Keurig Green Mountain Adds Coca-Cola’s Reyes to Board

Jose Octavio Reyes

WATERBURY, Vt.-Jose Octavio Reyes Lagunes, retired vice chairman of The Coca-Cola Export Corp., has been appointed to Keurig Green Mountain’s board of directors. The naming of Reyes increases Keurig Green Mountain’s board to 12 members, 11 of whom are independent. He retired as Coca-Cola Export’s chairman in April of this year after a two-year stintMore »

Last updated: August 29, 2014

Celebrating a Milestone, Wüsthof Focuses on the Long Term


By Allison Zisko As it celebrates its 200th anniversary this year, cutlery maker Wüsthof has found itself with an almost enviable predicament: its business is getting bigger despite efforts to keep it small. “We see growth but don’t pursue growth,” said René Arnold, CEO of the company’s American division, from its headquarters in Norwalk, Conn.More »

Last updated: August 28, 2014

Nespresso Begins Sustainability Program


MILAN-Nestle Nespresso has launched a new sustainability program titled “The Positive Cup.” The new program builds on the steps the brand has taken over the past five years to improve farmer welfare and drive environmental sustainability in coffee sourcing and consumption, according to a Nespresso statement. It outlines a series of steps the brand willMore »

Last updated: August 28, 2014

Hoover Debuts Floor-Care Blog

Kim Myles

GLENWILLOW, Ohio-TTI Floor Care’s Hoover brand has launched a blog on, with the intent of giving homeowners and renters practical advice and information on floor care and design. Called “18 Degrees by Hoover” (reflecting the angle of the line that bisects the brand’s logo), the blog acts as a clearing house of information thatMore »

Last updated: August 28, 2014

Fagor Duo Pressure Cooker Featured on “Master Chef”

The Fagor Duo pressure cooker

HACKENSACK, N.J.-A recent episode on “Master Chef” offered dim sum meals prepared using Fagor’s Duo pressure cooker. In the episode, the contestants used the Duo to prepare the meats and vegetables in dim sum meals, which include small, bite-size portions which are traditionally served in small steamer baskets or small plates. A Fagor statement describedMore »

Last updated: August 28, 2014

Duck Commander Kitchen and Kai USA Partner Up for Cutlery Line

Kai USA Ltd

TUALATIN, Ore.—Duck Commander, the duck call manufacturer that is owned by the Robertson family, which star on A&E’s “Duck Dynasty,” has teamed up with Kai USA to develop the official Duck Commander Kitchen knife set under Kai’s Pure Komachi brand. With exclusive patterns and colors, the inaugural knife collections will be unveiled in 2015 andMore »

Last updated: August 27, 2014

AHAM Unveils Sustainability Standard for Small Appliances, Floor-Care Products


WASHINGTON-The Association of Home Appliance Manufacturers (AHAM), in partnership with CSA Group and UL Environment, has released a sustainability standard for small appliances and floor-care products. Titled “AHAM 7002-2014/CSA SPE-7002-14/UL 7002, Sustainability Standard for Household Portable and Floor Care Appliances,” the new standard is the first voluntary standard for these appliances, according to an AHAMMore »

Last updated: August 27, 2014

Lord Leaves Breville as CEO

Jack Lord

SYDNEY, Australia-Jack Lord, CEO of Breville, has left his post effective Aug. 21. Mervyn Cohen, the company’s chief financial officer, has been appointed interim CEO, and Breville has begun what a company statement termed “a global search” for Lord’s successor. Cohen will continue to fulfill his responsibilities as chief financial officer during the search period.More »

Last updated: August 26, 2014