Were you a fan of the old Syracuse China brand or know someone who was?
Well, then you'll need to get to the Onondaga Historical Society on Wed, April 24th as there will be two tattoo artists available to recreate tattoos based on Syracuse China lithograph stones.
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Libbey Foodservice is expanding its Syracuse China dinnerware offerings in two ways that can help distinguish today’s most discriminating tables. New SCARBOROUGH dinnerware is genuine bone china. Popular CANTINA dinnerware now includes many new accessories and a new vibrant color – Limon.
Luxurious SCARBOROUGH bone china is exquisitely crafted for style and quality. Adorned in precious metal silver and a delicate blue and satin‐like decoration – and with 25 items from which to choose –SCARBOROUGH is sure to impress diners at even the most distinctive venues. “Scarborough is elegant bone china ideal for upscale restaurants and other establishments,” said Susan Dountas, director, foodservice marketing for Libbey. “It’s specifically designed for beauty and strength to return the highest value on investment.”
SCARBOROUGH and CANTINA dinnerware from Libbey are fully vitrified to prevent moisture and odor absorption along with unleaded, rock‐hard glaze for reduced scratching – extending the beauty and life of the dinnerware.
To learn more about all the new products from Libbey Foodservice, go here: http://foodservice.libbey.com/
According to DailyMarkets.com, Libbey reported higher earnings on a slight dip in sales during the 2nd quarter. Led by glassware sales strength in the China and U.S. markets, Libbey also grew sales to World Tableware customers by 5.1 percent during the quarter, but these were partially offset by a 4.9 percent decrease in sales to Syracuse China customers.
“We are encouraged by these results, driven by our efforts to increase productivity and control costs as well as the solid sales growth we achieved in select markets,” said Stephanie A. Streeter, chief executive officer of Libbey Inc. “Our sales were particularly strong in glass operations in the U.S. and Canada, and in China. On the other hand, sales were disappointing in Mexico and Europe. Despite this reasonably strong quarter, we have a lot of work to do to sustain performance and secure our future,” said Streeter. “The strategic plan we announced earlier this month will strengthen and build upon the efforts to improve our cost structure, leverage our advantaged businesses and strengthen our balance sheet.”
To learn more about Libbey 2nd quarter results and to read the complete story, go here:
So….seems like Libbey seems to be spreading its dinnerware efforts around a bit. It’s great to see such a venerable brand as Syracuse China picking up steam with new products like SOLARIO.
You can view the entire range of Libbey products for foodservice by going here: http://foodservice.libbey.com/
In what might be called a sign of the times....the former Syracuse China factory in Syracuse, New York was dismantled on this past Friday. Nearly 650,000 square feet of factory is being torn down.
Hard for many to imagine that Syracuse China - having produced dinnerware for 138 years and been one of the region's major employers and an American icon - is now being made offshore.
To read a couple of local news stories and see videos of the demolition, go here:
While Syracuse China is not often thought of as a hip, leading-edge type tabletop brand, there are some things going on there that will surprise. Taking off on their popular Cantina series, Syracuse has launched Highlighters, with 4 versitle shapes, 4 radiant colors, and a mix-n-matching of nearly endless possibilities.
With today's trends towards more warm climate cuisine, Syracuse China's Highlighters seem pretty near perfect for appetizers, smaller entrees, or desserts. And, perhaps the best part is they are covered with the Syracuse China Lifetime No Chip Warranty.
So....what's not to like?!
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Libbey's Syracuse China is rolling out its new two-tone TERRACOTTA line of dinnerware with six items in the range and a color palette of glazes including Fern Green, Pine Tan, and Mustard Seed Yellow. Additionally, there are four accessory items in a solid terracotta color. Using a genuine terracotta body material, the new line from Syracuse is fully vitrified and very durable. The TERRACOTTA line is crafted in two-tone, organic shapes for easy stacking and color tones that evoke an earthy, natural ambiance. We have just been mentioning how a number of dinnerware companies are rolling out their versions of “hand-thrown” looking dinnerware these days, usually in earthtone or pottery-looking glazes. These often are used with southwestern menus or restaurants trying to position themselves as “natural” or organic.
Syracuse China is one of the oldest and most respected brands in the china industry bringing cutting edge design and style to its collection of ceramic dinnerware. Syracuse is recognized for service, selection, quality, reliability, and responsiveness to new trends in foods, styles, colors, and shapes.
To see the entire line of Syracuse China, click here: Syracuse China