Merchandise Monday: It’s Tailgate Season!

It’s not quite summer and it’s not quite fall, but no one can deny what this in-between season is all about – sports! Between the waning baseball season and the beginning of football, there is plenty to celebrate despite the shorter days and cooling temps. So why not get out there and enjoy some good ol’ tailgating before your favorite team takes the field? From grilling must-haves to outdoor games, Hinda has everything you need for the perfect tailgate party. Now grab some friends and put your game face on!

Anchor Hocking 14-Piece Beer Party Set

This is the classic set no bar should be without. The 14-Piece Beer Party Set includes a large serving bowl for snacks, six Lucite®-like coasters, six pilsner-style glasses and a 55-ounce pitcher. The glassware is dishwasher safe and great for your next game or movie night!

Baggo® Bean Bag Game

Everyone’s favorite outdoor party game includes two game boards, eight bean bags, a built-in scorekeeper, distance regulator and wall-mounting bracket for storage. The durable polyethylene game boards have carry handles and bag storage and the cotton/poly bags are filled with treated corn kernels.

Coleman® 40-Quart Wheeled Cooler

Fitted with large wheels and a tow handle for easy transport, the blue chest cooler holds up to 67 cans plus ice. Outfitted with a sump-lined drain, it cleans up in a snap with no tilting required. The cup holder lid safely and securely holds four beverages – so it doubles as a small table!

Coleman® Cooler Quad Chair

This outdoor chair holds up to four cans and one Chillers™ Brite Ice Pack (not included) attached to arm chair. Features include a padded seat and back, mesh cup holder, adjustable arm height and side bags to store personal items. Holds up to 300-pounds and includes a convenient carry bag. 

Grilllight 4-Piece Stainless Steel LED Grilling Set with Apron

With Grillight you will never need to worry about the sun setting on your barbecue. The tools are made using high strength 430 stainless steel and includes spatula, tongs, high heat silicone basting brush and a grill fork. The adjustable apron is make of PVC-backed nylon and features front pockets.

Pandora® Football Bead

The Pandora® Silver Football Charm is hand-crafted from sterling silver. This perfectly detailed charm is great for a football fanatic or to represent the football player or enthusiast in your life. Add this unique charm to your Pandora collection and show off your football spirit!

Waring Pro® The Tailgater® Blender

Enjoy anything and everything a Waring Pro™ blender can make in all the best outdoor places. An extra-long 15' cord plugs into 12V cigarette lighters on cars, boats and SUVs. Crush ice, blend drinks and make salsa in the unbreakable, extra-large 48-ounce clear plastic carafe.

Weber® Tailgate Set - Weber Q® 1000™ Gas Grill and Portable Cart

Weber® Q® 1000™ is the perfect grill for camping and tailgating. It pairs a high-performance 8,500 BTU-per-hour input cooking system with easy-grip handles to form a powerful portable gas grill. A push-button ignition provides easy, reliable lighting and the burner valve is infinitely adjustable.

Wine Enthusiast Indoor/Outdoor Cabernet/Merlot Wine Glasses (Set of 4)

Perfect for pool, patio and even indoors, these everywhere glasses have such clarity, you might mistake them for crystal. But they’re actually made from food-safe, shatter-resistant Eastman Tritan™ copolyester that won’t crack or break, making them ideal for entertaining anywhere without worry.


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Merchandise Monday: ‘Cue up the Party!

Back in February, we introduced new grills. Last month, we announced items for long-weekend fun. Now that summer officially starts on Saturday, we’re going to keep the party going and bring you even more great new items for your barbecue, backyard party and outdoor weekend relaxation. Summer is short and goes fast – especially here in Chicago – so we need to soak up as much of the rays and warmth as we can while they last!

KettlePizza™ Pizza on the Grill Package

Cooking with a KettlePizza™ is easy! The Pizza on the Grill Package includes an adjustable stainless steel sleeve, 14" aluminum pizza pan, built-in high-temp thermometer, high heat gloves and a pizza cutter. Enjoy cheesy and delicious pizza on the grill!


Smart Solar Flamingo Accent Light

The Solar Flamingo Accent Light is a decorative lighting idea for patios, decks and gardens. A metal sculpture in the shape of a flamingo creates whimsical garden art by day. Energy saving white LED in body automatically illuminates at dusk and turns off at dawn.


SunBriteTV® 32-inch Outdoor Rated HDTV, 720p

This all-weather TV makes an elegant addition to any area that requires a touch of entertainment. Place under an awning on your deck, pool, patio or outside kitchen. Under the stars or during daytime, this rugged TV will laugh off rain drops and shun salty air.


SunBriteTV® 46-inch Outdoor HDTV 1080p

This is SunBrite®’s most popular outdoor HDTV. By the pool, on the patio or over an outdoor fireplace, this true all-weather LCD TV is built for permanent outdoor installation and all-weather outdoor living entertainment.


Weber® Rapidfire® Chimney Starter

The Weber® Rapidfire Chimney Starter gets your charcoal glowing in just minutes. The extra large capacity bin will ensure you have enough coals to get cooking fast. Designed to quickly produce hot coals for cooking with an aluminized steel construction and special cone-shaped grate.

Do you know how to use a chimney starter? It's easy! Simply fill the chimney starter with coals and place over a few sheets of crumpled newspaper. Light the newspaper and let the charcoal begin to smoke – leave it untouched for 15-20 minutes or so. When the coals are covered in ash, dump the charcoal onto the bottom grate (using heavy mitts, of course!) and place your grilling rack over the coals. You’re ready to start grilling!

YETI® Tank Cooler

Made with YETI®’s signature Permafrost Insulation and No Sweat design, this party-ready beverage tub keeps ice retention at the center of attention. Tank holds 60 bottles, 96 cans, one keg, 51 blue crabs, 24 mullet and menhaden, 98 slices of watermelon, 20 gallons of trashcan punch or two bushels of oysters.  

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Merchandise Monday: Sizzlin’ Grills

Last week was golf, this week it’s grills – are you noticing a theme here? We’re over this long, cold, snowy winter and are gearing up for warmer weather with new merchandise to match the impending spring season! We’ve added a bunch of new grills and grilling accessories just in time for you to come out of hibernation and get into the fresh air!

Broil King® Baron™ 340 S Natural Gas Grill

At the heart of the Baron 340 S is the legendary Broil King cooking system: heavy-duty cast iron cooking grids, stainless steel Flav-R-Wave™ technology and powerful stainless steel Dual-Tube™ burners. Easy to maintain, with urban styling and a performance package that rivals any other grill, the Baron series is in a class by itself.


Char-Broil Four-Burner Gas Grill with Sideburner

This 40,000 BTU cooking system with four burners has 480 sq. in. primary and 660 sq. in. total cooking area. It features a 10,000 BTU lidded side burner, porcelain-coated cast iron cooking grate and swing away, electronic push-button ignition, stainless steel lid, handle, control panel and fascias, painted metal side shelves, front panel and a temperature gauge in lid.

Cuisinart ® 3-Piece Professional Grill Tool Set

The Cuisinart® 3-Piece Professional Tool Set turns any griller into a pro with high quality, good looking tools. This set includes spatula, tongs and fork and is constructed of durable stainless steel and rubber ergonomic grips. The Cuisinart logo is embossed proudly across the tools and each tool is comfortably long enough to use safely at the grill without being bulky.

Cuisinart Chef's Style Stainless Tabletop Grill

This grill goes from box to burgers in less than 10 minutes with no tools required. Once set up two stainless steel burners combine for a total of 20,000 BTU's of meat searing heat sparked by a simple TwistStart ignition system. Feel free to show this grill off while tailgating or camping as well since this unit travels as well as it cooks.


Cuisinart Grilluminate Universal Grill Light

The Grilluminate Universal LED Grill Light is a fully customizable light designed to brighten up any grill when the sun goes down. This light features a unique dual mounting system - the C-clamp adjusts and mounts the light to most full-sized grill handles while the magnetic base allows you to prop the light firmly on any magnetic surface. 


Cuisinart Wireless Grill Thermometer

Monitor the grilling temperature of six different types of meat – beef, veal, lamb, pork, chicken and turkey – from up to 100’ wirelessly. Simply select your meat and desired taste, insert the probe and grill away. The handheld unit will monitor the meat temperature and even alert you when it's done. This thermometer also features a convenient timer option and built in flashlight for grilling at night. 

Weber® Barbecue Mitt

The Barbecue Mitt is a reliably protective mitt at the grill and is a must for safe grilling. This mitt is extra long to protect hands well beyond the wrist. Well padded for extra protection and sized to fit most hands.


Weber 3-Piece Tool set

The 3-Piece Tool Set includes a spatula, tongs and fork. Textured handles allow for easy gripping and better control of tool. The angled spatula neck allows you to reach over the edge of the grill. Get ready to become a barbecue pro this season!

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Merchandise Monday: Congratulations to our Supplier, Weber® Grill!

After months of testing over 100 grills, Consumer Reports® announced that the Weber Spirit SP-320 is the best bet for the upcoming grilling season. It’s easy to use, heats up quickly and cooks evenly. CR also reports that it is among a few grills tested that excel at indirect grilling, making it an optimal choice for slow-cooking ribs, roasts, whole fish and poultry.

Boasting 529 sq. in. of cooking area, the Spirit can grill about 16 to 30 burgers at once, according to CR’s test. Other features that make this grill a winner include stainless steel grates, three main burners with 32,000 BTUs per hour plus 12,000 BTU-per-hour side burner, porcelain-enameled Flavorizer bars and six tool hooks.

You can find the Weber Spirit SP-320 among Hinda’s assortment of grills and outdoor cooking accessories, and read CR’s full grilling report here.

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Merchandise Monday: New Partner – Broil King®

Hinda is happy to announce that we will now be offering items from Broil King in our awards assortment! It might not be quite grilling season yet, but there’s no reason not to get a jump-start on checking out new grills or stocking up on tools and accessories. These great new products will be available for redemption beginning in March!

Baron™ 320 and 490 Gas Grill LP/NG

The all new Baron series from Broil King offers both power and performance in a variety of sizes to suit the avid griller. The Barons include standard premium stainless steel features like a durable lid, drop down side shelves, control panel, handles and cabinet door.  You’ll be deemed the baron of backyard barbecuing when you show off your grilling skills on one of these beauties!

Deep Dish Wok

The professional wok topper is constructed from 1.2mm high-grade stainless steel. Its oversized design gives you more cooking space while its deep dish keeps foods contained within the wok. Oversized stainless steel 10mm handles and raised square perforation holes add to the rigidity of the design and raised perforations help keep food from sticking.

Imperial™ XL Gas Grill LP/NG

Inspired by professional cooking appliances and designed for the true outdoor grilling enthusiast, the newly refined Imperial™ XL enables you to truly enjoy the finer moments with friends and family. The Imperial XL features two totally independent cooking ovens which provide unmatched ease of use, as well as a slew of functional and fashionable features that will keep your guests coming back!


Introducing the new Keg, Broil King’s double steel walled and insulated kamado style smoker and convection grill that comes fully loaded right out of the box. Features include 480 sq. in. of total cooking area, removable side shelves, a durable stand with large wheels and trailer-hitch compatibility. What are you waiting for? Expand your barbecue experience with the Keg.

Pizza Stone Grill Set

The professional pizza stone set includes a resilient pizza stone able to withstand rapid temperature changes, a 1.2mm high-grade stainless steel cradle with integrated thermometer and 10 mm handles and a wooden pizza peel. The cradle is also designed to keep the pizza from sliding off the stone while removing it from the grill with the peel.

Professional 4-Piece Tool Set

The professional 4-piece barbecue tool set features a durable design tough enough for even the most demanding griller. It features large Bakelite handles with sleek stainless inlays over extra-thick 1.8 mm stainless steel one-piece tools – the ideal fusion of functionality and durability. Set includes a turner, locking tong, silicone basting brush and barbecue grill brush.

Signet™ 20 Gas Grill LP/NG

The Signet™ series is one of Broil King’s most popular gas grills and offers over 600 sq. in. total cooking space. With three stainless steel Dual-Tube™ burners, you can cook a variety of foods at the same time. The quality Therma-Cast™ aluminum oven retains heat and is perfect for convection cooking large roasts or even your holiday turkey. Grill like a pro and display your sense of style!

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Merchandise Monday: Trends from the Trade Shows

PART 2 - PPAI Expo

We continue our trade-show wrap-up with a visit to the Promotional Products Association International (PPAI) Expo, which took place in Las Vegas on Jan. 14-18, the week following CES. The PPAI Expo is the largest promotional products show in the industry, and if you’re looking for something new, you’ll find it here – along with over 11,000 promotional consultants and 1,400 suppliers in the grand exhibit hall.

PPAI is all about branding. By definition, a brand is the "name, term, design, symbol or any other feature that identifies one seller's goods or services as distinct from those of other seller's." Initially, branding was the act of burning a symbol into an animal’s skin with a hot iron stamp as a means to differentiate one’s cattle from another. This tactic was subsequently adopted in business, marketing and advertising – albeit somewhat less painfully.


Top Emerging Trends

From colors and textures to lifestyle and entertaining, new trends were out in full regalia at PPAI this year.

Let’s focus on fashion. As they say, everything old is new again. Neon from the ‘80s and brilliant pops of color ignite everything from clothing to accessories in 2013. Gold and black jewelry are on the rise, along with chunkier watches and bangle sets. Black diamonds are back, and rose gold is a must have.

Fashion handbags are getting bolder and brighter, as well. Patent leather is hot for spring, and cross-body style bags, which are perfect for commuters and multi-taskers who need their hands free, are trending right now. Pick one up with a pop of neon and you’ll be the trendsetter of your social group!

Are you a thrill-seeker? Well 2013 looks to be your year. Experience and lifestyle options were a big trend at PPAI. Everything from outdoorsy activities to unique adventures is emerging as popular categories. Coinciding with this, the health and wellness category is trending with products for working out on-the-go and staying healthy while traveling.

Speaking of outdoor living, backyard entertaining was also a big trend this year at PPAI, and portable and space-saving grills are all the rage. The latest grills are lighter-weight and easy to clean but still offer all the grilling space and quality you need when creating an outdoor meal for your family or your whole block.


This is just a smattering of the trends and products emerging this year. Check back frequently for updates via our weekly “Merchandise Monday” column right here on Hinda Blog!

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