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KitchenAid’s Elliott Elected IHA Board Chairman

Dave Elliott

ROSEMONT, Ill.-Dave Elliott, general manager of KitchenAid Global Small Appliances, has been elected chairman of the board of the International Housewares Association. Elliott will succeed Keith Jaffee, chairman of O2 Cool, who is maintaining his position on the IHA board. He has been with Whirlpool, KitchenAid’s parent, since February 2009. Prior to that, he workedMore »

Last updated: October 2, 2014

Housewares Program to Examine Consumer Shopping Habits

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ROSEMONT, Ill.–Senior housewares executives will explore current consumer shopping habits and how to navigate omnichannel retailing during a Chief Housewares SuperSession (CHESS) here next month. The program opens Oct. 7 with a keynote session featuring a panel of housewares CEOs exploring the “Housewares Hot-Seat: Securing Your Place Along the Purchase Path.” The panel will includeMore »

Last updated: September 16, 2014

Trends | Delightful Design | July 2014

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It was business as usual at the recent International Contemporary Furniture Fair—the usual being that products were anything but. Innovative materials, playful products and eye-catching style were on tap at the show, targeting everything in the home from floor to ceiling, wall to wall. It’s time for some bold living.—Andrea Lillo CLICK ON IMAGES TOMore »

Last updated: July 3, 2014

Umbra Shift Debuts at ICFF, Receives ICFF Editors Award

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NEW YORK–Umbra returned to the International Contemporary Furniture Fair to debut its new brand: Umbra Shift, a collection of design-oriented items that re-think everyday objects. The line also received the ICFF Editors Award 2014 for Best Accessories collection last night. Umbra Shift was an “opportunity to experiment with emerging designers, as well as some establishedMore »

Last updated: May 21, 2014

Tovolo to Grow in Japan

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SEATTLE, Wash.–Kitchen tool and gadget company Tovolo is expanding its Japanese presence by establishing a nationwide distributor partnership with EntreX Inc. EntreX is a widely respected Japanese importer and distributor of branded kitchen, home and gift products, including Vitamix, Built NY and Umbra. Tovolo said this partnership with EntreX will allow it to grow itsMore »

Last updated: December 10, 2013

Housewares Report: Investing in the Nest

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Home storage, floor care and healthy food prep poised to grow as consumers hunker down at home  By Allison Zisko A gradually improving housing market and a more financially confident consumer have put the housewares industry—traditionally a resilient category to start with—in a position to grow. Industry observers predict that the home storage and organization,More »

Last updated: September 9, 2013