Housewares

AHAM Unveils Sustainability Standard for Small Appliances, Floor-Care Products

AHAM

WASHINGTON-The Association of Home Appliance Manufacturers (AHAM), in partnership with CSA Group and UL Environment, has released a sustainability standard for small appliances and floor-care products. Titled “AHAM 7002-2014/CSA SPE-7002-14/UL 7002, Sustainability Standard for Household Portable and Floor Care Appliances,” the new standard is the first voluntary standard for these appliances, according to an AHAMMore »

Last updated: August 27, 2014

Lord Leaves Breville as CEO

Jack Lord

SYDNEY, Australia-Jack Lord, CEO of Breville, has left his post effective Aug. 21. Mervyn Cohen, the company’s chief financial officer, has been appointed interim CEO, and Breville has begun what a company statement termed “a global search” for Lord’s successor. Cohen will continue to fulfill his responsibilities as chief financial officer during the search period.More »

Last updated: August 26, 2014

EveryWare Global Sells UK Business

EveryWare Global

LANCASTER, Ohio–EveryWare Global’s Oneida International subsidiary last week agreed to sell its United Kingdom business to HUK 54 Limited for £3.7 million British pounds, or approximately $6.13 million. The agreement includes debts paid by HUK to EveryWare Global and the repayment of Oneida’s revolving credit facility with Burdale Financial Limited. EveryWare retains all rights toMore »

Last updated: August 25, 2014

Casabella’s Moser Accepts ALS Ice Bucket Challenge

Casabella’s Dawn Drescher gives the ice bucket treatment to Rob Moser.

CONGERS, N.Y.-Rob Moser, president of Casabella, took on the ice-bucket challenge in support of efforts to find a cure for amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS), also known as Lou Gehrig’s disease. Moser received his dousing from Dawn Drescher, the company’s product manager, on Aug. 21. Casabella is also running a promotion on its website. With eachMore »

Last updated: August 25, 2014

Keurig Crafts License with Kraft Foods

Keurig Green Mountain

WATERBURY, Vt.-Keurig Green Mountain has reached a multiyear license, manufacturing and distribution agreement with Kraft Foods Group for a line of Keurig portion packs with Kraft’s branded coffees, specifically for Keurig consumer and commercial brewing systems. Financial terms of the agreement were not disclosed in a joint statement from the two companies. The agreement callsMore »

Last updated: August 22, 2014

Home Companies Hit Inc. Magazine’s 500|5000 List

Melissa Kieling

NEW YORK–Inc. Magazine released its 500|5000 list for 2014, which ranks the nation’s fastest-growing private companies annually. This year’s list included first-timers such as PackIt, which hit the list at #28, as well as Surya, which has been named to the list four years in a row. Other home furnishings companies on the 2014 listMore »

Last updated: August 22, 2014

NY Now Names Best of Best

NY Now

NEW YORK–Two products–Define Bottle by Define Bottle and Pop up House Fort by nhocchi–were named Best of Home and Best of Lifestyle award winners in connection with NY Now, which wrapped up here yesterday. “NY Now presents thousands of new, innovative, on-trend home and lifestyle resources, and these two products have been selected by popularMore »

Last updated: August 21, 2014