Housewares

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

NPD: Shoppers “Self-Gift” Housewares During Holidays

NPD Group

PORT WASHINGTON, N.Y.-The majority of holiday sales of electric and non-electric housewares are gifts to oneself, according to new research by The NPD Group. About two-thirds of all small electrics bought during the holiday shopping season are for the purchaser’s own use, NPD said (the research firm did not give the same percentage for non-electricMore »

Last updated: November 10, 2014

Euromonitor: Small-Appliance Sales Will Top Major Appliances by 2019

Euromonitor International

SINGAPORE-Global sales volume of small appliances will surpass sales of major appliances by 2019, according to a study by Euromonitor International. Small-appliance sales will also grow around the world by 22 percent by that year, the research firm said. “Global consumer interest is turning towards small appliances such as air treatment, cooking appliances and vacuumMore »

Last updated: November 10, 2014

CorningWare Inventor Stanley Donald Stookey Dies

Stanley Donald Stookey

ROCHESTER, N.Y.-Stanley Donald Stookey, the inventor of CorningWare, passed away Nov. 4, according to published reports. He was 99. Stookey created a ceramic glass, that became known as CorningWare, in 1953 by accident, reports said. He overheated a piece of photosensitive glass in an oven; when he removed it from the oven with a pairMore »

Last updated: November 10, 2014

NY Now Sets Seminar Schedule

NY Now

WHITE PLAINS, N.Y.-NY Now has established its schedule of seminars and events for the winter show, slated for Jan. 31-Feb. 4 at the Jacob K. Javits Convention Center in New York City. The schedule will encompass four seminar “tracks”—Handmade, Home, Lifestyle and New! Ideas—designed to complement the show’s four collections. Nearly 40 sessions will takeMore »

Last updated: November 7, 2014

Target Launches Smart-Home Initiative

Target, Facebook Align for Cartwheel App

MINNEAPOLIS-Target has introduced an offering of smart-home products that includes an in-store test and a dedicated page on its website. According to a Target spokeswoman, the in-store test involves offering smart-home products in 500 stores. The website page leads consumers to smart-home product categories such as thermostats, home security and safety, lighting and switches, well-beingMore »

Last updated: November 6, 2014