Housewares

AmericasMart Spotlights Gourmet Food Winners

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ATLANTA–AmericasMart bestowed Best of Atlanta awards, which celebrate the top gourmet food products in its permanent and temporary collections, during The Atlanta Gourmet Market, which wrapped up here earlier this week. The winners include The Orchards Gourmet’s Milk Chocolate Pecan Rocky Road Bark, for Best Chocolate; Dillon Candy Company’s Penuche Pecan Roll, for Best CandyMore »

Last updated: September 19, 2014

Housewares Program to Examine Consumer Shopping Habits

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ROSEMONT, Ill.–Senior housewares executives will explore current consumer shopping habits and how to navigate omnichannel retailing during a Chief Housewares SuperSession (CHESS) here next month. The program opens Oct. 7 with a keynote session featuring a panel of housewares CEOs exploring the “Housewares Hot-Seat: Securing Your Place Along the Purchase Path.” The panel will includeMore »

Last updated: September 16, 2014

Electrolux Celebrates Vac Milestones

The Electrolux Ergorapido

CHARLOTTE, N.C.-The Electrolux Ergorapido cordless vacuum cleaner celebrated its 10th anniversary in August with the production of the 10 millionth Ergorapido. Since its launch in 2004, the Ergorapido has been sold in more than 70 countries around the world, according to an Electrolux statement. The United States has been its largest market, followed by JapanMore »

Last updated: September 11, 2014

Tervis Grabs the Gridiron with Splatter Collection

Tervis Splatter tumblers

NORTH VENICE, Fla.–Football season is here and Tervis is on the ball with its new Splatter collection of plastic tumblers, putting a fresh spin on traditional NFL or collegiate team colors. “The splatter trend is a key element in the NFL’s graphics for the 2014 season,” said Dorothy Lierman, Tervis’ vice president of line development.More »

Last updated: September 11, 2014

Jura Expands 2014 Ad Campaign

The Jura Impressa Z9 One Touch TFT

CLOSTER, N.J.-Jura is enlarging its print advertising campaign with a 28 percent increase in insertions versus last year, and targeting publications such as The New York Times Magazine, Barron’s, Robb Report, Architectural Digest and Travel & Leisure. The campaign will showcase Jura’s Impressa Z9 One Touch TFT and Giga 5 coffee centers, and will featureMore »

Last updated: September 11, 2014

Bona US Opens Regional Training Center in Texas

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AURORA, Colo.-Bona US has opened a new regional training center, one of five training centers it has opened over the past few years, in Addison, Texas, north of Dallas. The 3,500-square-foot facility trains on the installation, sand and finish, and care of hardwood floors. It is geared toward educating distributors and contractors on the latestMore »

Last updated: September 11, 2014

Electrolux in Agreement to Buy GE Appliances

Electrolux

STOCKHOLM-Electrolux and General Electric have swung a deal whereby Electrolux will acquire GE’s appliance business for $3.3 billion. According to a joint statement from the two companies, the acquisition—described by Keith McLoughlin, Electrolux’s president and CEO, as “our largest ever”—will close on an unspecified date in 2015. It is expected to bolster Electrolux’s global applianceMore »

Last updated: September 8, 2014

World Kitchen Sets Fashionable Pose in NYC

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NEW YORK–Fashion designer Trina Turk talked about home entertaining and created table settings for World Kitchen during Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week here last week. The Fashion Kitchen event, “celebrating colorful and stylish entertaining,” was held at Alice Tully Hall at Lincoln Center and featured three thematic tables, each set with new CW by Corningware bakeware andMore »

Last updated: September 8, 2014