Housewares

Curtis Joins Oggi USA; Murphy to Retire

Oggi Returns to Dallas Market Center

ANAHEIM, Calif.–Housewares company Oggi Corp. has appointed Stephen Curtis as national sales manager, where on Jan. 1, 2015, he will assume the duties and responsibilities of Richard Murphy, director of sales and marketing, who is retiring at the end of the year. Curtis has an extensive background in the home, housewares and tabletop industries, andMore »

Last updated: September 24, 2014

EveryWare Names Interim Financial Chief

EveryWare Global

LANCASTER, Ohio–EveryWare Global has named Joel Mostrom interim chief financial officer, effective Oct. 3. Mostrom will succeed Bernard Peters, who will leave the company on the same date. Mostrom is a senior director with Alvarez & Marsal, a consultancy group. “I thank Bernard for his contributions to EveryWare and wish him well,” said Sam Solomon,More »

Last updated: September 24, 2014

NPD: Innovation—and Basic Needs—Drive Small Appliance Sales

NPD Group

PORT WASHINGTON, N.Y.–The U.S. small home appliance market grew 4 percent, to $19.6 billion, in the months from July 2013 through June 2014, according to market research firm The NPD Group, and the categories that gained the most sales during these 12 months were either centered around providing something new, or filling simpler needs. “InnovationMore »

Last updated: September 22, 2014

Current Trend at Ambiente: Small Electrics

2014 Ambiente

FRANKFURT, Germany–An increasing number of housewares vendors are plugging into the Ambiente fair here. According to show organizer Messe Frankfurt, the number of exhibitors from the small electrical appliances segment rose at the last two events, “a positive trend that is set to continue in 2015.” “More and more companies from this segment want toMore »

Last updated: September 22, 2014

Executive Shift at NY Now; Falkenberg Out

Randi Mohr

WHITE PLAINS, N.Y.–Emerald Expositions has restructured the senior leadership of NY Now, promoting Randi Mohr and Scott Kramer to the new positions of vice president, show directors, while Allison Garafalo has been promoted to sales director, all effective immediately. The role of senior vice president of NY Now, formerly held by Christian Falkenberg, has beenMore »

Last updated: September 19, 2014

Lékué’s Chocolate Fondue and Rice Cooker Receive Mom’s Choice Awards

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NEW CASTLE, Del.–The Mom’s Choice Awards (MCA) has named Lékué’s Chocolate Fondue and Rice & Grain Cooker as two of the best in family-friendly products based on production quality, design, educational value, originality, appeal and cost. The MCA evaluates products and services created for children and families. “We are thrilled to earn the Mom’s ChoiceMore »

Last updated: September 18, 2014

AmericasMart Spotlights Gourmet Food Winners

AmericasMart

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