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How Great Jones Hopes To Serve A New Take On Cookware

A week out from Thanksgiving, and home chefs nationwide are inspecting their gear, wondering if the tools are adequate for the task. Some will look at battered pots, mismatched utensils, a non-functioning food processor and what might have been the first crockpot ever sold – and decide that perhaps it is time to go shopping.

But the world of kitchenware is a vast and various place – and knowing where to start, even when it comes to buying something as simple as pots and pans, can daunting. One can start with a cheap set of pans for less than $50, pick up a reasonably nice (and Oprah-recommended) set for a few hundred dollars, or shell out around $1,000 for a set of pots and pans from Le Creuset if the goal is replicate a professional cooking experience in one’s own home.

And while one can reasonably infer that the $1,000 set is probably of a higher quality than the $50 set, food writer Sierra Tishgart realized that for consumers – particularly bridge millennials starting to buy homes, start families and equip kitchens – the world of cookware was something of a black box.

An expensive black box, at that, since premium cookware tended to be prohibitively expensive for shoppers – and, in Tishgart’s description, “unnecessarily complicated.” What makes one skillet better than another? Most customers don’t really know, other than judging by what they paid for it or what the reviews have said.

Plus, she noted, the design aesthetic wasn’t really all that appealing.

“I found myself at home more, and wanting to become a better home cook,” Tishgart said. “But I found the process of figuring out what I need in the kitchen to be really overwhelming, and cookware seemed to lack originality in design.”

And thus the concept for Great Jones – a cookware company for younger home cooks – was born.

It’s a potentially very lucrative market to attempt to take a bit out of, so to speak. As of today, the global cookware industry is estimated to be worth $2.1 billion, with big growth forecast in the coming years. And the numbers strongly indicate that millennials will be leading that surge – 60 percent of first-time homebuyers are millennials, and many will be looking to build their first “grown-up” kitchen.

But Great Jones is just one of many digital startups trying to capture this emerging demographic and disrupt the space. Launched in 2016, Made In is also in the pots and pans business, and Milo launched in April this year with a single product, a $95 Dutch oven. But Tishgart and her Co-founder Maddy Moelis (who was also a childhood friend and early employee at Warby Parker) believe they bring something a bit different to the table – and the stovetop.

“I was thinking that someone’s going to do this. But no one’s gonna do this exactly in the way that we can. And why not us?” Tishgart asked. “We knew that we’d approach this differently by marrying the substance with the style. This is a design piece in your home as much as a highly utilitarian and functional piece that you’re actually cooking with.”

The two raised a small friends-and-family funding round to get Great Jones off the ground, and to date have raised $3.35 million, according to Forbes. The company’s seed financing round, which closed in October, was led by VC firm General Catalyst.

The product line is simple in these early days, though doubtless useful to anyone contemplating a large number of dinner guests. Great Jones offers four pieces of stainless steel cookware (a saucepan, a sauté pan, a stock pot, and a small fry pan with a ceramic non-stick coating) and one Dutch oven, all priced between $45 and $145 individually, with a full set selling for $395.

Tishgart and Moelis said they’ve used the same materials as high-end brands to ensure even distribution of heat during cooking, though their pricing is much more reminiscent of mid-tier (think brands you are likely to find at Target, but not Williams Sonoma). Moreover, the pots are designed to be pretty, with contrasting brass-colored metal for the handles. The Dutch oven (or The Dutchess, as it is called on the site) comes in pink, yellow and dark green. The aesthetic is modern vintage, going along with the 70s vibe of their website design and their Instagram feed full of vintage cookbooks and recipes.

Great Jones doesn’t just sell pots to customers – it also tells them how to use them properly, and why they are good pots.

“We’re setting ourselves up as a one-stop shop,” noted Tishgart. “We offered five pieces from the start, and wanted to explain and inform you about what each of these does.”

But will that be enough, combined with the stylish goods at a direct-to-consumer price, when it seems everyone wants to be in the business of putting their goods into bridge millennials‘ kitchens? Early to say. But Tishgart and Moelis do have a vision, and a unique idea about how to become part of their customers’ lives.

“Food is emotional, whether it’s just me cooking for myself in my pajamas, or having my boyfriend’s family over for the first time and struggling to roast chicken,” Tishgart pointed out. “We want all of this to come across in our brand.”

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Pre-Black Friday 2018: Best Home Décor Deals from Kitchen Aid, Williams Sonoma & More

It’s that time of year again! If braving the crowds in stores or shopping online, pre-Black Friday shopping is here and is the ultimate opportunity for primetime saving. Whether you are looking to begin your holiday shopping or just wanting to find something you’ve been needing for your home, this is a great chance to save more. This is an opportunity to make the purchase you’ve been patiently waiting to pull the trigger on (because we understand not wanting to spend full price on something) this is the time to do just that. From seating and tables to lighting and more, we’ve curated a roundup of great deals and sales going on now in the world of home decor.

Seating

Nice looking quality made seating doesn’t often come cheap and in the world of home décor, it’s a bonus when finding a great deal on a lounge chair, sofa or any other type of seating piece. Here’s a list of great looking choices all at an ideal price point.

Premium Leather Promena Dining ArmchairAnthropologie

Originally priced at $598, now on sale for $400.

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Norwich Sofa, EspressoOne Kings Lane

Originally priced at $4,615, now on sale for $2,230.

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Julien Tufted Slipper Chair, Gray VelvetOne Kings Lane

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Lighting

Lighting is a fun category to shop for. Whether looking for the perfect table lamp for your bedsides or on the hunt for that perfect chandelier for above your dining table, here’s a roundup of sophisticated choices that could be just the perfect fit, all at a great sale price.

Vaughn Round Chandelier, Antique BrassWilliams Sonoma Home

Originally priced at $1,650, now on sale for $1,320.

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Curvilinear Mid-Century Floor Lamp – WhiteWest Elm

Originally priced at $399, now on sale for $280

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Surfaces

Coffee tables, dining tables, and side tables are all surface types that can be pricey at times. We understand waiting until the piece you’ve been crushing on finally goes on sale to purchase. Here are a few stylish yet functional table choices all at a nice price that might fit the style of just what you’ve been looking for.

urbn 2.0 metal coffee table floor sampleABC Carpet Home

Originally priced at $795, now on sale for $398.

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Echo Bunching Table, Set of 2Crate Barrel

Originally priced at $698, now on sale for $639.

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Tiered Bookshelf – LowWest Elm

Originally priced at $499, now on sale for

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Venetia ConsoleWilliams Sonoma Home

Originally priced at $2,695, now on sale for $2,160.

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Accessories Decor

Accessories are an opportunity to bring interest and character into your home decor. We understand not wanting to spend a small fortune on something minuscule just to decorate your coffee table or console table with and that’s why we’ve found a number of pieces that’ll do the job, all at an optimal price.

Isabel Square MirrorArteriors

On sale for $885.

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Lacquered Large Jewelry BoxBarney’s New York

Originally priced at $1,595, now on sale for $959.

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Natural glass objectMitchell Gold + Bob Williams

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Kitchenware Table Top Décor

There’re always great deals on kitchenware and tabletop decor at this time of year. From flatware and cooking ware to tabletop decor, all serve as the perfect holiday gift or refresh to your own kitchen space or dining setting. Here are a few kitchen and tabletop essentials all at a favorable price point.

KitchenAid 7-Ply Stainless-Steel with Copper Core 10-Piece Cookware SetWilliams Sonoma

Originally priced at $2,000, now on sale for $1,200.

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Monroe TableclothBloomingdale’s

Originally priced at $95, now on sale for $76.

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HAPPY HOUR ACRYLIC COCKTAIL GLASSES – SMOKEPottery Barn

Originally priced at $7, now on sale for $3.

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Art Glaze Dinner PlateBarneys New York

Originally priced at $46, now on sale for $29.

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Ovale FlatwareDesign Within Reach

Originally on sale for $54, now on sale for $41.

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Storage

Storage is essential for any household or apartment. The perfect dresser, credenza, nightstand or bookcase makes the world of a difference when it comes to organization and everyday functionality. Here are a few storage pieces that look expensive without breaking the bank.

edie marble inlay tall chestCB2

Originally priced at $999, now on sale for $699.

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CELA SHAGREEN GLASS DOUBLE-DOOR CABINETRestoration Hardware

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ANTWERP CREDENZAJohnathan Adler

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Great Jones On Serving Up Cookware For Millennials

A week out from Thanksgiving, and home chefs nationwide are inspecting their gear, wondering if the tools are adequate for the task. Some will look at battered pots, mismatched utensils, a non-functioning food processor and what might have been the first crockpot ever sold – and decide that perhaps it is time to go shopping.

But the world of kitchenware is a vast and various place – and knowing where to start, even when it comes to buying something as simple as pots and pans, can daunting. One can start with a cheap set of pans for less than $50, pick up a reasonably nice (and Oprah-recommended) set for a few hundred dollars, or shell out around $1,000 for a set of pots and pans from Le Creuset if the goal is replicate a professional cooking experience in one’s own home.

And while one can reasonably infer that the $1,000 set is probably of a higher quality than the $50 set, food writer Sierra Tishgart realized that for consumers – particularly bridge millennials starting to buy homes, start families and equip kitchens – the world of cookware was something of a black box.

An expensive black box, at that, since premium cookware tended to be prohibitively expensive for shoppers – and, in Tishgart’s description, “unnecessarily complicated.” What makes one skillet better than another? Most customers don’t really know, other than judging by what they paid for it or what the reviews have said.

Plus, she noted, the design aesthetic wasn’t really all that appealing.

“I found myself at home more, and wanting to become a better home cook,” Tishgart said. “But I found the process of figuring out what I need in the kitchen to be really overwhelming, and cookware seemed to lack originality in design.”

And thus the concept for Great Jones – a cookware company for younger home cooks – was born.

It’s a potentially very lucrative market to attempt to take a bit out of, so to speak. As of today, the global cookware industry is estimated to be worth $2.1 billion, with big growth forecast in the coming years. And the numbers strongly indicate that millennials will be leading that surge – 60 percent of first-time homebuyers are millennials, and many will be looking to build their first “grown-up” kitchen.

But Great Jones is just one of many digital startups trying to capture this emerging demographic and disrupt the space. Launched in 2016, Made In is also in the pots and pans business, and Milo launched in April this year with a single product, a $95 Dutch oven. But Tishgart and her Co-founder Maddy Moelis (who was also a childhood friend and early employee at Warby Parker) believe they bring something a bit different to the table – and the stovetop.

“I was thinking that someone’s going to do this. But no one’s gonna do this exactly in the way that we can. And why not us?” Tishgart asked. “We knew that we’d approach this differently by marrying the substance with the style. This is a design piece in your home as much as a highly utilitarian and functional piece that you’re actually cooking with.”

The two raised a small friends-and-family funding round to get Great Jones off the ground, and to date have raised $3.35 million, according to Forbes. The company’s seed financing round, which closed in October, was led by VC firm General Catalyst.

The product line is simple in these early days, though doubtless useful to anyone contemplating a large number of dinner guests. Great Jones offers four pieces of stainless steel cookware (a saucepan, a sauté pan, a stock pot, and a small fry pan with a ceramic non-stick coating) and one Dutch oven, all priced between $45 and $145 individually, with a full set selling for $395.

Tishgart and Moelis said they’ve used the same materials as high-end brands to ensure even distribution of heat during cooking, though their pricing is much more reminiscent of mid-tier (think brands you are likely to find at Target, but not Williams Sonoma). Moreover, the pots are designed to be pretty, with contrasting brass-colored metal for the handles. The Dutch oven (or The Dutchess, as it is called on the site) comes in pink, yellow and dark green. The aesthetic is modern vintage, going along with the 70s vibe of their website design and their Instagram feed full of vintage cookbooks and recipes.

Great Jones doesn’t just sell pots to customers – it also tells them how to use them properly, and why they are good pots.

“We’re setting ourselves up as a one-stop shop,” noted Tishgart. “We offered five pieces from the start, and wanted to explain and inform you about what each of these does.”

But will that be enough, combined with the stylish goods at a direct-to-consumer price, when it seems everyone wants to be in the business of putting their goods into bridge millennials‘ kitchens? Early to say. But Tishgart and Moelis do have a vision, and a unique idea about how to become part of their customers’ lives.

“Food is emotional, whether it’s just me cooking for myself in my pajamas, or having my boyfriend’s family over for the first time and struggling to roast chicken,” Tishgart pointed out. “We want all of this to come across in our brand.”

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This KitchenAid stand mixer is 40% off today only – Yahoo

Stop whatever you’re doing and jump on this deal ASAP! This popular KitchenAid stand mixer is on sale right now at Macy’s for more than 40 percent off. Originally, priced at $375, it’s just $220 today only, so you’ll want to act fast. This is the lowest price we’ve ever seen on this kitchen powerhouse, and it’s just in time for the holidays.

A must for any baker, this sleek gray model has a powerful 325-watt motor to mix even the toughest  dough, and its unique pouring shield keeps ingredients in the bowl.

Plus, the mixer ships for free! While you’re at it, head to macys.com to shop the rest of its one-day-only Thanksgiving flash sale and save up to 70 percent across the site. Hurry, this sale ends tomorrow, Nov. 14. The editors at Yahoo Lifestyle are committed to finding you the best products at the best prices. At times, we may receive a share from purchases made via links on this page.

Shop it: KitchenAid Artisan 5-quart stand mixer, $220 (was $375), macys.com

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GCC Modular Kitchen Market Outlook to 2023 – Strong Growth of the Residential Construction Sector is a Key Driver

Dublin, Nov. 15, 2018 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — The “GCC Modular Kitchen Market: Industry Trends, Share, Size, Growth, Opportunity and Forecast 2018-2023” report has been added to ResearchAndMarkets.com’s offering.

Catalyzed by factors such as the recovery in oil prices, strong growth in the housing sector and rising urban population, the GCC modular kitchen market is currently exhibiting strong growth.

Market Drivers

A modular kitchen can be customized according to the taste of the end user. It can be designed in a way allowing it to complement the theme of the house or make a total contrast. Consumers can select the design, theme and colour of their cabinets, handles and the accessories.

Modular kitchens gives the user convenience and efficient utilization of space. A significant amount of storage areas can be created in the smallest of kitchen areas. As a result of increasing real estate prices and a rise in apartment style houses in the GCC region, residential units are getting more compact in size. This is creating a strong demand for modular kitchens which provide an efficient management of space in small houses.

Modular kitchens are easy to install and repair. If required, individual components can also be replaced without affecting the remaining components. Cleaning and maintaining a modular kitchen also takes less effort.

Strong growth of the residential construction sector, recovery in oil prices and a continuously rising urban population are some of the factors that are expected to drive the GCC modular kitchen market in the next five years.

Segment Analysis

On the basis of product type, the GCC modular kitchen market has been segmented as Floor Cabinet, Wall Cabinet and Tall Storage. Currently, the Floor Cabinet type accounts for the majority of the market share.

On the basis of design/layout type, the GCC modular kitchen market has been segmented as L-shape, U-shape, Parallel, Straight, Island and Peninsula.

Based on the type of material used, the GCC modular kitchen market has been divided as Lacquer Wood, High Pressure Laminates, Wood Veneers, Melamine and Metals. Amongst these, Lacquered Wood accounts for the majority of the market share.

Based on the distribution channel, the GCC modular kitchen market has been divided into Online and Offline. Currently, the Offline distribution channel accounts for the majority of the market share.

Region-wise, the market has been divided into Saudi Arabia, United Arab Emirates, Qatar, Kuwait, Bahrain and Oman. Amongst these, Saudi Arabia is the biggest market, accounting for the majority of the modular kitchen market in the GCC region.

Key Topics Covered

1 Preface

2 Scope and Methodology
2.1 Objectives of the Study
2.2 Stakeholders
2.3 Data Sources
2.3.1 Primary Sources
2.3.2 Secondary Sources
2.4 Market Estimation
2.4.1 Bottom-Up Approach
2.4.2 Top-Down Approach
2.5 Forecasting Methodology

3 Executive Summary

4 Introduction
4.1 Overview
4.2 Key Industry Trends

5 GCC Modular Kitchen Market
5.1 Market Overview
5.2 Market Performance
5.3 Market Breakup by Product Type
5.4 Market Breakup by Design
5.5 Market Breakup by Material Used
5.6 Market Breakup by Distribution Channel
5.7 Market Breakup by Region
5.8 Market Forecast
5.9 SWOT Analysis
5.9.1 Overview
5.9.2 Strengths
5.9.3 Weaknesses
5.9.4 Opportunities
5.9.5 Threats
5.10 Value Chain Analysis
5.10.1 Overview
5.10.2 Raw Material Procurement
5.10.3 Manufacturing
5.10.4 Marketing
5.10.5 Distribution and Installation
5.10.6 End-Use
5.11 Porters Five Forces Analysis
5.11.1 Overview
5.11.2 Bargaining Power of Buyers
5.11.3 Bargaining Power of Suppliers
5.11.4 Degree of Competition
5.11.5 Threat of New Entrants
5.11.6 Threat of Substitutes
5.12 Price Analysis
5.12.1 Price Indicators
5.12.2 Price Structure
5.12.3 Margin Analysis

6 Market Breakup by Product Type
6.1 Floor Cabinet Type
6.2 Wall Cabinet Type
6.3 Tall Storage Type

7 Market Breakup by Design
7.1 L-Shape
7.2 U-Shape
7.3 Parallel
7.4 Straight
7.5 Island
7.6 Peninsula

8 Market Breakup by Material Used
8.1 Lacquer Wood
8.2 High Pressure Laminates
8.3 Wood Veneers
8.4 Melamine
8.5 Metal
8.6 Others

9 Market Breakup by Distribution Channel
9.1 Online
9.2 Offline

10 Market Breakup by Region
10.1 Saudi Arabia
10.2 UAE
10.3 Qatar
10.4 Kuwait
10.5 Bahrain
10.6 Oman

11 Competitive Landscape
11.1 Market Structure
11.2 Key Players
11.3 Profiles of Key Players

For more information about this report visit https://www.researchandmarkets.com/research/k5slxh/gcc_modular?w=12

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The Best KitchenAid Mixer Black Friday Deals of 2018: Top …

What are the best Black Friday KitchenAid mixer deals for 2018? Consumer Walk share their top picks for shoppers.

SALE CITY (GLOBENEWSWIRE)–Consumer Walk have compared the top KitchenAid mixer Black Friday deals to find the best savings for shoppers. Links to the best deals are listed below.

The best KitchenAid Black Friday 2018 deals:

Check out the full range of KitchenAid Mixer deals at the Amazon Black Friday sale.

Note: Black Friday sales are time limited. Check the Amazon Black Friday page for their full range of live deals.

By studying and monitoring Black Friday deals across thousands of products, researchers at Consumer Walk are able to narrow down the best options for shoppers. Consumer Walk are continually updating their website with their list of the best Black Friday deals of 2018.

KitchenAid manufacture a wide range of kitchen appliances known for their performance, durability and build quality. The Artisan and Classic series of stand mixers have powerful motors and adjustable speed controls allowing the user to produce their preferred mixture.

Both total online spending and visitor numbers over the holiday sales season have been on the rise in recent years. Black Friday and Cyber Monday 2018 looks set to continue this trend. Black Friday 2017 sales were 16.9% higher than 2016’s same day sales numbers. Adobe Analytics reported that sales on that one day alone in 2017 exceeded $5 billion.

About Consumer Walk: Consumer Walk report the latest news from the world of online retail. Consumer Walk participates in affiliate programs including the Amazon Associates program and earns income by providing links to Amazon.com and other websites.

Contact: Andy Mathews (andy@nicelynetwork.com)

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21 foodie gifts for anyone who loves to eat and cook – Business Insider

The Insider Picks team writes about stuff we think you’ll like. Business Insider has affiliate partnerships, so we get a share of the revenue from your purchase.


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It’s not too difficult to identify a foodie in the wild. Do they plan their next meal as they eat their current one? Are their travel itineraries made up entirely of restaurants and bars? Have they exhausted every cooking show and food documentary offered by Netflix? If so, congratulations — you have a foodie on your hands.

This holiday, you can fuel their appetite and never-ending quest to enjoy good food with these unique gifts. Treat them to one of the best meals they’ve ever had, then top it all off with a food or cooking-related gift.

The way to a foodie’s heart is through their stomachs — and one of these 21 gifts:

Looking for more gift ideas? Check out all of Insider Picks’ holiday gift guides for 2018 here.

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