Housewares

MSLO Posts First Q2 Profit Since 2008

MSLO

NEW YORK-For the first time in six years, Martha Stewart Living Omnimedia (MSLO) reported net income in a second quarter, posting $1.8 million in the quarter ending on June 30. Dan Dienst, MSLO’s CEO, said the black bottom line owed to the company’s focus on managing expenses “without in any way sacrificing our high-quality contentMore »

Last updated: July 30, 2014

Spectrum Appliance-Unit Q3 Profit Climbs

Spectrum Brands

MIDDLETON, Wis.-Increased sales of personal-care products and batteries helped boost net income for Spectrum Brands’ Global Batteries and Appliances Unit by 9.4 percent, to $49.1 million, in the company’s fiscal third quarter ending on June 29. Net sales in the global personal-care product category (represented by the Remington brand) edged up 1.8 percent in theMore »

Last updated: July 30, 2014

SodaStream Q2 Net Falls 55.8 Percent

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AIRPORT CITY, Israel-Rising expenses and reduced margins cut deeply into SodaStream’s second-quarter net income, which dropped 55.8 percent to $11 million. Total operating expenses rose 10.9 percent in dollars and 300 basis points as a percentage of sales, to 46.1 percent. Part of this increase came from higher selling expenses as a result of SodaStream’sMore »

Last updated: July 30, 2014

Williams-Sonoma Launches Thomas Keller All-Clad Line

All-Clad

NEW YORK–All-Clad Metalcrafters and chef Thomas Keller have created a new cookware line exclusively for Williams-Sonoma. The line, called All-Clad TK, is constructed of copper, stainless steel and aluminum in custom shapes designed to suit various cooking techniques such as sautéing, making sauces, braising or steaming. The collection is comprised of 15 items featuring flaredMore »

Last updated: July 29, 2014

Las Vegas Market Readies Floor Expansion Plans

Las Vegas Market

LAS VEGAS–Phase three of Las Vegas Market’s strategic growth plan to position itself as the leading buying platform for furniture, home decor and gift in the western United States will be implemented at next summer’s Market, said International Market Centers, which owns and operates the show. Highlights of the phase three transformation include the launchMore »

Last updated: July 28, 2014

Groupe SEB Expands Rowenta, to Bring Lagostina to U.S.

Groupe SEB

WEST ORANGE, N.J.-Groupe SEB is extending its Rowenta brand to encompass both floor-care and home-comfort products, and will introduce its Lagostina cookware brand to the U.S. market. Rowenta’s floor-care line includes cordless and bagless stick vacuum cleaners and hand vacuums, branded under the Rowenta Delta Force name. The vacs are designed with the company’s DeltaMore »

Last updated: July 28, 2014

NY Now “Made in the USA” Display to Spotlight 314 Products

NY Now

WHITE PLAINS, N.Y.-A record 314 products will be showcased in NY Now’s “Made in the USA” exhibit when the trade show takes place next month. Curated by designer Paul Thompson, the exhibit will feature a cross-category assortment of handmade and factory produced products. Merchandise in the display will represent all four NY Now collections. NearlyMore »

Last updated: July 25, 2014

Jarden Q2 Net Falls 31.8 Percent in Spite of Record Sales

Jarden

MIAMI-Increased expenses and a loss on the early extinguishment of debt offset a record sales performance to send Jarden’s second-quarter net income into a 31.8 percent plunge, to $52.1 million. Selling, general and administrative expenses were up 23 percent in dollars and 181 basis points as a percentage of sales from the second quarter ofMore »

Last updated: July 24, 2014