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Spectrum Brands’ Lumley to Retire

Spectrum Tabs Lumley as CEO; Hussey to Retire

MIDDLETON, Wis.-Dave Lumley, president and CEO of Spectrum Brands, will retire by the end of this year as part of a planned succession process, according to a company statement. The 60-year-old Lumley joined Spectrum in 2006 as president, North America, and was named president, general batteries and personal care in 2007. The following year, heMore »

Last updated: January 9, 2015

Spectrum Brands Closes Purchase of P&G European Pet Food Business

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MIDDLETON, Wis.-Spectrum Brands, parent of the Remington personal-care brand and the Russell Hobbs small-electrics business, has completed its acquisition of Procter & Gamble’s European pet-food business, which includes the Iams and Eukanuba brands. Financial terms were not disclosed. The Iams and Eukanuba business in Europe has annual sales of about $200 million. Dave Lumley, Spectrum’sMore »

Last updated: January 2, 2015

Spectrum Brands’ Housewares Post Q3, FY Net Gains

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MIDDLETON, Wis.-The Global Batteries & Appliances division of Spectrum Brands—which includes the Remington personal-care line and Russell Hobbs small electrics—reported net income of $66 million in Spectrum’s fourth quarter, up 18.3 percent over the fourth quarter of last year. This brought the division’s net income to $256.6 million, up 8 percent, for the fiscal yearMore »

Last updated: November 20, 2014

Spectrum Appliance-Unit Q3 Profit Climbs

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MIDDLETON, Wis.-Increased sales of personal-care products and batteries helped boost net income for Spectrum Brands’ Global Batteries and Appliances Unit by 9.4 percent, to $49.1 million, in the company’s fiscal third quarter ending on June 29. Net sales in the global personal-care product category (represented by the Remington brand) edged up 1.8 percent in theMore »

Last updated: July 30, 2014

George Foreman Grills Launch “Grillfriend” Campaign

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MIDDLETON, Wis.-The George Foreman grill brand has unveiled a multimedia advertising campaign titled “Meet My Grillfriend!” The initiative includes the brand’s first television spot in three years, along with mobile advertising and social-media efforts. It goes along with the launch of six new models of grills at retail, and will highlight the grills’ advanced features.More »

Last updated: July 1, 2014

Spectrum’s Lumley Elected to Husqvarna Board

Spectrum Tabs Lumley as CEO; Hussey to Retire

MIDDLETON, Wis.-Husqvarna, the outdoor power products manufacturer, has elected Dave Lumley, president and CEO of Spectrum Brands, to its board of directors. Lumley joined Spectrum, parent of the Remington personal-care brand and the Russell Hobbs line of small kitchen appliances, in 2006 as president, North America. He was named co-chief operating officer and president ofMore »

Last updated: April 11, 2014

Blog: Chicago, Chicago, It’s a Housewares Town

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CHICAGO—It’s the third day of the International Home & Housewares Show, and it’s packed with celebrity chef appearances, educational seminars and, of course, thousands of product introductions. Among the show highlights thus far, Bodum is celebrating its 70th anniversary at the show with new colors–pink, yellow, green and blue–on a variety of products, including theMore »

Last updated: March 17, 2014

David Friedson Passes

David Friedson

NEW YORK-David Friedson, who served as chairman of Applica for nearly 20 years, died on Feb. 11. Friedson was 58. Friedson became president of Windmere Appliances, the company founded by his father, Belvin, in 1985. He later added the titles of chairman and CEO. The company changed its name to Windmere-Durable Holdings after it acquiredMore »

Last updated: March 6, 2014