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Newell Rubbermaid to Acquire Beverageware Maker Bubba

Newell Rubbermaid

ATLANTA–Newell Rubbermaid (NYSE:NWL) has signed a definitive agreement to acquire bubba brands, maker of durable beverage containers. Terms of the agreement were not disclosed. The acquisition will expand Newell Rubbermaid’s presence in on-the-go thermal and hydration beverageware. The company recently acquired the Contigo and Avex brands from Ignite Holdings, maker of thermal and hydration products.More »

Last updated: October 17, 2014

New and Expanded Gift Showrooms Join Las Vegas Market

Las Vegas Market

LAS VEGAS–A dozen gift and home decor suppliers plan to open or expand showrooms for the Las Vegas Market in January. Four of the newcomers are opening new West Coast corporate showrooms, including gift and collectible producer Precious Moments, on C9;  small appliance maker Jura, as part of the c-ONE cross-category showcase; and Portman StudiosMore »

Last updated: October 17, 2014

Gift Association to Raise Funds for Gift for Life

GHTA

NASHVILLE, Tenn.–The Gift and Home Trade Association (GHTA) will hold an auction during its Bridgeway Collaborative conference here next month and donate a portion of the proceeds to Gift for Life, the gift and home industries’ charitable organization. The GHTA’s “Night of Nashville” event will feature dinner, an auction and live entertainment. The silent andMore »

Last updated: October 17, 2014

Shopko Expands Omnichannel Efforts

Shopko

GREEN BAY, Wis.–Shopko has expanded its omnichannel business to provide customers more access to product, including the ability to buy products online and ship them to its stores for free, the retailer said. The program now includes 310 locations across the U.S. “We are excited to launch this program since customers have been asking forMore »

Last updated: October 16, 2014

NPD Predicts Delayed Start to Holiday Shopping Season

NPD Group

PORT WASHINGTON, N.Y.-More consumers plan to wait until Thanksgiving weekend to start their holiday shopping, leading to a delayed start to the shopping season, according to a survey by The NPD Group. According to the 2014 Holiday Purchase Intentions Survey conducted in September, 16 percent of consumers had already started their holiday shopping, versus 15More »

Last updated: October 16, 2014

Gibson: Pioneer Woman Reach Impressive

Ree Drummond

COMMERCE, Calif.-Gibson said it is thrilled with the overwhelming social media reaction to plans to create a Ree Drummond, aka The Pioneer Woman, kitchen and dining collection. Drummond made the announcement about her upcoming line, which will officially launch at the International Home + Housewares Show in March, on her Facebook page earlier this month.More »

Last updated: October 16, 2014

NuWave Rolls Out New Logo in Branding Effort

NuWave

LIBERTYVILLE, Ill.–NuWave is rolling out a new, updated logo that will appear on its flagship products, including the NuWave Pro Infrared Oven, NuWave Precision Induction Cooktop, NuWave Duralon 2 Ceramic Non-Stick Cookware, and NuWave Flavor-Lockers. The new logo features clear, contemporary red type, incorporating the company’s motto, “Live Well for Less.” This logo is partMore »

Last updated: October 16, 2014

Sears Holdings’ Boire Named Acting President, CEO for Sears Canada

Ronald Boire

  HOFFMAN ESTATES, Ill.-Ronald D. Boire, executive vice president, chief merchandising officer and president for Sears and Kmart, has been named acting president and CEO for Sears Canada, effective today. “I have enjoyed working with Ron and appreciate the contributions he has made to support our transformation,” said Edward S. Lampert, Sears Holdings (NASDAQ: SHLD)More »

Last updated: October 15, 2014