Housewares

Bienvenue Promoted at Trudeau

Yanick Bienvenue

MONTREAL–Trudeau veteran Yanick Bienvenue has been named to the new position of director of product development for all housewares products at Trudeau, leading the housewares team. He will also retain his current responsibilities as segment leader for food preparation. Continuing to report to Philippe Trudeau, president, Bienvenue has been at the company for 15 years.More »

Last updated: August 21, 2014

Big Ass Fans Integrates with Nest Learning Thermostat

The Haiku fan

LEXINGTON, Ky.-Big Ass Fans said its newest residential fan, the Haiku with SenseME, can now work with the Nest Learning Thermostat to help reduce home air-conditioning costs. According to a statement from Big Ass Fans, the air movement created by the Haiku fan can make people feel several degrees cooler than the actual temperature inMore »

Last updated: August 21, 2014

Blog: What’s Happening at NY Now

Sus

NEW YORK–A positive vibe is running through the Jacob K. Javits Center here, where NY Now is taking place this week. Etsy is debuting Etsy Wholesale, its new online wholesale division that launched earlier this month, and about 20 manufacturers in the program are highlighted along the corridor leading to the Handmade Designer Maker areaMore »

Last updated: August 19, 2014

Groupe SEB Resets U.S. Sales and Marketing Teams

Groupe SEB

WEST ORANGE, N.J.-Groupe SEB USA has reorganized its sales and marketing teams, with changes that went into effect on Aug. 15. The company’s U.S. marketing teams have been consolidated under the leadership of Andy Padawer, vice president of marketing. Padawer’s team is now responsible for product development and commercialization for the All-Clad, Krups, Lagostina, Rowenta,More »

Last updated: August 19, 2014

American Design Exhibit Planned for Germany

Ambiente

NEW YORK–American designer Scott Henderson, who will serve as America’s design ambassador at the next Ambiente fair, unveiled his plans for a special partner country exhibition at a press event here yesterday. Earlier this week, Ambiente organizer Messe Frankfurt selected the United States to be its partner country for the 2015 show, which takes placeMore »

Last updated: August 21, 2014

Kaz to Debut Campaign for Pur Water Filtration

Pur

SOUTHBOROUGH, Mass.-The Kaz division of Helen of Troy is rolling out a new creative marketing campaign for its Pur brand of water filtration products, the first new campaign for the brand since 2008. A Kaz statement said the new initiative intends to elevate water filtration in a fun and lighthearted way. It features an eccentricMore »

Last updated: August 18, 2014

EveryWare Reports $26.9 Million Loss in Q2

EveryWare Global

LANCASTER, Ohio-Rising costs on a variety of levels deepened the red ink for EveryWare Global in its fiscal second quarter. The company posted a net loss of $26.9 million, compared to a second-quarter net loss of $2.2 million last year. Gross margin in the quarter, which ended on June 30, plummeted by 1,624 basis pointsMore »

Last updated: August 15, 2014

Spectrum Brands Hires Martin as CFO

Douglas Martin

MIDDLETON, Wis.-Douglas L. Martin will join Spectrum Brands Holdings as executive vice president and chief financial officer on Sept. 1. Martin will succeed Tony Genito, who announced in April that he would leave Spectrum Brands by the end of this year to return with his family to the Southeast. Martin comes to the company, theMore »

Last updated: August 15, 2014