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The Homer Laughlin China Company™ Adds Retro-Style America’s Diner/Bistro Collection To Complement Iconic Brand Of Fiesta® Dinnerware

Made in the USA, line modeled after mid-1900s design brings modern-edge Americana to home decor

Newell, W.Va.—(FEBRUARY, 2010)— America’s Diner/Bistro Collection is the latest line of retail dinnerware being launched by The Homer Laughlin China Company™ (makers of the iconic brand of Fiesta® Dinnerware). America’s Diner/Bistro is the original historic pattern made by The Homer Laughlin China Company™ for restaurants and diners in the mid-1900s. For the first time ever, a modified version of the durable ware, to coordinate with Fiesta® colors, will be available direct to consumers.

With its Bohemian-style capability, America’s Diner/Bistro proves to be a stunning addition to any home decor as a stand-alone line or as a perfect complement to Fiesta® Dinnerware. It has unlimited mix and match capability for the eclectic style that many people gravitate toward.
 
Tapping in to the new age retro ambiance achieved by many young trendsetters, The Homer Laughlin China Company™ combines the vintage American styling of the 40s and 50s with a modern twist -- fully at home in either a city loft or traditional suburban home.

At a time when our country is striving for quality American-made products, The Homer Laughlin China Company™ is the only major dinnerware manufacturer that can say its products are truly MADE IN THE USA.  

An industrial professional-quality rolled edge ivory bodied framework is decorated with either a retro double band or checked pattern along the deep-welled rim. Eventually, the line will be available in a full range of colors, including:
Scarlet
Cobalt
Chocolate
Turquoise
Black
Cinnabar

However, America’s Diner/Bistro first will be available in Scarlet and Cobalt; in larger stores it will also be available in Chocolate and Turquoise. Stores scheduled to carry the line include Dillard’s and Bon-Ton Stores by March 2010, and after March 15, 2010, in better department stores, and .com providers.

The initial roll out of this everyday casual ware will include the following pieces, ranging in price from $9.99 to $26.99 MSRP:

Dinner Plate 10 5/8"
Luncheon Plate 9"
Nappy Bowl 18 oz.
Jumbo Cup 24 oz.
Jumbo Saucer 9 ½”
Mug 13 oz.
Platter 11 5/8"
Bistro Bowl Medium 55 oz.
 
America’s Diner/Bistro and Fiesta® Dinnerware are Made in the USA. Dinnerware is lead free, fully vitrified ceramic, microwave and dishwasher safe, oven proof and boasts a five-year chip resistance guarantee.
 
About Fiesta® Dinnerware, Made In The USA
Designed by Frederick Hurten Rhead in 1936, Fiesta™ Dinnerware is now the most collected china in the United States and among the most collected china in the world. It has been featured on many popular TV programs, including ABC’s Extreme Home Makeover and NBC’s Today. The product was discontinued in 1973 and reissued in 1986 with new contemporary colors to mark its 50th anniversary. Its unique Art Deco style has landed Fiesta® Dinnerware in the collections of numerous museums from the Smithsonian Institution to the Andy Warhol Museum. For more information, visit: homerlaughlin.com.
 
About The Homer Laughlin China CompanyTM
The Homer Laughlin China Company™ is the last major plate, saucer and cup manufacturer in the country, employing more than 950 employees at its factory in Newell, WV. In the restaurant and hospitality category, the company’s china dates back to the late 1800s and the production of yellow ware. It was in 1936 that Homer Laughlin ventured into retail with its colorful Fiesta® dishes. Today, this distinctive brand is featured on dining tables across the country and coveted by a large, enthusiastic group of collectors. Backed by a 130-year plus history in the industry, Homer Laughlin continues to dominate in dinnerware—committed to its craft, its workforce, its region and its country. For additional information, visit: hlchina.com.

Contact:

Danielle Elderkin
Cover Story Communications, Inc.
800.928.6613, x1
danielle@coverstorycom.com
elderkinda@yahoo.com

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