Home Plays at CES

Panasonic’s 2015 Bread Maker includes a gluten-free mode.

LAS VEGAS-Home products are in the spotlight at the International CES show, which opened this week and runs through Jan. 9. One of the key features of the event is the Robotics Marketplace, with 8,250 square feet of space located at CES Tech West within Sands Expo and devoted to robot cleaning machines, entertainment devices andMore »

Last updated: January 8, 2015

Atlanta International Gift & Home Furnishings Market Opens

Additions, Launches Planned for Gift Show in Atlanta

ATLANTA–Today marks the opening of the Atlanta International Gift & Home Furnishings Market at AmericasMart. The event runs through next Tuesday, Jan. 13. The Downton Abbey brand will expand at the market with a new lighting line from River of Goods. Lesley Nicol, the actress who plays the cook Mrs. Patmore, will visit the RiverMore »

Last updated: January 6, 2015

HFN Editorial Deadline for Housewares Show Issue is Feb. 6


NEW YORK–HFN is preparing its coverage of the International Home + Housewares Show in March. Exhibitors at the show are invited to submit information and high-resolution images of products that they plan to debut. Manufacturers of small electrics, personal-care products, floor-care products, storage products and cleaning products should submit their information to David Gill, atMore »

Last updated: January 28, 2015

Retail Scorecard: Small Appliances


NEW YORK-Juicers and blenders were among the small electrics whose prices were cut by Walmart. The retailer instituted $20 savings for the NutriBullet Nutrition Extraction System at $89 and the NutriNinja 2-in-1 Blender at $79. The Ninja Kitchen System was available for a $30 saving at $129. Shoppers could also save $11.49 on the HamiltonMore »

Last updated: January 5, 2015

PMI Assumes Global Ownership of Aladdin Brand


SEATTLE-Pacific Market International (PMI) has taken global ownership of the Aladdin brand of food and beverage storage products with its acquisition of Aladdin South America. PMI had already owned the brand for every worldwide territory except South America. With this acquisition, Aladdin South America will operate under the corporate entity PMI South America, with itsMore »

Last updated: January 2, 2015

Spectrum Brands Closes Purchase of P&G European Pet Food Business

Spectrum Brands

MIDDLETON, Wis.-Spectrum Brands, parent of the Remington personal-care brand and the Russell Hobbs small-electrics business, has completed its acquisition of Procter & Gamble’s European pet-food business, which includes the Iams and Eukanuba brands. Financial terms were not disclosed. The Iams and Eukanuba business in Europe has annual sales of about $200 million. Dave Lumley, Spectrum’sMore »

Last updated: January 2, 2015

Tickets Still Available for Party on Peachtree

Gift For Life

ATLANTA-Tickets are still available for the Party On Peachtree, the first-ever Gift for Life (GFL) and the Young Gift Executives (YGE) event during next week’s Atlanta Market, set for Thursday, Jan. 8, 2015. The inaugural event is expected to pull in nearly 2,000 people. Hosted by AmericasMart and sponsor Poo-Pourri, the event will benefit GFLMore »

Last updated: December 30, 2014

Retail Scorecard: Small Appliances


NEW YORK-The deals last week at Fred Meyer stores included three 50-percent-off deals: the Elite Countertop Kettle Popcorn Maker at $44.99, the Black & Decker 12-Cup Programmable Coffeemaker at $19.99 and the Hamilton Beach Toaster Oven at $19.99. Shoppers who bought a Keurig 2.0 Brewing System were also entitled to get $25 back on theirMore »

Last updated: December 29, 2014