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What’s in Store: Vita Casalinga brings Tuscan-created kitchenware to Healdsburg


What’s in Store: Vita Casalinga brings Tuscan-created kitchenware to Healdsburg

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What’s in Store: Vita Casalinga brings Tuscan-created kitchenware to Healdsburg
News from Santa Rosa Press Democrat:

Vita Casalinga offers a large variety of Italian housewares. Employee Jane Brevi staffs the customer service desk. (Photo: Ann Carranza)

Open the door and enter a narrow shop. On one side, you see colorful rows of Italian ceramics, on the other side are high-end cast iron, stainless and copper kitchenware products, Italian is spoken as often as English and you just may find that kitchen specialty item you have always wanted. That’s Vita Casalinga.

The store is the vision of two women, who both studied and married in Italy. Vita Casalinga brings the products of their adopted country to area shoppers who enjoy the homely arts.

Vita Casalinga means “life of the homemaker” and that is the idea behind the store, to offer the tools and specialty items to make a cook’s life easier, warmer and more homely.

“We want you to set the table every day for yourself—use your good dishes, use your linens,” said co-owner Danielle Bolla. “You shouldn’t be afraid of breaking a ceramic piece, that’s why we offer a 50% replacement cost for broken pieces.

“We chose Healdsburg because the pace of…………… continues on Santa Rosa Press Democrat

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New stores boost kitchenware retailer Lakeland
News from Insider Media:

Sales have crept closer to the £160m mark at Cumbrian retailer Lakeland as the company was boosted by a string of new store openings.

The Windermere-headquartered business, known for its kitchen gadgets and other homeware products, said it was well placed to take advantage of growth opportunities despite the difficult economic climate.

Lakeland reported revenues of £157.4m for the year to 31 December 2012, up 4 per cent compared with £151.4m in the previous year.

Pre-tax profit fell from £7.2m to £6.2m for the same periods.

A total of £5m was spent on capital expenditure, mainly as a result of new store openings and refurbishments.

Lakeland said telephone calls into its call centre fell by 11 per cent as part of the migration of orders from phone and post to the internet.

In the directors’ report the company said that it was “confident” about future prospects despite the challenging economic conditions with more store openings planned.

A 60,000 sq ft extension is also set to be completed at its distribution centre in Kendal by early 2014.

Lakeland said the sales for 2012, which were the highest in its history, were partially boosted by the popularity of home baking and a new focus on making products at home.

Post-year end, the business launched a German website and it also plans to do…………… continues on Insider Media

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