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Holstein Housewares: Accent on Fun

Holstein Pet Treat Maker

Distrivalto’s housewares brand looks to grow in novelty small electrics By David Gill Looking to have fun while cooking? Holstein Housewares probably has a product for you. The brand, offered by Miami-based Distrivalto USA, has established a presence in the novelty small electrics market, which it hopes to expand over the next few years. AMore »

Last updated: July 25, 2013

‘Now’ Is the Time


NY Now, the rebranded and reformatted Gift Fair, debuts this month By David Gill Eight months after GLM announced the reconfiguration of the New York International Gift Fair—and three years after the trade-show company began its reorganization of the show—NY Now, the Market for Home & Lifestyle will take place this month at the JacobMore »

Last updated: July 24, 2013

Textiles | New at Now | August 2013


Along with relaunching itself under a new brand and format, NY Now will play host to a broad selection of product introductions. The new textiles products will represent a broad spectrum of design styles, and bright colors will get strong play at the show.—David Gill

Last updated: July 30, 2013

Thanks, Chantal

David Gill

Last week, HFN posted the story of Chantal’s new Memory collection. It’s a line of kitchenware specifically geared toward people suffering from Alzheimer’s disease, with tea kettles, tea pots, mugs, bakeware, canisters and other items designed to help Alzheimer’s patients and their caregivers. The kitchenware is colored in purple, which has become the official colorMore »

Last updated: July 10, 2013

Bubbling to the Top

The Cuisinart Compact Sparkling Beverage Maker uses SodaSparkle recyclable technology.

Home carbonated-beverage making is gaining ground with consumers, and vendors are moving to take advantage By David Gill The urge for Americans to make everything they eat and drink at home has taken hold in yet another category: carbonated beverages. This is evident in the increasing number of home carbonation products that have entered theMore »

Last updated: June 26, 2013

Basic Giant


Hollander’s acquisition of Louisville Bedding’s retail business changes the face of the basic-bedding industry By David Gill Two of basic bedding’s biggest manufacturers have become one with the finalization of Hollander Home Fashions’ purchase of Louisville Bedding Co.’s retail business. April, Hollander and Louisville Bedding signed a definitive agreement for Hollander to acquire the latter’sMore »

Last updated: June 26, 2013

Textiles | In with the New | May 2013


New product launches in textiles are not confined to the markets or winter and summer trade shows. Vendors are continuously introducing new items in their never-ending quest to keep categories fresh at retail.Traditional florals, animal prints, patriotic themes, geometrics and even a design deriving from skeletons are among the motifs represented in this group ofMore »

Last updated: July 30, 2013