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The Gourmet Business team
members are strong supporters of the green movement.
I have seen many signs that
American consumers are more
eco-sensitive than ever, and
are increasingly demanding
earth-friendly products. I see
that green chic has gradu-
ated from a fad, to the begin-
nings of a permanent shift
in demand and consumption
practices. I realized how much
things are changing just the
other day as I observed the
dedication ceremony for an electric car charging station in a
shopping center parking lot, indicating that electric vehicles
are moving toward achieving greater market acceptance.
There is still much work to be done to educate everyone about
this important issue, but we are experiencing the baby steps
that eventually lead to large-scale change. I hope that suppliers and retailers alike are aware of the growing environmental
understanding, and are doing their part to feature products
that have been purposefully designed to be eco-friendly. In
this issue, we highlight some products that serve as examples
of good green design.
I am doing my part to save the environment by drinking some
soda! Well, not exactly, but the soda maker is another product
that has grown remarkably because of the positive difference
it can make in the amount of plastic recycling that is generated. I have read reports of the consecutive strong quarters of
performance by Bed, Bath & Beyond, and some have claimed
it’s due in part to the sales of soda makers. This month, our
editors investigate what’s new and exciting in this popular
category that is helping save the Earth one sip at a time.
America’s other favorite beverage also has a new twist. The
single-serve coffee business has shown strong growth, and
continues to evolve. We uncover the latest trends, news and
new products from the category to help
you stay on top of the craze.
I would like to welcome the newest
member of our talented team, Gregory
Johnson, who will add his own entrepreneurial energy to our brand. Greg will
be working with our clients on the west
coast to uphold our company mission to
support the great suppliers who provide
exciting products to our industry.
Finally, we have shared our views and
knowledge of the market with you over
the last couple of years, now it’s your
turn to share your thoughts with us.
We are always striving to make our
publication the best resource about our
industry, and the only way to effectively
achieve this goal is to collect feedback
from our audience. Below you will see a
link to a short survey that will provide
us with useful information that will aid
us in refining our product to better suit
your needs. We would appreciate you
taking a moment to help us help you.
Publisher, Gourmet Business
President, HousewaresDirect, Inc.
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