NYIGF Helps Retailers Find Their Way
A new – and improved – NYIGF “Wayfinder App” for mobile devices will
provide a wide range of information to help attendees and exhibitors
navigate the New York International Gift Fair (NYIGF) more efficiently.
The free application is available for download now through iTunes, the
Android Market, BlackBerry App World, and here.
With an improved keyword search capability, the new NYIGF Wayfinder
application allows users to pinpoint search for exhibitors or products by
name, product line, product category or description. Real-time results
include company names and booth locations, and all of the mobile data
synchronizes with the online information available through the NYIGF
Features of the NYIGF Wayfinder application include the complete
seminar schedule, special events, shuttle bus schedule and the floor
plan. It also connects to attendees’ online “walking lists,” which can be
created pre-Show using the exhibitor and product search tools available
at NYIGF.com. Information and registration are available online at
Cuisinart Inks Kitchen Textiles Licensing
Cuisinart and Best Brands Consumer Products Inc. have entered into a
licensing agreement that will give Best Brands the exclusive rights to
develop, design and manufacture a line of kitchen textiles and tablecloth
products on behalf of Cuisinart. The line is slated for retail availability in
“Cuisinart has long been a leader in the kitchen electrics and nonelectrics housewares categories, and a brand extension into textiles is
a logical next step for the company,” said Ron Diamond, president of
Conair Corporation, Cuisinart’s parent company.
“We are very excited to be partnering with such an established and
respected housewares brand like Cuisinart,” said Jack Albert, Sr., chairman and chief executive officer of Best Brands Consumer Products Inc.
“The textiles collection that we have created exemplifies the quality and
innovation that the Cuisinart brand represents, and has given us the
opportunity to further grow the presence of our manufactured products
in the marketplace.”
Under the terms of the agreement, Best Brands will develop a full
line of kitchen textiles and tablecloth products designed to further the
mission of Cuisinart, which is to be a catalyst to enable consumers to
“Savor the Good Life®.”
Other terms and conditions of the licensing agreement were not disclosed.
Vacu Vin launched its own iPad application (app) called: “I-Kitchen.”
I-Kitchen is designed to be the easiest and most accessible kitchen
timer for cooking, frying, grilling and roasting. This app turns iPads
into go-anywhere, multi-tasking, kitchen timers.
Home cooks select and add the desired kitchen appliances to their own
virtual kitchen. Appliances include microwave ovens, stovetops, ovens,
grills and deep fryers. To use, a cook sets the timer on his or her iPad
for each of the appliances in use, and waits for the timer or timers to
go off. This app is especially useful when several foods or steps are
being prepared at the same time. It will help cooks remember that
rolls are in the oven heating at the same time foods are being cooked
on the stovetop or grill.
The app is free to download. By clicking on the following link, a cook
can download I-Kitchen. Try it now and discover Vacu Vin’s I-Kitchen.
For more information, visit
Vacu Vin Launches I-Kitchen
This past June, Le Creuset joined the International Association of
Culinary Professionals (IACP); White House pastry chef, Bill Yosses;
and twenty 4th and 5th grade students from the University of Texas
Elementary School for a hands-on garden-to-table cooking class.
The class began at the university where students harvested seasonal
produce and then moved on to the Culinary Center at the Whole
Foods Market flagship store, where the students prepared a meal.
Partial funding, along with student prizes and all cookware for the
class is provided by Le Creuset.
White House Pastry Chef Bill Yosses leads
students in Cooking Class