Two of the Hottest Trends to Watch in Household Cooking Appliances

Two of the Hottest Trends to Watch in Household Cooking Appliances

US demand for household cooking appliances is forecast to total $9.6 billion in 2021. As more and more homes are being built or remodeled, appliance manufacturers have introduced a wide range of new models designed to entice consumers to replace working appliances early or spring for a higher-end model.


Two of the Coolest Trends to Watch in Household Refrigerators & Freezers

Two of the Coolest Trends to Watch in Household Refrigerators & Freezers

US demand for household refrigerators and freezers in the US is forecast to total $10.4 billion in 2021. As more homes are built and kitchens are remodeled, suppliers are finding creative ways to become the first choice in the mind of every customer.


Kraft Heinz’s Bid for Unilever Shows Processed Food Industry’s Appetite for Change

Kraft Heinz’s Bid for Unilever Shows Processed Food Industry’s Appetite for Change

Unilever declined a takeover offer of over $140 billion from Kraft Heinz, stating that the offer “fundamentally undervalues” the company. The rebuff prompted Kraft Heinz to withdraw the offer, but speculation continues that the company may be hungry for another merger...


Celebrity Chefs & Premium Items Heating up Demand for Tableware & Kitchenware

Celebrity Chefs & Premium Items Heating up Demand for Tableware & Kitchenware

US demand for tableware and kitchenware is projected to total $12.7 billion in 2021. Growth will be aided by gains in disposable personal income, improvements in household formation and home sales, and increases in new marriages...


Turmoil in Textiletown

Turmoil in Textiletown

There’s trouble in the US home textiles market. Leading retailers and their suppliers have been shaken by a series of supply chain scandals that have brought the veracity of a wide swath of product claims under scrutiny. While these events have created a major headache for leading players, they represent an opportunity for others...