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K ITCHENWARE NEWS Housewares Review

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Jim McNeil


Karen D. Martin


Jenna Crisostomo




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Jim McNeil [tel] (207) 775-2372 [fax] (207) 775-2375

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Kitchenware News & Housewares Review 2009 BUYERS’ GUIDE

A TOOL fo r t h e t ra d e Get ready to find that perfect place on your desk for this issue of Kitchenware News & Housewares Review, because this one is a keeper. Our annual Buyers’ Guide provides company and product listings in 14 different categories of kitchenware. Reflecting the range of current trends in colors, styles and functions, the guide is a year-round resource in an easy-to-use format. For the 2009 Buyers’ Guide, we’ve added Cookware and Kitchen Electrics. Nearly 200 products and 70 companies are listed throughout the product categories. Please note that each category is sponsored by a leading manufacturer of products listed under the specific topic. We hope you find this guide useful throughout 2009. Jim McNeil, Publisher




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Microthin Magic Dough™ Non-Slip Pastry Mat [tel] 877-476-4276


Parrish’s Cake Decorating Supplies Magic-Line® Tiny-Tier Cake Pan (tel) 800-736-8443


Vic Firth Snowman Peppermill [tel] 800-894-5970


Metrokane Vertical Rabbit [tel] 800-724-4321


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Kitchen Resource Cloer Kettle [tel] 800-692-6724


Linden Sweden Whisk [tel] 952-465-0052


Jascor Fresco Mortar & Pestle [tel] 905-477-5420


SCI Scandicrafts Natural American Hardwood Bowl [tel] 800-966-5489


fusionbrands IceOrb [tel] 800-526-2163

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2009 TRADE SHOWCALENDAR JANUARY 2009 6-14 Atlanta International Gift & Home Furnishings Market AmericasMart Atlanta, Atlanta, GA, 800-ATL-MART, 10-13 Portland Gift & Accessories Show Oregon Convention Center, Portland, OR, 503-235-7575, 11-14 National Retail Federation 97th Annual Convention & Expo Jacob K. Javits Convention Center, New York, NY, 202-626-8154, 13-19 Gift & Home Furnishings Market L.A. Mart, Los Angeles, CA, 800-LAMART4,

14-17 Heimtextil 2009, Frankfurt Fair & Exhibition Center, Frankfurt, Germany, 770-984-8016, 14-20 Dallas Total Home & Gift Market Dallas Market Center, Dallas, TX, 800-DAL-MKTS, 16-19 California Gift Show, Los Angeles Convention Center, Los Angeles, CA, 213-362-5640, 17-20 Philadelphia Gift Show Greater Philadelphia Expo Center, Oaks, PA, 678-285-3976, 24-26 Orlando Gift Show Orange County Convention Center, Orlando, FL, 678-285-3976, 24-27 The Seattle Gift Show®, Washington State Convention & Trade Center, Seattle, WA, 213-362-5640, 25-29 CGTA Gift Show, International Centre and Toronto Congress Centre, Toronto, Canada, 800-611-6100, 25-29 New York International Gift Fair® Jacob K. Javits Convention Center, New York, NY, 914-421-3200, 30-Feb3 Christmasworld 2009 Frankfurt Fair & Exhibition Center, Frankfurt, Germany, +49 69 75 75-0,


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ADVERTISER INDEX Advantage Components . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4 AmericasMart . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 41 Chef Specialties . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3 Component Design Northwest . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 37 Danesco . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .44 DMD/Kitrics . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3 Dydacomp . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 7 Enrico Products . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 5 Escali . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 39 Fox Run . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4 fusionbrands . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 8 GLM-Gourmet Housewares . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 23 GLM-NYIGF . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 43 High Wave . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 8 IHA . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 11 ilio Fragrances . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 20 IMUSA/The Gaunaurd Group . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 30 Innobaby-Packin’ Smart . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4 J.K. Adams . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 16 Jascor . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 32 Kitchen Direction Group LTD (PizzaPartment) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 6 Kitchen Resource . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .27 Kyocera Advanced Ceramics . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 6 Linden Sweden . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 7 Messermeister . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .13 Microthin . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 15 Norpro . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 5 Out of the Woods of Oregon . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 6 Parrish’s Cake Dec. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 19 Prepara . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2 Prodyne . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 9 Roscan . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 9 SCI Scandicrafts . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 29, 38 Sisson Imports . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 6 Starfrit . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 17 Tervis Tumbler Company . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 21 Toastess . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 39 TODCO . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4 Tribest Corporation . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 25 Vic Firth . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 33, 35 Kitchenware News & Housewares Review 2009 BUYERS’ GUIDE


The International Housewares Association, The Home Authority, was established in 1938 as the National Housewares Manufacturers Association. IHA is a not-forprofit, full service trade association with approximately 1,700 member firms engaged in the manufacturing or marketing of housewares through a variety of distribution channels. MISSION STATEMENT The International Housewares Association is the premier notfor-profit trade association serving the housewares industry. IHA, on behalf of its members and the housewares community, is committed to maximizing the success of the industry by bringing together industry constituencies, providing a worldclass trade show marketplace, advocacy, facilitation of global commerce, essential market data and business-support services. PRODUCTS & SERVICES As the Home Authority, IHA is a primary source of industry information. The Association sponsors an annual State of the Industry Report. Worldwide, housewares represented a US $306 billion market. IHA makes available quarterly Housewares MarketWatch information, tracking point-of-sale and consumer data for both electric and non-electric housewares categories. IHA offers members a full menu of international services including export and global sourcing assistance. IHA provides networking opportunities and offer programs to assist, support and educate members. IHA’s Business Solutions Initiative offers members and specialty retailers group-buy discounts on FedEx/Kinkos. IHA also offers its members discounts on, container freight and on other business services. IHA’s website, www.housewares .org, provides a single point of access to an extensive list of industry search tools. The 10


website also provides easy access for retailers to register for the International Home + Housewares Show online, receive further information on Show programs for specialty and independent retailers, browse a directory of members and find a source for specific product needs. INTERNATIONAL HOME & HOUSEWARES SHOW At the center of IHA’s activities is the International Home + Housewares Show which has been held in Chicago since 1939. The 2009 Show will be held Sunday – Tuesday, March 22 – 24, 2009 at McCormick Place in Chicago. The Show provides a marketplace for manufacturers and buyers from around the world to meet to conduct business, discuss trade practices, formulate ideas and discover new opportunities. The International Home + Housewares Show is a worldclass marketplace, attracting 60,000 attendees from more than 100 countries. It’s the world’s largest home products showcase introducing thousands of new products and designs from over 2,000 exhibitors from more than 40 nations. Among the Show’s exhibitors, over 40% are from outside the U.S. Nearly one-third of attendees are from outside the U.S.

Gourmet Home + Food District; B) Wired + Well featuring electrics and home health care; C) Clean + Contain featuring cleaning products; products for home organization; products for outdoor living; and Promotion in Motion featuring traffic building promotional programs and continuities; D) Global Crossroads featuring pavilions and products from exhibitors from around the world. GOHO features exhibitors of gourmet specialty foods and unique food preparation tools. The exhibit includes demonstrations by celebrity chefs scheduled in the GOHO Cooking Theater and food tastings presented by the National Association for the Specialty Food Trade. Retailers of all sizes will find thousands of new products and ideas at the Show. In addition to the opportunity to see the entire industry and meet with current or new vendors, attendees can also attend free seminars on color, design and innovation, visit the ColorWatch Display by Pantone for the latest in color, visit the Inventors Corner, view award-winning merchandising from best-inclass retailers from around the world and meet the student designers who are creating the future of homegoods design.

Nearly 75% of U.S. retail buyers attending the Show represent specialty channels. To better serve this growing attendee group, the Show has created the Specialty Retailer Specialist Program, which identifies exhibitors particularly or exclusively interested in working with specialty stores. Identified in the Show Directory and in their booths, these exhibitors have individuals specifically identified as Specialty Retailer Specialists. This program also offers specialty retailers additional educational and support opportunities: a full-day pre-show education program, onfloor educational presentations and free individual consulting sessions with experts on staff training, store design and PR during the Show. Registering for the show is easy. It can be done at the housewares industry Website, When registering on the Website you can also make travel and lodging arrangements. Chicago, a world class city situated on Lake Michigan is centrally located with numerous top rated hotels, restaurants and many trend-setting home goods retailers. The Website can also be used to view floor plans and locate exhibitors in advance so that Show visitors can maximize their time and the value of their attendance.

The Show is divided into categorized expos to make it more productive for attendees. The 4 expos are A) Dine + Design featuring tabletop products; cook. and bakeware; kitchen accessories; giftware and home décor; and GOHO, the Kitchenware News & Housewares Review 2009 BUYERS’ GUIDE

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Meridian Elite 8" Stealth Chef’s Knife


High Carbon, Molybdenum Vanadium Steel Triple Rivet “POM” Handle

To create a sharper German chef’s knife, Messermeister took their 8" Meridian Elite Chef’s Knife and ground the entire blade to a thinner profile. Although, it weighs only 1 ounce less, the spine thickness on this blade is thinner and the cutting edge is very sharp. This knife now has a stealth-like profile that makes the elite edge, the sharpest edge of all forged German knives, the most efficient cutting Messermeister knife ever.

Mu Micarta 8" Chef’s Knife


High Carbon, Molybdenum Vanadium Steel Linen Textured Resin Handle

Inspired by fusion contemporary cuisine, Italian designers Carallo-Grandis designed this knife collection for the global kitchen: the essential knives of Western cooking combined with the most important blade styles of the East. The Eastern style handles are available in both traditional carbonized layered bamboo and black Micarta.

Artland [tel] 800-738-4901

Ceramic Chef’s Knives

$34.99 $99.99

Ceramic Blades

Assortment of knives with ceramic blades. Ceramic blades are rust-proof, are completely resistant to food acids and alkalis, and retain sharpness considerably longer than forged-metal blades.

EdgeCraft Corporation [tel] 800-342-3255

Chef'sChoice® Trizor® 10" Professional 10X® Chef’s Knife


Trizor® Stainless Steel

Knife is fully forged and handcrafted in the U.S. from Trizor® stainless steel. Trizor stainless steel contains twice the carbon found in the stainless used in other kitchen knives, giving it superior strength. Comfortably contoured textured handles are molded over the full-length tang to seal out bacterial contamination.

Ergo Chef [tel] 877-796-0884

8" Pro-Series Chef Knife


German Stainless Steel

The comfort angle design of the handle offers a balanced feel. This 8" knife offers a hollow ground blade which prevents food from sticking. Crafted front blade is wider than standard knives offering you safety.

J.A. Henckels [tel] 800-777-4308

Miyabi Japanese Chef’s Knife


Stainless Steel

This brand was created in collaboration with Rokusaburo Michiba, the original Japanese “Iron Chef.” Miyabi knives are designed, crafted and sold in Japan for professional chefs and cooking enthusiasts. Every knife is made in Seki, Japan, the center of the Japanese sword and knife industry for over 700 years.

JK Adams [tel] 802 362 2303

American Masala, Ceramic Chef Knife, AM-CHEF-8B


Ceramic and TPR Handle

Light weight, much sharper than metal knives, ceramic knives rarely, if ever, need sharpening. Softly curving safety handles are made from TPR, which is tough, like plastic but soft like rubber. Available with black or white blades.

Kyocera [tel] 714-428-3710

KYOTOP Damascus 6" Chef’s Knife KT-155-HIP-D


Advanced Ceramic (Zirconium Oxide)

Norpro [tel] 425-261-1000

Kleve Chef’s Knife #1195


Full-Tang Stainless Steel

These knives are full-tang stainless steel from the tip of the blade to the end of the holster. The knife is ergonomically designed for comfort as well as maximum strength with minimal effort. They are made to be perfectly balanced, easy to use.

CIA Masters Collection, 8" Chef’s Knife


High Carbon, No Stain Steel

The Hyde Park® 8" Chef’s Knife is forged from one piece of high carbon, no-stain German steel. To ensure superior balance and strength, the knife has a full tang that runs the entire length of the handle. Unique Balance-Forward™ handle design.

Solicut [tel] 877-469-0204

First Class Edition 8" Chef’s Knife


Stainless Steel

Traditionally forged and handcrafted, the Solicut Chef’s Knife is made in Solingen, Germany. The knife is fully forged from one piece of superb quality X50CrMoV15 stainless steel. The wooden handles are made from very old Andalusian olive trees.

Swissmar [tel] 877-947-7627

Wenger Grand Maitre Santoku Knife #3 56 117


Stainless Steel Blade with Granton Edge

This Japanese influenced Santoku knife has a Granton edge. Granton edge prevents food from sticking to the knife edge. Made in Switzerland by the maker of the genuine Swiss Army Knife.

Tribest Corporation [tel] 888-254-7336

Choisons™ Original Series 6" Chef’s Knife


Zirconium Oxide

Victorinox Swiss Army [tel] 800-243-4045

8" Professional Chef’s Knife


High Carbon, No Stain Steel

Messermeister, Inc [tel] 805-640-0051

Robinson Home Products [tel] 716-206-1100


Hardest Advanced Ceramic available. Stays 10x sharper than steel knives, rust-proof, impervious to acids and oils, odorless, won’t change flavor or brown foods, typically half the weight of metal-based knife.

Choisons™ ceramic knives are lightweight, perfectly balanced, rust and stain resistant, and can hold an edge for months or years without sharpening.

The 8" Chef’s Knife is hot-drop hand forged in Solingen, Germany exclusively for Victorinox. The result is balanced, perfectly weighted full-tang construction knives featuring engineered comfortable handles.

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MATERIAL [tel] 877-476-4276 [fax] 630-543-1236

Magic Slice® Flexible Cutting Board

$6 $8 $10 $12


“Makes food preparation a work of art” Roll-up and funnel chopped food into pan or bowl. Antibacterial properties are built into the plastic and will not wash or wear off. Now available in 4 convenient sizes. Flexible, thin, easy to clean, easy to store, kitchen fashion, counter protection, non-slip and safe. Bar Size: 5" x 7", Party Size: 7.5" x 11", Chef’s Size: 9.5" x 12.5", Gourmet Size: 12" x 15".

Tailgate Pad™ Collegiate Logo Flexible Cutting Board 12" x 15"



Collegiate logos for 70+ colleges available. Non-slip, easy to clean, easy to store, antibacterial construction. Makes a great placemat/party/dorm room decoration. Doesn’t blow away in the wind.

Cork Cutting Board



Just like a traditional wine cork, the Architec Cork Cutting Board is made of agglomerated cork, small particles of cork adhered together using heat and pressure. Cork – the bark from an oak tree grown in Spain, Portugal and China – is a quintessentially green product, sustainable and renewable, produced with minimal environmental impact.

ERN Enterprises [tel] 847-776-9171

au Jus Cutting Board™



This Board captures the juices released when carving meat or poultry. The patented design minimizes counter mess and provides an easy way to channel and use the au Jus to enhance the taste and flavor of the meal. Available in two sizes: 17" x 15" x 1" and 20" x 15" x 1".

KitchenArt [tel] 800-239-8090 [fax] 256-760-8550

Adjust-a-Measure Cutting Board



Utility Board – 13” x 10” #11008


Oregon Red Alder with Accents of Walnut, Maple, and Bloodwood

Proteak [tel] 866-376-1587

Herringbone Rectangle Cutting Board



Robinson Home Products, Inc. [tel] 716-206-1100 [fax] 716-685-4916

CIA Masters Collection Bamboo Cutting Board



Generous 13" x 18" x 3⁄4" in size, providing ample space for slicing and chopping. This board features 2 wrap-around silicone bands to prevent slipping on the counter while cutting. The silicone bands are slightly recessed below the boards’ work surface, to guard against accidentally cutting them while working, but can be easily removed for cleaning.

Au Naturel Chopping Block



This professional quality, heavy-duty chopping block is crafted of premium quality Canadian Maple wood, which offers the proper hardness to preserve the sharpness of your knife blades. Oblong shaped, the board has recessed handles for a sturdy, comfortable hold while lifting. Reversible, with a well on one side to trap juices and a flat surface for multi-purpose chopping. 2"/5cm thick.

Sisson Imports [tel] 800.423.2756 [fax] 253.872.6515

7579 Bar Board



Perfect size for cutting lemons, limes, etc. Designed by artist Jill Butler.

Swissmar [tel] 877-947-7627

Bamboo Board



Easy to care for bamboo. Variety of shapes and sizes available.

GreenLite™ Series



Crafted of organically grown bamboo, the new GreenLite™ series of cutting boards can go right into the dishwasher. Because they are dishwasher-friendly, they actually help save time and conserve natural resource. GreenLite cutting boards are available in a wide variety of sizes.

Architec Housewares [tel] 800-659-9786 [fax] 561-272-0642

Out of the Woods of Oregon [tel] 800-713-3245 [fax] 541-746-3245

Roscan [tel] 800-263-0033 [fax] 514-335-4349

Totally Bamboo [tel] 760-471-6600 [fax] 760-471-661



The 10-inch x 13-inch cutting board features an attached measuring cup with a dial that changes the size of the cup based on the desired amount of chopped ingredients. The measuring cup adjusts to 1⁄8 of a cup, 1⁄4 of a cup, 1⁄3 of a cup, 1⁄2 of a cup, 2⁄3 of a cup, 3⁄4 of a cup and one-cup.

Great basic board for any kitchen. The primary wood used is Oregon Red Alder, which is a sustainable American hardwood that grows in the Pacific Northwest. Made in America.

Proteak Renewable Forestry creates a classic herringbone design in finely crafted teak. This slim, 15 x 12 x 1-inch thick cutting board is practical for everyday meal preparation. The traditional herringbone pattern is created by the interplay of dark heartwood and light sapwood.

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Traditional Carver TCB-2014



20" x 14" x 1.25". The grooves routed into the board’s surface in a traditional “well and tree” pattern, are gently sloped to direct meat juices into the large well where they can be easily spooned out for gravies, sauces and au jus.

ART-PLNK Artisan Plank Board



20" x 6" maple serving/cutting board.

Argee Corporation [tel] 619-449-5050

Chop Keeper RG908

$9.95 Set of 3


Raised tray sides contain spills, crumbs, as well as chopped, grated or sliced foods. Keeps counters clean, juice will not slide under the tray. Take meat, chicken to grill – no juice or marinade spills. Sift flour, cake mix, sprinkle powdered sugar – ingredients will stay on the tray. Dishwasher safe, strong, yet able to flex to form funnel.

Enrico Products, LLC [tel] 866-566-9876

1141 Everyday Acacia Cutting Board


Acacia Wood

This heavy-duty board is the most stunning board in Enrico’s line and is the perfect scale for preparation of multiple items. Durable end-grain Acacia construction, mineral oil finish, recessed finger holds on both ends.

Linden Sweden, Inc. [tel] 952-465-0052

Heart & Apple Shaped Cutting Boards



Great for those small prep jobs. Serve a cheese ball or brie cheese on the board and add a festive flair to the buffet table.

Gripping Mat, 4pcs #35


PP and EVA

Norpro’s Gripping Flexible Cutting Mats come in 4 bright colors that are lightweight, flexible and easy to use on any surface. To reduce risk of cross-contamination use a different color mat for each food group. Won’t retain odors or dull knives, and a nonslip backing keeps them in place. Protects countertops, is FDA approved and is dishwasher safe.

JK Adams [tel] 802 362 2303

Norpro [tel] 425-261-1000


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Starfrit [tel] 800-361-6232



Ceram-Eco Cookware

$29 - $99

Ceramic Nonstick Coating

Cuisinart [tel] 203-975-4609

Cuisinart GreenGourmet™ Non-Stick Hard Anodized 12-Piece Set (GG-12)


PTFE/PFOA-Free Nonstick Cuisinart Ceramica™ Coating and 70% Recycled Stainless Ssteel Handles

Emile Henry [tel] 302-326-4800

374593, Flame-Top Brazier in Figue


Flame-Top Burgundy Clay

Flame-Top cookware is made of a flameproof ceramic. It is designed to go directly on a heat source; gas flame, an electric or halogen stove. It is microwave and dishwasher-safe.

Fissler USA [tel] 888-FISSLER

Fissler Blue Point Pressure Pan set 021 672 04 015


18/10 Stainless Steel

Grill, sear, fry, sauté, steam, braise and pressure cook with the Fissler Blue Point Pressure Pan set. The 4.2 qt. skillet is equipped with the patented Novogrill frying surface for oil-less grilling. Equipped with the energy-saving CookStar all-stove base. Comes with a pressure lid, glass lid and steamer basket for maximum versatility.

Frieling USA, Inc [tel] 704-329-5100

A18321 Sitram Catering Frypan


Stainless Steel, Copper, Stainelss Steel Sandwich Bottom

Lodge Cast Iron [tel] 423-837-7181

12-inchLodge Logic Skillet L10SK3


Seasoned Cast Iron

Myson Products [tel] 800.274.7824

Stainless Steel Paella, 18inch


Polished Steel

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With a patented process exclusive to Starfrit, Ceram-Eco products are made of “natural ceramic powder” on the inside with a 99% recycled aluminum exterior. According to the manufacturer, Ceram-Eco is the result of a new molecular combination of ceramic, which is well known for both quality and durability. This nonstick, hard anodized cookware is designed with the exclusive Cuisinart Ceramica™ nonstick coating, which is completely free of PTFE and PFOA and is applied at a temperature one half that of traditional nonsticks. The ceramic coating will not peel off or chip.

Designed for commercial use. Withstands temperatures up to 1,800°F.

Pre-seasoned Cast Iron Skillet with assist handle.

This pan is made from the ideal metal for cooking the perfect paella. This type of pan has been used in Spain for decades. Made in Spain. Serves 10.




Parrish’s Cake Decorating Supplies, Inc. [tel] 800-736-8443




3-Inch Loose-Bottom Cheesecake Pan



Knowing how popular individual desserts are, Parrish now offers an unusual 3inch cheesecake pan. Instead of the spring-form type cheesecake pan, it has a removable plate and a hole in the bottom of the pan so you can push it out along with the cheesecake.

Magic Line® Tiny-Tier Cake Pans


Aluminum or Silicone

Magic Line® tiny-tier cake pans are available in aluminum or oven-safe silicone. These three-tier forms are great for baking miniature wedding cakes or for special occasion cakes. Fill the 1" x 1", 2" x 1" and 3" x 1" tiers for a single-serving dessert or fill just two tiers for a smaller portion.

Frieling USA, Inc [tel] 704-329-5100

C104417 Chocolate Fondue



Kuhn Rikon [tel] 800-662-5882

Cookie & Cupcake Decorating Set


Plastic Decorating Bottles; Stainless Steel Pastry Tips [tel] 877-476-4276

Magic Dough™ Non Slip Pastry Mat 18” x 24.5”



Pastry mat for rolling out piecrusts and more. Non-Stick surface easily releases dough. Measurement equivalents printed on the mat. Antibacterial construction. Flexible and easy to store.

Lodge Cast Iron [tel] 423-837-7181

Lodge Wedge Pan L8CB3


Seasoned Cast Iron

Preseasoned skillet with eight impressions, great for making cornbread or scones.

9" Pie Dish


Borosilicate Glass

Borosilicate glass provides superior heat distribution, durability and will not shatter under extreme temperature changes. The natural NAMI coating possesses superior nonstick properties. NAMI coating covers the naturally occurring pores in the glass bakeware creating a 99% anti-stick surface.

Apples & Leaves Pie Top Cutter #04020


High Impact Plastic

Reversible 2-in-1 design makes apple and leaf pie crusts. Made in America.

Aqua Ice Cream Scoop #687



This warm water fill able design creates heat in the scoop head for effortless scooping. Simply remove the plug, fill with warm tap water, scoop your ice cream and enjoy. The extra long, 7", handle for no mess, keeps your hands clean.

Baking Mats



Replaces parchment paper and greasy sprays when baking. Double-sided, food-safe silicone for a firm grip to the countertop. Dissipates heat rapidly to prevent burning of your cookies or pastries. Withstands temperatures from -40oF to 480oF (249oC)

Signature Housewares, Inc [tel] 805 484 6666

4", 11oz ramekin



Certified for 500oF oven use, available in six colors.

Prodyne [tel] 800-822-4776

Sugar Please Sugar Dispenser (SD-7)


Clear Acrylic & Chromed Plastic

5125 Pansies


Green Apple Cooking [tel] 212-268-5078 Nordic Ware [tel] 952-920-2888 Norpro [tel] 425-261-1000 Pragotrade, USA [tel] 440-638-3131

Sisson Imports [tel] 800.423.2756 Zanda Panda Specialty Bakeware [tel] 860-828-3336


Parchment Paper

Kaleidoscope Heart Cake/Cookie/ Craft Mold (ZP-KH-VR)

$24.95 Silicone

Comes complete with 4-color coded forks. Holds a full 2 cups.

Set includes 2 Tall Decorating Bottles, 3 Short Squeeze Decorating Bottles, 5 Stainless-Steel Decorating Tips, 5 Lid Caps and 1 Frosting Spatula. Create dozens of different effects from delicate designs such as rosettes or intricate scrollwork to lettering or drizzles on cakes, cookies and more.

The push of a button dispenses a half teaspoon of sugar, which approximates one packet of sugar. May also be used for powdered creamer. Holds a quarter pound of sugar. Includes handy refill funnel that stores in the base and friction fit bottom cover to keep tabletops free of spills. Parchment paper allows you to bake desserts right on it, while giving it an elegant look.

The Kaleidoscope Heart mold can be used for traditional baking, cold molded desserts and arts and crafts projects. This flexible silicone mold is 9" in diameter and is divided into eight equal heart-shaped slices. Can also be used for crafts such as cast paper valentines and fragrant guest soaps.

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ilio fragrances [tel] 206-340-4546 [fax] 206-812-7401

ilio Modern Air Fragrances Reed Diffusers


Glass Bottle; Fragrance Oils; 10 Reeds

ilio duos Reed Diffusers


2 Glass Bottles; Fragrance Oils in Complementary Scents; 10 Reeds Each

Caldrea [tel] 877-576-8808

Home Fragrance Collection



Caldrea Limited Edition Holiday 2008 Fragrances are inspired by favorite Scandinavian destinations. This collection includes Alpine Juniper Fig, Swedish Cloudberry Mint and Norwegian Angelica. Products include cleaning solutions, soap, lotion, candles and diffusers.

Odor Neutralizing Spray, 2 oz or 8 oz sizes

$4.50 $9.95


Fresh Wave spray is the go-anywhere odor neutralizer. Spritz to remove troublesome smells in any of room of your house, your car, boat or RV, even fabrics. Fresh Wave spray is available in travel size or home size.

Howard Naturals [tel] 800-266-9545

Kitchen Cabinet Cleaner & Polish


Carnauba Wax

Cabinet cleaner is available in scents such as Grapefruit-Ginger, Lemongrass-Lime and Sage-Citrus. Revives and enhances the beauty of wood cabinets.

Stonewall Kitchen [tel] 888-326-5678

Scent Diffusers


Alcohol-free Base, Essential Oils

Subtly infuse your living space with a hint of fragrance with these aroma sticks. Each set includes alcohol-free scented oil, a glass vase and 17 rattan sticks that will continuously and softly diffuse the aroma into the air. Glass container holds 8 oz. of scented oil. White Pine, Lavender Mint and Grapefruit Thyme, Mandarin Basil and Lemon Parsley.

Fresh Wave [tel] 800-662-6367



Simple and stylish; safe scented candle alternative; available in a variety of pleasing fragrances divided into 4 categories; each 245 ml diffuser lasts 3-4 months; alcohol-free; made in the U.S.A. Ilio duos offer ilio’s trademark simplicity and style while allowing you versatility and variety! Our duos include 2 diffusers in complementary scents, with each 100 ml diffuser lasting 6-8 weeks. Ilio’s diffusers are alcohol-free and made in the U.S.A.

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Tervis Tumbler [tel] 800-237-6688

Frieling USA, Inc. [tel] 704-329-5100 Fusionbrands Distributed by HIC [tel] 800-526-2163 OGGI Corporation [tel] 714.449.0733 Prodyne [tel] 800-822-4776





Metropolitan Collection



The Metropolitan Collection includes trend-right tones in the popular 16 oz tumbler size. The perfect vessel for any beverage, these tumblers provide remarkable insulating properties. As with all of their tumblers, this new introduction carries a lifetime guarantee and is microwave, freezer and dishwasher safe.

John Deere Collection



Tervis Tumbler Company has signed a licensing agreement with John Deere that will allow Tervis to create tumblers using four different iconic John Deere logos. As with all Tervis Tumblers, the John Deere collection carries the lifetime guarantee, is freezer, microwave and dishwasher safe and the insulated drinkware helps keep cold drinks cold and hot drinks hot.

E505213 Aqua Cariba


High Impact Plastic Exterior, Silver Plated Glass Liner




Travel Tumbler # 5072


Acrylic Body with Stainless Steel Double-Wall Liner

ICED Martini (IM-10)

$14.99 set


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Keeps drinks cold for up to 24 hours.

The “GREEN” way to enjoy your favorite hot beverage on the go. Reusable cup cozy fits standard cup sizes, store it and keep it handy in your bag, car or backpack.

Available in 8 vibrant Lustre trend colors. 16 oz size.

Double wall acrylic 10 oz martini glass has non-toxic re-freezable liquid between the walls. Just place the glass upside down in freezer for the walls to freeze. Drinks will stay nice and cold when served in the ice shell that is created by freezing, no watered down ice cube effect.


The perfect setting for profitable selling The Gourmet Housewares Show has for more than three decades been the only industry trade show to focus on specialty kitchenware and gourmet cooking resources – all catering to the gourmet lifestyle and attracting top-notch buyers from every channel of distribution. And with its wellreceived return to San Francisco beginning in 2009, along with its re-timing to a summer timeframe, the Show has ignited a demand for the market like never before!

barware and wine accessories, serveware, home storage, specialty food and more. Over 4,000 buyers are expected to attend – buyers from across the country and abroad, specifically seeking these specialty gourmet resources. In addition to products, the Gourmet Housewares Show spices up its culinary offerings with unparalleled features and events. The prestigious Gourmet Golds competition and display will highlight the newest, most innovative product launches. Cooking demonstrations, chef appearances and educational programs will be ongoing on the Show floor – to satisfy a thirst for knowledge, entertainment, as well as appetite. And for more fun, the Opening Night Party will mix business with gastronomic pleasure at a top San Francisco spot.

Running August 8-10, 2009 at the Moscone Center – North Hall in San Francisco, the Gourmet Housewares Show is not only well-timed for fourth quarter buying needs, but also very timely for previewing 2010 collections. With an exhibitor base of nearly 400 companies, the Show will feature more than 1,000 lines of the latest and most design-forward cookware, cutlery, bakeware, small electrics, kitchen gadgets, tabletop, For added return on investment, kitchen textiles, table linens, the Gourmet Housewares Show


will run concurrently with the San Francisco International Gift Fair®, located in the South Hall and Esplanade of the Moscone Center. The synergistic strategy will allow the Fair’s 16,000 buyers to visit the Gourmet Housewares Show, providing unmatched visibility for Gourmet exhibitors seeking incremental new business. In the months leading up to the Show, the Gourmet website will offer viewers an extensive look at the market, while providing both vendors and buyers easy access to information. Exhibitors will find a plethora of tools for maximizing participation in the Show, including display, logistics, travel and more. Buyers can enjoy our upgraded directory of exhibitors see vendor catalogs, make contact and set appointments very easily. Program and event schedules, hotel listings, as well as links to San Francisco sites will help everyone plan their days at the market. And

most importantly, buyers will be able to register online to attend the Show, provide product interest and receive ongoing information about their specific needs. Visit for more details about the Show. The Gourmet Housewares Show is produced by GLM®, a dmg world media business – the largest producer and marketer of consumer product tradeshows in North America, serving industries as diverse as gourmet housewares, tabletop, giftware, home textiles, home furnishings and more. The company is involved in the production of nearly 30 tradeshows in 9 cities across the United States and Canada. Together, these events showcase more than 21,000 exhibitors in 4.2 million net square feet of exhibit space, and attract approximately 360,000 attendees. Visit for more information.

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Green Star Juice Extractor


Stainless-Steel Twin Gears and Screen, High-Grade Plastic Housing

SoloStar-II Juice Extractor


Melamine Auger, Polycarbonate Juicing Chamber, Stainless Steel Screen

Exclusive 2nd generation dual-stage juice extraction results in unsurpassed efficiency and versatility from a single auger juicer. Its gentle low-rpm juicing process delivers even more of the essential nutrition from every last drop of juice.

Breville Juice Fountain Elite 800


Die Cast Metal Base

Dual speed motor allows you to juice hard and soft fruits and vegetables. 3" feed tube minimizes preparation and feeding time. Juices an 8oz glass of apple juice in 5 seconds.

Cuisinart [tel] 203-975-4609 [fax] 203-975-4660

Citrus Juicer (CCJ-100)


Brushed Stainless Steel Housing

The Cuisinart™ Citrus Juicer has an auto reversing reamer and final fast-spin feature that offer greater efficiency by extracting up to 25 percent more juice from the pulp than most other units on the market. The universal juicer cone can accommodate the smallest lime or the largest grapefruit. Other features include a snap-up spout that prevents dripping, yet when open, pours directly into any size glass or pitcher for unlimited juicing capacity.

Down To Earth Distributors [tel] 800-234-5932

2 N’ 1 Juicer



The 2 N’ 1 Juicer lets you twist as well as crush all fruits into juice. Simply flip the strainer upside down, fill the basket with fruit and crush the fruit with the cover. Once cleaned, this tidy tool holds all of its contents in the base cup, minimizing storage space.

Le Creuset [tel] 843-958-0980 [fax] 843-958-0670




Metrokane [tel] 800-724-4321 [fax] 212-759-8630

L-Press Citrus Juicer


Die-cast Aluminum, Stainless Steel

Omega Juicers [tel] 800-633-3401 [fax] 717-561-1298

Model 9000


Stainless Steel Blade

Stylish, durable, dependable, efficient and very easy to clean, the stainless steel Model 9000 has a 1/3 HP induction motor with 250 watts. Large feed chute. 15-year warranty.

Pragotrade, USA [tel] 440-638-3131

Wheatgrass Juicers



Superb juice extraction for wheat grass, soft fruits and soft vegetables. Adjustable pulp control. Fully disassembles for quick and easy clean-up.

Toastess International [tel] 514-685-2820 [fax] 514-685-8300

Silhouette Citrus Juicer, Model TCJ-346


Stainless Steel, Black Plastic

TurboBlend 4500


BPA-Free Copolyester, Eastman Tritan™ Container; Black Gloss Finish on Base; Made in the USA with a Swedish Motor.

Two-speed, low and high settings for versatility in processing whole ingredients to perfect consistency. Process an apple into a smooth consistency in seconds, crack whole grains into natural cereal, grind whole grains into flour for bread and grind or chop nuts. Great for fiber-filled juices from whole foods.

Juicerator® with Pulp Eject System (JEX450)


Brushed Stainless Steel and Polycarbonate Housing

This juicer has 850 watts of power. Simple two-speed operation. Capable of handling fresh peeled citrus. The 3-inch feed chute, which can easily accommodate a whole tomato, apple or green pepper. During operation, the juice pours directly into the juicer’s 50-ounce juice cup with lid. The discarded pulp is conveniently transported to the easy-to-remove pulp collector.

Tribest Corporation [tel] 888-254-7336 [fax] 714-879-7140

Breville [tel] 310-755-3000

Vita-Mix [tel] 877-848-2649 [fax] 440- 235-7155 fax Waring Pro™ [tel] 203-975-4609 [fax] 209-975-4660



Twin gear juicing system is extremely efficient and versatile (handles a full variety of produce, including carrots, apples, leafy greens, wheatgrass and nuts). Some models include pasta maker set or bread stick maker set. Advanced technology allows juice to stay fresh for up to 48 hours. Low-rpm juicing process preserves fragile nutrients.

16 ounce hand juicer.

This manual juicer gets its name from the distinctive “L” shaped profile. The “MetalFlex” design presses more juice with less effort. Juicer features a powerful rack-andpinion gear system and the lever handle turns in 500-degree arc, creating up to a thousand pounds of leverage. 25-ounce stainless pouring pitcher included.

Perfect for all kinds of citrus fruit. Sloped design maximizes juice flow. Includes 2 reamers for different sized fruits. Collect juice in the removable container or pour directly into glass. Removable parts are dishwasher safe.

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Cloer Electric Kettle


Brushed Aluminum, Plastic Casing.

Features include: 7-cup capacity, 90 opening of the lid for easy cleaning, hard water filter, locked safety lid, lid opens automatically at the touch of a button, inside lighted housing when appliance is on. Cordless water kettle easily lifts off electric base. Safety features include: overheating protection and run-dry safeguard. 2 yr warranty.

L’Equip Stick Blender


Stainless Steel

At 550 watts this stick blender is powerful and versatile. 4 interchangeable blades including whisk attachment and wet/dry grinder. Other features include: wall mount stand, easy-grip handle and stainless steel housing and construction. 1 yr warranty.

Cuisinart Power Advantage™ 7-Speed Hand Mixer and 5-Speed Hand Mixer

$49.95 (7-speed); $39.95 (5-speed)

Chrome Accents; Steel Mixers

Cuisinart Power Advantage™ Hand Mixers operate on 220 watts of power and have an automatic feedback feature that provides an extra burst of power during strenuous mixing tasks. Both mixers have extra long beaters and exclusive rotating swivel cord and the 7-speed mixer is designed with a SmoothStart™ feature with three low speed settings for mixing dry ingredients.

Nuwave Twister Multi-Purpose Blender


Plastic with Stainless Steel Blades



Die Cast Metal Base, Thermal Shock Resistant Glass Jar

Pragotrade, USA [tel] 440-638-3131

Electric Pasta Machine


Metal, Stainless Steel

Adjustable knob to control dough thickness. Roll dough from thick to thin in minutes. A built-in safety switch immediately cuts power to the motor when the safety cover is opened.

Vita-Mix [tel] 877-848-2649

CIA Professional Series


BPA-Free Copolyester, Eastman Tritan™ Container; Brushed Aluminum Faceplate with Mirror Gloss Finish; Soft Touch Container Handle, Made in the USA with a Swedish Motor.

New generation 2-peak horsepower motor for improved efficiency and performance. Processes heavier mixtures more easily and operates at a substantially cooler temperature. BPA-free container improves sound dampening. Continuous variable speed dial ranges from 1,000 to 24,000 rpm for more control. Includes two recipe books and Michael Symon instructional DVD. Sevenyear warranty. Comes in Platinum, Onyx and Ruby. Made in the USA, with a Swedish motor.

Pizzelle Bakers



The Pizzelle Bakers from Cucina Pro make two 5-inch traditional pizzelles at a time. The extra thick baking plates ensure and even distribution of heat. The steam guards protect your hands. The 750 watt Pizzelle Bakers are available in both non-stick and polished finishes.

Toastess International [tel] 514-685-2820

Jar Style Digital Rice Cooker


Stainless Steel

Part of the Delfino Collection of brushed stainless steel kitchen electric appliances. Integrates an electronic digital panel with multiple functions that allow you to cook and steam simultaneously. Automatically keeps rice ready to serve for up to 12 hours Removable TEFLON coated non-stick bowl for easy cleaning. Makes 4 to 20 cups of cooked rice. Cool touch exterior housing.

EdgeCraft Corporation [tel] 800-342-3255

Chef'sChoice® International™ Gourmet Egg Cooker #810


Stainless Steel

Quickly cooks up to seven eggs, exactly the way you like them. The “Vari-Cook” feature allows you to cook eggs to varying degrees of doneness in the same batch. The unit also features a poaching tray with 3 joined elliptical shaped cups; a tribute to Julia Child. Other convenient features include an electronic timer with an audible ready signal, an easy clean, brushed stainless design and a non-stick coated water reservoir. One year limited warranty.

Apollo™ Personal Blender®



Featuring two 16oz and two 8oz single-serving cups with travel/storage lids, the blender allows consumers to process two personalized drinks in their own cup without the extra cleaning step in between. The high-powered 250-watt motor easily blends ice, nuts, herbs and coffee beans.

Kitchen Resource [tel] 800-692-6724 [fax] 801-261-3235

Cuisinart [tel] 203-975-4609

Hearthware Home Products 888-287-0763

Krups [tel] 800-526-5377

Cucina Pro [tel] 440-238-3664

Tribest Corporation [tel] 888-254-7336


Chop, grind, grate, mix or blend ingredients. 7-piece set includes a motor, 8-oz and 4-oz containers, two storage lids, flat blade and cross blade. Both microwave-safe containers come with lids so ingredients or leftovers can be stored in the refrigerator. All parts dishwasher safe, except for power base. Compact with small footprint. Ultra quiet, 5 speeds plus ice crushing, 60 oz.

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SCI Scandicrafts [tel] 800-966-5489 [fax] 805-484-7971

Ceramic Measuring Spoons



This 4-piece White Ceramic Measuring Spoon set has a vintage flair. The measuring spoons are white with a pin stripe outline of cobalt blue.

Ravioli Stamp



This 2.5" square ravioli cutter/stamp is made in Italy. The wood handle makes the tool comfortable to use.

Artland [tel] 800-738-4901 [fax] 609-395-3555

Simplicity Three-Tier Storage Jar #82021



Glass storage jar with 3 stackable, and interchangeable sections. Provides a clean and elegant space-saving solution.

Chef’sChoice® Pronto™ Manual Diamond Hone® Sharpener 464


Diamond Abrasive Wheels, Thermo Plastic Molding, Stainless Steel. Elastomeric Over Mold

Easy to use, quiet and extremely fast, this new sharpener puts an extremely sharp and long-lasting edge on straight edge and serrated knives. Using the Chef’sChoice perfected Criss-Cross™ technology, this two-stage sharpener features 100% diamond abrasives and precise bevel angle control for a 20° edge.

Cuisinart Spice & Nut Grinder (SG-10)


Stainless Steel Blades and Bowl

Perfect for grinding everything from peppercorns and nutmeg to whole cinnamon sticks. Simply fill the stainless steel bowl, place the lid on the grinder base and press down on the one-touch. Maximum capacity for spices and nuts is one-half cup each. The storage lid is designed to store extra spices in the grinding bowl.

741779 Fat Separator


Nylon Lid, High Heat Resistant Plastic Measuring Cup

Features include a plug that blocks the spout preventing fatty liquids from splashing into it, a 4-cup capacity cup, easy to read measurements and a large, easy-to-grip handle.

Danesco International [tel] 800-667-6543 [fax] 514-695-5201

Danesco Silicone Tools & Gadget Collection

From $3.99 to $13.99


Range of tools includes strainers, cutting boards, peelers, trivets, basters, spatulas, whisks, salad servers, honey dippers, basting, bbq and pastry brushes and funnels. All are heat-resistant up to 500°F and available in a selection of eye-popping colors.

double u products [tel] 559-905-1672 [fax] 408-608-0316

DaysAgo Suction/Pink Special Edition Single



DaysAgo has uses well beyond the kitchen. It is a lifestyle product that can be an important tool for tracking health. Attach to the bathroom mirror for monthly breast self exams. 10% of sales donated to breast cancer awareness.

1006 Enrico Bamboo Box Cheese Grater



Based on a half-century old Italian design from Enrico Ratti. Finely crafted finger joint construction. Unique “foot stop” feature allows the user to stabilize the grater against the edge of a counter top or table. Internal drawer catches grated cheese. Comes with two stainless steel grater blades for use with soft or hard cheese varieties.

Cheese Slicer


18/10 Stainless Steel

Display/gift box.

Thefoodloop Flame

$17.99/ 4pk

18/8 Stainless Steel

Now all your great foodloop recipes can be cooked on the grill with Thefoodloop Flame. The 4 piece set is made from the highest quality Japanese/Korean 18/8 stainless steel. With the adjustable locking design Thefoodloop Flame is easy to put on and easy to take off.

Pie Board 20" x 18" x .75" Garlic Presser




Stainless Steel, Soft-Grip Handles

Chef’sChoice by EdgeCraft Corporation [tel] 800-342-3255 [fax] 610-268-3545 Cuisinart [tel] 203-975-4609 [fax] 203-975-4660 Cuisipro [tel] 302-326-4802 [fax] 302-326-4810

Enrico Products, LLC [tel] 866-566-9876 (toll free voice and fax) Frieling USA, Inc [tel] 704-329-5100 [fax] 704-329-5151 fusionbrands Distributed by HIC [tel] 800-526-2163 JK Adams [tel] 802-362-2303 IMUSA [tel] 305-640-3000



A simple graphic makes flawless pie dough a snap. Four silicone corner buttons ensure the board won’t move as you roll out a perfect crust or, on the reverse side, slice the most stubborn squash. The “pie side” is permanently etched with 8", 9" and 10" rolling guides and a simple dough recipe. This Garlic Presser from IMUSA has a stainless steel chamber and soft, easy-tosqueeze handles.

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Cool Grind Coffee & Spice Grinder

$19.99 $24.99

Stainless Steel or Glossy Black

Dual-purpose grinder for coffee beans and dried spices. Low heat build-up preserves aroma and flavor, 3.5-ounce capacity, see-through safety lid, 1.5-second safety stop.

PigTail Food Flipper

$12.95 $34.95

Wood Handle with Surgical-Grade Stainless Steel Shaft and Tip

The PigTail replaces tongs, forks and spatulas. Just lightly pierce the edge of any solid food, roll your wrist and the food is flipped. Two sizes and four package types to choose from. Lifetime replacement guarantee.

Glass Reinforced Nylon

KitchenArt’s Jesper Stähl design collection of 15 kitchen tools and gadgets are strong, high heat tolerant and nonstick tools, yet they are incredibly affordable. The tools are available in black, tomato and olive colors.

Jura-Capresso [tel] 201-767-3999 [fax] 201-767-9684 K2 Development [tel] 866-398-6617 [fax] 518-398-6617 KitchenArt [tel] 800-239-8090 [fax] 256-760-8550 Kyocera [tel] 714-428-3710 [fax] 714-428-3605 Larien Products [tel] 800-462-9237


Jesper Stähl Kitchen Utensils


Adjustable Slicer CSN-202-RD

$24.95 $24.95

Advanced Ceramic (Zirconium Oxide)

Easy adjustable blade, 4 widths available, no attachments necessary. Ultra sharp blade, stays sharp 10x longer than metal-based slicers, rust proof.

The Bagel Guillotine 410 Stainless Steel Xylan Non-Stick Coating

The base section self-centers the bagel while the pointed stainless steel blade cuts the bagel in half as the user simply pushes down. Clear view guards safely isolate fingers from the slicing action.

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Power Peeler Swingo Item 22853


Wire Looped Whisk




Body and Blade Holder ABS Plastic and Rubber; Blades are 18/8 SS and Blade Covers are ABS Plastic.

Cuts, peels and garnishes with minimum waste. Swinging head allows simple and exact peeling. Ergonomically engineered grip and vibrating stainless steel blades; straight blade for tough skins and serrated blade for delicate skins. Protective blade covers and 2 AA batteries included.

Stainless Steel

Four great sizes. Design offers 80% more efficiency than regular whisks. Dishwasher safe. Leifheit International [tel] 631-501-1054 [fax] 631-396-0010 Linden Sweden, Inc. [tel] 952-465-0052 [fax] 952-465-0054 K11BRSH - Scrubber


Lodge Cast Iron [tel] 423-837-7181 [fax] 423-837-8279 Messermeister, Inc [tel] 805-640-0051 [fax] 805-640-0053 Microplane® [tel] 800-555-2767 [fax] 479-967-0404 Norpro [tel] 425-261-1000 [fax] 425-261-1001 Polder Inc [tel] 914 937 8200 [fax] 914 937 8297

Cast Iron Scrubber

Meister Tool Kit – 5 Piece, MTK-5


Sea Salt Shaver Gift Set


Melon Cutter #5112 #5112G #5112T #5112Y


KTH-600 Advantage Dish Rack System


420 Stainless Steel Industrial Strength Santoprene and Poly Handles

Nylon bristles are perfect for cleaning cast iron cookware. 11" wooden handle.

Messermeister now offers five best selling and top rated culinary tools as a set. The serrated swivel peeler, cheese knife, silicone-tipped tongs, take-apart shears, and jumbo garlic press are bundled together and are being offered at a special sale retail this holiday season of $49.99.

Stainless Steel Blade, TPR Handle, Himalayan Pink Salt

Set includes patented Microplane® blade designed to work on hard rock salts and reusable bottle filled with sampling of Himalayan Pink Sea Salt. Grater is dishwasher safe. Includes protective cover.

Plastic and Stainless Steel Blades

The sturdy 18/10 stainless steel blades slide through the fruit while the non-slip handles provide a secure, comfortable grip that prevents hand fatigue. The cutter removes the core and makes 12 slices in one motion. Available in White, Green, Tangerine and Yellow.

Stainless Steel Frame, Plastic Base Tray & Utensil Bin, TPE Drain Pad, PVC feet .

Elegant design made of rust-resistant brushed stainless steel. Removable drying tray: slide-out rubber mat and tray for extra drying space. Cushioned rubber mat is ideal for protecting glassware. Wire plate and cup holders for up to 10 plates and includes 6 glassware posts. Drain tray and divided utensil holder.


Cuts up to 50 lbs. of potatoes in an hour! Easily cuts potatoes up to 6" (15.2 cm) long into 3/8" (1 cm) french fries.

$99.99 Pragotrade, USA [tel] 440-638-3131

Restaurant Quality French Fry Cutter

$19.95 Prepara [tel] 888-878-8665 [fax] 212-966-6050

Cliq Garlic Press

My Other Hand

Stainless Steel Crushing Screen


R.S.V.P. International [tel] 800-275-7787 Swissmar [tel] 877-947-7627


Swissmar Promo 3pc. Peeler Set #00440

With its oversized chamber and patented mechanism, this crushing tool applies tremendous force with just a light one handed squeeze!

Silicone scrub brush has suction cup that allows it to attach to the sink. Available in four colors.


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Stainless steel blades, Plastic handle

3 blades in this set – Scalpel: for just about any fruit or vegetable. Julienne: makes perfect julienne strips. Serrated: Easily peels the most delicate of fruits. Sold as a sample set as well as individually in an assortment of colors. Dishwasher safe. Made in Switzerland.







Fresco 6" Angled Granite Mortar & Pestle


Natural Granite

Fresco’s new Granite Mortar and Pestles are heavy, well balanced and suitable for rigorous pounding and grinding. Granite possesses non-porous qualities that allow for extracting the oils from herbs and spices without these oils being absorbed into the stone.

Fresco Granite Molcajete


Natural Granite

The Fresco Granite Molcajete is a traditional Mexican version of the mortar and pestle. Perfect for crushing and grinding. Granite’s non-porous quality allows for extracting the oils from herbs and spices without these oils being absorbed into the stone.

Jamie Oliver Mortar & Pestle



Give this a bash! For blending, crushing and grinding whole spices and fresh herbs. Made of solid, hard-wearing natural granite. Unique shape with pouring lip. 5.75".

Frieling USA, Inc [tel] 704-329-5100

C420128 -Goliath C420135- David Mortar & Pestle

$50 $40


Cut from one solid piece of granite. C420128 Goliath, 5" tall. C420135 David, 3 1⁄2" tall.

JK Adams [tel] 802 362 2303

American Masala Mortar & Pestle, AM-MP2-SAF


Wide based pestle prevents spices from ‘jumping’ out of the mortar when grinding. Generous bowl. Available in saffron yellow, cardamom green and in 2 and 5 cup sizes.

Le Creuset [tel] 843-958-0980

20 oz Mortar & Pestle


Le Creuset’s latest mortar and pestle is perfect for grinding larger amounts of herbs and spices to create dishes that reach their full flavor potential.

Sisson Imports [tel] 800.423.2756

5419 Beechwood Pestle


Sturdy and durable material. Longer handle. Made in France.

Jascor Housewares Inc. [tel] 905-477-5420

Danesco International [tel]1-800-667-6543





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Vic Firth Gourmet [tel] 800-894-5970

Tronco 10" Black Pepper Mill TRO10PM21



Features Vic Firth’s patented “Lock & Grind” grinding system for perfect results every time you use the mill. Stainless Steel mechanism pops-out for easy cleaning. Also available as a salt mill.

Columbia Maple Pepper mill COL06PM12



The “upside down” mill eliminate pepper dust. When not using, the mill is stored on its top. Features Vic Firth’s patented “Lock & Grind” grinding system. Stainless steel mechanism pops-out for easy cleaning. Also available as a salt mill.

Chef Professional Series™ Pepper Mills


Woods, Metals and Acrylics

All Chef Professional Series™ pepper mills are fitted with solid, stainless steel grinding mechanisms made in Pennsylvania. These “top-of-the-line” mills are crafted to withstand the rigors of commercial use. Lifetime warranty on grinding mechanism.

Tulip Spice Grinders


Plastic, Glass and Ceramic

Ideal size for spices and dried herbs. Adjustable ceramic grinder from crushgrind. Will grind flax seed, peppercorns and salt. Ergonomic design. Easy to fill and clean. Four popular colors available. Gift boxed. Counter display is available.

Pepper Pro Chrome Automatic Pepper Mill with Light (PE-10-C)


Tahiti Flamme Salt & Pepper Set #PM24284

$100 set


Gradated finish in red and black – 8" tall. Each mill carries the famous spice specific Classic Peugeot mechanism. Lifetime warranty on the mechanisms. Gift boxed set. Made in France.

New York

$12 - $20

ABS, Stainless Steel and Polycarbonate with Ceramic Mechanism

ABS+PC material gives the mill maximum durability. Dishwasher safe. Organize your spice cabinet with this custom size of mill and fill with herbs and seasoning.

Chef Specialties Company [tel] 800-440-2433

Linden Sweden, Inc. [tel] 952-465-0052 Prodyne [tel] 800-822-4776 PSP USA, LLC [tel] 877-777-5914 Spice Ratchet Mills, LLC [tel] 866-568-0938

Chromed ABS, Stainless Steel

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Grinds electrically with the touch of a button. Fully adjustable from fine to coarse. Quiet motor and drive. Includes peppercorns, high intensity light and spare bulb. Bright chrome finish.







Marble Rolling Pin MBLRP12



French Pin FRERP12


Solid Rock Maple

Made In Maine. Lifetime guarantee. This lightweight maple pin is the preferred tool of chefs rolling out thin piecrust. Tapered from the middle out to both ends, it permits easy rotation of the pin around the dough for rolling out perfect circles.

Chef’s Planet, LLC [tel] 602-906-3600

# 14600 Adjustable Rolling Pin


Nonstick Coated Aluminum

Roll out pastry dough for your delicate baking precisely every time. Hold fingers on dial and dough will roll out to the selected thickness. Nonstick surface enables easy clean up.

Cuisipro [tel] 302-326-4802 [fax] 302-326-4810

74708202 Stay Cool Rolling Pin


Stainless Steel

The 22" rolling pin features an extra wide stainless steel pin that a baker fills with cold tap water. The cold water reduces the surface of the pin by 20 degrees and keeps the pin cool for several hours without a trace of condensation.

Fiesta Products [tel] 732-396-9759 [fax] 732-381-9610

Soft Grip Sil Pin


Silicone Surface with Stainless Steel Ball Bearings

Dimensions: 12" x 3". Contoured handles for a comfortable grip. Silicone surface for easy clean up. Counter balanced with consistent easy roll. Stainless steel ball bearings. Available with soft-grip rubber (TPR) handles.

Fox Run Craftsmen [tel] 800-372-0700 [fax] 215-675-4508

Marble Rolling Pin



JK Adams [tel] 802 362 2303 [fax] 802 362 5472

GRP-4 Rolling Pins



12" x 2 3⁄8". Made with waxed maple barrels, these affordable pins have a full-length steel axel that runs through self-lubricating nylon bearings guaranteeing a lifetime of smooth rolling.

Kaiser Bakeware [tel] 800-966-3009

Upright Rolling Pin #660721



Handles are upright so hands are above not next to pin. Designed for jelly roll pans and other pans.

Kitchen Supply Company [tel] 800-793-6244

Italian-style Pasta Pin #1155



Linden Sweden, Inc. [tel] 952-465-0052 [fax] 952-465-0054

Wood Rolling Pins



Beech wood. Several sizes available, ranging from children’s 4" rolling pin to 15.75" long rolling pins.

Good Grips Rolling Pin #73981


Non-Stick Surface

Its comfortable, contoured handles are raised to keep hands and knuckles from hitting countertops and specially weighted to keep them in the raised position while the Pin is in use.

Progressive International [tel] 800-426-7101

Roll & Store Pin BRP-1


Polypropylene TPE Polycarbonate

Removable handles allow for convenient storage of cookie cutters. Includes 9 fun shaped cookie cutters. Fill with ice to prevent dough from sticking. 18" long. Comfort grip handles. Dishwasher safe. Patent pending.

SCI Scandicrafts, Inc [tel] 800-966-5489

Beech Tapered Pin WPL45



Tapered from the middle out to both ends, this beech pin rotates easily over the dough.

Vic Firth Gourmet [tel] 800-894-5970 [fax] 207-368-2140

Oxo [tel] 212-242-3333 [fax] 212-242-3336



Made in U.S. Lifetime guarantee. Marble stays cool and reduces sticking to help maintain the consistency of butter-based doughs. Stainless steel ball bearings make for effortless rolling.

This 2 3⁄8th’s diameter rolling pin has a 10" barrel. Nylon bearings make rolling out dough easier. Wooden base is included.

18-in. long straight pin rolls out pasta with ease.

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Wireless Probe Thermometer & Timer (WT1)


ABS Plastic Case & Stainless Steel Probe

Monitor time and temperature of food in the oven or on the grill up to 100 feet away via a wireless, lightweight remote. Comes with a stationary base with 39-inch highheat sensor cable and 6-inch probe that measures internal temperature of meat, fish or poultry. Audio and visual alerts notify you when desired temperature is reached.

Direct Entry Timer (TM25)


Brushed Metallic Finish with Black Accents

Klip! Vibe Timer (KV08CH-US)



2 countdown timers, 2 stopwatches and clock; alert via audible alarm and/or silent vibration; belt clip, fridge magnet and lanyard, 2x AAA batteries included.

Kitrics 3-in-1 Digital Thermometer


Stainless Steel Probes

A thermometer with 2 probes, allowing you to measure two different meats at once. Features a modern, intuitive interface to keep track of it all. Includes triple timer.

DaysAgo Band DA203B 2PK



Deep Fry Therometer A280


Stainless Steel

Maverick Industries [tel] 732-417-9666 [fax] 732-417-9673

Voice Alert BBQ Remote Thermometer


Stainless Steel Probe

OGGI Corporation [tel] 714.449.0733 [fax] 714.773.0631

Assorted 60-Minute Timers

All $9.95

Stainless Steel

TMR-540 Opus Triple Chime Timer


Brushed S/S bezel, Plastic Base

Taylor Precision Products [tel] 630-954-1250 [fax] 630-954-1275

Connoisseur Chocolate Spatula Thermometer



Typhoon Plus [tel] 415-884-9060 [fax]415-884-9085

Refrigerator Thermometer


Stainless Steel

Component Design Northwest (CDN) [tel] 503-225-0900 [fax] 503-484-7315

American Innovative, LLC [tel] 617-395-7831 [fax] 866-515-7511 DMD-Kitrics [tel] 314-991-8494 [fax] 314-991-7988 double u products [tel] 559-905-1672 [fax] 408-608-0316

Quick and easy direct time entry with raised number keypad that is easy to clean. Weighs just 3.3 ounces and is the first to feature an 8-second visual pre-alarm followed by a staggered audio alarm sequence and flashing visual display panel to alert when desired temperature is reached.

For food…and everything else in your life that needs tracking. Tracks elapsed days and hours. Simple one button operation digital day counter. Replaceable battery. The Band DaysAgo comes with one 3-inch and 6-inch band. Used for attachment to non-metal items or oddly shaped

Perfect for monitoring foods while frying, from 100°F to 450°F. Lodge Cast Iron [tel] 423-837-7181 [fax] 423-837-8279

Polder Inc [tel] 914 937 8200 [fax] 914 937 8297


This talking remote thermometer has Ipod™ style controls for temperature and taste options. The voice alert tells you when your food is “almost ready” and “ready.” Backlit LCD.

Long, loud ring. Durable. Easy-read increments. # 7252-Cone, #7256-Dome, #7259–Countdown, #7258-Apple shape, #7119-Egg shape.

Three alarm sounds: bells, songbird and rooster. 24 hour clock when not in timer mode. 30 hour Count-up/Countdown timer. Digital dot second counter. Blue backlight.

Design aids in melting all kinds of chocolate, while monitoring temperatures at the same time. Helps keep chocolate at the right temperature. Soft grip handle. Handy temperature chart printed on spatula. Range 70°F to 130°F.

Features a handy hook for hanging on interior racks. Blue color dial face. Oven Thermometer with red face also available.

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COMPANY SCI Scandicrafts [tel] 800-966-5489






Natural American Hardwood Bowls (Item #W931)


American Hardwood

These handcrafted, natural bowls are made from solid American hardwood. The bowls are hand-rubbed with natural bee's wax and mineral oil. Made in the USA by Holland Bowl Mill, the bowls carry a lifetime guarantee. If your bowl ever cracks or warps from regular use, Holland Bowl Mill will replace it with a new one of similar size and finish.

Oval Dishes


Palm Wood

Made in Thailand, these beautiful oval shaped dishes are perfect for entertaining and serving. Three sizes are available - 12" x 6.5" x 1", 10" x 5.5" x 1" and 8" x 4.5" x 1".

2240 Extra Large Flat Cut Root Bowl


Artisan Paddle ART-PDL



Beautifully sculpted and easy to use as a server or cutting board, an heirloom board without the wait. 18" x 11". Made in Vermont.

Laarsen Associates [tel] 303-400-4810

Pucon Woodenware


Sustainable Rauli Wood

Pucon Woodenware comes from southern Chile and is handcrafted from Rauli Wood. Laarsen Associates is now a member of the Fair Trade Federation and are proud to display their logo on all their products.

Norpro [tel] 425-261-1000

12" Bamboo Spoon #7641



Norpro’s full range of bamboo kitchen tools are stronger than wood and will not scratch your cookware. They are lightweight, strong and long lasting. They do not absorb flavors and are heat and stain resistant. Bamboo should be hand washed, not recommended for the dishwasher.

5340 Boxwood Mustard Spoon



Made in France. High quality wood. Used to spoon mustard out of traditional jars.

Enrico Products, LLC [tel] 866-566-9876 JK Adams [tel] 802 362 2303

Sisson Imports [tel] 800.423.2756


Shan Mu (Chinese Fir)

This new bowl is the largest root bowl Enrico sells and makes a fantastic serving centerpiece. Each bowl is beautifully hand carved and unique with sizes ranging from 16" to 20" in diameter. They also offer root handle salad servers ($12.50/set of 2) and side salad dishes ($10ea.) that complete the set.

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2009 TRADE SHOWCALENDAR FEBRUARY 2009 1-5 Spring Fair Birmingham, National Exhibition Centre, Birmingham, England, 609-921-0222,

15-18 Alberta Gift Show Northlands, Edmonton, Alberta, Canada, 800-633-8332,

13-17 Ambiente, Frankfurt Fair & Exhibition Center, Frankfurt, Germany, 770-984-8016,

23-24 Upshow-Upper Midwest Foodservice & Lodging Show Minneapolis Convention Center, Minneapolis, MN, 914-421-3200,

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The Evolution of a Unique Destination: AmericasMar t Gourmet/Housewares Product Center

The Gourmet center at AmericasMart Atlanta has always been a desired destination for buyers seeking creative and inventive specialty items and unique culinary product. Featuring the best in gourmet manufacturers and innovative entrepreneurs, the Gourmet center has continually reflected the growth and evolution of the industry and its customer. Now, it is poised to unveil a new look, location and unprecedented offering— showcasing the next step in its progression—Housewares. This January, with the opening of Building  WestWing, one of the newest and grandest permanent product collections debuts at AmericasMart: the Gourmet/Housewares center— designed specifically for the industry and located on Floor 8 of the new building. Within the new 1.5 million sq. ft. complex, AmericasMart boasts new product, fresh resources and more innovation—exclusively captured in its impressive Gourmet/Housewares product center, showcasing more than 60,000 square feet of nearly 200 Gourmet and Housewares


lines. The center features industry leaders and name brands like All Clad, Stonewall Kitchen, Viking, Le Creuset, Riedel, Nordicware, Mississippi Cheese Straw Factory, Plentiful Pantry, Salem Baking and more. And, with its seamless connection to the Tabletop floor in Building , the entire floor offers 140,000 square feet of like product— further strengthening product categorization and efficient buying at AmericasMart. The Gourmet/Housewares center is designed to offer open-air showroom spaces, in addition to its traditional permanent showrooms, to enable companies to display their product in smaller, open spaces and still have a permanent home. Both the permanent showrooms and open-air spaces surround a state-of-the-art, Food Networkinspired kitchen with Viking appliances, flat screen TVs and a 360-degree view of the floor. AmericasMart will host several exclusive celebrity chef appearances and cooking demonstrations during Market, and has invited the Gourmet/ Housewares exhibitors to do the

same and use the kitchen for their special events. Buyers and visitors to the floor can expect to always discover something “cooking up” in the designer kitchen—adding to the overall Market experience. This breadth of permanent product continues to be supported by the dynamic Gourmet temporaries— which are now strategically located in the same building, just a few floors below the permanent floor. This collection has experienced significant growth as well, and will now span more space than ever before. With this expansion, AmericasMart will welcome several brand new companies and anticipates a record number of total exhibitors showing in the Gourmet temporaries. The Gourmet/Housewares permanent floor—together with the Gourmet temporaries—creates an unmatched product collection that has naturally evolved and expanded, making it the Gourmet and Housewares industry’s “not to be missed” destination. And buyers will discover it first during the January 6-14, 2009 Atlanta International Gift & Home Furnishings Market (temporaries: January 9-13).

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Looking for Kitchenware & Complementary Products? Each winter and summer, the New York International Gift Fair® (NYIGF®) brings 2,900+ exhibitors featuring an extraordinary breadth and depth of design-driven home fashion products, lifestyle merchandise and complementary giftware to New York City.

throughout other divisions.” She offers these tips for retailers to save time and find what they need.

Kitchenware retailers from around the world attend NYIGF. The lure is 500 gourmet-specific suppliers, alongside thousands of complementary resources. NYIGF’s full range of products for kitchen and table include tabletop, glassware, bakeware, kitchen gadgets, cutlery/flatware, kitchen textiles, table linens, barware and wine accessories, as well as an increasing number of luxury tabletop and home entertaining lines

Tabletop & Housew ares – A dynamic, full range of products for kitchen and table from 200 exhibitors.

“Savvy buyers know that strategy is key to covering NYIGF,” advises Dorothy Belshaw, NYIGF director and GLM senior vice president. “They spend time shopping for core categories in divisions with a depth and breadth of kitchenware, and save extra time for thousands of discoveries

Focus on key divisions to find products already on your list, and to discover new lines and resources. Start here:

Accent on Tabletop – A special section of design-driven companies, such as Alex Marshall, Kim Seybert, and The Homes James Collection. The emphasis here is luxury tabletop and home entertaining lines. Accent on Design® – A juried collection of contemporary and innovative product lines across all categories and an emphasis on cutting-edge, fresh and untapped design talent. Handmade® - Unique, handcrafted pieces in all media and categories such as tabletop, ceramics, and home décor.

Shop Easy at

At Home – Sophistication and style define this collection of products for the home, including home textiles and decorative accessories.

than ever to access, with NYIGF presenting quality merchandise and manufacturers from Africa, Asia, Europe and South America.

Shop broadly Nine product divisions showcase 2,900+ exhibitors in groupings which make sense, and make it easier to put together the right inventory mix for any type of customer. “NYIGF’s availability of a wide and complete range of product categories enable buyers to shop efficiently and effectively,” Belshaw adds.

Plan ahead Admission to NYIGF for retailers is free with advance registration, and buyers can do so online at: Two sophisticated online advance planning tools, an Online Catalog Gallery and a Directory Search, can save buyers considerable product sourcing time. Both are available at

Or, specialize by product category Each NYIGF division is welledited, carefully screened and categorized, allowing buyers to shop deeply within specialized niches. With this easy focus, retailers can build a collection unique to their business. Incorporate international interest Global artisans offer more ethnically traditional design, giving retailers more options for new, unique looks that diverge from the contemporary and mass market. The international market is easier

Take advantage of the “extras” Educational seminars and afterhours networking events are scheduled during the market, adding value to a buyer’s attendance. These seminars bring in top industry experts and focus on important, current information, such as product and design trends, and successful retailing practices. Special events like the “Night on Broadway” round out the experience of being in New York City. Tickets are available at

SAVE THE DATES In 2009, the New York International Gift Fair will run Sunday, January 25, through Thursday, January 29, and Saturday, August 15, through Thursday, August 20, at the Jacob K. Javits Convention Center and Passenger Ship Terminal Piers 90, 92 and 94. Visit for details, or call 800-272-SHOW (7468) or 603-665-7524.


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