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American Design Exhibit Planned for Germany

Ambiente

NEW YORK–American designer Scott Henderson, who will serve as America’s design ambassador at the next Ambiente fair, unveiled his plans for a special partner country exhibition at a press event here yesterday. Earlier this week, Ambiente organizer Messe Frankfurt selected the United States to be its partner country for the 2015 show, which takes placeMore »

Last updated: August 21, 2014

Kaz to Debut Campaign for Pur Water Filtration

Pur

SOUTHBOROUGH, Mass.-The Kaz division of Helen of Troy is rolling out a new creative marketing campaign for its Pur brand of water filtration products, the first new campaign for the brand since 2008. A Kaz statement said the new initiative intends to elevate water filtration in a fun and lighthearted way. It features an eccentricMore »

Last updated: August 18, 2014

EveryWare Reports $26.9 Million Loss in Q2

EveryWare Global

LANCASTER, Ohio-Rising costs on a variety of levels deepened the red ink for EveryWare Global in its fiscal second quarter. The company posted a net loss of $26.9 million, compared to a second-quarter net loss of $2.2 million last year. Gross margin in the quarter, which ended on June 30, plummeted by 1,624 basis pointsMore »

Last updated: August 15, 2014

Spectrum Brands Hires Martin as CFO

Douglas Martin

MIDDLETON, Wis.-Douglas L. Martin will join Spectrum Brands Holdings as executive vice president and chief financial officer on Sept. 1. Martin will succeed Tony Genito, who announced in April that he would leave Spectrum Brands by the end of this year to return with his family to the Southeast. Martin comes to the company, theMore »

Last updated: August 15, 2014

Frieling USA Names Chad Price Vice President, Sales & Marketing

Chad Price

FORT MILL, S.C.–Chad Price has joined Frieling USA as vice president, sales and marketing, a new position created to accelerate the expansion of the company’s sales and support, the company said. He is tasked with managing the sales force and increasing sales and distribution of the company’s gourmet kitchenware and tabletop lines. He reports toMore »

Last updated: August 14, 2014

Keurig Hikes Portion Pack Prices

Keurig Green Mountain

WATERBURY, Vt.-Keurig Green Mountain has instituted a 9 percent increase in the prices of all portion packs it sells for use in Keurig brewing systems, effective Nov. 3. According to a company statement, the increase is a direct response to several factors that have affected costs of coffee and consumer packaged goods. These include aMore »

Last updated: August 14, 2014

Electrolux, GE in Talks for GE Majap Business

Electrolux

STOCKHOLM-Electrolux and General Electric are in discussions regarding a possible acquisition of GE’s major appliances business, according to statements from both parties. The Electrolux statement said that, while confirming the talks are taking place, no agreement has been reached yet and “there can be no assurances that an agreement will be reached. Any further announcementsMore »

Last updated: August 14, 2014

August Retail Import Volume Projected for Record

Retail Container Imports

WASHINGTON-Import volume at the major U.S. container posts is expected to hit an all-time record this month, as retailers attempt to rush through merchandise for the holiday season in fear of an impasse in the contract talks between the Pacific Maritime Association and the International Longshore and Warehouse Union. The most recent contract expired onMore »

Last updated: August 12, 2014