Housewares

GE Refrigerator Incorporates Keurig Brewer

GE Cafe Series refrigerator with Keurig K-Cup Brewing System

WATERBURY, Vt.-GE Appliances has introduced a refrigerator that includes a Keurig K-Cup Brewing System in its French door. The new GE Cafe Series refrigerator with Keurig K-Cup Brewing System is an evolution of the appliance maker’s Cafe French door refrigerator’s hot-water dispenser. Dan Goldstein, refrigeration marketing manager for GE Appliances, said two-thirds of consumers queriedMore »

Last updated: January 15, 2015

Electrolux Debuts New Logo to Refresh Brand ID

Electrolux’s new logo

STOCKHOLM-Electrolux has unveiled a new logo as a way of freshening its brand identity and to “engage people in a positive an emotional way,” according to MaryKay Kopf, the company’s chief marketing officer. The new logo presents the Electrolux name in a new color and new font, exclusive to the company, and places greater emphasisMore »

Last updated: January 15, 2015

Dallas Market Opens Today

Dallas Lighting Market Opens Today

DALLAS-Dallas Total Home & Gift Market and Dallas International Lighting Market both open today at the Dallas Market Center, here. Thousands of new items, including lighting, home decor, gourmet and more, will debut. Today, events include a reception at Crystorama (Trade Mart, 3503), from 4-6 p.m., which is celebrating its expanded showroom. Designer Libby LangdonMore »

Last updated: January 14, 2015

Housewares Forecast 2015

Housewares Forecast

The housewares experts discuss their predictions and expectations for the new year. What ends have they prepared for? How will they innovate in 2015? This is the first part in a series of questions and answers from top level executives. Jeff Siegel CEO Lifetime Brands What’s the biggest challenge facing your company this year? “ProperlyMore »

Last updated: January 12, 2015

Lavit Tabs McCusker to Head Retail Sales

Jim McCusker

NEW YORK-Housewares industry veteran Jim McCusker has joined Lavit, a producer of beverage dispensers, as retail sales director. McCusker is the former president of De’Longhi America and founder of Viante Home Products Co. In his new role, he is responsible for leading Lavit’s home division. Gian Matteo Lo Faro, Lavit’s founder, said McCusker’s “knowledge andMore »

Last updated: January 12, 2015

Igloo Completes Cool Gear Acquisition, Names New President

Mark Parrish

WASHINGTON-Igloo Products Corp. said it has completed the purchase of Cool Gear International and that Mark Parrish has been hired as Igloo’s new president. Parrish succeeds Gary Kiedaisch, who is stepping down from day-to-day management. Kiedaisch will remain an investor in the company. Igloo acquired Cool Gear from RAF Industries, which along with Cool Gear’sMore »

Last updated: January 12, 2015

Retail Scorecard: Small Appliances

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NEW YORK-Among Kohl’s offerings last week were 10 to 33 percent all kitchen electrics, plus an additional 10 percent off. These included the 1,700-Watt NutriBullet RX and the Ninja IQ Duo Blender (both sale-priced at $199.99), the Keurig 2.0 K350 Brewer (sale priced at $149.99), and the Oster 8-Speed Blender (sale priced at $39.99). FromMore »

Last updated: January 12, 2015

Hotlanta Lives

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ATLANTA-Like much of the country, Atlanta is in the midst of a winter freeze. Despite the frigid temperatures, the city continues to earn its “Hotlanta” nickname with on-trend product offerings at the Atlanta Gift & Home Market, along with the Atlanta Rug Market at AmericasMart. Yesterday, Gourmet Catalog held its Start the Year Member ConferenceMore »

Last updated: January 9, 2015