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Hamilton Beach Acquires Weston Products

Hamilton Beach

RICHMOND, Va.-Hamilton Beach Brands has swung a deal to acquire Weston Products from Highgate Capital, an investment firm. Weston Products will become Weston Brands under Hamilton Beach. The company offers specialty food-processing products, including appliances and accessories under the Weston brand and private-label brands for consumers who are hunters, gardeners and food enthusiasts interested inMore »

Last updated: December 16, 2014

IHRA’s Grob to Receive Gift For Life Award

Gift For Life

ROSEMONT, Ill.-John Grob, chairman of the International Housewares Representatives Association, will receive the Chuck Yancy Lifetime Achievement Award from Gift for Life during the organization’s Party for Life on Feb. 2 in New York City. Grob is the founder of J. Grob Associates, whose lines include upscale housewares and gift supplies. He is a memberMore »

Last updated: December 16, 2014

New Advisory Panel for Gourmet Catalog

Gourmet Catalog

DALLAS-Gourmet Catalog & Buying Group has a new advisory panel for 2015. The advisory panel members are liaisons for Gourmet Catalog, assisting in continuing its growth and strength in the housewares industry. Members include: Jennifer Baron, A Cook’s Companion, Brooklyn, N.Y. Mary Moore and Gregg Smith, The Cook’s Warehouse, Atlanta, Ga. Chris Wiedemer, Cooks World,More »

Last updated: December 16, 2014

Joss & Main Teams With Disney for Into the Woods Collection

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BOSTON–Disney’s “Into the Woods” is Joss & Main’s latest inspiration for a curated collection of furniture and decor for the home. An exclusive pre-sale will debut on Dec. 18. The entire collection will launch on Dec. 25. Joss & Main’s exclusive collection encompasses a wide range of furniture and decor, from velvet club chairs andMore »

Last updated: December 16, 2014

Mary Jurek Design to Launch Las Vegas Showroom

The Santa Fe collection

TORRANCE, Calif.-Mary Jurek Design will launch a showroom at Las Vegas Market next month, located at C156. Founded in 1998, Mary Jurek Design is known for luxury stainless steel tableware, such as the Santa Fe collection. “Our specialty tabletop category is growing and with the addition of designers like Mary Jurek, the Winter 2015 showMore »

Last updated: December 16, 2014

Abbyson Living to Expand at Las Vegas Market

Abbyson Living

LOS ANGELES–Abbyson Living said it will introduce 25 outdoor designs, 30 Monica Pedersen designs, 100 lamps and accessories, and 75 living room sets, accent chairs and upholstery leathers in fresh colors at Las Vegas Market, scheduled for Jan. 18-22. The company added that it is currently recruiting for customer service, marketing and account management positions.More »

Last updated: December 16, 2014

Newell Rubbermaid Closes Baby Jogger Deal

Newell Rubbermaid

ATLANTA-Newell Rubbermaid has completed its acquisition of Baby Jogger Holdings from private equity firm Riverside Co. The purchase price was $210 million. Baby Jogger designs and markets infant and juvenile products focusing on activity strollers and related accessories. A Newell Rubbermaid statement said Baby Jogger is expected to bring in about $90 million in netMore »

Last updated: December 16, 2014

Packed Schedule for Next Month’s Atlanta Market at AmericasMart

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ATLANTA–A full schedule of events is on tap at the Atlanta International Gift and Home Furnishings Market and the Atlanta International Area Rug Market, with presentations from such industry experts, television stars and authors as David Tutera, Jamie Durie, Paula Deen, Chef Jeff Mauro and Pantone’s Laurie Pressman, as well as rug-focused programming presented inMore »

Last updated: December 17, 2014