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Monday
Jul202015

Merchandise Monday: Weathering the Storm

Mid-July means long hot and humid days, which make for some interesting weather situations. From sun showers to lightning storms to full-on torrential downpours, you never really know what’s in the forecast when you head out the door. Prepare for anything with our collection of tracking devices and weather-resistant gadgets.

Whether you’re watching the storms roll in from the comfort of your backyard or trying to entertain with an iffy forecast, you don’t have to let the rain spoil your parade when you put your trust in these great items!

Acu-Rite® Digital Weather Station with Forecast/Temperature/Clock/Moon Phase

Plan the day with confidence with your own weather and weather prediction information. The Digital Weather Station uses patented Self-Calibrating Technology to provide your personal forecast of 12- to 24-hour weather conditions, giving you the most accurate forecast available for your exact location.

Acu-Rite® Emergency Weather Alert NOAA Radio with S.A.M.E.

Tune in to emergency alerts, storm alerts, tornadoes, floods, disasters, Amber alerts and public announcements. Digitally tuned to NOAA Weather Radio (NWR), this radio provides continuous weather information including warnings, watches, forecasts and all hazards 24/7.

Acu-Rite® Sportsman's Hunting and Fishing Activity Meter and Weather Forecaster

Don't miss out on favorable weather and wildlife conditions! This handy device predicts wildlife activity levels by combining weather observations with lunar positioning data. Receive outdoor temperature, barometric pressure, moon phase and Intelli-Time clock readings on the bold LCD display.

Brookstone® Weather-Resistant Indoor/Outdoor Wireless Speaker with Dock

Weather-resistant and portable, the wireless speaker booms out rich, omni-directional sound in yards, patios or anywhere within 150’ of your docked MP3 player or stereo. Volume controls on the speaker mean you don’t have to leave the party and the speaker dock rocks inside the house, too. 

Bulova® Indoor/Outdoor Weather Clock

The outdoor wall clock illuminates at dusk, shuts off at dawn and features a metal case in oil-rubbed bronze finish. Arabic numerals and instrument graphics are printed in a light-reflective ink, covered with a clear acrylic diffusing overlay and sealed with a gasket for protection from the elements.

FUJIFILM FinePix All-Weather Proof 16MP Digital Camera Bundle

Capture and share extreme scenes in places a tablet or smartphone can't go and optically zoom in tight – even for movies. This is FUJIFILM’s toughest camera yet for extreme weather protection in extreme places, whether sea, sand, snow or time with kids.

Howard Miller® Weather Sentinel Clock

The Weather Sentinel features a crescendo alarm with snooze, removable stand for wall mounting, 12/24 hour time format and shows month, date, day of the week and moon phase. A weather trend RF sensor transmits outdoor temperature and humidity wirelessly to the clock.

Kaito NOAA Weather/AM/FM Radio with Cell Charger

The Radio/Cell Charger delivers up-to-date weather reports in every county and in all 50 states. It features a 5-LED flashlight/14-LED reading lamp, 4-way power – hand-crank, solar, AA batteries or AC adapter (not included) –,siren, rechargeable battery, DC jack and USB phone charger jack.

Monday
Jul062015

Merchandise Monday: Hot Summer Parties!

With summer in full swing and temperatures on the rise, what could be better than getting the gang together for some outdoor fun in the sun? Hinda has everything you need for any type of gathering – from small and spontaneous to large and loud and everything in between. So take advantage of the warm weather and sunshine with something new from our assortment!

Baggo® Bean Bag Game

Fun for all ages, BAGGO® includes two game boards constructed of blow-molded, lightweight and high-impact polyethylene, providing lasting durability for years of enjoyment. The bean bags are cotton/polyester heavy-duty poplin filled with treated unpopped corn for ultimate throwability.

Hanover Brigantine 7-Piece Outdoor Dining Set

The dining table features a classic design, antique finish and traditional cast top with lattice and scrolling border. It’s built to last with a sturdy aluminum frame and an anti-corrosion powder coating. The set includes six comfortable slingback-style chairs. Relax in style and comfort.

Hanover Table Umbrella and Iron Umbrella Base

The Hanover Traditions Umbrella allows you to make the most of your entertaining time outdoors while keeping your guests cool and comfortable and the base proves that even the most functional accessories in your outdoor room can have just the right amount of style. Pieces sold separately.

iDevices iGrill Mini Bluetooth® Smart Meat Thermometer

Using this Bluetooth® Smart grilling thermometer, you'll know when your food is ready from your mobile device. Choose from dozens of preset temperature alarms or create your own in the iDevices Connected app based on what you're grilling and entertain your guests while your meat cooks.

LED Bottle Lights

These battery operated lights in a bottle are perfect for use indoors or outdoors and provide warm, colorful illumination for table tops or hanging above your guests’ heads. Multiple colors to mix and match make for perfect accent lighting anywhere. Set includes one each: blue, green, orange and red.

Vortex Electronic Insect Trap

Don't let insects ruin your next picnic. The Vortex Electronic Insect Trap creates carbon dioxide with UV light and titanium dioxide which attracts insects while a vacuum fan draws them in. Pesticide and odor-free - kills mosquitoes, flies, wasps and more. All-weather construction for use indoors or out.

Weber Genesis® E-310™ LP Grill

Grill up delicious food this summer with the Weber® Genesis® E-310 Gas Grill. Featuring three stainless steel burners, this grill is designed to put out up to 38,000 BTUs of cooking power. Its painted steel shroud incorporates a built-in thermometer, and also features a polished handle and trim.  

Monday
Jun082015

Merchandise Monday: Great Gifts for Dads and Grads

With graduation season in full swing and Father’s Day right around the corner – June 21 – we thought we’d introduce some new items that make great gifts for both occasions! Hinda has added a number of practical, useful and fun items for your recent grad or deserving dad! And as always, this is just a small sampling of the vast assortment of great items we have for gift-giving!

Callaway® Big Bertha Alpha 815 Driver

A driver with low spin can help you hit your longest drives ever, but how about a driver that gives you low spin AND forgiveness AND maximum adjustability AND low CG AND a Gravity Core that any golfer can use? That’s exactly what Callaway®’s giving you in this beautiful beast of a club. 

Capresso On-the-Go Personal Coffeemaker

The coffeemaker that keeps up with your busy lifestyle by quickly brewing coffee directly into the stainless steel insulated thermal travel mug. The permanent filter can hold up to six tablespoons of medium-ground coffee and also works with pre-packaged soft coffee pods for added convenience.

Citizen® Eco-Drive® Axiom Stainless Steel Watch – Men’s and Women’s

An ultra-modern design and spare, streamlined dial lend stylish sophistication to this timepiece. Eco-Drive® Japanese quartz movement charges in natural or artificial light, never needing a battery. It features a stainless steel bracelet, silver-tone dial with two hands, marker at 12:00 and a date window.  

LG 60” webOS 2.0 LED HDTV, Magic Remote, 120Hz

 

Enjoy your favorite content like never before with the 60” LED HDTV, which features Full HD 1080p, webOS 2.0, TruMotion 120Hz refresh rate, 2-channel 20W Virtual Surround Plus audio, built-in Wi-Fi®, Wi-Fi Direct, SIMPLINK™ (HDMI® CEC) connectivity and is Energy Star® qualified.

LG Smart Watch Urbane

Designed with a full metal body with screw-less back cover, the watch features a full-circle P-OLED display, 410 mAh battery, “OK Google” and Android™ Wear. It has a side button that transitions display out of or into ambient mode, turns watch on and accesses its plethora of settings.

Panasonic® Arc4 4-Blade Dual-Motor Wet/Dry Shaver

Stainless-steel foils follow facial contours for incredible closeness and comfort. A Multi-Flex™ pivoting head glides smoothly over face, chin and jaw. The linear motor maintains peak performance throughout battery life. Use dry or in the shower with wet/dry convenience.

Spieglau Craft Beer Glasses Tasting Kit Set of 4

Craft beer enthusiasts unite! For the ultimate craft beer enjoyment, arm yourself with the Craft Beer Tasting Kit. The four glasses in this set include the IPA glass, Stemmed Beer, Lager and Wheat Beer. These break-resistant glasses are made of lead-free crystal and are dishwasher safe.

Monday
Jun012015

Welcome Aboard, Brad Brettschneider!

We are pleased to announce the hiring of Brad Brettschneider as Business Development Director (BDD). As a former Value-Added Reseller (VAR) partner for Hinda, Brad is no stranger to the industry or the company. His deep knowledge of recognition, rewards and incentives includes extensive experience selling Service Recognition Programs (HR), Sales Programs (Sales & Marketing) and Safety Improvement Programs (HR & Operations). 

Most recently, Brad served as Account and Territory Manager for 1157designconcepts in Sidney, OH, where he was responsible for sales development in Wisconsin, Illinois and Indiana and managing 1,240 accounts. Prior to this, Brad was Recognition Consultant and Sales Director for Jostens Recognition Division/MTM Recognition in Minneapolis and then Founder and Sales Director for Corporate Recognition Consultants (CRC) in Birmingham, MI.

An experienced BDD, Brad has proven successful in B2B sales with notable accomplishments among Fortune 500 clients and a strong presence working with C-Level executives. He has experience selling and implementing point-based incentive programs, symbolic recognition programs and merchandise reward programs to consumers and companies with distributors/dealer networks and is accustomed to and comfortable selling large-scale programs of $1 million-plus requiring strategy, problem solving and persistence with long-term sales cycles.

Brad’s in-depth knowledge of distributors and channel markets has served to create broader sales, increased revenue and the vision to recognize opportunities and strategize to seize given opportunities for growth and increased profit. A combination of solid business acumen, dynamic interpersonal communication skills and knowing how to bring out individual strengths within a team has proven Brad as a leader in the industry.

“Brad’s experience in the industry and as a former Hinda Incentives VAR will bring insights and creative solution development skills that will help our VAR partners to be successful,” says Mike Donnelly, President of Hinda.

Brad earned his undergraduate degree at Arizona State University in Tempe, where he played baseball and was president of his fraternity. When not hard at work, he keeps busy as an umpire for the Suburban Umpire Association of Chicago and as a manager and player in his men’s baseball league.

"I'm looking forward to helping Hinda increase sales and revenue through its VAR partner network,” Brad says. “With my experience as a VAR who sold to Ford, General Motors and Beam Suntory, I'm certain I can help VARs deliver top-notch programs to their clients."

He adds, “Point-based merchandise programs are a terrific way to engage employees, raise sales and drive performance and I'm thrilled to represent a company that knows how to deliver outstanding measurable results." 

Welcome to the team, Brad!

Wednesday
May272015

Merchandise Midweek: Outdoor Fun for Kids

Happy belated Memorial Day – and happy unofficial start of summer! If the kids aren’t out of school yet, they soon will be, and they’ll be full of energy – and free time – to burn. Lucky for all you parents, grandparents, nannies and caregivers out there, Hinda is fully stocked with great outdoor kids’ toys for all ages! This is just a smattering of the fun and functional items we have to keep kids occupied and in motion. Nap time should be a breeze!

Huffy® 12” Pro Thunder Boys' Bicycle

A perfect starter bike for your little one, this single speed, 12" boys’ bicycle is for ages three and up and features steel diamond frame and unicrown fork with pressed dropouts, rear coaster brakes, a junior padded seat with graphics and training wheels.

Huffy® 12” So Sweet Girls' Bicycle

This So Sweet bike is the girl’s answer to the Pro Thunder and offers all the same features, including steel rims, an integrated seat post and crossbar pad. This is a great first bike for kids ages three and up who are just learning to ride!

Lego® DUPLO® All-in-One-Box-of-Fun

OK, so LEGO® is more of an indoor thing, but the kiddies will need something to do on those rainy summer days! This set has a whole load of DUPLO® bricks for fun building and rebuilding for creative play. It’s a perfect set for a toddler’s first introduction into Lego!

Power Wheels® Barbie™ Jammin' Jeep® Wrangler

Gear up for a music-filled driving adventure! This redesigned Wrangler looks just like the real thing – with the added fun of Barbie™ colors and graphics! Realistic details include a pretend radio with six jammin’ tunes, working doors and a rear storage area – plus plenty of built-in safety features.

Power Wheels® Dora and Friends Lil' Quad™

This sporty ATV features fun Dora and Friends graphics and colors and is designed specifically for toddlers with easy push-button operation and comfortable footrests. It’s sturdy and rides low so it’s easy for little ones to get on and off by themselves.

Power Wheels® Ford F-150

Kids can take off on a real driving adventure in the Ford F-150, which features realistic side-view mirrors, a built-in windshield and a roomy truck bed! They can even lift up the hood to find a realistic-looking “engine.” The truck’s big, rugged tires make it easy for kids to take their adventures off-road, too!

Power Wheels® Kawasaki KFX®

With its twist grip throttle and sporty styling, kids can experience the excitement of real ATV riding in their own backyard! Ruts, wet grass, gravel, mud and rough terrain are no match for this Kawasaki. It won’t get stuck where the others do — taking kids on a thrilling adventure

Sagaform® Water Bottle with Ice Piston

All this outdoor fun really works up a thirst! Make sure the kiddies stay hydrated with these colorful summery bottles from Sagaform®. This sturdy plastic water bottle has a pop top spout and screw on lid with lid strap – not to mention the self-contained ice piston that keeps your water cold!