Housewares

Zilinskas Leaves Meyer; Johnston Named Managing Director

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VALLEJO, Calif.—Jay Zilinskas has left Meyer Corporation U.S. after more than 20 years to pursue other opportunities, the company said. He will be succeeded as managing director by Darrin Johnston, currently senior vice president of sales for Meyer, U.S., effective Jan. 1. Johnston will report to Mitchell Loring, president of Meyer Corporation U.S. “Jay wasMore »

Last updated: December 18, 2014

Mauviel Sponsors Bocuse d’Or 2015

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NEW CASTLE, Del.–Mauviel 1830 has become a main sponsor of the Bocuse d’Or 2015 World Finale, which takes place on Jan. 27-28, 2015. Bocuse d’Or is one of the world’s most prestigious culinary competitions in the world. Every two years, the final of the Bocuse d’Or contest is held in Lyon, France, the home cityMore »

Last updated: December 18, 2014

Wolfgang Puck Coffee to Move Single-Serve Cups from Keurig to RealCup

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MISSISSAUGA, Ontario-Wolfgang Puck Coffee will transition its Keurig K-Cup-compatible coffee capsules to the RealCup single-serve capsules beginning in 2015, as part of the celebrity chef’s brand relaunch. Starting early next year, Wolfgang Puck Coffee roasts and blends will appear in RealCup capsules in multiple retail channels. The initial launch will involve four blends: Rodeo Drive,More »

Last updated: December 18, 2014

Polder Expands to the United Kingdom

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OXFORD, Conn.–Polder Housewares has opened operations in the United Kingdom. The company said it will offer warehousing of its products and a full sales and customer service capability to the U.K. wholesale market beginning in Jan. 2015. Polder’s warehousing and customer service team will be based in the south of London, in addition to managementMore »

Last updated: December 18, 2014

Vitamix Debuts ‘Engineered to Change Your Life’ Campaign

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CLEVELAND-Vitamix has launched the “Engineered to Change Your Life” campaign, a fully integrated marketing and advertising campaign that includes television, digital, social media and print. The new effort presents stories revolving around how Vitamix blenders can play a role in helping consumers improve their health and well-being. Four commercials and digital videos address what theMore »

Last updated: December 17, 2014

Hamilton Beach Acquires Weston Products

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RICHMOND, Va.-Hamilton Beach Brands has swung a deal to acquire Weston Products from Highgate Capital, an investment firm. Weston Products will become Weston Brands under Hamilton Beach. The company offers specialty food-processing products, including appliances and accessories under the Weston brand and private-label brands for consumers who are hunters, gardeners and food enthusiasts interested inMore »

Last updated: December 16, 2014

IHRA’s Grob to Receive Gift For Life Award

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ROSEMONT, Ill.-John Grob, chairman of the International Housewares Representatives Association, will receive the Chuck Yancy Lifetime Achievement Award from Gift for Life during the organization’s Party for Life on Feb. 2 in New York City. Grob is the founder of J. Grob Associates, whose lines include upscale housewares and gift supplies. He is a memberMore »

Last updated: December 16, 2014

New Advisory Panel for Gourmet Catalog

Gourmet Catalog

DALLAS-Gourmet Catalog & Buying Group has a new advisory panel for 2015. The advisory panel members are liaisons for Gourmet Catalog, assisting in continuing its growth and strength in the housewares industry. Members include: Jennifer Baron, A Cook’s Companion, Brooklyn, N.Y. Mary Moore and Gregg Smith, The Cook’s Warehouse, Atlanta, Ga. Chris Wiedemer, Cooks World,More »

Last updated: December 16, 2014