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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

KitchenAid’s Elliott Elected IHA Board Chairman

Dave Elliott

ROSEMONT, Ill.-Dave Elliott, general manager of KitchenAid Global Small Appliances, has been elected chairman of the board of the International Housewares Association. Elliott will succeed Keith Jaffee, chairman of O2 Cool, who is maintaining his position on the IHA board. He has been with Whirlpool, KitchenAid’s parent, since February 2009. Prior to that, he workedMore »

Last updated: October 2, 2014

Newell Rubbermaid to Open Global E-commerce Hub in NYC

Newell Rubbermaid

ATLANTA-Newell Rubbermaid said it will create a global e-commerce office in New York City by the end of the first fiscal quarter of 2015. According to a company statement, the office is intended to expand Newell Rubbermaid’s e-commerce business and accelerate the company’s online revenue growth throughout the world. Mark Tarchetti, the company’s chief developmentMore »

Last updated: September 25, 2014

Curtis Joins Oggi USA; Murphy to Retire

Oggi Returns to Dallas Market Center

ANAHEIM, Calif.–Housewares company Oggi Corp. has appointed Stephen Curtis as national sales manager, where on Jan. 1, 2015, he will assume the duties and responsibilities of Richard Murphy, director of sales and marketing, who is retiring at the end of the year. Curtis has an extensive background in the home, housewares and tabletop industries, andMore »

Last updated: September 24, 2014

EveryWare Names Interim Financial Chief

EveryWare Global

LANCASTER, Ohio–EveryWare Global has named Joel Mostrom interim chief financial officer, effective Oct. 3. Mostrom will succeed Bernard Peters, who will leave the company on the same date. Mostrom is a senior director with Alvarez & Marsal, a consultancy group. “I thank Bernard for his contributions to EveryWare and wish him well,” said Sam Solomon,More »

Last updated: September 24, 2014

NPD: Innovation—and Basic Needs—Drive Small Appliance Sales

NPD Group

PORT WASHINGTON, N.Y.–The U.S. small home appliance market grew 4 percent, to $19.6 billion, in the months from July 2013 through June 2014, according to market research firm The NPD Group, and the categories that gained the most sales during these 12 months were either centered around providing something new, or filling simpler needs. “InnovationMore »

Last updated: September 22, 2014

Current Trend at Ambiente: Small Electrics

2014 Ambiente

FRANKFURT, Germany–An increasing number of housewares vendors are plugging into the Ambiente fair here. According to show organizer Messe Frankfurt, the number of exhibitors from the small electrical appliances segment rose at the last two events, “a positive trend that is set to continue in 2015.” “More and more companies from this segment want toMore »

Last updated: September 22, 2014

Executive Shift at NY Now; Falkenberg Out

Randi Mohr

WHITE PLAINS, N.Y.–Emerald Expositions has restructured the senior leadership of NY Now, promoting Randi Mohr and Scott Kramer to the new positions of vice president, show directors, while Allison Garafalo has been promoted to sales director, all effective immediately. The role of senior vice president of NY Now, formerly held by Christian Falkenberg, has beenMore »

Last updated: September 19, 2014