Merchandise Monday: The Season of Love

The Big Day is just around the corner – do you have your gifts lined up for your loved ones? Hinda is here with an assortment of Valentine’s Day goodies for the special gal or guy in your life.

Alex and Ani Love Russian Silver Bracelet

Designed to wear alone or to layer for a customized look (additional bracelets sold separately), Alex and Ani's patented expandable wire bangle is the most innovative concept in jewelry, allowing the wearer, with the slide of a hand, to adjust the bangle for a perfect fit. Alex and Ani bracelets are made entirely in the United States from recycled materials.

Brighton® Lotta Love 16" Adjustable Necklace

The Lotta Love 16” adjustable necklace features a Swarovski® crystal heart surrounded by hand-painted pink, red and orange enamel hearts and the word “Love.” What better way to show your love to someone special? The Lotta Love collection also includes matching earrings, bracelets and key fob (each sold separately). 


Caravelle® by Bulova Men's Silver Bracelet Watch

The Men's Silver Bracelet Watch features stainless steel with serrated-edge bezel, luminous hands, calendar, second hand, double-press fold-over clasp and water resistance to 30m. This classic style is made for daily wear and will look great with any ensemble.


Coach® Love Women's 1.7-oz.

This captivating, floral woody fragrance intimately embraces the romantic, desirable and sensual spirit within the Coach® woman. A fragrance of the heart, Coach Love is all that is modern, enviable and chic.


Dolce and Gabbana Light Blue Men's 2.5-oz.

Drawing upon their native home of Italy, the innovative design team of Dolce and Gabbana has captured the sensuality of the Mediterranean. A refreshing blend of citrus notes combines perfectly with masculine woods and subtle spice to create a distinctive fragrance that epitomizes relaxed sophistication.

Godiva Valentine's Day Bear

On your mark, get set, snuggle! Exclusive to Godiva, this soft and plush bear made by Gund® holds a bag of milk and dark chocolate foil-wrapped solid hearts. Kosher. 8-pieces. Weighs 1.5-ounces. This is just one item in our assortment of Godiva gifts!


Nambe Mini Love Bowl

As a symbol of endearment, this lustrous heart-shaped bowl makes an ideal gift any day of the year. Designed by Sean O'Hara, this bowl measures 4.5” in diameter and is made of lustrous Nambé alloy.

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Merchandise Monday: Back to School!

Whether you’re heading back to campus or sending your little ones off for the first time, Hinda has everything you need to start the school year right. From tablets and tech accessories to bedding and breakfast-makers, you’ll get an A+ in being organized and ready to hit the playground running!

Brighton® Go ID Zip Pouch-Black

Carry this fresh silhouette as a wristlet or clip it onto your handbag. It features two credit card slots, an exterior pocket and an ID window, a microfiber exterior and zip top closure. Perfect for carrying your essentials to class or going out on the weekend.


Down, Inc.® Signature Down Comforter - Twin

Add the comfort and elegance of down to your bed in the form of this lightweight, twin-sized comforter. Featuring sewn-through construction and a 260 thread count cotton shell, it’s filled with premium domestic white down for exceptional warmth. Don’t suffer through any more cold nights!

Hamilton Beach® Breakfast Sandwich Maker

Breakfast is the most important meal of the day, but mornings are hectic for most people, especially families with children. Enter the Breakfast Sandwich Maker by Hamilton Beach®. Just choose your bread and fixing, and in five minutes or less, your perfectly assembled breakfast sandwich is ready to eat!


iLive™ Sport Over Ear Bud

These sport earbuds feature a secure and comfortable design for active lifestyles. A gold-plated connector resists corrosion and two sets of ear tips provide a custom fit. Enjoy your favorite tunes on the go or at the gym – wherever your busy life takes you!


iLive™ Headphones With Extra Bass

The Headphones with Extra Bass feature precision-tuned drivers and an over-the-ear design that give you studio quality sound. Padded, 3D-swivel earcups and an adjustable headband provide maximum comfort while a gold-plated connector resists corrosion. Jam on!


Speck® Smartflex Case for iPhone®5

Keep all your valuables all in one place with the SmartFlex Card – a slick, supple case for your on-the-go lifestyle. When carrying a wallet is too much, this iPhone® 5 case makes a clever companion. Features rubberized polymer with room for three credit cards, cash and features a camera lens cutout.


Zeki 7-inch Tablet 8GB Memory

Featuring a dual core 1.5 GHz processor, Android™ Jellybean™ and built-in Wi-Fi®, the 7” tablet from Zeki is perfect for navigating your virtual world. The capacitive, hi-res screen represents the most advanced multi-touch technology available today. Great for work or play!


As always, this is just a sampling of the great back-to-school items we have available in our assortment. We’ve got supplies and accessories for all ages and grade levels, so be sure to check out our entire collection so you can start this year off on the right foot! 

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Merchandise Monday: Summer’s just around the Corner!

And you know what that means – bathing suit season! Is your bod beach-ready, or will you be swimming in a t-shirt or cover-up for the foreseeable future?

Fear not. Hinda is here to help you slim down and feel great with a whole bunch of new workout and fitness gear. What are you waiting for? There’s no time like the present to kick off some healthy habits in time for summer!

AFG Elliptical

Engineered for the best combination of body position and movement for the best feel possible, the 4.1AE Elliptical features a Sixstar Certified™ platform, heavy-duty 30-pound flywheel that delivers the smoothest elliptical experience and unparalleled performance, unique MaxTone™ arch pedals that tone leg muscles and glutes with ease and upgraded multi-position handlebars with speed and incline buttons that multiply workout options.

Conair® Weight Watchers® Body Analysis Scale

The Weight Watchers Body Analysis Scale measures body fat, body water and bone mass. It features a convenient carrying handle, 10-user memory and 1.3” digital LCD display. This 330-pound capacity scale displays weight in 0.2-pound increments and will give accurate body weight readings for all users in weight-only mode. Warning: Do not use this product if you have a pacemaker or other internal medical device.

Empower® Boxing Boot Camp

Fight to be fit with this first-of-its-kind, authentic boxing-inspired workout. Empower and Striking Beauties joined forces to deliver a knockout fitness system unlike any other. The 12 Rounds Workout combined with the Empower Boxing Boot Camp will have you jumping rope and using the medicine ball in ways you’ve never dreamed of. Get ring-ready and work your entire body with this empowered fitness solution!

Empower® Portable Pilates Studio

Now you have no more excuses – the Portable Pilates Studio lets you perform reformer-style Pilates movements without heavy equipment in your home. Lightweight and portable, the bar disassembles for easy storage. The package includes a follow-along workout DVD with bonus upper body strength workout. Get fit in the comfort of your own home!

Fitbit® Aria™ Wi-Fi Smart Scale

Get where you want to be. Aria tracks your weight, body fat percentage and BMI, painting a picture of your long-term progress. It wirelessly syncs your stats with online graphs and mobile tools that help you stay motivated and on track. Just download the Fitbit® software, then link your scale to your home wireless network and you’re good to go. You can even log meals or even create a food plan. When you're in control, stepping on the scale feels good.

Fitbit® One™ Wireless Activity and Sleep Tracker

If you want to turn fitness into a lifestyle, the One is for you. For starters, it never rests. During the day, it tracks your steps, distance, calories burned and stairs climbed. Come nightfall, it measures your sleep cycle, helps you learn how to sleep better, and wakes you in the morning. The One motivates you to reach your goals by bringing greater fitness into your life – seamlessly, socially, 24 hours a day.

Fitbit® Zip™ Wireless Activity Tracker

Get a kick out of fitness with this little device. It tracks your steps, distance and calories burned and syncs all those stats to your computer and select smartphones. In doing so, it celebrates how much more you do each day. Zip encourages you to set goals, challenge friends and go farther, one step at a time. That’s how you turn everyday life into a social, achievable, awesome path to fitness.

Horizon Fitness Treadmill

Maximize your results with the T303 Treadmill from Horizon Fitness. The large 20” x 60” running area allows you to train longer and harder, and the robust frame and ComfortSELECT™ adjustable cushioning system aids your workout. The Goal Center and challenging programs help you make the most of your workouts and the contact heart rate grips and cooling fan enhance your overall experience. Get fit in the comfort of your own home on your time and in your way!

Are you feeling the burn yet? You will be soon. Check out even more fitness equipment and healthy living tools in our assortment!


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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: Become a Better Cook

Maybe your New Year’s resolution is to eat healthier. Perhaps you noticed your paychecks are a little smaller and have decided to cook more at home. Or you could just be tired of burning your dishes and subjecting your loved ones to less-than-delicious dining experiences.

Here at Hinda, we have everything you need to become a better cook. Let us help you hone your skills, develop new ones and add a little flair to your kitchen and life with new kitchen merchandise available in our assortment.

Chicago Cutlery® Basics™ 4-Piece Steakhouse Knife Set

This wooden knife set never needs sharpening and features serrated stamped blades and natural wood handles. The full tang provides balance, strength and stability, while the extra thick blades give superior control. Steak a little tough? Not to worry when you pick up this set!

Emerilware™ Chef's Stainless 12-Piece Cookware Set

Designed for chef cooking techniques and built to last a lifetime, this stainless 12-piece set has everything you need to whip up fabulous meals in the comfort of your kitchen. Professional stainless construction and aluminum encapsulated bases distribute heat evenly. Comfortable chef’s handles makes it easy to sauté, stir and carry pans. And with great features like elegant hand-polished finishes, measuring marks and see-through glass lids, your guests will never know you’re still a chef-in-training! 

Emerilware™ Hard Anodized Nonstick 12-Piece Cookware

This 12-piece set will give you the professional performance and features to really kick your cooking up a notch. The durable hard anodized aluminum features a nonstick surface for super easy cleaning, and the handles have been ergonomically designed for balance, control and comfort. The set includes 8” fry pan, 10” fry pan with lid, 1-quart sauce pan with lid, 3-quart casserole with lid, 3-quart steamer insert, 3-quart sauté pan with lid and 6-quart stockpot with lid.

Procter Silex® 3-Quart Oval Slow Cooker

This 3-quart, BPA-free oval slow cooker features removable dishwasher-safe stoneware and a glass lid. The keep warm setting means your meal is still hot when you’re ready to eat. A recipe book is included so you won’t want for ideas when you’re hungry and pressed for time!

T-Fal® Stainless Steel with Thermo-Spot Heat Indicator 12-Piece Cookware Set

The unique T-fal Thermo-Spot heat indicator shows when the pan is perfectly preheated to seal in the flavor of your food. The non-stick interior is exceptionally durable, scratch-resistant and safe for use with metal utensils. The set includes 8" and 10" fry pans, 1-, 2- and 3-quart covered sauce pans, 5-quart covered Dutch oven with two stainless steel utensils. Glass lids feature measuring marks for easier cooking and everything is dishwasher-safe.

Vitamix® Blender

Create every course of your home-cooked meal—from frozen drinks to creamy desserts—in minutes. The Vitamix blender is the universal tool for family meals and entertaining. Create smoothies, hot soups and frozen desserts with one machine, and the ability to chop, cream, blend, heat, grind, churn and more with a single machine adds value to the product. The package includes hundreds of chef-tested recipes and a DVD tutorial so you’ll be cooking like a pro in no time!

Wüsthof Silverpoint II 4-Piece Utility Knife Set

This ergonomically designed set features synthetic texture molded handles for a great grip and blades manufactured from one piece of steel that are perfect for all your slicing, chopping and cutting needs. The set includes a 3” paring knife, a 4” serrated paring knife, a 4.5” utility knife and come-apart kitchen shears. Sub-par knife skills be darned when you pick up this classic set!

All this talk of cooking items is making us hungry! Let us know what you think of this great kitchen merchandise – and don’t forget to save us some leftovers!

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Merchandising Minute Newsletter - December 2012

 Welcome to the latest edition of Hinda's "Merchandising Minute" newsletter.

"Merchandising Minute" brings you the latest news on merchandise and award trends.

This issue includes:

  • Trends in Merchandise - Dave Peer's interview with PIP Magazine
  • LeeAnn Schumacher joins Hinda as Director of Merchandising
  • Top Redeemers during the 3rd Quarter
  • Upcoming Trends in Housewares 

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Happy Holidays!

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