NY Now Promises Global Flavor

NY Now

WHITE PLAINS, N.Y.-The winter edition of NY Now will have a strong international flavor, according to show owner and organizer Emerald Expositions. More than 400 international companies and 55 countries will be represented at the show, which takes place Jan. 31-Feb. 4 in New York. “The extensive representation of companies from around the globe pointsMore »

Last updated: December 29, 2014

Taylor Precision Products Acquires Chef’n

Taylor Precision Products

OAK BROOK, Ill.-Taylor Precision Products, marketer of a wide range of branded consumer housewares products, has acquired The Chef’n Corporation, a designer of housewares goods. Chef’n, based in Seattle, is Taylor’s third acquisition since the June 2012 acquisition of Taylor by Centre Partners, a New York-based private equity firm. “We are extremely excited to beMore »

Last updated: December 24, 2014

Reid Named to Biz Development Post at G&S Metals

Stacey Reid

CLEVELAND-Stacey Reid has joined bakeware company G&S Metal Products in the newly created position of director of business development. Reid’s responsibilities will include, but not be limited to, developing new products and opening additional channels of distribution. She will report to Bob Greenberger, senior executive vice president. Reid most recently served as vice president, salesMore »

Last updated: December 24, 2014

Vacu Vin’s Zanner to Retire

Kurt Zanner

INDIAN TRAIL, N.C.–Kurt Zanner is retiring as vice president of sales and marketing at Vacu Vin, effective today. Zanner, a 30-year veteran of the housewares industry, has been on the executive team of several companies, including International Innovation Co North America, of which Vacu Vin is a brand; Kai USA; Kitchen Art and Lamson &More »

Last updated: December 23, 2014

NPD: Housewares, Tabletop Makers Must Be More Enticing

NPD Group

PORT WASHINGTON, N.Y.–Increased consumer demand and positive November sales of housewares may help offset earlier, lackluster sales in the category this year, according to The NPD Group. November 2014 unit sales and dollar sales were both up 3 percent compared to last year, the market research firm said. The preponderance of deals, coupled with theMore »

Last updated: December 22, 2014

Retail Scorecard: Small Appliances


NEW YORK-At Best Buy, shoppers could enjoy $10 savings on a number of Nostalgia Electrics items, including the Hard Candy Cotton Candy Maker ($39.99), the Retro Kettle Popcorn Maker ($69.99) and the Retro Series Hot Air Popcorn Maker ($29.99). Shoppers could also save $20 on the Cuisinart PowerBlend Duet 7-Speed Blender at $79.99. The $99.99More »

Last updated: December 22, 2014

Zilinskas Leaves Meyer; Johnston Named Managing Director

Darrin Johnston

VALLEJO, Calif.—Jay Zilinskas has left Meyer Corporation U.S. after more than 20 years to pursue other opportunities, the company said. He will be succeeded as managing director by Darrin Johnston, currently senior vice president of sales for Meyer, U.S., effective Jan. 1. Johnston will report to Mitchell Loring, president of Meyer Corporation U.S. “Jay wasMore »

Last updated: December 18, 2014

Mauviel Sponsors Bocuse d’Or 2015


NEW CASTLE, Del.–Mauviel 1830 has become a main sponsor of the Bocuse d’Or 2015 World Finale, which takes place on Jan. 27-28, 2015. Bocuse d’Or is one of the world’s most prestigious culinary competitions in the world. Every two years, the final of the Bocuse d’Or contest is held in Lyon, France, the home cityMore »

Last updated: December 18, 2014