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 

IHA 2012 Prep

Posted by CR on Friday, March 9th, 2012

It has been a while since we've posted to the Anchor Blog, but with good reason. We've been oh so busy with preparing for the International Housewares Association Show. Each year we attend the Housewares Show in Chicago, Illinois. There, we present all of our new products and intiatives.

Tomorrow is the big opening day of the show, so let's take a sneak peek at the Anchor Hocking booth as the team sets up! (By the way - we're booth S605)

*Photos Courtesy of Anchor Hocking Marketing Team

We hope we'll see you at the show! Be sure and keep in touch with us over the next few days, as well as all the others at the show via twitter @anchorhocking. Follow the Housewares Show tweets #housewares.

Want to share your photos of our product? Post them to our Facebook page - we don't mind!

Still want more?? Check out our home page - we're showing off some of our favorite new products there during the show!

Categorized under: Events 

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)
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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.

Keep in touch:

Categorized under: Spotlight  Drink  Events  Company News  Entertain  Stolzle 

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 

Shop Away!

Posted by CR on Monday, September 13th, 2010

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Categorized under: Company News  Events  Spotlight  Introducing 

Let Freedom Ring.

Posted by CR on Thursday, July 1st, 2010

Categorized under: Events  Made In The USA 

Happy Independence Day!

Posted by CR on Thursday, July 1st, 2010


We hope you have a safe and wonderful holiday weekend!

Enjoy this moment of vintage Anchor Hocking! Don't you just love these nautical themed decorated tumblers?

Categorized under: Events 

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 

Getting Celebrated

Posted by CR on Tuesday, June 8th, 2010

The Ohio Glass Museum is located here in Lancaster, Ohio. Since 2002 they have been celebrating Ohio's tradition of producing both handmade and machine made glassware. They share the history of of glassware and the roll that Ohioans have played in its growth.

On May 15th an exhibit opened featuring Anchor Hocking and showcasing Gay Fad Studios. I attended the opening evening's event. Here I met former employees of Anchor Hocking, viewed portraits of I.J. Collins and other crucial leaders from the past and saw the very first sales record book dating back to 1905. The group from The Ohio Glass Museum did an excellent job collecting data, images and archival pieces of Anchorware.

"The exhibit will feature Anchor Hocking items from the morgue of the Anchor Hocking; collections of Verylene Summers, of the Summer House Antiques; our own museum archives; and a very few area collectors. These glass creations and other artifacts will tell the great story of Anchor Hocking's positive incluence on, and enormous contribution to, our community for the past 105 years." -- The Ohio Glass Museum

The show also displayed pieces of Gay Fad glassware, which is also from Lancaster, Ohio.

"Fran Taylor decorated wastebaskets and glass items in Detroit beginning in 1939. She moved her business to Lancaster in 1945 so it would be central to the glass industry. For the next 18 years Gay Fad Studios was one of the best known and most prolific glass decorating companies in the country. A large selection of items from Gay Fad historian and collector, Dr. Donna McGrady, of Indiana, will be featured in this exhibit, along with contributions of area collectors." -- The Ohio Glass Museum

Want to know more?
Visit The Ohio Glass Museum

On Foot
124 W Main Street
Lancaster, Ohio 43130



Categorized under: Events  Spotlight 

Free Coffee Thursday!

Posted by AK on Tuesday, April 13th, 2010

April 15th isn’t just the day your taxes are due, it’s also when you get FREE COFFEE! Take your own mug or cup to Starbucks on Thursday and receive free brewed coffee.

Check out their website for more details!


Be certain to take your Anchorware to Starbucks. We have plenty to choose from. Go classic with the Café Mug or hit the road with the tall tea mug with matching glass cover.

Let Thursday be the beginning of a new trend for you, take your own beverageware rather than wasting a paper cup and plastic lid.

We're also interested in seeing photos of your Anchorware at Starbucks! Take a quick picture and let us know via email or twitter. Just tag @anchorhocking in your tweet or send an email to We'll post these on our blog and facebook and give you a shout out!

Don't let this stop you from sending us pictures of your cool uses of Anchorware any other time. Feel free to share whenever you feel inclined!



Categorized under: Events  Drink  Cafe Mug  Tall Tea  Mocha 

IHA Chicago - Here We Come

Posted by CR on Monday, March 1st, 2010

This month we'll be headed to the International Home and Housewares Show in Chicago. This is a very busy time of year for us, as we get ready to show off our newest and greatest anchorware.

Are you going to the show? We hope to see you there - we'll have a special booth this year. Showing off more than just our product, but how we've become more in touch with our consumers. We'll also be blogging, tweeting and facebooking directly from the show.

The show runs from March 14th - 16th. For more information and details visit the International Home and Housewares Show website.

Stay tuned!

Categorized under: Events  Company News 

Bienvenue a la Maison & Objet

Posted by CR on Monday, February 1st, 2010

images courtesty of CR

We set out on a journey to Paris, France. Our goal was to explore trends, fashion, design and culture. During our visit we attended the Maison & Objet show, which is always sure to please. Flourishing color, vibrant patterns or cultural influences on design were everywhere we looked. Our exploration led us to new materials, textures and color palettes that aren't typical in the states.

On this trip we went outside of the box, allowing our minds and eyes to wander beyond just housewares. We found inspiration in just about everything, be it a window display of couture fashion or new ways to create furniture. No stone was left unturned as we treked the city visiting shops, cafes, eateries and historical sites.

This trip was something to remember. Paris is full of all the images you see in art history books, and seeing those things in person can bring a person to speachlessness.


Categorized under: Events  Trends 

What We Do for Innovation

Posted by CR on Monday, October 26th, 2009

*Outside of the Canton Fair in Guangzhou, China.

Anchor Home Collection is a quickly growing part of Anchor Hocking's business. This product offering provides our customers with glass, ceramic, wood, silicone and various other material choices. By developing our sourcing business Anchor is able to innovate and create designs that are new and more exciting than ever before.

In an effort to expand our knowledge of sourcing capabilities and evaluate foreign trends that will eventually trickle to the United States, we traveled to China. Three of of us spent a week there studying trends, materials, design and culture.

What does this mean to the consumer? It means that our product offering will be bigger, better and bolder this year compared to years past.

Get ready - we're excited about what we can offer you.

Categorized under: Events  Design 

Sigma Beverageware at the Country Living Fair 2009

Posted by CR on Tuesday, October 13th, 2009


Upon trend hunting at the Country Living Fair 2009, we found our Sigma Beveragware. It wandered its way into Bloomsbury Loft's booth. It looked handsome, displayed in a vintage galvanized beverage carrier.

Thank you Bloomsbury for showcasing one of our newest designs! You can check out Bloomsbury Loft at

Categorized under: Drink  Events  Sigma Glass 

  • 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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