Product offerings at the Milan, Italy International Exhibition of Quality Household Articles in 1993 were somewhat conservative. Many companies offered existing products in new colors or expanded existing lines. For example, Inoxpran expanded its Prandelli kitchen line with new plunger coffee makers and flatware in coordinated colors. Product offerings by Lagostina S.p.A., Pedrini U.S.A. and ACEA are also described.
Largely conservative offerings seen as result of lagging economies globally, but show scores
MILAN (FNS)–Despite a dollar that is 40 percent stronger than last year, housewares exhibitors reported the four-day MACEF trade fair was quiet as far as American traffic and revoluntionary product introductions were concerned. Manufacturers attributed the subdued mood in large part to difficult economic conditions.
“It was delightful and worthwhile for us, but there were very few Americans there because of the American and world economy,” reported, an importer/distributor of wood and plastic housewares. (more…)Read more