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Race for the Cure Kick-Off 2012

Posted by CR on Tuesday, April 3rd, 2012

It's that time of year again! We kicked off our 2012 Race for the Cure effort today. Team Anchor Hocking is back together and we've got some exciting things coming your way.

Last year was a wonderful year, with a great group of employees, family, friends, survivors, fighters and supports.

*A few pictures from Team Anchor Hocking 2011 (Race for the Cure, Columbus 2011)
Pictures Courtesy of CR

Race Day is May 19th in Downtown Columbus.

We will keep you updated on the blog, Facebook and Twitter about our plans and details for the Race!

If you are a friend or family member of an Anchor Hocking Employee (Lancaster), and would like to join team Anchor Hocking, we'll have info for you soon on how to sign up with us!

Categorized under: Events  Breast Cancer Awareness  Company News  Spotlight  Community  Spring 

Dear Employees & Customers

Posted by CR on Friday, December 30th, 2011

This year has been filled with wonderful happenings. At Anchor Hocking Company we are truly thankful for all of the hard work and effort that comes from our talented team of employees and humbled by the pride and loyalty shown by our customers.

We wish you and yours a safe and happy New Year. May you take time rest, relax and recharge for the coming year.

Best wishes,


*Oh and don't forget to keep tabs on us via Facebook & Twitter!*

Categorized under: Company News 

2012 New Products

Posted by CR on Tuesday, November 29th, 2011

We are so very excited to introduce to you our New Product line up for 2012!


Categorized under: Company News  Prep  Bake  Serve  Drink  Catalogs  Spotlight  Introducing 

Senator Sherrod Brown Visit

Posted by CR on Friday, July 8th, 2011

Today was quite the exciting day at Anchor Hocking Company's Plant 1, in Lancaster, Ohio. We had a special visit from Senator Sherrod Brown in the afternoon.

He was welcomed in our showroom, where Channel 10 News asked him questions, and a local newpaper photographer snapped shots of the event.

Brown then went on a tour of our factory with our President, Mark Eichhorn as well as our CFO, Mark Hedstrom.

On his way through Plant 1, factory team members were all smiles to see the Senator in their historic factory.

Senator Sherrod Brown not only learned about glass making, but also glass decorating. Here, Eichhorn shows Brown one of our most popular and time tested pieces, the Fire King Measuring Cup.

The Senator is quite proud of Ohio's rich manufacturing history, and was thrilled to hear that we've managed to keep our main plant in the same location since our origination in 1905.

Categorized under: Company News  Spotlight  Made In The USA  Designed In The USA 

Drop the Anchor on Breast Cancer

Posted by CR on Tuesday, May 10th, 2011

Anchor Hocking always looks forward to this time of year! It's such a great opportunity to give to a wonderful cause as a business family.

We thought we'd give you an inside peek at our race shirts for the 2011 Susan G. Komen Race for the Cure (Columbus, Ohio).

The race is Saturday May 14th, and we'll have a team of 129 there.

A big thank you to everyone who helped pull this year's Team Anchor Hocking Company together! An extra round of applause to Moe, our team captain, co-worker, friend and survivor for all of her hard work!

Team Anchor Hocking has 6 pink shirts to hand out this year, which denotes survivors of breast cancer.

All photographs courtesy of CR

Want to see the other designs that were in the running before we chose this one?



All shirt graphics courtesy of CR

Stay tuned for pictures of the race day! We hope that if you're in Columbus on May 14th you can make it out to race, or to help cheer on the participants!

And the next time you get a chance, raise a glass in hope! Together we will find a cure!

Need some Hope? We've got Hope items in our online store!

Let us know what you think of our shirts via Facebook or Twitter!




Categorized under: Company News  Breast Cancer Awareness  Events  Spotlight  Design  Made In The USA  Community  Give Back 

IHA 2011

Posted by CR on Wednesday, April 6th, 2011

About a month ago we attended the International Housewares Show in Chicago. We visit every year as exhibitors and take several employees to evaluate trends. Our designers explored the show and found some very exciting colors, materials, and brilliant new ideas.

*Image Courtesy of CR
(We loved this fun "garden wall" made of tabletop products)

*Image Courtesy of CR
(Image from Pantone Colorwatch -These colors were prominent at the IHA Show)

*Image Courtesy of CR
(Who can't smile when they see these fun characterized kitchen products?)

*Image Courtesy of CR
(Eveyone loves matching their car with their cookware right?)

We attended presentations on trend, eco-friendly design, and the ever growing world of technology. One of the biggest excitements of the IHA Show is watching it grow every year. Last year there was the addition of the twitter feed wall, which continued this year. The conversation was had by including #housewares in your tweets. This year we also saw several booths and printed materials making good use of QR Codes. QR Codes allow you to scan a bar code with your smart phone, which then takes you to an app or a website. This is an excellent marketing opportunity which we intend on seeing more and more in the houswewares marketplace.

*Image Courtesy of CR
(Presentation at IHA on Technology's influence on the market)

Don't worry. We made time to enjoy the beautiful windy city (and boy, was it windy that weekend)!

*Image Courtesy of CR
(View of the setting sun, and martini on the 96th floor of the Hancock Building, Signature Lounge)

For this Anchor Blogger, the high point of the trip was finally working up the nerve to ask chef Curtis Stone for a picture. Goodness is he tall!

*Image Courtesy of CR
(Anchor Blogger "CR" with chef Curtis Stone)
Folllow Curtis on Facebook


We hope you enjoyed our brief reflection on the Houswewares Show! Did you check out our booth at IHA? Share pictures on our facebook page!

The Kitchn was excited about our new products at the IHA Show - Read about it!


Categorized under: Events  Company News  Spotlight  Introducing  Trends  Design 

A Taste of Italy

Posted by CR on Wednesday, March 30th, 2011

I had the excellent pleasure of enjoying a wine tasting in the private cellar at Europia Wine & Spirits last night. The tasting was presented by BelVino (Cleveland, Ohio), an importer of fine Italian wine. Director of Sales, Steve Sheppard was there along with Antonio Chiavaroli of Marramiero. The gentlemen led the twelve of us through the tasting. We enjoyed five exquisite wines; two whites, one rosé, and two reds. 

*All of the wines were from Marramiero, from Abruzzo, Italy.

(Antonio Chiavaroli of Marramiero and Steve Sheppard of BelVino)
*Image Courtesy of CR

So as you can imagine, this evening was quite the exciting opportunity, a quiet event, in a private cellar, with a wine maker from Italy! Who wouldn’t jump to positively RSVP? What else was so wonderful you ask? Well, each tasting was poured into a beautiful piece of Stölzle stemware!

(Beautiful Stölzle Stems awaiting the pour)
*Image Courtesy of CR

I was so thrilled with the wines and the vast knowledge that was bestowed upon us, that I’ve decided to type up all of my notes and share them with you here on the Anchor Blog! Maybe my notes will inspire you to pick up a bottle and cook up some culinary delights to pair with it. 

Our tasting was complete with hearty pours and fantastic hors d'oeuvres created by Europia’s Proprietor, Steven Grabner.

(Meet the Proprietor of Europia Wine & Spirits, Steven Grabner)
*Image Courtesy of CR




This stunning Trebbiano d’Abruzzo just arrived in the United States last week. It is a 2010 Vintage and is aged in vessels and bottles for 3 months.  

Not only does it have a full floral and perfectly fruity flavor, it has a powerfully elegant bouquet and impressive legs.  

This wine would be a beautiful pairing with white meats and fish. Certainly, this is an excellent choice to pair with summer flavors.   

Grape Varietal: 100% Trebbiano d’Abruzzo
Alcohol Content: 12%
Production: 50,000 bottles/ 6 per case/ carton
Size: 750 ml
Serving Temp: 54-56° F    


This 2009 vintage is tropical and harmonious. It has excellent floral flavors, structure and balance. Spicy nuances are also evident among the mango, melon and grapefruit fragrances. The bouquet on this Pecorino is much lighter than that of the Trebbiano d’Abruzzo. 

This golden beauty is aged in steel tanks and in bottles for 4 months.

For a pairing, fish and white meats would be fitting. Salami, pasta, or truffles would be dreamy compliments. Another striking union would be with seared sea scallops and a creamy risotto.  

Grape Varietal: 100% Pecorino
Alcohol Content: 13%
Production: 30,000 bottles/ 6 per case/ carton
Size: 750 ml
Serving Temp: 52-54° F  


The beautiful cherry color of this wine comes from vintification process. The contact between the skin and the juice of the red grapes is quite brief, only 24 hours, allowing only a slight tinge of red color. It is aged in vessels and bottle for about 3 months.

This light yet crisp wine has a fresh bouquet, and admirable legs. Its taste is round, dry and pleasant.  

While one could drink rosé with anything, this Montepulciano would be incredible with gazpacho, pizza, vegetable soups, and tomato based dishes. Artichoke creations would also be well served with this wine.  

*Side note: Artichoke has a chemical that makes it quite difficult to pair with wine and often creates a taste of tin. Surprisingly, this wine manages to balance its flavors out.  

Grape Varietal: 100% Montepulciano d’Abruzzo
Alcohol Content: 13%
Production: 40,000 bottles/ 6 per case/ carton
Size: 750 ml
Serving Temp: 54-56° F  


This wine is bread of indigenous grapes and aged in French and Slavonian oak barrels for 14-18 months, it then continues to mature and refine in the bottle for 6 months. The color of Inferi is a deep ruby red.

The bouquet is rich and warm. Fragrances of vanilla, tobacco and licorice are intensely evident. 

This 2007 vintage not only boasts an artful label, but a powerful flavor that would be perfect with pasta, mushrooms, beef or mature cheeses.

Grape Varietal: 100% Montepulciano
Alcohol Content: 14%
Production: 100,000 bottles/ 6 per case/ carton
Size: 750 ml and 1.5 liter
Serving Temp: 60-65° F   


This incredible ruby red Dama has a vibrant bouquet with fragrant hints of licorice. It is an easy, drinkable wine with unbelievable fruit flavors and perfect acidity. It has a subtle spice and good balance. 

There is almost no oak flavor to this wine, making it a pleasure to drink with any plate. Its distinct flavor is attributed to the process of 12 month aging in steel, followed by 6 months in 2nd and 3rd use barrels. 

*Side note: Each vintage is different, because of the 2nd and 3rd use barrel process. The fruit flavors begin to change because the oak barrels pull out the acidity of the wine; this varies by year based on the 1st use of the barrel. 

Grape Varietal: 100% Montepulciano d’Abruzzo
Alcohol Content: 13.5%
Production: 6 per case/ carton
Size: 750 ml
Serving Temp: 66-67° F  

(Checking out the fabulous legs on the Trebbiano d'Abruzzo)
*Image Courtesy of CR

(Admiring the label art of Inferi)
*Image Courtesy of CR

(Steve Sheppard educating us on the grape varietales from all twenty regions of Italy)
*Image Courtesy of CR

Want more infomation and pictures from the tasting? Stay tuned and follow us on Facebook, where we're sure to post more pictures!

A big heartfelt thank you goes out to Steven Grabner and the team at Europia, Steve Sheppard and BelVino and for the wonderful knowledge shared by Antonio Chiavaroli and Marramiero.

This was a wonderful event and everyone was so excited to be a part of this great happening in the cellar!

Get your own set of Stölzle Stems via the Anchor Online Store

In the Columbus Area and want to check out these wines? Contact Europia Wine & Spirits.

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Categorized under: Spotlight  Drink  Events  Company News  Entertain  Stolzle 

Giving to United Way

Posted by CR on Thursday, March 3rd, 2011

Every year Anchor Hocking asks it's employees to give back in many ways. One of our largest efforts is the United Way Campaign (Fairfield County, Ohio). In 2010 our employees helped raise 27% more money for the United Way  than in 2009!

Through the generous effort of our employees we are able to give a gift that helps out our neighbors and that is something we are very proud of.

Neighboring businesses in Fairfield County also stepped up their giving. What a great year for giving in our area! Let's keep up the good work!

Our very own Mark Hedstrom receiving his suspenders as he takes his seat as Campaign Chairman for 2011 (Franklin County, Ohio United Way).

Read more about the 2010 United Way Campaign...


Last year's Campaign Blog Post

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Categorized under: Company News  Spotlight  Community  Give Back 

Our Corporate Video

Posted by CR on Thursday, January 13th, 2011

We are pleased to share our new corporate video with you. Enjoy!



As always, we love to hear from you:

Categorized under: Company News  Spotlight  Introducing  Made In The USA  Designed In The USA 

Holiday Baking Safety Tips

Posted by CR on Wednesday, December 22nd, 2010



Media Contact: Dace de la Foret Paul Werth Associates 614-224-8114, ext. 235    


Anchor Hocking releases holiday baking safety tips

Continues Tradition of Commitment to Consumer Safety

LANCASTER, Ohio (Dec. 22, 2010) – Anchor Hocking is highlighting its 105-year commitment to safety in the kitchen by providing baking safety tips for consumers. The guidance, designed to ensure that consumers are careful when using Anchor Hocking cookware and bakeware, helps cooks get the most out of their experience with food over the holidays and beyond.

“Our longstanding history as a household name brings us pride and a real sense of responsibility,” said Barbara Wolf, senior manager of marketing communications. “We encourage our customers to share these tips with their friends, as a helpful reminder about how to safely use our Anchor Hocking glassware products for years to come.”

The safety tips include:

· Never place hot bakeware on wet or cold surfaces, including countertops and sinks.

· Never add liquids to a hot dish.

· Clean with plastic or nylon non-scratch pads or cleansers intended for glassware.

· Never place on stovetop or under broiler.

When used correctly, Anchor Hocking glass bakeware is the best in the industry for performance and reliability. Anchor Hocking bakeware has been used since the 1940’s, and it continues to be a safe and reliable part of American kitchens. A popular choice for baking today, it is superior to metal and silicone products because it does not alter the chemical composition or affect the flavor of baked foods.


Anchor Hocking has a consumer hotline 1-800-562-7511, extension 2478, to allow consumers to ask any questions about using tempered glass bakeware. Extensive care and use Instructions for bakeware are also available at



About The Anchor Hocking Company

The Anchor Hocking Company, based in Lancaster, Ohio, is a leading North American designer, manufacturer and distributor of glass tableware to the retail, foodservice, candle and specialty markets. Anchor’s product line includes glass beverageware, bakeware and storage containers; glass candle containers; glass products for lighting and other industrial purposes; floral glass; and specialty glass items. The Company employs more than 1,500 associates at manufacturing and distribution facilities located in Ohio and Pennsylvania. For additional information on Anchor Hocking and its products, please visit

Categorized under: Bake  Company News  Ask Glasspert 

Tips for Success

Posted by CR on Friday, December 17th, 2010

Anchor Hocking has been manufacturing glass in the United States since 1905. Our longstanding history as a household name brings us pride and a real sense of responsibility.

Glass bakeware from Anchor Hocking has been a generational tradition with American families. We want to make sure that you're careful when using our dishes and getting the best experience out of your cooking.

Thank you to our loyal consumers.

Categorized under: Ask Glasspert  Bake  Events  Company News  Spotlight  Made In The USA  Designed In The USA  Home 

Hello November!

Posted by CR on Monday, November 1st, 2010


Well look at that! It's November already! That means we're inching up on several reasons to celebrate! So in honor of this fantastic month we are giving you one awfully good deal on shipping!

So get going! Shop away!


Categorized under: Company News  Spotlight  Winter  Fall 

Shop Away!

Posted by CR on Monday, September 13th, 2010

THIS OFFER IS NO LONGER VALID. For more great deals shop with us at

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Categorized under: Company News  Events  Spotlight  Introducing 

Get Ready To Shop!

Posted by CR on Friday, September 10th, 2010

Categorized under: Company News  Introducing 

Arriving Soon!

Posted by CR on Friday, September 3rd, 2010


For Immediate Release
Contact: Barb Wolf -
Anchor Hocking
August 13, 2010

                                                                                                                                                                                                Anchor Hocking Announces On-line Store 

Lancaster, Ohio – August 13, 2010 – The Anchor Hocking Company announced today the launch of its new online store Anchor Online. Anchor Hocking, a leading manufacturer and marketer of fine quality products for the home, will unveil their new on-line store September, 2010. 

“The on-line store will offer a number of Anchor’s most popular products as well as replacement parts and special deals on our clearance and promotional product lines,” according to Nicole Richardson, Product Manager for Anchor Hocking. ‘We feel this service will fill a need for our consumers to easily find and purchase quality Anchor product. It will satisfy those shoppers unable to find a particular Anchor item at their local retail store and those interested in purchasing replacement parts such as a new lid for their favorite storage container” Richardson continued. 

The offering will include various glass drinkware, servingware, storage and bakeware items; as well as items from the Anchor Home Collections™, Anchor Signature™ and Stölzle Stemware product lines. 

To celebrate our launch, shoppers will enjoy 20% off opening orders for the first two months the store is open. The on-line store can be accessed through or 

Customers will find ordering product through Anchor Online to be a fun, easy and convenient process. A consumer hot-line is available to online shoppers should they have questions or concerns. Anchor Hocking strives to provide a comfortable, fast and friendly experience from the home. 

The Anchor Hocking Company, a name consumer’s trust, has produced quality glassware in the US since 1905. Headquartered in Lancaster, Ohio with multiple offices, manufacturing, and distributing facilities throughout the US and Canada, the company employs over 1,500 associates. 

Anchor Hocking is proud to be a leading manufacturer and marketer in America, striving to maintain high standards to provide the finest products available in the marketplace.



Categorized under: Company News  Introducing 

Look Ma, We're on TV!

Posted by CR on Friday, September 3rd, 2010

Anchor Hocking will hit the air waves September 5th as a six minute feature on the popular television series Designing Spaces. Our own Shelly Glasgow offers tips to viewers about how to organize the kitchen using Anchor Hocking product, and a selection of items from our Anchor Home Collections and Stolzle stemware. The program will air on the WE Network.

-Sunday, September 5, 2010-9:30 A.M.

-Monday, September 6, 2010-9:30 A.M.
-Friday, September 17, 2010-9:30 A. M.


Once the show has aired - you can watch us right here!

 We hope you are just as excited as we are! Have a wonderful Labor Day Weekend!

Categorized under: Company News  Spotlight 

Anchor Logo History

Posted by CR on Monday, August 30th, 2010

We've found many questions online regarding our logo and our logos from the past.


This is what they've looked like from the very beginning (starting with most recent at the top working back to 1905).


Categorized under: Did You Know?  Company News 

Anchor in the UK

Posted by CR on Tuesday, June 22nd, 2010

Anchor was showcased by Dexam during the 2010 Exclusively Housewares Show in The Business Design Centre in London. This show took place from June 8th -9th. Our International Sales Managers shared some photos with us from the show's Dexam booth.

Who is Dexam? We're glad you asked!
"For almost 50 years Dexam has been sourcing and supplying a wide range of top quality,innovative kitchenware and cookware to the UK market. From simple, everyday tools and gadgets like potato peelers and wooden spoons, to hi-tech kitchen knives and cutting-edge cookware concepts, we source from around 100 factories in 25 countries with the continual aim of finding unique and advanced products with the correct mix of quality and price for our customers."

We are pleased to show off our wares in the UK and all around the world. Look for more updates on our international business endeavors - posted here on the blog!

Categorized under: Events  Company News 

Target Vendor of the Year

Posted by CR on Wednesday, June 16th, 2010

Anchor Hocking walked away with a coveted 2009 Vendor of the Year award from Target. Recognized for efforts in two departments, the first includes glass and ceramic bakeware, tools and gadgets, and food preparation. The second category is serveware (all materials) and pantry.

Target Buyer, Michele Scheldt presented the award to Mark Harden, Director of Sales for Anchor Hocking. The selection criteria includes; contribution to sales, production planning, new product development and shipping.

Congratulations to the many associates instrumental in receiving this honor!

Categorized under: Spotlight  Company News 

Bestcovery Loves Anchorware

Posted by CR on Tuesday, March 30th, 2010

Everyone loves a victory and today Anchor has three!

We’ve won three “Best Pick” awards from Bestcovery. Bestcovery explains their judging, “They utilize their knowledge, hands-on experience, and research, to determine the best products or services (up to five) that fit the specific need. Then they write up a concise, easy-to-understand review for the average consumer. Think of Bestcovery as the knowledgeable friend you turn to for buying advice."

Click on the links below to see the full reviews! 


Anchor Hocking Glass Refrigerator Storage Container
Awarded Best Glass Storage Container        


Anchor Hocking Heavy Base 1-1/2-Ounce Shot Glass - 12 P...
Best Espresso / Shot Glass    



Anchor Hocking Montana 1.5 Gallon Food Storage Jars
Best Specialty Food Storage Containers  


So, if you own one or six of these products be proud! You've got an award winning product. You might even want to run out and buy a few for your friends and family!

Thank you Bestcovery for acknowledging Anchor Hocking products!

Categorized under: Company News  Refrigerator Storage  Shot Glass  Montana Jar 

Become a Fan

Posted by CR on Friday, March 19th, 2010

Now you can follow us on Facebook too! Wether you like to use Twitter, read blog articles or catch up on Facebook, anchor can be found where you socialize.

Categorized under: Company News  Introducing 

View earlier posts in the archive

  • In November 2009 Anchor Hocking's True Seal was recognized by Good Housekeeping

  • In November 2009 Anchor Hocking's True Seal was recognized by Good Housekeeping

  • Woman's World gives a round of applause to True Seal in their November 2009 Issue.

  • Woman's World gives a round of applause to True Seal in their November 2009 Issue.

  • Homeworld Business creates excitement around Anchor Home Collections new line of Bamboo products in their June 2009 edition.

  • Anchor Hocking's Sigma Beverageware is given an Award of Excellence by HFN in April 2009.

  • Anchor Hocking is acknowledged for expanding beyond glassware by HFN in April 2009.


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