Tag Archives: International Home + Housewares Show

Clipper Adds Ledbetter, Wenz to Sales Team

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LOS ANGELES–Clipper Corporation, a global distributor and supplier for the food service and consumer products industry, has appointed Jason Ledbetter and David Wenz as sales directors for the consumer packaged goods division. The two will manage the Viking Culinary line, including handling brand distribution, increasing revenue growth and working with specialty retailers. The line debutedMore »

Last updated: November 21, 2014

Housewares Show Almost Sold Out

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ROSEMONT, Ill.-The International Home + Housewares Show is more than 90 percent sold out, with less than five months to go before its opening day, according to the International Housewares Association, the show’s owner and operator. The show will host more than 2,100 exhibitors from throughout the world, including 400 new companies, IHA said. “WeMore »

Last updated: October 23, 2014

Gibson Faces New Frontier with Ree Drummond License

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COMMERCE, Calif.–Gibson has signed a license agreement with Ree Drummond, perhaps better known as The Pioneer Woman and for her Food Network television program, cookbooks, website and blog that recount her life with her family on a ranch in Oklahoma. Gibson and Drummond plan to create a line of food prep, cook, serve, dine, drinkMore »

Last updated: October 7, 2014

Celebrating a Milestone, Wüsthof Focuses on the Long Term

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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

Sourcing in São Paulo: The Brazilian Buyer Project

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By Allison Zisko Over the course of two days in early May, 51 Brazilian housewares manufacturers descended on a hotel conference room in São Paulo, Brazil, lugging suitcases filled with plastic and glass and metal goods, armed with the optimism of traveling salesmen. They set their sights on 12 international buying companies from seven countries,More »

Last updated: July 1, 2014

Packaging That Pleases

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Housewares companies debut new packaging to reflect an updated look. By Andrea Lillo New products were not the only things unveiled at March’s International Home + Housewares Show. Vendors also showed off redesigned packaging, perhaps a sign that business is getting stronger. Manufacturers cited the need to update how their products looked at retail toMore »

Last updated: May 28, 2014

Housewares Export Group Changes Name

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ROSEMONT, Ill.-The Housewares Export Council, a special-interest group of members of the International Housewares Association which sell their products internationally, has changed its name to the International Business Council (IBC). The new name, which coincided with the start of IHA’s 2015 membership year on April 1, better reflects the global activities of the association’s internationalMore »

Last updated: May 5, 2014

Pondering Millennials

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By Duke Ratliff Call them a marketer’s dream—or nightmare—the consumer segment dubbed “millennials” (consumers aged 18-34) is starting to make its presence felt in the home furnishings industry. Attention-getting products targeting millennials have been seen at every trade show this year. These items are usually inventive, colorful or unusual in some way—perfectly reflecting the quirky,More »

Last updated: May 1, 2014