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Mar. 14th, 2013

Target to Expand Cooking and Kitchenware Business With Two E-Commerce Acquisitions

CHEFS Catalog and businesses will be combined into new, wholly owned subsidiary

MINNEAPOLIS - Target Corp. (NYSE: TGT) today announced agreements to acquire CHEFS Catalog and assets of in two separate transactions. The e-commerce acquisitions are aimed at expanding Target’s presence in the growing cooking and kitchenware market.

Following the closings, the two businesses will be combined to create a new, wholly owned subsidiary of Target. Both brands will continue to operate under their current names. Target believes these transactions present a strategic growth opportunity . More »

Feb. 19th, 2013 Selected as Finalist for 2013 eTail Best-In-Class Awards

E-Commerce Company Recognized for its Strategic Email Marketing

Los Angeles, CA (PRWEB) -, a leading culinary e-commerce company that powers some of the biggest names in cooking, has been selected by a panel of its retail peers as a finalist for the 2013 eTail Best-In-Class Award for Email Marketing. The winners will be announced during the Best-In-Class Awards Ceremony on Feb. 26 at the eTail West Conference in Palm Desert, Calif. will also be showcasing its innovative email marketing strategy during a presentation at the conference on Feb. 25. More »

Feb. 7th, 2013 Selected by Gourmet Business Magazine to Receive 2012 Global Innovation Award

E-Commerce Company to be Recognized for its Excellence in Online Retail of Home Goods During 2013 International Home + Housewares Show.

Los Angeles, CA (PRWEB) -, a leading culinary e-commerce company, has been selected by Gourmet Business magazine as the 2012 Global Innovation Award (gia) honoree in the U.S. Online/Catalogue category for its innovation in online retail of home goods. The U.S. Online/Catalogue category was created in 2011, making the second-ever recipient of this accolade. The award will be presented to during a ceremony on March 3, 2013 in Chicago, part of the 2013 International Home + Housewares Show. More »

Jan. 17th, 2013

Top 10 Most Wanted Kitchen Items Unveiled by

Home Cooks Picked Their Most-Desired Cooking Items During the Holiday Season, With Clear Favorites Emerging.

LOS ANGELES, CA (PRWEB), a leading online retailer of cookware, has revealed the top 10 items on home cooks’ wish lists. The list was compiled during a Nov. 6 - Dec. 25 “Pin to Win Your Holiday Dream Kitchen Sweepstakes,” where cooking enthusiasts pinned their dream items from for the chance to win their entire board, up to a value of $3,000. There were some clear favorites that emerged, which included items that mirrored popular home cooking trends from 2012, such as canning, along with traditional kitchen classics. More »

Nov. 27th, 2012

What's Selling Where | Cooking Gear - The Wall Street Journal

American cooks feel the pull of national food trends, but their appetite for cooking gear still varies in significant ways. Peter Gibbons, vice president of merchandising for online retailer, scrutinizes the purchases of American cooks across the country. Below, the top-selling items on the site, by region, this year through October: More »

Nov. 21st, 2012

Making a Better Cup at Home - The Wall Street Journal

More U.S. Homes Adopt Single-Cup Machines as Coffee Culture Goes Self-Serve

Coffee snobs, be warned: This could be the year you buy a single-cup coffee maker. Major manufacturers hope this holiday season they'll finally pry away consumers who are still clinging to more traditional coffee methods. Single-cup brew systems, some that make espresso drinks and froth milk, are hitting the market in a year when retail experts say there aren't many other big-ticket gifts vying for attention. More »

Nov. 6th, 2012 Launches Pin to Win Your Holiday Dream Kitchen Sweepstakes

Win up to $3,000 of your own gift ideas by pinning to a “My Holiday Dream Kitchen” Pinterest board

LOS ANGELES, CA (PRWEB) is giving away the ultimate kitchen holiday gift: up to $3,000 worth of kitchen products in the Pin to Win Your Holiday Dream Kitchen sweepstakes. Entering is simple: From now through December 25, create a board on Pinterest called, “My Holiday Dream Kitchen,” and then pin up to $3,000 worth of items found on using the hash tag #holidaycooking. will then pick one winner to receive his or her entire board’s worth of items. More »

Oct. 17th, 2012

BAM! Partners with Chef Emeril Lagasse, to Manage E-Commerce Site is “kicking it up a notch” through a new channel partnership with world-class chef, restaurateur, television personality and cookbook author, Chef Emeril Lagasse. The partnership kicks-off with the launch of the Emeril Store, which will cater to his loyal fan base with Emeril’s useful kitchenware products. This high-profile relationship further accentuates’s stellar reputation among American culinary icons. More »

Oct. 10th, 2012 Announces Partnership with Butter Bell® Will Manage Butter Bell Store E-Commerce Site today announced a new channel partnership with Butter Bell®, an L. Tremain Company brand, which since its inception in 1996 has become the most recognized purveyor of butter crocks in the US and Canada. The partnership of these two major players in the culinary space, both based in Los Angeles, coincides with the launch of the newly redesigned Butter Bell Store. The new collaboration only strengthens the network of Powered by brands that continue to dominate the culinary e-commerce space. More »

Jun. 26th, 2012

Kitchen Knife Basics Infographic Released by Chef Knife Guru: Powered by

Chef Knife Guru, the leading cutlery store featuring a recently-launched kitchen knife buying guide Powered by, has released an infographic titled, "Proper Kitchen Knives Make for Quick & Easy Cooking." The infographic offers at-home cooks a cheat-sheet to become a pro on essential kitchen knives and their intended uses, from the chef's knife to steak knives to the serrated bread knife. The specialized category store with companion content destination is the first of its kind for, and was created with the understanding that many cutlery shoppers desire and need to make well-informed decisions before purchase. More »

Jun. 14th, 2012

CafePress Serves Up The Chew Online Shop in Partnership with ABC and

With a storefront powered by CafePress and an extensive cookware selection fulfilled by, a trusted leader in the e-commerce cookware space, The Chew Shop features a large range of products. Available products will include everything from refined kitchenware, including chef’s pans and bakeware sets, to branded The Chew merchandise for big and little foodies such as aprons, and baby bibs. Prices range from as low as $4.99 and provide items to accommodate those who are just starting to learn their way around the kitchen up to the seasoned chefs who are looking to create something new. In addition, the shop will include a curated collection of products such as “Accessories Under $20” and, just in time for Father’s Day, “Top Picks for Dad.” Viewers should check back each week for deals on featured products from The Chew shop. More »

May 15th, 2012

Best Buy Teams Up with to Bring More Choice & Convenience to Customers

Best Buy Co., Inc. (NYSE:BBY), today announced that it is joining forces with, a leading online marketplace for cooks, to launch a microsite for customers to be able to purchase cookware and kitchenware in addition to Best Buy's regular assortment of small and large appliances. The will be operated by and add more than 3,000 products for the kitchen to Best Buy shoppers online. More »

May 9th, 2012

New Kitchen Knife Store Helps Cooks Choose Top Chef Knives & Cutlery Sets has launched Chef Knife Guru, a new online store focused exclusively on cutlery with a comprehensive knife buying guide. The store is's first specialized category store with companion content destination to help educate and advise shoppers both new to and familiar with cutlery. Visitors to the store can easily find more information on top brands and recommended items in the guide, and likewise, visitors to the guide can easily purchase featured items directly in the store. Chef Knife Guru is branded as an authority within, offering top-rated kitchen knives for a range of budgets and lifestyles, from industry-leading brands like Wüsthof, Shun and Global. More »

Mar. 6th, 2012 Relaunches Fresh Preserving Store Online

Jarden Home Brands, known to home canning enthusiasts by its iconic brands, Ball® and Kerr®, has partnered with to relaunch its online store. The Ball® and Kerr® Brands have a 127-year history of producing high-quality glass jars for canners and fresh preservers. More »

Feb. 10th, 2012

Cat Cora Partners with for Her New Kitchenware Shop and celebrity chef Cat Cora announced a new partnership, with building and managing an online cookware store for Cora's official web site. In January 2011, Cora launched Cat Cora by Starfrit, her first line of cookware and introduced Cat Cora’s Kitchen by Gaea, her own line of Greek specialty products, which includes olives, olive oils, vinegar, cooking sauces and tapenades. Visitors to her site can purchase a full assortment of her own branded items, including cookware, cutlery, cooking tools, cookbooks, gourmet foods and kitchen storage products. More »

Dec. 14th, 2011

TheDailyMeal Store Serves Up New Shopping Experience Powered by

Staying true to its mission to house all things food and drink, Spanfeller Media Group’s (SMG) mega food site The Daily Meal has announced a retail partnership with leading digital marketplace,, building and operating an online cookware store for the food news, lifestyle and community site. Named TheDailyMeal Shop, the alliance allows The Daily Meal to focus on dishing out its quality content, while markets and manages the e-commerce expansion. More »

Dec. 6th, 2011

BIA Digital Partners Makes Growth Capital Investment in, Inc.

BIA Digital Partners II LP (“BIA DP”), a private investment firm focusing on expansion stage companies, announced it has led a $13,500,000 growth capital financing for Marina del Ray, Calif.-based, Inc. (the “Company”). The financing consisted of subordinated debt and a new round of preferred equity. Azure Capital Partners, the Company’s lead equity investor, provided a significant participation in the financing. Proceeds from the investment will be used to further the growth of the Company’s flagship site and to accelerate the build-out of the Company’s “Powered By” enterprise-level ecommerce solution. In conjunction with the financing, Damien Dovi, Partner at BIA DP, has joined the Company’s board of directors as an observer. More »

Sept. 8th, 2011 and Epicurious Launch One-Stop Shopping Experience and Epicurious are partnering to provide food enthusiasts with a one-stop shopping experience that marries essential content with essential cooking tools. The new state-of-the-art online Epicurious shop, created and managed by, enables consumers to purchase an assortment of kitchenware and specialty foods tailored to the Epicurious audience and integrated seamlessly with the site's recipes and content. More »

Jun. 15th, 2011 Offers Free Shipping, one of the largest networks of cooking online retailers, is offering free shipping on all orders with no minimum purchase. This offer is available only during the month of June. More »

Apr. 7th, 2011 Teams Up with Steamy Kitchen and Steamy Kitchen have announced that was chosen to build and manage a new online kitchenware store for the leading food blog. Through this partnership, is creating a uniquely branded online store with a full kitchenware assortment, tailored for the Steamy Kitchen fans and visitors. will also be developing and bringing to market new products and services in collaboration with food columnist, Jaden Hair, the talent behind Steamy Kitchen. More »

Jun. 15th, 2011 Launches New Store for Good Bite and Good Bite have announced that will be building and managing a new online kitchenware store for the recipe video web site. Through this partnership, will offer a seamlessly branded and tailored kitchenware and cookware assortment in an online store specifically for the Good Bite audience. In addition, the store will feature exclusive products developed by and Good Bite. The Good Bite store will feature the tools needed right alongside the recipes it features, and will enhance the overall experience of the site. More »

Dec. 2nd, 2010

Marley Coffee partners with to launch innovative new web store along with Marley Coffee, announced today that, the leading online marketplace for cooks, was chosen to rebuild and manage The website was revamped to enhance the customer experience for Marley Coffee online More »

Jun. 17th, 2010 and Paula Deen Enterprises Forge Multi-year Partnership

Paula Deen Enterprises and sign a multi-year relationship. has re-launched Paula Deen’s online store at, and both organizations will be collaborating to bring new Paula Deen kitchenware products to market with original content to support the product launches.More »

Jul. 7th, 2010 Launches International Expansion with FiftyOne, the leading online marketplace for cooks, has launched International shipping using the FiftyOne Global Ecommerce solution to extend the reach of its U.S. ecommerce sites globally in 2010. More »

Nov. 25th, 2009

Rachael Ray Store opened through an expanded relationship between Cooking and Rachael Ray Digital and Rachael Ray Digital have collaborated over the past 18 months, bringing new Rachael Ray products to’s portfolio of partners. More »

Sept. 30th, 2009

Blogger network and whip up a new shop

BlogHer, a news, entertainment and information network for women online, has partnered with e-retailer to create the first BlogHer-branded shop featuring food and kitchen products.More »

Mar. 30th, 2009 Selects StrongMail as Perfect Recipe for Email Marketing’s network of e-commerce sites:,,, and many additional popular culinary brands to benefit from StrongMail’s superior targeting, reporting, performance and deliverability. More »

Nov. 10th, 2008 hires a new head of technology has hired Mark Duvall as vice president of technology. Duvall joins from Wolters Kluwer where he led a team developing large-scale enterprise applications. More »

Nov. 10th, 2008

DHL announces new relationship with

DHL Solutions, a business unit of DHL Exel Supply Chain, the world’s leading logistics services provider, today announced a new contract with, the leading Internet marketplace for cooks. More »

Oct. 14th, 2008 Selects inContact from UCN

UCN, Inc., a market leader in on-demand contact center software for intelligent contact routing and agent improvement, has signed a one-year, renewable agreement for a new implementation of inContact® with More »

Oct. 6th, 2008 hires a new head of ad sales, No. 165 in the Internet Retailer Top 500 Guide, has hired Joseph Trip... More »

Jun. 18th, 2008

Venture capitalists serve up more capital for Inc. has secured $13 million in new working capital from Azure Capital Partners and ORIX Venture Finance, a pair of investment banking... More »

Jan. 2nd, 2008 gets $7 million in financing Inc., an e-retailer offering kitchen and other housewares products across six web sites, has received $7 million in financing from...More »

Aug. 24th, 2007

Food Network hires to run its retail web site

Online kitchenwares retailer will operate a new e-commerce site for cable TV network Food Network, the companies reported the... More »

Aug. 8th, 2007

Customer comments serve up gourmet designs at

Hearing the unvarnished truth from shoppers can hurt. But for soliciting and evaluating customer feedback is also an effective way to... More »

Jul. 2nd, 2007 upgrades its eGain deployment to offer even more responsive customer service

Online retailer expects to further enhance its brand image through superior and reliable customer service, powered by eGain Mountain View... More »

Jun. 4th, 2007 will whip up online stores for Betty Crocker, Pillsbury will offer its full line of 90,000 kitchenware products through co-branded sites it’s developing for the 160 independent retailer-members... More »

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