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Martha Stewart American Made Summit Set

Martha Stewart American Made 2014

NEW YORK-The third annual Martha Stewart American Made Summit lecture and interview series will take place from Nov. 7-8 at the headquarters of Martha Stewart Living Omnimedia (MSLO) here. The program puts the spotlight on the maker culture in the United States, celebrating those who have begun small businesses for handcrafted goods in this country.More »

Last updated: October 6, 2014

NPD Names Morsovillo Head of Home Division

Lora Morsovillo

PORT WASHINGTON, N.Y.–The NPD Group has made leadership changes in its home and office supplies divisions. Lora Morsovillo, formerly president of the office supplies division, has been named president of the home practice. Morsovillo will continue to report to Perry James, who served as president of home and who continues to lead the firm’s hardlinesMore »

Last updated: October 3, 2014

Swissmar to Distribute Nuance Products in U.S.

Swissmar

NIAGARA FALLS, N.Y.–Swissmar, known for its kitchen tools, fondues and raclettes, has finalized an exclusive U.S. distribution agreement with Nuance, a Scandinavian design brand in Denmark, for its wine and bar accessories. The agreement was effective Oct. 1. All products will be warehoused in Swissmar’s facility here. “Nuance brings an exciting design-focused aspect to barware,More »

Last updated: October 3, 2014

Williams-Sonoma to Reopen at Original Store Site

Chuck Williams

SAN FRANCISCO-On Oct. 4, Williams-Sonoma will reopen a retail location and cooking school in Sonoma, Calif., at the same location where its first store opened almost 60 years ago. The store reopening coincides with the birthday of Williams-Sonoma founder Chuck Williams, who just celebrated his 99th birthday. Williams purchased a hardware store in Sonoma in 1956More »

Last updated: October 3, 2014

Haier Opens New North American HQ

Haier America

WAYNE, N.J.-Haier America has opened its new North American headquarters here, moving it from New York City. The facility, which measures 56,000 square feet, now houses 200 Haier staff members, with room to grow as the company increases its U.S. presence, according to a Haier statement. Adrian Micu, president and CEO of Haier America, saidMore »

Last updated: September 30, 2014

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