential Oils Aromatherapy uses scent to improve the health of the body, mind, and spirit. Essential oils, a popular way to practice aromatherapy, are used to enhance your sense of overall wellness. They can be diffused using an aroma diffuser or applied to your skin when combined with a carrier oil. Essential oils have a variety of benefits. Serene House’s essential oils are 100% pure and natural, free of synthetics, parabens, and GMOs. Its essential oils are not tested on animals. All the botanicals used are harvested using plantfriendly methods. Serene House prides

itself on creating the highest quality oils that are also kind to the planet. The 100% Natural 15ml Essential Oil Collection has expanded to include 20 single-note and blended oils made and quality tested in the USA. Each essential oil is designed to enhance your sense of psychological and physical well-being. The benefits of each oil are listed on the packaging, making it easy to locate for consumers. In addition to our single SKU essential oils, Serene House has 7 Essential Oil Gift Sets to help you change your mood and the air you breathe. Each gift set is curated to enhance your diffus-

Kitchenware News & Housewares Review Show Daily When clumps of hair and gunk gather in your drain, the result is slowed or clogged drains. It’s time to take back your bathroom. The ShowerShroom Ultra is engineered to sit perfectly flat in your stand-up shower stall drain or bathtub drain, covering one edge to the other uniformly so that water faces no resistance in making its way down the drain, while all the hair gets snagged on the black strainer, out of sight. Showers and tubs have an indiscernible taper towards the drain opening so that gravity pulls water and hair where they need to go. Don’t let your strainer be a hindrance to science. Research shows that the vast majority of clogs occur in shower tub and shower stall drains. Virtually every age containers are stackable and spacesaving. They are safe for use in the dishwasher, refrigerator, microwave, and freezer. A great solution for everyday use. Visto Fresh includes a wide range of sizes and shapes for various storage solutions. Variety packs and individual pieces are sold separately. Visto Fresh: • Watertight/airtight seals • Transparent plastic

with outstanding value. Regent Products Corp. is committed to helping its customers grow and remain successful by offering exceptional customer service, timely shipments and outstanding products. It can also offer sourcing and private label capabilities. Its nearly 600,000 sq. ft. warehouse is packed with outstanding values and is centrally located in the heart of America’s crossroads located near major interstates, making shipments convenient to any point in the country. Regent Products Corp. has built a reputation on competence and experience. As a privately owned company, it is proud of the reputation it’s earned with customers all over the world. The compaing experience. If you are looking for skin-safe wearable essential oils, the new 10ml Essential Oil Roll-Ons are in stock and ready to ship. Our essential oil blends are combined with MCT carrier oil to ensure a smooth application. Our Essential Oil Roll-Ons can be applied to your wrist, temples, back of your neck, soles of your feet, or sore muscles for enhanced relaxation. Available in the following scents: Immunity, Stress-Free, Sleep, Balance, Relax, and Restore. Essential oil safety is a priority to Serene House. It was the first in the U.S.

home in the world has a shower or bathtub because where that’s people give their kids and pets baths and where they take their showers. The number one cause of clogged drains is long hair. The longer the hair and the more people or pets in the home, the higher the likelihood of clogs. Given all this, the ShowerShroom Ultra is optimized for both shower and bathtub drains. From the precise sizing of the cylinder to the placement of each and every hole, years of testing were put into this upgrade. For more information, visit booth #N6729 or go to • Phthalate and BPA free • Dishwasher safe • Fridge and freezer safe • Microwave safe • Modular stackable • Strong and lightweight

For nearly 140 years, the Redmon Company has been supplying American retailers with quality, functional and affordable products for the home and family. Its friendly and accessible staff has a total commitment to customer satisfaction. For more information, call 765.473.6683 or email

ny’s corporate office, distribution warehouse and main showroom are located 15 minutes from Chicago’s O’Hare International Airport. Many buyers will plan special trips either before or after the show and stop by the offices to get a complete understanding of what Regent Products Corp. does and the opportunities it offers. If you would like to visit the showroom while in Chicago, visit booth #N6305 and speak with a sales representative to make arrangements.

For more information, visit booth #N6305, call 800.583.1002, email or go to to feature its 100% pure and natural essential oils with a tamper-proof seal and childproof caps. To further its commitment to safety, Serene House was the first supplier in the U.S. to partner with a service provider for a 24/7 health emergency hotline. Their information is on every essential oil gift box and label. This hotline provides safety data information to private consumers and provides chemical exposure support from medical technicians. For more information, visit booth #L11945.

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Madesmart Introduces Exciting Innovations to Housewares Design One of the leading companies in home organization, madesmart®, is proudly beginning a new chapter in their design practice – creating antimicrobial organizational solutions in an exclusive partnership with an EPA certified company, Sanitized®. The antimicrobial additive hinders the growth of microbes on the product’s surface, ensuring lasting cleanliness and quality in the organization products. In addition to bringing innovation with exclusive Sanitized antimicrobial technology, madesmart continues to lead industry trends with the launch of a sleek new line of products in the stylish, sophisticated Carbon color. This bold

shade of black augments the brand’s existing designs for an unrelentingly chic aesthetic. Within this launch are dozens of innovative new products that expand madesmart’s already successful kitchen organization products. Drawing inspiration from the flagship product the Original Junk Drawer Organizer®, which was created in 1990, the distinctive new design of the Junk Drawer Organizer Stack & Slide® will stand out among existing drawer organizers on the market with its ultramodular design. Inside of the organizer’s peg board style tray are removable bins that stack-and-slide for convenient access

Prodyne Grows Popular Lines at Inspired Home Show In Chicago, Prodyne celebrates its 43rd year attending the annual IHA show with an emphasis on the 51-year-old brand’s hallmark Fruit Infusion™ Pitcher line, a subset of the hydration category the company created more than 12 years ago. Through the years and 20-plus products later, millions of health-conscious consumers have enjoyed infusing water with natural fruit flavors in Prodyne’s innovative designs crafted from premium BPA free crystal-clear acrylics. Additionally, Prodyne will feature additions and variations to the company’s other distinctive tabletop, serveware, and pantry categories. As inflation pressures household budgets, more consumers are enjoying

Taco Tuesdays prepared at home. Prodyne’s It’s Taco Time™ Prep & Serve Taco Bar, a dual-purpose taco holder and toppings server, is the perfect accessory for serving craft tacos at home. The taco server features a generous four-taco tray holder/server as a primary function that flips to reveal a secondary function as a three bay taco toppings server for holding cheese, salsa, lettuce, and other popular taco condiments. The taco server compliments the company’s distinctive and extensive line of premium acrylic based serveware. Turning to the grill, Prodyne will highlight its novel Bar-B-Board™, a multi-use food preparation and carry system designed to give grill masters and

Gourmet Kitchenworks Celebrates 10 Year Anniversary Gourmet Kitchenworks, a family owned and operated business that sells highquality European kitchen tools, has announced its 10th business anniversary. Michele and Ron Ekins started their business out of their garage in November of 2011. Ron drove all across the Midwest selling GEFU products, a high-quality German kitchen tools line, out of his SUV. In 2014, they had a stroke of luck as the craze of spiralized vegetables swept the nation. Their product, the GEFU Spirelli, was the original spiralizer and was featured on several talk shows

including Dr. Oz, Good Morning America, and The Chew. Ten years later, they are now the U.S. distributors for five high-quality European brands including GEFU, the German kitchen tools line; Silikomart, the Italian silicone baking molds line; Bredemeijer, the Dutch teapot line; Olipac, the Italian olive oil cruet line; and SteamWaverz, the Dutch line of toppers that dance in the steam on your mug. Gourmet Kitchenworks is passionate about helping busy moms spend more time with their families and less time in the kitchen, all while getting healthier.

It’s Time to Come Clean About Cleaning When it comes to mopping, it’s now easier than ever to bring a cleaner clean to the home. No matter the cleaning style, in three simple steps consumers can achieve one deep clean with Casabella Infuse. Perfect for deep cleaning a variety of floor surfaces, including porcelain and ceramic tile, as well as vinyl, linoleum, laminate and sealed hardwood, Casabella Infuse brings a better clean to every surface with its SaferShine™ cleaning solution that is both refillable and reusable.

Keeping the home tidy often comes with numerous challenges, but Casabella Infuse is always up to the task at hand. Standing out from the crowd, Casabella Infuse’s Spray Mop is also unique in that it eliminates the need to repeatedly buy cleaning liquid; rather, it allows users to transform tap water into a powerful cleaning solution with a pocket-sized cleaning concentrate. Infuse’s SaferShine formula is non-toxic, when used as directed, and certified cruelty


to items and limitless configurations for the organization enthusiast. Further raising the bar on innovation, madesmart also debuts the Drying Stone™ Collection, featuring a natural, mineral-based material with remarkably absorbent properties that dries items in an exemplary fashion. This kitchen collection consists of a Sink Tray, Sink Station, Small Sink Station, Dish Rack, and the Dish Drying Mat. Since its launch, the Drying Stone has been honored with multiple international design and innovation awards, making this collection the new industry standard. Last but definitely not least, mades-

mart’s best-selling Classic Collection introduces new and unique solutions that seamlessly solve today’s kitchen needs. Originally developed in 2004 as the first drawer collection to feature madesmart’s signature soft-grip lining, the Classic Collection has expanded its esteemed assortment. The new additions include a versatile 7 Compartment Silverware Tray, a Large 2 Compartment Utensil Tray, and modular Interlocking Bins that can all work together to create the ultimate kitchen drawer organization system.

everyday cooks an efficient tool to prepare, season, carry, and serve favorite bar-b-que dishes. Bar-B-Board consolidates multiple cooking tasks into a convenient grilling and everyday cooking workstation. Adding to the brand’s extensive assortment of fine serving and prep bowls, Prodyne will present Top Chop™, a combination salad bowl and fitted cutting board to make preparing restaurant quality salads a snap. The Top Chop removable top mounted cutting board provides an ingenious workstation atop the bowl that preserves valuable counter space for chopping, slicing, and prepping salad ingredients. Another show focus for Prodyne will be to increase awareness of the company’s

durable, yet attractive Every-Bowl™. The bowl features attractive acrylic lines meant to please everyone in the kitchen, while serving a multitude of functions. The EveryBowl can be used to mix and serve salads, serve chips or popcorn, or sit on the counter as an attractive fruit bowl. This year, Prodyne celebrates its 51year anniversary manufacturing Dynamic Designs for Good Living. To see Prodyne’s full line of quality kitchenware, serveware and barware, visit and download their online catalog.

Michele Ekins, coowner of Gourmet Kitchenworks, said, “When I first started this business with my husband, I told him that I wasn’t a salesperson and that I could only sell products that I use and love. These truly are the best high-quality products that last a lifetime, and help me make a healthy dinner faster, so I can spend more time talking to my children.” The top selling products from Gourmet Kitchenworks are: Olipac Chic Cruets, GEFU X-Plosion Series and BBQ Line products, and Bredemeijer 1510W Cosy Manto Teapot. If you would like a catalog, reach out

to Ron at ron@gourmet or Taryn at taryn@gourmetkitchen

free, and its microfiber mop pads are washable – at least 100x. Plus, the spray mop does not require batteries, and the reusable spray bottle was designed to deliver over 40,000 sprays, replacing the need for single-use bottles. Design is also a driver for achieving the ultimate deep clean, and Casabella Infuse’s sleek style certainly takes the chore out of the task.

For more information, visit booth #N7705, go to, call 651.695.8550 or email

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About Gourmet Kitchenworks Gourmet Kitchenworks is a family owned and operated business based in Strafford, Missouri. Ron and Michele Ekins are the owners and their daughter, Taryn Pratt, works closely with them. They are the U.S. distributors for five different European brands. Their two mottos are “cooking made easy,” and “know where your food comes from.” For more information, visit booth #N7900.

With its crisp, simple design, modern spray bottles and colorful cleaning cloths, the complete Infuse cleaning system was designed to inspire – and offers the perfect balance between smart design and eco-friendly materials. For an all-in-one quick-clean system that is effective, easy and enjoyable, Infuse mops the floor with the competition.

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Wine and Bar Accessories from Franmara For almost 52 years, Franmara, Inc. has been a leader in high quality wine and bar accessories. It particularly specializes in wine and bar service for professionals and consumers. Franmara also has an extensive line of cheese accessories, peppermills, and other gourmet gadgets. The company is a member of Gourmet Catalog and HTI. Seeking higher quality and greater diversity as well as keeping high quantities of inventory in stock are Franmara’s greatest challenges. In terms of wine accessories, Franmara Inc. has the largest line of wine accessories in the world. Over 200 waiter’s-type corkscrews alone leads the way, including the Pulltap’s and Boomerang corkscrews. Franmara’s own Capitano Waiter’s Corkscrew, for instance, is a favorite with waiters. It is very durable and has a long handle for good leverage, and is quite attractively

priced. Franmara carries all types of corkscrews, from $0.50 to over $1,300.00. It exclusively carries several European wine accessories that are all made in Europe, and has many exclusive designs in many items that Franmara has created. Franmara’s extensive line of wine accessories continues to grow, and it is always expanding the line from all over the world in items like wine aerators, wine preservation, pourers and stoppers for wine and champagne, coasters, wine buckets, wine decanters, and wine travel accessories. Franmara’s benchmark for quality has always been the restaurant professional since the company started in 1970. Jiggers, strainers, crumb scrapers, wine decanters, wine coolers, cheese accessories, openers, stoppers, pourers (recently expanded), and peppermills are also popular products. The Modularack

Airscape Bucket Insert for Storage Originally designed for coffee roasters and shops to store coffee beans, Montana-based Airscape’s improved version of its Airscape Bucket Insert also is being used in breweries, on farms and in homes. The new insert fits larger buckets

and features a nitrogen port, turning any round three-, five- or seven-gallon bucket into the best bulk storage solution. The Airscape Bucket Insert uses the same patented technology as the inner lid of Airscape’s storage containers, removing and locking out air, light and

Browne Group, Betty Crocker Brand to Launch Kitchenware Collection Kitchenware manufacturer Browne Group Inc. and the iconic Betty Crocker brand have announced a partnership to create a range of modern kitchenware items for today’s cooking enthusiasts. Browne Group will focus on the cre-

ation of cooking, baking and kitchenware products with the Betty Crocker brand, the company said. The Betty Crocker brand enjoys a high level of consumer trust and is seen as a source of expertise, advice and inspiration in the U.S. market, according to

Kitchenware News & Housewares Review Show Daily Wineracks from Australia (very popular in the professional field for the quality and durability and easy assembly) are now available to consumers with over 248 configurations. Franmara Premium Carded line has over 1,000 SKUs to choose: corkscrews, wine accessories, bar accessories, cheese accessories, cigar accessories, and other gourmet gadgets. Franmara offers free display racks of all types. It also has an extensive line of wine gift bags and boxes that are very popular for retail stores. Franmara sells only to the trade, no direct sales to the public. It ships from its own facility in Salinas, California, where it manufactures, assembles, and imprints many of the products it sells. Franmara has many proprietary items, i.e., invented moisture to preserve the freshness and flavor of the contents. The insert has many uses in the food industry and at home. Store green and freshly roasted coffee beans, hops and brewing grains, nuts and seeds, cannabis, grilling and smokBrowne Group. This year, the brand celebrated its 100th birthday along with an updated look and feel for today’s consumers. The Betty Crocker kitchenware collection will launch at IHA, according to Browne Group, which says it will offer “modern-day makers an updated design, quality level and product selection.” The Betty Crocker line will launch with high-quality bakeware and acces-

and patented by the company. It continues to search the world to broaden its categories (as will be revealed in the new catalog). Creating and manufacturing what’s not available anywhere else in the world has become a big challenge for Franmara. Franmara welcomes Oenophilia into the Franmara family, which allows it to better serve customers on the East Coast. Over 40 years of operation, Oenophilia brand will remain active and independently operated part of Franmara. Franmara, Inc. has outgrown its original plant and now also warehouses in nearby facilities. Franmara’s facility runs on 100% renewable solar energy.

For more information, visit booth #S1745, go to, call 800.423.5855 or email info@

ing pellets, pet food and chicken feed and more. It can even be used for pickling or fermenting (with an airlock) or for temporary storage of food waste that will be composted. For more information, go to

sories, followed by more kitchenware and cookware. “We are thrilled to be partnering with Betty Crocker on this exciting project,” said Debbie Povia, national sales manager-retail USA for Browne Group. “This iconic brand is getting an updated look and her new products will focus on the key needs of today’s makers. The collection is centered around the design, quality and usability demanded by today’s consumers.”

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MyDrinkBomb Straws for a Cause Add a little sparkle to your drink. MyDrinkBomb’s handcrafted studded cocktail straws are made in the USA – embedded Swarovski crystal polished aluminum straws with velvet carrying case and cleaning brush. These ECOfriendly, portable, reusable straws have glass stones baked into a polished aluminum steel

straw with an interchangeable silicone tip. The straws are handmade from 100 percent pure polished aluminum and are FDA approved. Best of all, 20 percent of each $26 straw goes to the charity of your choice.

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World Non-Stick Cookware Market to Reach $22.3B by 2026, Analysts Say As the COVID-19 pandemic persists, the global market for non-stick cookware – estimated at $18.9 billion in 2020 – is expected to reach $22.3 billion by 2026, growing at a compound

annual growth rate of 2.7 percent, according to a market study from Global Industry Analysts Inc. The Teflon-coated market segment is projected to reach $15 billion with a

Early 20th Century Design Inspires New Kohler Lighting Collections Taking a cue from such icons of early 20th century design, Kohler Lighting has added four collections for residential and commercial interiors that include chandeliers, sconces, ceiling mounts and pendants. The Hauksbee, Vorleigh, Parohn and Arendela collections pay homage to one of the most celebrated periods within 20th century design, weaving in the romance and imaginative craft of the era while incorporating individual flair and creative touches for a look that is fresh and of the moment. Complementing the forms is a distinctive range of finishes in a fashionable palette – many developed to perfectly colormatch Kohler and Kallista fixtures and faucets – with some selected specifically for bathroom applications. Decorative elements employing a mix of mediums can also be found throughout the four collections.

The Hauksbee Collection The Hauksbee Collection reinterprets the rustic lighting of turn-of-the century industrial farms and factories. From its humble beginnings lighting the industrial spaces of the 1920s and 1930s, these utilitarian designs brought forth a creativity based in necessity that inspired the collection. Smooth glass and cool metal combined with mixed metal-finish options and vintage details set the stage for the series. Decorative elements include a domed metal shade with a cage detail and a ribbed

glass shade that pay homage to turn-of-thecentury holophane glass shades. The shades are surrounded with a metal band in a choice of a matching or contrasting metal finish with complementing metal fixtures to suspend and further enhance the collective beauty of the designs. The largest of the four collections, Hauksbee has four sconces that feature the domed metal shade with curved support: a single-light sconce, two-light sconce, three-light sconce and four-light sconce. A second sconce design offered in one- to three-light versions is also offered with a ribbed glass shade. Rounding out the collection is a three-light pendant, three-light chandelier, three-light linear chandelier and threelight semi-flush mount – all featuring the domed glass shade design. Hauksbee is available in a versatile mix of finishes ranging from singular bathroom choices featuring the ribbed glass shade in polished chrome, polished nickel, brushed nickel, brushed brass and matte black to domed metal shade combinations in (listed in order of fixture, shade, and trim): brushed gold, white and brushed gold; black, brushed gold and black; and polished chrome, white and polished chrome. The Vorleigh Collectio The Vorleigh Collection takes its cues from streamline moderne, which was made popular in the 1930s and transformed living spaces from railroad cars

Celebrity Chef Ayesha Curry Launches Cookware, Kitchenware Collections Ayesha Curry, best-selling cookbook author, restaurateur, chef, TV host and producer, recently celebrated the launch of her own line of cookware and kitchenware products. The new cookware, cast iron, bakeware, kitchen tools and pantryware products join the successful Ayesha Curry kitchen lifestyle brand offered by Meyer Corp.

“I’m really excited about the new designs and refreshed Bay Area-inspired color palette of my new kitchen products and hope that they help spark interest in spending more time making delicious meals,” said Curry, who lives in San Francisco. “From the very beginning, my goal in creating my kitchenware line has


Excelsteel 4-Cup Egg Poacher from Cook Pro Take the strain out of poaching the perfect egg for breakfast with Excelsteel’s bestseller, four-cup professional, all-inone 7.5-inch stainless steel egg poacher. Designed with a vented lid and nonstick egg cups, this egg poacher is easy to clean and use every time. Built with an encapsulated base, riveted silicone covered handle and rust-resistant stain-

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compound annual growth rate of 2.8 percent by 2026, the report shows. Growth in the anodized aluminum coated segment is expected to show a 2 percent compound annual growth rate over the seven-year period. The U.S. market is estimated at $5.2 billion in 2020, with China expected to reach $4.4 billion by 2026, the report shows.

The United States, Canada, Japan, China and Europe will drive the ceramic coating segment to a compound annual growth rate of 3 percent, the report states. Those markets, which account for a combined market size of $1.6 billion in 2020, will reach $1.9 billion by 2026, the analysts said. China is expected to remain among the fastestgrowing markets.

and buses to toasters and telephones. The collection also reflects elements of a vintage French art deco table lamp from a private collection that incorporated the use of metals within the design and sports a pivoting shade. Vorleigh presents an elegant silhouette with domed metal shades and sleek, narrow supports. In a nod to the original French deco design, some of the lighting features pivoting and rotating shades to create the perfect ambience or the ability to adjust the shades’ position for an altogether different look. The collection features a single sconce, two-light sconce, three-light sconce, four-light chandelier, eight-light chandelier and an eight-light linear chandelier. The Vorleigh designs are available in polished chrome, polished nickel, gunmetal, polished brass and moderne brushed brass finishes.

points, drawing the eye to the simple beauty of the graceful, minimalist forms. The Parohn Collection is available in polished chrome, polished nickel, gunmetal, polished brass and moderne brushed brass finishes.

less steel. Impress your friends and family with a wonderfully cooked weekend brunch. Included is a free silicone spatula to get started the day it arrives. Dishwasher friendly and induction ready.

The Parohn Collection Drawing reference to the principles of Bauhaus design and the importance of symmetry and scale, the Parohn Collection presents a lighting series of distinction. There is a sense of high style that runs throughout the collection that will translate to a range of interiors with rich finishes and decorative touches as timeless as the Parohn designs. The collection has a single and twolight sconce, single pendant light, twolight flush mount and four- and eightlight chandeliers. Each is topped with a custom-designed, hand-woven conical linen shade trimmed in metal. The light fixtures are appointed with hand cast metal spheres placed at deliberate touch-

The Arendela Collection Completing the new collections is Arendela, inspired by the works of 1960s designer Vistosi and the exquisite glassworks rendered through the art of briolette gemstone cutting. Arendela reflects that rarified style of sophistication with jewel-like, multi-faceted shades and cast metal works spanning from a strikingly singular sconce to show-stopping multi-light designs for unforgettable settings. The beauty of the faceted shades juxtaposed against the rich metal finishes give Arendela a timelessness that will complement modern and traditional interiors. The briolette faceted glass shade is slightly curved, its faceted and dappled surface cut to capture and reflect light. Metal frames designed to cradle, surround and connect the shades are engineered to achieve optimum dimensional quality and exact placement of each light and corresponding glass shade. The collection features a single light sconce, two-light sconce, three-light sconce, four-light sconce, three-light semi-flush mount, three-light full flush mount, sixlight chandelier, 10-light chandelier and eight-light linear chandelier. Arendela is available in polished chrome, polished nickel, brushed nickel and moderne brushed brass finishes.

been to encourage the habit of gathering at the dinner table, which is so important for strengthening relationships with friends and family, and providing kids with the best foundation to learn, grow, and be healthy.” Ayesha collaborated closely with Meyer to develop her eponymous line of quality cookware and kitchenware, making sure every product created is stylish, simple and fun to use and affordable. The 2021 Ayesha Curry cookware and kitchenware products landed this fall

at retail stores nationwide and online. Curry is a renowned restaurateur, chef, two-time best-selling author, philanthropist, television host and producer. Featured on the prestigious 30 Under 30 List by Forbes magazine, Curry is a sought-after expert in food and lifestyle, with more than 10 million avid social media followers and subscribers. Meyer, one of the largest cookware companies in the United States, also sells products by Anolon, Circulon, Farberware, KitchenAid, Rachael Ray, Hestan, Ruffoni, BonJour and LocknLock.


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Moccamaster KBGV Select The Moccamaster KBGV Select makes it easy to brew a delicious half or full carafe of coffee; it is the only coffee brewer approved by the European Coffee Brewing Centre to brew a half carafe to its rigorous standards. The brewer’s selector switch allows you to choose the amount you prefer, automatically adjusting both the saturation time and hotplate

temperature. It quickly brews 16 to 40 ounces in about four to six minutes, producing aromatic coffee that’s full of flavor. The hotplate’s independent heating element ensures that the coffee is held at the optimal temperature, never burning it, and automatically turns off after 100 minutes. This glass carafe brewer is available in an assortment of colors and finishes.

Loulou Lollipop Tableware Little eaters from 4 months to about 5 years old will find mealtime fun with Loulou Lollipop’s cute silicone tableware. Perfect for a springtime party or everyday meals. Parents will appreciate how strong the tableware is, not to mention thoughtful

details and ergonomic designs. Designed for little hands with great ambitions, the collection includes plates, bowls, cutlery and more in seven adorable animal friends all made with premium buttery soft and safe food-grade

Jean Dubost 24-Piece Set from The French Farm The Jean Dubost brand was established in 1920 by Pierre Dubost, a second-generation professional cutler. Started as a small business, manufacturing knives solely intended for professionals, the company has grown tremendously over the years. Today, Jean Dubost manufactures a wide

range of cutlery, flatware, kitchenware and gifts that are marketed to professional and amateur cooks around the world. The company’s flagship product, the Laguiole knife, still carries the mark of its ancestors: a bee engraved on all Laguiole products. It was originally part

Kitchenware News & Housewares Review Show Daily Since 1968, Moccamaster coffee brewers have set the global benchmark for the at-home coffee brewing experience. All Moccamaster models are certified by the European Coffee Brewing Centre and the Specialty Coffee Association to meet their rigorous brewing standards. Built to last a lifetime, every

brewer comes with a five-year warranty and can be repaired for life. All brewers ship from the USA. No minimum order requirements. For more information, 800.662.2200, call email sales@mocca or go to

silicone and quality materials. The nontoxic silicone is sustainable – made from sand, an abundant natural resource. Once suctioned to a surface, Lollipop’s plates and bowls offer one of the strongest suctions on the market. They can stick to

any surface, including those with slight texture. Durable and unbreakable, they can stand up to everyday use. The plates, bowls and mats are dishwasher and microwave safe (except utensils).

of Napoleon Bonaparte’s imperial seal. The knife’s blade is forged from highgrade stainless steel and put through 25 stages of cutting, polishing and sharpening. The classic Laguiole 24-piece set by Jean Dubost exists in a variety of colors and is now available in crisp white. This Everyday Flatware has a

gauge of 1.5 mm, is dishwasher safe and will last a lifetime. With their white handles, these forks, knives and spoons are great for everyday use and are sleek enough to be used during special occasions.

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Teflon Platinum Plus Nonstick Teflon™ nonstick coating systems last longer than pans with ceramic or silicone coatings and are dishwasher and metal utensil safe. Chemours ensures durability by providing a nonstick coating that is not only abrasion and scratch resistant, but also helps protect against adhesion and corrosion. It’s this balance of properties that keeps these nonstick coatings performing like new, year after year, so there’s little erosion to the wallet. That's because highquality Teflon coatings have been perfect-

ed over 50 years. Teflon nonstick coatings are the finest nonstick, with a variety of products to meet the variety of cooking needs. All Teflon products are quality tested to live up to the Teflon brand promise: easier cooking and cleanup, time after time. Teflon Platinum Plus nonstick is the most scratch- and abrasionresistant Teflon branded nonstick finish to date. For more information, call 866.205.1664 or go to

Global Lighting Fixtures, Luminaries Market Set to Reach $112.9B by 2027 The global lighting fixtures and luminaries market, which is estimated at $79.2 billion in 2020, is projected to reach $112.9 billion by 2027 with a compound annual growth rate of 5.2 percent from 2020 to 2027, according to a report by ResearchAndMarkets. Non-portable products are expected to record a 5.5 percent compound annual growth rate and reach $85.2 billion by the end of 2027, the report states. After an early analysis of the business implications of the pandemic and the subsequent economic crisis, growth in the portable

segment is now expected to have a 3.8 percent compound annual growth rate over the next seven-year period. The report estimates the U.S. market at $15.3 billion in 2020. In the global parts and accessories segment, the United States, Canada, Japan, China and Europe will drive the 4.2 percent compound annual growth rate estimated for this segment. These regional markets, accounting for a combined market size of $8.1 billion in 2020, will reach a projected size of $10.8 billion by the close of the analysis period.

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Serene Air Collection Serene House is a leader in developing premium air care. Its cutting-edge assortment of ultrasonic aroma diffusers add style to every room. Serene House is excited to announce the Serene Air Collection featuring new innovative diffusers, Opu Ultrasonic Diffuser, Mino Ultrasonic USB Diffuser, and Muse Ultrasonic Smart Diffuser. The sleek Opu Diffuser is a revolution and makes it easier for you to enjoy your favorite essential oils with the new easy-fill lid. The easy-fill lid allows water and the essential oil of your choice to flow from the openings in the Opu’s lid down into the water tank. A window on the front of the unit lets you see the water level in the water tank without

removing the cover. This way, you always know it’s time to refill your diffuser. Choose between an 8-hour low mist continuous mode, a 6-hour high mist continuous mode, or a 14-hour intermittent low mist mode to customize your diffusing experience. It features seven soft LED ambient lights to relax you. The LED lights can rotate or be fixed to one color or turned off completely. The chic Mino Ultrasonic Cool Mist USB Diffuser is the perfect diffuser for home or on the go. The BPA-free plastic diffuser is unbreakable, making it ideal for families with children and pets. The compact Mino USB Diffuser fits comfortably on your desk or in your car’s cupholder. The inner cover seals the

Global Organic Dinnerware Market Expected to Surpass $1,557M The global organic dinnerware market is expected to experience notable growth by 2028, due to rising demand for organic products, especially for plates. The North American region is predicted to lead the market, according to a report from India-based Research Drive. The market is expected to garner a revenue of $1,557.13 million by 2028, growing at a compound annual growth rate of 7.50 percent from 2021 to 2028, the report states. The increase of health-conscious people across the globe and rising adoption of organic products are expected to drive the growth of the market. In addition, surging collaborative initiatives from major players of the market and the

availability of a wide variety of innovative organic dinnerware products could bolster the growth of the market during the forecast period. In addition, rising demand for ceramic dinnerware is expected to create immense opportunities for the growth of the market, the report states. However, the high cost of organic dinnerware could restrain growth of the market. The outbreak of coronavirus has had a medium impact on the growth of the global organic dinnerware market, due to the lockdowns prevalent in various countries and a growing trend of cooking and taking food orders during the pandemic. Lockdowns led to the closure of hotels and restaurants, so dine-in for customers

Home Organization Products Continue as Popular Purchases There are those who wouldn’t be surprised if the “Hoarders” crew showed up to help them organize their house and then there are those who keep everything in its place. For the latter group, analysts at the Freedonia Group think they know who

you are: Probably female in the 25 to 44 age range in a household with children younger than 18. Almost everyone uses some kind of home organization products, from the basic bins, shelves, and hanging units

AIRCARE (Cont’d. from p. 1)

inhalants with the healing properties of true steam humidity.

them options for sizes, styles and colors so they can get an AIRCARE humidifier that meets their specific needs.” Four new humidifiers joined the AIRCARE line-up: three ultrasonic humidifiers, and one steam humidifier – a new venture for AIRCARE.

Altus – The Altus is the first steam humidifier for the AIRCARE line. Another steam humidifier, the Ozark, launched last year in AIRCARE’s new Essentials line. The Altus combines the benefits of essential oils or menthol Advent Calendar (Cont’d. from p. 1)

seasonings inside, plus enjoy the nostalgia of belting out the Wabash Valley Farms seasonings version of the 12 days of Christmas song that is inside each box. Pair these 12

NOVA – Dim the lights and enjoy the show. The NOVA’s multicolor LED nightlight will brighten any room while this super quiet ultrasonic unit keeps the air at a healthy humidity level. Essential oils can be added directly to the NOVA’s water – no tray or diffuser pads needed. The large digital display makes it easy to check and change settings, and the entire display can be turned off for sleeping.

MESA – With a striking appearance and many great features, the MESA

delicious seasonings with their favorite popcorn and this advent calendar will be a gift that is sure to be remembered for years to come. The 12 Days of Christmas Seasoning Advent Calendar is packed full of stop-

water tank to prevent accidental spills no matter where you are diffusing. The soft blue light design limits distractions so you can focus on you and your self-care. The Mino Ultrasonic USB Diffuser has two operating modes, a 2-hour high mist or a 5hour low mist run time. With the Mino Diffuser, you can have a refreshing cool mist your entire commute, even if you get stuck in rush hour traffic. The Muse Ultrasonic Smart Diffuser adds hi-tech to diffusing. The new Muse Ultrasonic Smart diffuser is wifi enabled, allowing you to fill your home with the scents you love from your smartphone or tablet. The Serene House App is easy to use and available in the App Store. Using the Serene House App, you can set an on/ off schedule, adjust the mist strength, and


change the color of the LED light. The high mist setting will run for up to 5 hours, while the low mist setting will run up to 8 hours continuously. Add the Muse Ultrasonic Smart Diffuser to your smart home when they begin shipping in late March. All Serene House’s innovative diffusers are manufactured in our factory wholly owned by Serene House in Southern China. Owning the factories producing our full range of products, Serene House creates the highest quality air care products while offering the best warranty in the industry. For more information, visit booth #L11945.

was prohibited and caused disruptions in the production and supply chain of dinnerware products. But increasing food orders during lockdowns and a rising demand for porcelain dinnerware created decent profits for growth of the market. By type, the plates sub-segment is expected to be most profitable and generate a revenue of $720.49 million during the forecast period. Increasing prevalence of organic plates – due to their eco-friendly, compostable and chemical-free properties – is expected to drive the growth of the sub-segment during the forecast period. By distribution channel, the commercial sub-segment is expected to be most lucrative and generate a revenue of $884.9 million during the forecast period. Rising demand for organic dinnerware in restaurants and hotels is expected to accelerate the growth of the market. By region, the North American

region is expected to dominate the market and generate a revenue of $568.35 million during the forecast period. Increased standard of living among people and availability of leading players of the market in this region are expected to bolster the growth of the market during the forecast period. The top 10 major players of the organic dinnerware market are Lenox, Hermes, Herend, Royal Doulton, Corelle, Royal Worcester, Guy Degrenne, Libbey, Meissen and Wedgwood. These companies are working on developing strategies such as product development, merger and acquisition, partnerships and collaborations to sustain the market growth, according to the report. A separate report from Technavio estimated the ceramic tableware market to grow by $3.09 billion at a compound annual growth rate of 4.55 percent from 2021 to 2025.

common throughout most U.S. households to more elaborate installations such as custom-built modular units for closets, pantries, or garages. As would be expected during the COVID-19 pandemic, the top reasons for buying home organization products in the past year was to improve a home office space or set up a new one. Similarly, setting up home study space for telecommuting students also was a primary rea-

son for purchases. Still, evergreen reasons unrelated to the pandemic – such as replacing or upgrading an existing piece – accounted for a large number of purchases. Additionally, a sizable share of respondents needed the item for home remodeling projects. Closet and garage organization were popular DIY projects during the pandemic, while increased grocery sales correlated with growth in pantry storage needs.

offers both cool and warm mist settings, an essential oil diffuser, nightlight and remote control. Its almost completely silent ultrasonic operation quietly creates a healthy indoor air environment.

Even with the popularity of ultrasonic units, Long says his favorite humidifier is still one of AIRCARE’s evaporative models. “The EP9800 Pedestal is my favorite because it changed the life of my son Parker, who’s had asthma since he was a young child. Stop by our booth and say hello; I’d love to share the rest of the story with you.” All of the new AIRCARE and AIRCARE Essentials units can be seen at the show.

PILLAR – Style meets simplicity in the PILLAR ultrasonic cool mist humidifier. The PILLAR’s narrow design makes it perfect for smaller spaces, and its warm gray driftwoodinspired finish will look perfect in any room. A remote control, demineralization cartridge and essential oil diffuser complete this new unit. ping power and offers an incredible value. The calendar comes in a convenient 8-piece case pack and has a suggested retail of $34.99. Offer something unique and unexpected in your store this holiday season

For more information, go to www, call 501.562.1094 or stop by booth #L12112. with the 12 Days of Christmas Seasoning Advent Calendar.

For more information, visit booth #S3415, call 877.888.7077 or go to

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Vitamix Launches Accessories for Immersion Blender, Food Processor Attachment After a successful launch of the Vitamix Food Processor Attachment and Immersion Blender in 2020, the company has added a line of accessories, which expand the products’ applications and provide more ways for home chefs to enjoy whole-food cooking.

The 10 new accessories, priced from $19.95 to $49.95, will save time and enhance the user’s culinary skills. Vegetables can be chopped, finely sliced, cut and julienned in seconds. Other foods can be whisked and blended with ultimate power. The accessory line also

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any way?

those relationships.

KNSD: Has the way work changed due to the pandemic helped your business in Viatek (Cont’d. from p. 1)

the opportunity to work with the leaders (and biggest names) in the television industry, and I continue to learn from them to this day.

KNSD: How did you/what made you eventually make the transition to Viatek?

CN: I had firmly broken into the industry, and so I was interested in working with Viatek as it was already burgeoning in its maiden years. I took my buying and sales knowledge to advance the company’s catalog and product development, having a VCNY (Cont’d. from p. 1)

soft throws attached. From plaid reindeer and gingerbread friend to magical unicorn, space astronaut and friendly shark, these plush accessories make sweet addiBed Bath & Beyond (Cont’d. from p. 1)

and chief merchandising officer. “We’ve seen increasing customer demand for more approachably modern product collections.” The Studio 3B collection offers more than 600 products that marry form with function. The assortment is designed to fit into any home, but is particularly well-suited for urban and smallspace living: • Accent furniture and décor: Faux greenery, frames, vases, mirrors, art, storage, lighting, decorative objects, wall décor, window treatments, rugs and accent furniture, including vanity sets GLEENER (Cont’d. from p. 4)

of carbon dioxide (CO2) prevented as of 2016. The increased production of renewable chemicals and biobased products contributes to the development and expansion of the U.S. bioeconomy where society looks to agriculture for sustainable sources of fuel, energy, chemicals, and products.

About GLEENER Inc. Gleener is an innovative, eco-minded, and growing brand, seeking to make laundry day and wardrobe care a little

CN: Yes. We have become so much more efficient. We are now able to Zoom a meeting with buyers instead of having to travel, hotels, etc., for that one hour meetfirsthand role in seeing some of our most iconic products brought to the market. This position gave me the opportunity to live in Hong Kong and work directly with the factories. These relationships allowed Viatek to consistently be on the cutting edge of both gaining new patents, as well as ensuring that production for our existing line stayed consistent.


offers sleek storage options to keep kitchen cabinets tidy and simplify on-thego cooking. Immersion Blender accessories include a whisk, storage case, blending jar, mini-chopper and Immersion Station, which holds the blender in one place in a simple countertop display.

The Food Processor accessories include a compact lid, enabling storage under cabinets; reversible fine-shred and ultra-thin slice disc; julienne disc; veggie stick disc; and Stack and Store disc case. All accessories are on the market now, except for the Immersion Blender minichopper, which will be added later this year.

ing. As a company, I was able to quickly adapt to our customers’ needs and grow our dropship business. This allowed Viatek to open more avenues then just my existing customers. Retailers are now able to test a SKU on their websites, see the

success and customer reviews, then add it to their store shelves, catalog or TV.

cially separated from Echelon Fitness, which provides fitness and exercise equipment. With Lou focusing on Echelon, I was promoted to be president of Viatek, a decision that I was honored and humbled by.

lines, such as the Smart Touch line of kitchen products. We are also developing innovative new products that will take us into entirely new industries. These include the WeedErase, a chemical-free way to have the perfect lawn. The creativity of the company is, and always has been, the basis of its success. We hope to continue this success with many great new products in the coming years and continue our strong growth around the world.

KNSD: What are your plans for the company going forward?

For more information, visit booth #L11147, go to, call 423.402.9010 or email

KNSD: How did you come to be the company’s new president?

CN: I became president in July of 2019, taking over from founder Lou Lentine, who still serves as chairman. Viatek offi-

CN: Our goal, as always, is continuing the trend of creativity that birthed our product line. Each item is developed with the aim of meeting the divergent needs of today’s consumers. One way in which we aim to do this is to expand on existing

tions to any bedroom or playroom and great holiday gifts. Each plush character has Velcro fasteners, making it easy to roll up the throw and take both on the go. Olivia & Finn collections include: two- or three-piece lightweight quilt sets;

four- or five-piece comforter sets with decorative pillows; six- or eight-piece complete bed-in-a-bag set with decorative pillows and coordinating sheets; five-piece bath sets with shower curtains, rugs, and hooded towels; Squishy deco-

rative pillows and glow-in-the-dark throws. Additional Olivia & Finn products are available at Sam’s Club, Home Goods, Winner’s, Amazon and more online retailers.

and stools • Bedding: Sheet sets; duvet, comforter and quilt sets; throw blankets and decorative pillows • Bath: Soap dishes and dispensers, trash cans, trays and bath accessories • Dining: Dinnerware, drinkware, serveware, flatware, barware and kitchen textiles.

throughout the collection. Graphic patterns, both geometric and abstract, add visual interest. Soft curves and rounded shapes inform many of the products, from mirrors to lighting to bath décor. Warm woods and light translucent and matte materials keep silhouettes from feeling spare or cold. Soft textured bouclé and saturated, colored linen infuse upholstered furniture with warmth and modern sensibility. The Studio 3B accent furniture draws inspiration from a design style called Japandi, an evolution of mid-century modern. Clean lines and leggy silhouettes reflect contemporary living and

are small space-friendly, helping smaller scale living spaces feel open and airy. Flexible functionality is a cornerstone of the accent furniture assortment. Side tables double as slim-width desks for home office/school use. Bar carts can be repurposed as coffee stations. Bookcases with storage bins can serve as room dividers. Sofa side tables are equally at home as nightstands. Many of the pieces also transition from indoor to outdoor spaces to expand the living area. Art also features prominently in the Studio 3B collection. Many of the prints feature linear or modern overscale geometries and balanced tonal color fields.

easier and a lot more fun. Gleener products have won design and innovation awards, been featured in leading publications, and talk shows, and been seen in the hands of countless social media influencers. Gleener is proud to be a femaleled team with a firm belief that small actions can lead to big change. Buy less, make it last.

products. The BioPreferred Program is transforming the marketplace for biobased products through two initiatives: mandatory purchasing requirements for Federal Agencies and Federal contractors and voluntary product certification and labeling. Biobased products span a diverse range of applications, such as lubricants, cleaning products, chemicals and bioplastics. The USDA Certified Biobased Product label communicates a product’s biobased content. Expressed as a percentage, biobased content is the ratio of nonfossil organic carbon (new organic carbon) to total organic carbon in a product.

New organic carbon is derived from recently-created materials. The total organic carbon in a product consists of new organic carbon and old organic carbon that originates from fossil carbon materials, such as petroleum, coal, or natural gas. More than 3,500 products have earned the USDA Certified Biobased Product label. To learn more about the USDA Certified Biobased Product label, visit, and follow on Twitter at BioPreferred.

From a design perspective, Studio 3B makes it easy to contemporize a home with on-trend colors, patterns, materials and textures that mix and match to create truly inspired spaces. Warm, muted, neutral hues are punctuated with bold pops of color. Color-blocking is prevalent

About the USDA BioPreferred Program and Certified Biobased Product Label The BioPreferred Program is a USDAled initiative that assists the development and expansion of markets for biobased

For more information, visit booth #L11147, go to, call 423.402.9010 or email

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