Retail Scorecard: Bar Tools

A look at various sales on bar-related products
October 6, 2015David Gill

RetailScorecard3x2NEW YORK-Consumers are beginning to look for items that help them entertain guests, especially with the holidays fast approaching. Here is a roundup of the sales available last week on bar tools.

Sur La Table offered several deals on products from Madison Collection, a 5-Piece Bar Tool set that could be had for $55.96 (was $69.95). The Madison Collection Round Bar Tray, once priced for $89.95, was marked down to $71.96, and the Madison Collection bottle Coaster was tagged for $15.96, down from $19.95. Sur La Table also offered the Quench Bar10der 10-in-One Ultimate Bartending Tool at $14.99 (was $29.95) and the Cambridge Collection Cocktail Shaker for $55.96, down from $69.95. The Corkcicle Chillsner Set, once priced at $29.95, was on offer for $19.96.

At Crate & Barrel, savings were available on a number of Cuisinart wine coolers, with the Dual Zone Wine Cooler for sale for $299.99, down from $425, and the 8-Bottle Wine Cooler, previously offered for $299.99, on sale for $159. The Cuisinart 32-Bottle Wine Cooler was available for $399, down from $699. Crate & Barrel also had a set of four Finial Cocktail Picks on sale for $9.97, down from $14.95. The Red Mountain 12-Bottle Wine Rack was marked down from $79.95 to $59.97, and the Chela Skull Bottle Opener was offered for $5.97 (was $12.95).

Epicureanist was a featured brand at Elder-Beerman. The Epicureanist Aerating Funnel Set, previously priced at $40, was on offer for $27.99, and the Epicureanist Connoisseur Wine Opener and Stand could be had for $133.99 (was $192). The Epicureanist Trilux Wine Aerator was priced down from $50 to $33.99. In addition, Elder-Beerman offered the Vinotemp Infrared Thermometer for $47.99 (was $70) and the Outset Glass and Stainless Steel Cocktail Shaker for $22.99, down from $46. The Outset Boston Cocktail Shaker, previously $50, was on sale for $24.99.

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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