Retail Observer

April 2019

The Retail Observer is an industry leading magazine for INDEPENDENT RETAILERS in Major Appliances, Consumer Electronics and Home Furnishings

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women in design; the new modern luxury; innovations in sustainability, wellness and living in place; and the integration of design and technology. Panel sponsors included JSG Oceana, Control4, hansgrohe and Kohler. The return of the popular DesignBites presentations, where 10 brands are offered three minutes each to impress an audience of industry media and design VIPs, drew a standing-room-only crowd. Participating brands included: • Control4 • Franke • Infinity Drain • LG • MAT Inter • Native Trails • Titus Group • THOR Kitchen • Samsung • Signature Kitchen Suite (SKS) KBIS UNCORKED Hosted and sponsored by Signature Kitchen Suite, this invitation- only event replaced the Champagne & Cupcakes event from years past. This networking and cocktail hour at KBIS celebrated the industry's most influential voices – invitees included top kitchen and bath social influencers, media and other VIPs who gathered in the SKS Booth on day one of the show. BEST OF KBIS AWARDS The Best of KBIS Awards, sponsored again by Meredith Publishing magazine brands (Beautiful Kitchens & Baths, Traditional Home, and Dream Kitchens & Baths) yielded over 120 entries. The judging committee personally visited 50 finalists, selecting the final winners for each category: • Best of Show: Blade 3D Printed Faucet, DXV by American Standard • Kitchen Gold: Signature Kitchen Suite 48-inch Dual-Fuel Pro Range with Built-in Sous Vide, Signature Kitchen Suite

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