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Rutigliano Joins Sensio as EVP, Marketing Chief

Sensio

NEW YORK-Jerry Rutigliano has joined Sensio in the newly created position of executive vice president and chief marketing officer. Rutigliano, who reports to Sensio CEO Shae Hong, will be lead product development, marketing and sales initiatives for Sensio’s brands, which include Bella, Brim, Throwback Appliance Company and other licensed brands. Rutigliano previously served as viceMore »

Last updated: October 16, 2014

Personal Care: Groom to Grow

Panasonic

The U.S. personal-care business continues to develop and evolve By David Gill In good and bad economic times, Americans still see the need to look good. This simple fact continues to fuel the market for all electric personal-care products. This market remains strong whether you’re talking about products for hair care or hair removal. ForMore »

Last updated: October 13, 2014

Helen of Troy Q2 Net Drops 19.2 Percent

HelenOfTroy

EL PASO, Texas-Flat sales and a spike in expenses cut away 19.2 percent of Helen of Troy’s second-quarter net income, which totaled $18.8 million. Net sales in the quarter, which ended on Aug. 31, were $319.9 million, up a mere 0.1 percent. In a conference call to industry analysts yesterday, Helen of Troy’s chief financialMore »

Last updated: October 10, 2014

Deadline Approaching for Ambiente Design Competition

Ambiente The Show 2015

FRANKFURT, Germany–Next February’s Ambiente fair here is offering several opportunities for manufacturers to promote or highlight their products, through a design competition, a special “solutions” presentation and a round of “speed dating” with journalists. The show will take place Feb. 13-17, 2015. Design Plus 2015 is a German design competition that pays tribute to innovation.More »

Last updated: October 9, 2014

Blendtec Celebrates Milestone with Major Remodel

Blendtec’s new entryway

OREM, Utah–Blendtec celebrated the 40th anniversary of founder Tom Dickson’s inventions here yesterday with the unveiling of a major remodeling of its 270,000-square-foot plant and headquarters. Highlights include a massive three-story replica of the company’s Designer blender that now frames the doorway, enabling visitors to enter through the blender base and beneath a steel-framed jarMore »

Last updated: October 9, 2014

Keurig to Offer W.B. Mason’s Shazam Coffee

Keurig Green Mountain

WATERBURY, Vt.-In the latest of a series of agreements expanding its K-Cup brand offerings, Keurig Green Mountain has formed a multiyear partnership with office-products dealer W.B. Mason for a line of K-Cup packs with W.B. Mason’s Shazam coffee. The Shazam line will be the first addition to the Keurig brand family from an authorized KeurigMore »

Last updated: October 9, 2014

Capresso Debuts CoffeeTeam Pro Therm

The CoffeeTeam Pro Therm

CLOSTER, N.J.-Capresso has introduced the CoffeeTeam Pro Therm, which it describes as the first thermal bean-to-carafe coffeemaker with a removable bean container, removable burrs and a patent-pending dispenser that improves the flow of ground coffee into the filter. The CoffeeTeam Pro Therm comes with a stainless steel exterior and has a capacity for 10 cups.More »

Last updated: October 9, 2014

Zoku Wins Product Awards

Fish Pop Molds

HOBOKEN, N.J.–Zoku’s Fish Pop Molds and the Slush & Shake Maker have won 2014 Top Fun Awards for their exceptional design and construction in the Tillywig Toy & Media Awards competition. Tillywig provides retail buyers, news media, parents and consumers with product information and reviews of superior children’s products. The Zoku products were honored becauseMore »

Last updated: October 9, 2014