Retail Scorecard: Cutlery

A look at last week’s deals in cutlery from J.C. Penney, Kohl’s and Sears
August 24, 2015David Gill

Retail Scorecard logoNEW YORK-That all-important cooking utensil, the knife, was featured last week in sales from J.C. Penney, Kohl’s and Sears.

At J.C. Penney, several Cuisinart knife sets were cut in price. The Cuisinart Advantage 12-piece knife set was priced at $29.99, down from $50, and the Cuisinart Artiste 17-piece knife set could be had for $79.99 (was $160). The Cuisinart 18-piece forged triple-riveted knife set was marked down from $250 to $99.99. J.C. Penney also had J.A. Henckels’ Forged Premio 17-piece knife set for $199.99 (was $410.50), the Yaxell Ran six-piece knife set for $719.99 (was $1,300) and the Oceanstar Contemporary six-piece knife set for $27.99, marked down from $50.

Cuisinart- and Food Network-branded cutlery sets were on sale at Kohl’s. The Cuisinart Graphix Herringbone 15-piece stainless-steel cutlery set was priced down from $179.99 to $129.99, and the Cuisinart 15-piece triple-rivet cutlery set could be had for $119.99 (was $159.99). The Food Network 18-piece soft-grip cutlery set carried a price tag of $79.99, down from $99.99, and the Food Network 12-piece cutlery set was sale-priced at $24.99 (was $49.99). Also at Kohl’s, the Chicago Cutlery Insignia 18-piece cutlery set was marked down to $199.99 from $249.99, and the Rachael Ray Cucina six-piece cutlery set could be had for $152.99, down from $179.99.

Chicago Cutlery was spotlighted among the deals Sears offered on cutlery sets. The Chicago Cutlery 15-piece Essentials knife-block set carried a tag of $51.99 (was $71.99), and the Chicago Cutlery Metropolitan 25-piece knife set was checking out for $156.99, down from $207.48. Sears also offered the Farberware Classic 22-piece knife-block set for $18.35 (was $49.99) and the Ginsu Koden Series 14-piece stainless cutlery set for $48.86, down from $69.99. The Hampton Forge 15-piece Contempo block set was priced down from $159.99 to $87.19, and the Oster 22-piece cutlery block set was available for $49.49 (was $54.99).

David GillDavid Gill | Senior Editor
dgill@hfnmag.com

David Gill covers home textiles, small electrics housewares, personal-care products, cleaning products, mattresses, consumer electronics and major appliances. He also reports on retailers and writes about the business and financial side of both vendors and retailers. He has more than 30 years of experience in business journalism, and has worked for other publications and websites that cover consumer products from both the manufacturer and retailer sides. His outside interests include sports (he is a big fan of the New York teams and of British soccer), cooking, movies and theater. He occasionally enjoys a good cigar as well.

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