Zak Charity Event Raises More than $500K

Zak Designs

SPOKANE, Wash.–The recently held Zak! Charity Open, now in its 15th year, raised more than $560,000. Proceeds from the event, held in late July here in Spokane, will benefit the Rypien Foundation and Boys & Girls Clubs of Spokane County. The Rypien Foundation was founded by Superbowl MVP Mark Rypien, who lost his three-year-old son,More »

Last updated: September 4, 2014

Andis Adds Arends to Marketing Staff

Al Arends

STURTEVANT, Wis.-Andis has named Al Arends marketing product manager. Arends, who reports to Karen Formico, vice president of marketing, will be responsible for overseeing products from inception to the market and working across the organization to develop and meet the company’s overall strategic product plan. Arends succeeds Cheri Grabowski, who decided not to return afterMore »

Last updated: September 3, 2014

AmericasMart Announces Market Dates


ATLANTA–AmericasMart yesterday confirmed dates for the January and July editions of its Atlanta International Gift and Home Furnishings Markets through calendar year 2018. The dates’ confirmation follows extensive review of customer scheduling and timing requirements and preferences, and sustains Atlanta’s long-standing first-market position in both the January and July show cycles, according to Jeffrey L.More »

Last updated: September 3, 2014

Keurig Green Mountain Adds Coca-Cola’s Reyes to Board

Jose Octavio Reyes

WATERBURY, Vt.-Jose Octavio Reyes Lagunes, retired vice chairman of The Coca-Cola Export Corp., has been appointed to Keurig Green Mountain’s board of directors. The naming of Reyes increases Keurig Green Mountain’s board to 12 members, 11 of whom are independent. He retired as Coca-Cola Export’s chairman in April of this year after a two-year stintMore »

Last updated: August 29, 2014

Celebrating a Milestone, Wüsthof Focuses on the Long Term


By Allison Zisko As it celebrates its 200th anniversary this year, cutlery maker Wüsthof has found itself with an almost enviable predicament: its business is getting bigger despite efforts to keep it small. “We see growth but don’t pursue growth,” said René Arnold, CEO of the company’s American division, from its headquarters in Norwalk, Conn.More »

Last updated: August 28, 2014

Nespresso Begins Sustainability Program


MILAN-Nestle Nespresso has launched a new sustainability program titled “The Positive Cup.” The new program builds on the steps the brand has taken over the past five years to improve farmer welfare and drive environmental sustainability in coffee sourcing and consumption, according to a Nespresso statement. It outlines a series of steps the brand willMore »

Last updated: August 28, 2014

Hoover Debuts Floor-Care Blog

Kim Myles

GLENWILLOW, Ohio-TTI Floor Care’s Hoover brand has launched a blog on, with the intent of giving homeowners and renters practical advice and information on floor care and design. Called “18 Degrees by Hoover” (reflecting the angle of the line that bisects the brand’s logo), the blog acts as a clearing house of information thatMore »

Last updated: August 28, 2014

Fagor Duo Pressure Cooker Featured on “Master Chef”

The Fagor Duo pressure cooker

HACKENSACK, N.J.-A recent episode on “Master Chef” offered dim sum meals prepared using Fagor’s Duo pressure cooker. In the episode, the contestants used the Duo to prepare the meats and vegetables in dim sum meals, which include small, bite-size portions which are traditionally served in small steamer baskets or small plates. A Fagor statement describedMore »

Last updated: August 28, 2014