Press Releases

KitchenHappy™ Continues Product Safety Leadership

December 7, 2015

RICHMOND, MI — KitchenHappy™, today announced it is among the first to achieve ‘Product Safety Aware’ status in the Promotional Products Association International (PPAI) Product Safety Awareness Program. This means KitchenHappy has met or exceeded the PPAI product safety training and education requirements.

KitchenHappy has demonstrated its commitment to product safety by actively engaging its workforce and adopting a corporate culture prioritizing product safety compliance training and a commitment to continuing education.

Nancy Hyde, KitchenHappy Customer Service lead said, “Meeting the evolving product safety compliance expectations of the promotional products industry requires regulatory knowledge and an ongoing company commitment. We are proud to establish a proactive leadership position in the industry through our commitment to PPAI’s ‘Product Safety Aware’ compliance program. Product Safety Awareness gives us a strong competitive edge and increases the value in the client-supplier relationship; it’s a win-win for both of us.”

PPAI, founded in 1903, has a long history of leadership in the development of training and education programs meant to enhance safety programs in the promotional products industry. The Association is the world’s largest and oldest not-for-profit trade association for the $18.5 billion promotional products industry and is the leading provider of promotional products safety and compliance training and education with more than 50-years of professional development and certification.

WineO Wine Stopper Wins Best New Product at Las Vegas Souvenir & Resort Gift Show

September 20, 2015

LAS VEGAS, NV — Buyers voted WineO, The Original Wooden Wine Stopper by KitchenHappy, as the Best New Product Award winner at the 2015 Urban Expositions, Las Vegas Souvenir & Resort Gift Show.

"WineO struck a responsive chord with buyers because it is a customizable souvenir that retails for less than a greeting card," said Sue Kinch, Co-Owner of KitchenHappy. "The best new product award affirms we listened when buyers told us what they wanted: No set up fee, low minimums and the ability to name drop. We got it right."

The MSRP of $4.99 each includes an engraved or printed wine stopper with gift pouch. WineO can be easily paired with a bottle of wine for a more substantial gesture. Selected from 1300+ show booths, showcasing thousands of souvenir and resort products, WineO was stationed in the MADE IN THE USA section. "Buyers love the friendly price point and the ready-to-go gift pouch. They were ecstatic to learn all KitchenHappy products are made in the USA," said Kinch. Exhibitors also placed WineO orders at the show, choosing to customize the stoppers with their logo for use as corporate holiday gifts.

The best new product award was preceded by a 2014 International Housewares Association nod to innovation. The IHA award honors product design and creativity, according to Phil Brandl, President of the International Housewares Association.

WineO functions better than cork, a no-taste, no-odor food grade thermoplastic elastomer (TPE) shank eliminates the concerns of cork crumbs and the oxygen permeability. The patented design and low profile topper allow horizontal or vertical placement of open bottles for storage flexibility.

New Wine Stopper from KitchenHappy™ - Something to Cheer About
Patented, low profile wine stopper design combines functionality and fun.

Rochester, MI - KitchenHappy today announced the release of WineO, a collection of engraved wooden wine stoppers. Each patented WineO stopper features a functional low profile 1 ½” round by ¼” deep birch topper engraved with an emotionally rewarding message. Initially inspired by a Clifton Fadiman quote, ‘A bottle of wine begs to be shared,’ Sue Kinch, Chief Operating Officer, KitchenHappy said, “WineO struck a responsive chord during market research because it is an inexpensive, tangible way to express appreciation for the real gift: time spent building deeper relationships.”

 Snapi® Propels KitchenHappy™ Growth Plans

Monday July 8th, 2013 - 4:46PM - HomeWorld Business

ROCHESTER, MI — KitchenHappy™, the kitchenware company that produces the U.S.-made Snapi® and now manufactures and distributes Fasta Pasta, has had a surprisingly fast growth rate, according to Sue Kinch, COO at Connexion, Inc., KitchenHappy’s parent company.

KitchenHappy™ was formed in 2010 after Jack Elder, who along with his brother Mark, owns Connexion, Inc., designed a one-handed scooping tool designed for salads as well as picking up other foods easily. The initial concept for Snapi® was brought to Jack Elder by the owner of Misto, the maker of an olive oil sprayer, according to the company’s website.

 Snapi® Provides Fast Retail Satisfaction

April 25, 2013 - Las Vegas NV -- Affordable kitchen gadgets provide fast retail satisfaction.
“It’s a quick emotional fix that they want to buy something and have something fun,” Diana Tyler said.
Tyler has been in the hardware business for 18 years as owner of Kelloggs & Lawrence hardware in Katonah, N.Y. She said her store markets to the stay-at-home moms who have the time to shop at brick-and-mortar stores. These are the women who also watch cooking shows and know the latest gadget to make dinner preparation easier.

“Made-in-America” makes Snapi® a popular KitchenHappy™ product
Snapi®, the single-hand server by KitchenHappy™, is grabbing Americans’ attention. Retailers across the United States are reporting that as customers experiment with Snapi in their playful counter displays patrons notice the American flag shown on packaging with the reassuring words, “Made in America.”

Girls: they wanna have fun. And they found it at Royer’s Pharmacy in Ephrata, Pennsylvania.
Rebecca Buckwalter from Lititz, Pennsylvania was spending the day shopping with two good friends. The three stopped in at Royer’s to buy greeting cards. As they waited in the checkout line, they spotted the SnapiTM display.

 KitchenHappy’s made-in-America Snapi™ to grab attention at summer tradeshows

Visitors to this summer’s Gift Shows will have the opportunity to experience for themselves not only the function but also the exceptional fun of the Snapi™. Made in America, the single-hand server will be featured at KitchenHappy’s booths during the following tradeshows

 KitchenHappy’s Snapi® breaks sales record

The Snapi® by KitchenHappyTM says it’s "The fun way to serve food” – and sales definitely prove it.

KitchenHappy’s Snapi® grabs attention at gift industry tradeshows
Visitors to late summer gift industry tradeshows had the opportunity to experience for themselves not only the function but also the exceptional fun of KitchenHappy’s Snapi®. Their delight with the single-hand server more than doubled the Snapi customer base during the shows.

 KitchenHappy’s Snapi® serves up a fruit salad of color

Now more than ever, Snapi® is "The fun way to serve food" as KitchenHappyTM nearly doubled kitchen fun by adding three new colors to its family of single-hand servers. Designed to serve big-bowl fare such as salads and pasta with one hand, Snapi now comes in seven (7) colors: Grape (purple), Tangerine (orange), Mango (yellow), along with the original Ice (white), Kiwi (green), Watermelon (red), and Berry (blue).