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NONFOODS NEWS Rebekah Marcarelli
Deadpool Inspired Hydration
Zak Designs, a Spokane, Wash.-based producer of dinnerware, reusable
water bottles and other items dealing with food and drink, launched a line of
mugs, glasses, travel tumblers and water bottles that feature Marvel’s popular
The products include a 25-ounce Tritan water bottle with a flip-top cap
and a drinking spout and a 16-ounce travel tumbler with double–wall insulation and a slide lid that keep the tumbler spill-proof when not in use. The
Deadpool inspired line also includes a collection of 16-ounce glasses, a large
ceramic coffee mug with edgy Deadpool artwork and a fully sculpted and
hand painted mug.
For more information, visit zak.com.
Smith’s Consumer Products, a Hot Springs, Ark.-based producer of knife and scissor sharpeners,
has added two new American-made sharpeners to
“Our line of easy to use kitchen knife sharpeners
are ideal for the home cook, with preset sharpening angles and top of the line abrasives,” says
Melissa Ledbetter, housewares marketing manager.
“These kitchen friendly Smith’s Knife Sharpeners
are designed to quickly take a knife from dull to
sharp with just a few pulls. Knife sharpeners are
traditionally impulse or add on sales at grocery.
We suggest merchandising sharpeners near the
produce or meat departments on clip strips. Or as
we have seen many retailers do, add a few styles
to your general merchandise sections to give con-
sumers a variety of sharpening options.”
The Deluxe Jiff 10-Second Knife & Scissors
Sharpener features a two-stage, handheld
sharpener with coarse and fine slots; a scissors
sharpener built into the handle; preset sharpen-
ing angles that sharpens both sides of blade at
same time; large handle with a solid plastic finger
and hand guard; and reversible and replaceable
premium carbide blades. It has a suggested retail
price of $9.99.
The 8-inch Ceramic Sharpening Rod features
a ceramic rod for aligning the knife edge, large
handle with soft touch accents and non-slip tip.
The sharpening rod also has a suggested retail
price of $9.99.
For more information, visit smithsproducts.com.
Fresher ACID G-Fresh CIGArs
In collaboration with Drew Estate,
Swisher International has reintroduced ACID G-Fresh Cigars in
G-Fresh foil pouches. Officials for the
Jacksonville, Fla.-based company say the
pouches ensure longer lasting shelf life
and promise consistent product quality
for each individually packaged cigar.
In addition to the updated packag-
ing, ACID G-Fresh will also feature
new blends. The classics, Kuba Kuba and Blondie, will continue to be offered in their
traditional infusions with their signature blue cigar bands. Additions will include
Blondie Red, a bold infusion with a dark Cameroon wrapper; and Blondie Morado, a
“rich and robust” ACID in a Maduro wrapper. Drew Estate and Swisher will continue
to work on additional specialty blends to add to the G-Fresh lineup in late 2016.
For more information, visit swisher.com.