Author: Perry Reynolds, Vice President, Marketing & Trade Development, IHA
Continuing our series on the “ins” and “outs” in consumer lifestyle trends, here is a list of housewares products that consumers say are “out” for 2009 and beyond. See the list of what housewares products they say are “in”.
This list is from a focus group of consumers held in mid-October. The consumers are members of the Housewares Influentials Panel, a group of trend-setting and trend-spreading consumers managed by Riedel Marketing Group.
- Throws that are sweaters, knitted or crocheted
- Novelty single-use appliances that take up space (i.e. pizza maker, quesadilla maker)
- Turnkey products that make you use their system (refills etc.)
- Bread machines
- Low carbohydrate diets
- High Fructose Corn Syrup
- Trans fat
- Mops & buckets
- Regular brooms (consumers now expect design & improved functionality)
- Fine china / crystal / silver
- Shabby chic
- Laminate countertops
- Expensive fancy artwork
- bisphenol A in plastic beverage containers
- Bulky, heavy vacuums
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