RYE, N.Y.–Jarden Consumer Solutions has aligned its newest product assortment to reflect what it believes will be some of the top trends in 2014: affordable health care and multifunctional products.
Affordable healthcare is a hot topic in American homes and this trend is expected to continue for some time, according to Jarden. “As consumers come to terms with the fact that, to some extent, they must take greater responsibility for managing their health, affordable products for doing so will come to market and permeate American homes more than ever before.” In 2014 Jarden will highlight its new Oster Versa Performance Blender 1000 Series, featuring a 1,000-watt motor to grind fresh nut butters, puree preservative-free soups, whip up antioxidant-rich berry sorbets, and churn out protein smoothies or green drinks. Also new from the Oster brand is Juice & Blend 2 Go, with 400 watts of power to extract essential nutrients from fruits and vegetables to serve up fresh juices and blended smoothies directly into a 20-ounce, BPA-free personal blending bottle.
Referring to the trend for multifunctional products, Jarden said, “Double duty is the new basic.” In addition to saving time and money, kicked up gadgets for cooking and entertaining will offer extra benefits for enhancing consumers’ lives. Jarden’s new Margaritaville Cargo Bali Frozen Concoction Maker dispenses freshly blended restaurant-quality drinks in minutes, with the push of a lever. And its FoodSaver V2300 and V2500 Vacuum Sealers feature new technology for reducing bag waste to save consumers even more money. Easy-to-use manual controls effectively preserve meats, poultry, seafood, vegetables and leftovers five times longer than traditional storage methods, according to the company.