Housewares

Gibson Faces New Frontier with Ree Drummond License

Ree Drummond

COMMERCE, Calif.–Gibson has signed a license agreement with Ree Drummond, perhaps better known as The Pioneer Woman and for her Food Network television program, cookbooks, website and blog that recount her life with her family on a ranch in Oklahoma. Gibson and Drummond plan to create a line of food prep, cook, serve, dine, drinkMore »

Last updated: October 7, 2014

SodaStream Q3 Sales Drop on U.S. Shortfall

SodaStream

AIRPORT CITY, Israel-With its U.S. business performing at less than expectations, SodaStream said its third-quarter net sales would finish down about 14 percent from net sales in last year’s third quarter, to about $125 million. Speaking in a preliminary statement about the quarter, which ended on Sept. 30, Daniel Birnbaum, SodaStream’s CEO, said demand inMore »

Last updated: October 7, 2014

Martha Stewart American Made Summit Set

Martha Stewart American Made 2014

NEW YORK-The third annual Martha Stewart American Made Summit lecture and interview series will take place from Nov. 7-8 at the headquarters of Martha Stewart Living Omnimedia (MSLO) here. The program puts the spotlight on the maker culture in the United States, celebrating those who have begun small businesses for handcrafted goods in this country.More »

Last updated: October 6, 2014

NPD Names Morsovillo Head of Home Division

Lora Morsovillo

PORT WASHINGTON, N.Y.–The NPD Group has made leadership changes in its home and office supplies divisions. Lora Morsovillo, formerly president of the office supplies division, has been named president of the home practice. Morsovillo will continue to report to Perry James, who served as president of home and who continues to lead the firm’s hardlinesMore »

Last updated: October 3, 2014

Swissmar to Distribute Nuance Products in U.S.

Swissmar

NIAGARA FALLS, N.Y.–Swissmar, known for its kitchen tools, fondues and raclettes, has finalized an exclusive U.S. distribution agreement with Nuance, a Scandinavian design brand in Denmark, for its wine and bar accessories. The agreement was effective Oct. 1. All products will be warehoused in Swissmar’s facility here. “Nuance brings an exciting design-focused aspect to barware,More »

Last updated: October 3, 2014

Williams-Sonoma to Reopen at Original Store Site

Chuck Williams

SAN FRANCISCO-On Oct. 4, Williams-Sonoma will reopen a retail location and cooking school in Sonoma, Calif., at the same location where its first store opened almost 60 years ago. The store reopening coincides with the birthday of Williams-Sonoma founder Chuck Williams, who just celebrated his 99th birthday. Williams purchased a hardware store in Sonoma in 1956More »

Last updated: October 3, 2014

Haier Opens New North American HQ

Haier America

WAYNE, N.J.-Haier America has opened its new North American headquarters here, moving it from New York City. The facility, which measures 56,000 square feet, now houses 200 Haier staff members, with room to grow as the company increases its U.S. presence, according to a Haier statement. Adrian Micu, president and CEO of Haier America, saidMore »

Last updated: September 30, 2014

John Mack Carter, Former Good Housekeeping Editor, Dies

Rubin to Become Michaels CEO

NEW YORK–John Mack Carter, the storied magazine editor who headed the nation’s top three women’s magazines, including a 20-year stint at Good Housekeeping, died on Friday, Sept. 26, at his home in Bronxville, N.Y., after a lengthy battle with Parkinson’s disease. He was 86 years old. Carter spent six decades in magazines and was theMore »

Last updated: September 29, 2014