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FRY-DAY 4/1/2016

FRY-DAY, KitchenwareRobert McGinnisComment

TODAY'S FRY-DAY FEATURE IS A LITTLE SWEET:

 

FRY PAN DESSERTS

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Get double duty from your frying pans with easy and delicious desserts!

Oven safe up to 500°F!

 Great for these cooking surfaces!



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FRY-DAY 3/18/2016

FRY-DAY, Food, KitchenwareRobert McGinnis1 Comment

GOING A LITTLE STIR CRAZY WAITING FOR THE WEEKEND TO START?

TODAY'S FRY-DAY FEATURE IS:

 

STIR FRY


Stir Fry is my go to meal when I need to use up all of the remaining vegetables in my refrigerator. It's quick, easy, and delicious but sometimes it gets a little boring! Here are some items that will help you step up your Stir Fry game in store for demos or at home! 

 For the...VEGGIES

Creating vegetable "noodles" for your Stir Fry take it from at home to restaurant quality in seconds! 

For the...HERBS AND SEASONINGS

My knife skills are severely lacking! These help!

For the...UTENSILS

Keep the theme alive with these tools!

FRYING

WOK is the Cantonese word for round bottom pan. Whether you are using a high heat gas stove or electric stove, you have options!

SAUCES

Add some spice to your Stir Fry or dump over lettuce for an amazing salad!


How do you make your Stir Fry? What vegetables do you use? Do you have a secret sauce?

Let us know in the comments below! 

Merchandising Monday 3/14/2016

Merchandising Monday, Kitchenware, HousewaresRobert McGinnisComment

TODAY'S MERCHANDISING MONDAY FEATURE IS:

 

GRAY


There are a lot of things in this world that we do not want to be gray, e.g. the sky, a steak, or our hair.

When it comes to housewares however, gray is here to stay! It just happens to be my favorite color as well!

Here are a few HTI vendors that are going gray gracefully. 

Click a picture to visit their website and learn more. 


Do you have a favorite gray product? Are you a vendor with grey pieces? 

FRY-DAY 2/26/2016

FRY-DAY, Kitchenware, Housewares, FoodRobert McGinnisComment
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TODAY'S FRY-DAY FEATURE IS:

FRIES


PROGRESSIVE DELUXE POTATO CUTTER

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ZYLISS POTATO AND VEGETABLE CHIPPER

 

PERFECT FOR THE FRY CONNOISSEUR:

PROGRESSIVE DELUXE POTATO CUTTER

CUTS: 

Long and straight cuts. Two different size grids for thicker or thinner fries. Mechanism and handle made cutting effortless. Suction cup on the bottom is perfect for stabilizing cutter. 

CLEANUP:

Used a thin bristle brush to make sure no potato residue was in the cutting grid. Cleanup was fairly simple. 

PERFECT FOR:

Large potatoes, sweet potatoes, root vegetables, and long zucchini or carrot sticks.

People who make a lot of fries or planning to entertain and restaurant kitchens.

Click HERE to visit Progressive's Website

 

PERFECT FOR THE MULTI PURPOSE USER:

ZYLISS POTATO AND VEGETABLE CHIPPER

CUTS:

Medium length cuts with a slight curve depending on vegetable size. Two different grid sizes for a thick or thin cut. Smooth and easy cutting motion. 

CLEANUP:

Super simple! Pulled out the grid and gave the whole piece a quick wipe and rinse! 

PERFECT FOR:

Smaller potatoes, zucchini segments, carrot segments, hard boiled eggs, mushrooms. 

People with small kitchens and need multi-purpose items. Kids assisting with cooking due  to it's light weight and plastic handle. 

Click HERE to visit Zyliss's Website


OUR FAVORITE VEGETABLE FRIES

Click Picture for Recipe 



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St. Patrick's Day Giveaway for Retailers!

Giveaway, Kitchenware, HousewaresRobert McGinnis5 Comments

HTI's St. Patrick's Day Giveaway


How To Enter: 

  1. Tell us what your favorite green or "green" (ECO friendly) kitchenware product is! How have you or will you demo it in your store?
  2. Leave this as a comment on this Blog or Facebook. You can also tweet at us on twitter @htibuyinggroup.

1 lucky retailer will be chosen at random on March 1st at 12:00 pm when the contest closes. The winner will be announced shortly after! Prize will be shipped out immediately following! 

 


What You Will Win: 

An absolutely amazing green prize package to use for upcoming St. Patrick's Day! (pictured above)

Courtesy of our friends Messermeister and Tovolo! 

 
  • 6" Translucent Edge-Guard

  • 8.5" Take-Apart Utility Shears

  • Pro-Touch Peeler

  • Silicone Scraper

 

From: Tovolo

  • 3.5" Paring Knife

  • 5 Quart Soak N' Strain

  • 7" Pastry Brush

  • 8" Scoop & Spread Mini

  • 11" Scoop & Spread 

  • Mini Nylon Turner

  • Mini Silicone Tongs

  • Mini Turner Tongs

  • Prep N' Drain Work Station

  • Silicone King Cube Tray

  • Silicone Ladle Clip

  • Silicone Mixing Spoon

  • Silicone Perfect Cube Tray (Set of 2)

  • Silicone Spatula (Metal Handle)

  • Silicone Spatula (Wooden Handle)

  • Silicone Spoonula

  • Silicone Wine Caps

  • Sleek Spout Bottle Pourer


Tovolo

Visit their website here for more information.

Follow them on their social media:

Facebook: /Tovolo  |  Twitter: @TovoloHome  |  Pinterest: /TovoloHome

Messermeister

Visit their website here for more information.

Follow them on their social media:

Facebook: /Messermeister  | Twitter: @Messsermeister|  Google+: Here


Do you have an idea for or want to be part of our next Giveaway?

Let us know in the comments below or email your idea to Robert@htibuyinggroup.com!

Merchandising Monday 2/22/2016

Merchandising Monday, KitchenwareRobert McGinnisComment

TODAY'S MERCHANDISING MONDAY FEATURE IS:


Why we love this idea:

  • The mini kitchen is an amazing tool for keeping children from becoming restless. This gives parents enough time to be able to shop, ask questions, and discover all of what your store has to offer. 
  • They are incredibly stylish! They come in multiple designs such as urban, country, and vintage. There is a design to fit any store or home.
  • They encourage children and parents to cook together! This can lead to amazing family memories, healthier eating habits, and hopefully loyal customers! 
  • They can be accented with tons of children related product displays. Aprons for kids, kid safe tools and gadgets, cookbooks, gifts, and so much more!

Word of Mouth

"This is a mainstay item for us! It keeps the kids occupied while mom and dad can spend time shopping. When children come in they know exactly where to go. We also sell about 6 a year and the company drop ships!" Mary Weldy Owner of Culinary Apple Chelan, WA

Contact Culinary Apple

Visit their website for more information: culinaryapple.com

Follow them on their social media:

Facebook: /CulinaryApple  |  Twitter: @CulinaryApple  |  Pinterest: /CulinaryApple

Do you have an idea or want to be part of our next Merchandising Monday feature?

Let us know in the comments below or email your idea to Robert@htibuyinggroup.com!

Welcome to the HTI Buying Group Blog!

Kitchenware, HousewaresRobert McGinnisComment

We at HTI Buying Group are very excited to be launching our blog and we are glad you are taking the time to check us out! For our first blog post, we wanted to give everyone a little more information on who we are, what you will see, and how you can get involved!

Who we are. 

The Housewares Training & Information Group, known as HTI Buying Group, offers independent kitchenware and tabletop specialty retailers the benefits that, until now, have only been available to category killer outlets, mass merchants, and department stores - the opportunity to buy products and programs from member vendors on a corporate discount plan.

HTI brings together affiliated members to provide access to training, information and resources to improve sales and increase profits while maintaining their autonomy and independence.

You will see content from:

·         KC Lapiana – President
·         Karen Skalicky- VP of Member Sales
·         Robert McGinnis- Customer Service & Member Sales
·         Guest Post – Industry Insiders, Vendors, and More

Why we are blogging. 

Keeping our members connected is one of our highest priorities! We want to provide as much housewares industry specific information as we can.

We want to make new friends in the industry, strengthen current relationships, and create a member network that is beneficial to everyone!

What our blog will be about.

Some of the things that you can look forward to seeing on our blog are:

·         New/ Hot Products
·         Industry Trends
·         Vendor Promotions
·         Retailer Stories and Accomplishments
·         Retailer Merchandising and Demos
·         Recipes and Food Trends
·         HTI Updates and Events
·         Promotions and Prizes
·         Guest Bloggers/ Retailers/ Vendors/ Publications
·         Trade Shows and Industry Events
·         and whatever you want to see!

How you can leave feedback. 

Leave us comments, send us emails, and visit with us at trade shows! We welcome all of your feedback and want to know exactly what kind of information and subjects are important to you! The more we know the more we can offer!

Again, thanks for checking us out! Stop back soon to see all of the new things we post!

-Robert


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