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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

Bona US

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

WorldKitchen_couple

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

Newell Rubbermaid Acquires Ignite

Contigo water bottles

ATLANTA–Newell Rubbermaid has acquired Ignite USA, maker of hydration bottles and thermal mugs, from private equity firm New Castle Partners for approximately $308 million. Ignite’s brands, Contigo and Avex, are expected to generate more than $125 million in net sales in 2014, according to Newell Rubbermaid. “We are excited to welcome the Ignite team toMore »

Last updated: September 5, 2014

Dallas Market Center Releases Future Dates

Dallas Market Center

DALLAS–Dallas Market Center has released the dates for its Total Home & Gift Markets and International Lighting Markets through the year 2018. The market dates are consistent with its practice to follow the Atlanta market in January and lead the summer show cycle as the first market in June. “Dallas Market Center has a long-standingMore »

Last updated: September 4, 2014

Harris Resigns from Swiss Gourmet USA

Mark Harris

CHARLOTTE, N.C.–Mark Harris has resigned from his post as president of Swiss Gourmet USA. He has held his position since the company was founded in February 2011. At this time there is no plan to name a replacement, the company said. Swiss Gourmet USA’s Jason Ledbetter was promoted to vice president of sales from nationalMore »

Last updated: September 4, 2014