Kevin Copeland, Co-Owner of Chef & Kitchen, Passes Away

DALLAS-Kevin Copeland, the co-owner with his wife Beth of web-based Chef & Kitchen in Independence, Mo., passed away on March 16 at the age of 53, according to Gourmet Catalog. Gourmet Catalog did not disclose the cause of death.

After working for a number of Fortune 500 companies, Copeland started the online site Chef & Kitchen with his wife and had plans to open a brick-and-mortar store.

"A frequent attendee at industry events sponsored by Gourmet Catalog, Kevin exhibited a keen eye for product and had an inherent knack for making good marketing decisions for the web-based shop," said Janis Johnson, president and founder of Gourmet Catalog, of which Chef & Kitchen became a member in 2010. "He will be greatly missed by stores and vendors."

Chef & Kitchen will continue to operate under the guidance of his wife Beth.

HFN Staff | News & Commentary

HFN provides detailed information on the key home classifications: Housewares, Tabletop, Floor Covering & Rugs, Furniture, Home Textiles, Lighting, Home Decor, Mattresses & Bedding, Gifts, Major Appliances and Consumer Electronics as well as Business, Finance and Retail.


  • Patti Carpenter Talks Color and its Importance in the Home

    Camera Icon   More Videos

Subscribe to
HFN Omnichannel
Receive the news you need to know about the trends in the industry delivered right to your inbox.

Current Issue

  • HFN August 2017 cover


    August 2017

    COVER STORY: Sharpening the Focus on Millennials

    Find out what makes Millennials tick when it comes to home decorating, shopping and at-home entertaining with HFN's annual consumer study. Turns out, Millennials favor the in-store shopping experience.


    • Power of the People - Crowdfunding campaigns provide needed capital, feedback for home and housewares product launches.
    •  Omnichannel Retailing: Visual Search Takes Off - Learn how voice and visual search are revolutionizing product discovery.