Housewares

Nicholas McKay, Lint Roller Inventor, Dies

Nicholas McKay

MARLBOROUGH, Mass.-Nicholas D. McKay Sr., who invented the lint roller, died on Nov. 15 at the age of 93. According to a statement from Butler Home Products, which acquired McKay’s company, The oneCARE Co., McKay invented the lint roller in 1956 and founded HelMac Products Corp. in Flint, Mich. (The company’s name came by combiningMore »

Last updated: November 25, 2014

Holstein Housewares Founder to be Honored

Vanessa Valera Nolte

MIAMI-Holstein Housewares Co-founder Vanessa Valera Nolte has received the International Business Woman of the Year Award from OWIT (the Organization of Women in International Trade) South Florida. OWIT South Florida strives to enhance the status and interest of women and men in the field of international trade through a worldwide network. Valera Nolte will beMore »

Last updated: November 25, 2014

Newell Rubbermaid Appoints Arcuri to Head Home Solutions Segment

Joe Arcuri

ATLANTA-Joe Arcuri will join Newell Rubbermaid as president of the company’s home solutions segment on Dec. 1. When he assumes his new role, Arcuri will be responsible for the Rubbermaid, Calphalon, Goody and Levolor brands, and the recently acquired Contigo, Avex and bubba brands. He will report to Bill Burke, Newell’s chief operating officer. ArcuriMore »

Last updated: November 24, 2014

NY Now Exhibit to Highlight Eco-friendly Production

NY Now

NEW YORK-NY Now’s SustainAbility: design for a better world display in January will place special emphasis on the entire production lifecycle, with a focus on eco-friendly production practices, said show owner Emerald Expositions. Nearly 100 products are expected to pass stringent new provenance standards for participation in the display. In the past, criteria for displayMore »

Last updated: November 24, 2014

Clipper Adds Ledbetter, Wenz to Sales Team

Clipper

LOS ANGELES–Clipper Corporation, a global distributor and supplier for the food service and consumer products industry, has appointed Jason Ledbetter and David Wenz as sales directors for the consumer packaged goods division. The two will manage the Viking Culinary line, including handling brand distribution, increasing revenue growth and working with specialty retailers. The line debutedMore »

Last updated: November 21, 2014

Williams-Sonoma Collaborates with Tyler Florence, Ina Garten

Tyler Florence

SAN FRANCISCO-Williams-Sonoma is working with chefs Tyler Florence and Ina Garten on exclusive programs and events that will be employed across the retailer’s many platforms. Williams-Sonoma and The Florence Group together will identify emerging culinary trends and bring customers “new concepts and products” sold exclusively through Williams-Sonoma stores and Tyler Florence Test Kitchen, which isMore »

Last updated: November 20, 2014

Keurig Posts Strong Net Gains for Q4, FY

Keurig Green Mountain

WATERBURY, Vt.-Closing what Brian Kelley, its president and CEO, described as “an exciting year,” Keurig Green Mountain reported fourth-quarter net income of $141.1 million, up 11.1 percent. This brought net income for the fiscal year ending on Sept. 27 to $596.5 million, an increase of 23.4 percent. Kelley said Keurig executed successfully on its strategicMore »

Last updated: November 20, 2014

Spectrum Brands’ Housewares Post Q3, FY Net Gains

Spectrum Brands

MIDDLETON, Wis.-The Global Batteries & Appliances division of Spectrum Brands—which includes the Remington personal-care line and Russell Hobbs small electrics—reported net income of $66 million in Spectrum’s fourth quarter, up 18.3 percent over the fourth quarter of last year. This brought the division’s net income to $256.6 million, up 8 percent, for the fiscal yearMore »

Last updated: November 20, 2014