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Phillips-Van Heusen Buys Tommy Hilfiger

Phillips-Van Heusen Buys Tommy Hilfiger

NEW YORK–Phillips-Van Heusen said yesterday that it willpurchase Tommy Hilfiger for about $3 billion in cash and stock. Phillips- Van Heusen already owns Calvin Klein, Izod and Arrow. Revman International has the Tommy Hilfiger license for the soft home business.

Six Permanent Showrooms Renew Leases at Forty One Madison

Six Permanent Showrooms Renew Leases at Forty One Madison

NEW YORK–Six of the most venerable names in the tableware industry—Devine Corp., Laurie Gates, Noritake, Over and Back, Riedel Crystal and Yamazaki—have renewed their permanent showroom leases at Forty One Madison.  “These global stalwarts are leaders in their categories,” said Laurie Burns, senior vice president and director of Forty One Madison. “Their commitments mark anMore »

Housewares Industry Convenes in Chicago

Housewares Industry Convenes in Chicago

CHICAGO—The exhibitor booths at McCormick Place are buzzing with activity and popping with color at the International Home + Housewares Show which started yesterday.Vendors are explaining the workings of new gadgets, small appliances and describing health benefits of new items. Celebrity chefs such as Mario Batali, Ming Tsai and Guy Fieri signed books and attractedMore »

Walmart Debuts “Affordable” Hometrends Line

Walmart Debuts “Affordable” Hometrends Line

BENTONVILLE, Ark.—The world’s largest retailer has unveiled Hometrends, a new line including bedding, bath, dining, furniture, home décor and accessories featuring modern design and nature-inspired materials.  The line is comprised of items such as decorative accessories for under $15, rugs starting at $11, bedding for $39 and dinnerware sets as low as $35.“The Hometrends lineMore »

Dansk and Weil Combine for Healthy Kitchen Line

Dansk and Weil Combine for Healthy Kitchen Line

BRISTOL, Pa.—Dansk is introducing Dr. Andrew Weil’s Healthy Kitchen collection of cookware and kitchen electrics.The new line offers a grouping of kitchen electrics and cookware sets that is designed to empower consumers to embrace a healthier lifestyle. The line includes items such as food steamers, slow cookers, blenders and air purifiers.

Starfrit Teams With Cat Cora

Starfrit Teams With Cat Cora

CHICAGO—Starfrit USA announced a partnership with chef Cat Cora at the International Home + Housewares Show. The Cat Cora by Starfrit Collection of cookware, cutlery and kitchen tools is expected to debut in the fall.

Serta Signs License With Paula Deen

Serta Signs License With Paula Deen

HOFFMAN ESTATES, Ill.–Serta has signed an agreement with Paula Deen Enterprises to produce a licensed collection of mattresses called Paula Deen Home by Serta. According to a statement from Serta, the collection was designed in collaboration with the celebrity chef and Food Network star. The mattresses are made with an individually wrapped coil innerspring system,More »

Batali to Sign Books at His Booth at Housewares Show

Batali to Sign Books at His Booth at Housewares Show

CHICAGO–Chef Mario Batali will have his own booth at the International Home + Housewares Show for the first time, located at #S-3001. On Sunday, March 14, at 11:30 a.m, Batali will be on hand to sign copies of his newest book, “Molto Gusto,” which will be released April 6. Besides cooking demonstrations and tastings throughoutMore »