Housewares

Celebrity Designers: Star Power

Donny Osmond

The sparkle and intrigue of the world of celebrity designers never seem to fade. New, trendy designers are consistently joining the ranks of well-known home furnishings designers. At the same time, famous designers who have stood the test of time continue to create, inspire—and expand their licensing agreements. Here, we spotlight some of our favoriteMore »

Last updated: November 13, 2014

Dollars & Scents

Serene House

Aromatherapy diffusers are a new and growing niche in the home-comfort segment  By David Gill Consumers’ concerns about their health and wellness have led to growth in a variety of product categories—ranging from exercise machines to blood-pressure monitors, humidifiers and dehumidifiers, and massagers. One other product segment that has emerged from wellness worries, although fromMore »

Last updated: November 13, 2014

Zoku Relaunches Website

Zoku

HOBOKEN, N.J.–Zoku has relaunched its website at zokuhome.com. The site showcases its innovative products as well as offers an expanded recipe blog with ideas for homemade food fun. While Zoku’s product line has always focused on kid-centric households, the new website reflects the brand’s expanded new product vision that targets all age groups. Its originalMore »

Last updated: November 13, 2014

Universal Expert Launches Thoughtful Gift Campaign

Universal Expert cutting board

LONDON-Universal Expert by Sebastian Conran’s latest design campaign is called #thoughtthatcounts and focuses on thoughtful, universal gifts, as opposed to “throw-away, generic presents,” the company said. It has launched a social media campaign that encourages consumers to state why they think a Universal Expert tool makes a thoughtful gift. Participants on Facebook, Twitter and PinterestMore »

Last updated: November 13, 2014

Kuhn Rikon Adds Marketing Assistant

Shari Reyna

NOVATO, Calif.–Kuhn Rikon USA has named Shari Reyna to the newly created position of marketing assistant. She reports to Rebecca Arnn, marketing manager of Kuhn Rikon USA. Reyna will be responsible for monitoring social media, creating content and implementing social media strategies. She will also develop, edit and add content to the Kuhn Rikon website,More »

Last updated: November 13, 2014

Capresso Debuts “Did You Know?” Social Media Campaign

Capresso

CLOSTER, N.J.-The Capresso brand of Jura Inc. has launched a campaign on social media titled “Did You Know?” intended to throw the spotlight on the brand’s “superior customer service,” according to a Capresso statement. The campaign features the brand’s training system for Capresso customer service representatives, who is required to master all of the brand’sMore »

Last updated: November 13, 2014

Gourmet Catalog Plans First Yearly Meeting for Atlanta

Gourmet Catalog

ATLANTA-Gourmet Catalog said it has renewed its longstanding partnership with AmericasMart and will hold its first meeting of 2015 in conjunction with The Atlanta International Gift and Home Furnishings Market in January. The January 2015 meeting will be held on Wednesday, Jan. 7 and Thursday, Jan. 8 at AmericasMart Building 1 Floor 8. “Our continuingMore »

Last updated: November 12, 2014

SodaStream Survey: Americans Can Be Encouraged to Drink More Water

SodaStream

MOUNT LAUREL, N.J.-While a significant percentage of U.S. consumers quench their thirst with a beverage other than water, many of them can be encouraged to drink more water, according to a study conducted for SodaStream by consulting firm Northstar. The survey is part of SodaStream’s shift in its marketing focus toward health and wellness, whichMore »

Last updated: November 12, 2014