Gibson: Pioneer Woman Reach Impressive

Ree Drummond

COMMERCE, Calif.-Gibson said it is thrilled with the overwhelming social media reaction to plans to create a Ree Drummond, aka The Pioneer Woman, kitchen and dining collection. Drummond made the announcement about her upcoming line, which will officially launch at the International Home + Housewares Show in March, on her Facebook page earlier this month.More »

Last updated: October 16, 2014

IHA Product Showcase Highlights New Products, Lines

Scrub Daddy

NEW YORK–The International Housewares Association (IHA) held a product showcase for the media this week, allowing housewares vendors the chance to show their new products and collections. Scrub Daddy, a sponge that is soft in warm water and firm in cool water and which has been seen on ABC’s “Shark Tank,” has expanded its lineMore »

Last updated: October 16, 2014

NuWave Rolls Out New Logo in Branding Effort


LIBERTYVILLE, Ill.–NuWave is rolling out a new, updated logo that will appear on its flagship products, including the NuWave Pro Infrared Oven, NuWave Precision Induction Cooktop, NuWave Duralon 2 Ceramic Non-Stick Cookware, and NuWave Flavor-Lockers. The new logo features clear, contemporary red type, incorporating the company’s motto, “Live Well for Less.” This logo is partMore »

Last updated: October 16, 2014

Rutigliano Joins Sensio as EVP, Marketing Chief


NEW YORK-Jerry Rutigliano has joined Sensio in the newly created position of executive vice president and chief marketing officer. Rutigliano, who reports to Sensio CEO Shae Hong, will be lead product development, marketing and sales initiatives for Sensio’s brands, which include Bella, Brim, Throwback Appliance Company and other licensed brands. Rutigliano previously served as viceMore »

Last updated: October 16, 2014

Personal Care: Groom to Grow


The U.S. personal-care business continues to develop and evolve By David Gill In good and bad economic times, Americans still see the need to look good. This simple fact continues to fuel the market for all electric personal-care products. This market remains strong whether you’re talking about products for hair care or hair removal. ForMore »

Last updated: October 13, 2014

Helen of Troy Q2 Net Drops 19.2 Percent


EL PASO, Texas-Flat sales and a spike in expenses cut away 19.2 percent of Helen of Troy’s second-quarter net income, which totaled $18.8 million. Net sales in the quarter, which ended on Aug. 31, were $319.9 million, up a mere 0.1 percent. In a conference call to industry analysts yesterday, Helen of Troy’s chief financialMore »

Last updated: October 10, 2014

Deadline Approaching for Ambiente Design Competition

Ambiente The Show 2015

FRANKFURT, Germany–Next February’s Ambiente fair here is offering several opportunities for manufacturers to promote or highlight their products, through a design competition, a special “solutions” presentation and a round of “speed dating” with journalists. The show will take place Feb. 13-17, 2015. Design Plus 2015 is a German design competition that pays tribute to innovation.More »

Last updated: October 9, 2014