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USA Today reports on a theme explored by MNB last week – that kitchenware is all the rage this holiday season, with companies ranging from Macy’s to Crate & Barrel and even Home Depot generating sales with a broad range of innovative and pricey culinary-themed gifts.

KC's View:
We repeat what we said last week – that since supermarkets sell food, it makes simple sense to cash in on this trend and sell appropriate and relevant gadgets and appliances that will allow them to connect to consumer needs in new ways and generate fresh sales.