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Nespresso Begins Sustainability Program

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MILAN-Nestle Nespresso has launched a new sustainability program titled “The Positive Cup.” The new program builds on the steps the brand has taken over the past five years to improve farmer welfare and drive environmental sustainability in coffee sourcing and consumption, according to a Nespresso statement. It outlines a series of steps the brand willMore »

Hoover Debuts Floor-Care Blog

Kim Myles

GLENWILLOW, Ohio-TTI Floor Care’s Hoover brand has launched a blog on hoover.com, with the intent of giving homeowners and renters practical advice and information on floor care and design. Called “18 Degrees by Hoover” (reflecting the angle of the line that bisects the brand’s logo), the blog acts as a clearing house of information thatMore »

Fagor Duo Pressure Cooker Featured on “Master Chef”

The Fagor Duo pressure cooker

HACKENSACK, N.J.-A recent episode on “Master Chef” offered dim sum meals prepared using Fagor’s Duo pressure cooker. In the episode, the contestants used the Duo to prepare the meats and vegetables in dim sum meals, which include small, bite-size portions which are traditionally served in small steamer baskets or small plates. A Fagor statement describedMore »

Urban Expositions Hires Flaherty, Wade for Sales Posts

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ATLANTA-Urban Expositions has named Robin Flaherty sales manager for the Windy City Gift Show, and has appointed Nora Wade sales manager for the California Gift Show. Both positions are new ones for the trade-show management company. In her new role, Flaherty assists in sales efforts for the Windy City Gift Show, with a special focusMore »

Nourison Inks Licensing Deal for Peanuts Line

Nourison Peanuts

SADDLE BROOK, N.J.–Nourison has signed a licensing agreement with Iconix for a line of Peanuts accent and area rugs, bringing the beloved, iconic characters of the comic strip to the floor. The new line will debut at the New York Home Fashions Market next month. With more than 100 designs, featuring iconic Peanuts scenes andMore »

Duck Commander Kitchen and Kai USA Partner Up for Cutlery Line

Kai USA Ltd

TUALATIN, Ore.—Duck Commander, the duck call manufacturer that is owned by the Robertson family, which star on A&E’s “Duck Dynasty,” has teamed up with Kai USA to develop the official Duck Commander Kitchen knife set under Kai’s Pure Komachi brand. With exclusive patterns and colors, the inaugural knife collections will be unveiled in 2015 andMore »

Forty One Madison Marks 40th Anniversary

Forty One Madison

NEW YORK–Forty years ago Noritake signed a lease for a showroom—the first—at Forty One Madison. Today, 115 leading brands have located their wholesale showrooms at the building and during the upcoming New York Tabletop Market (Oct. 21-24), the building will celebrate the milestone. “While we stay true to our mission of excellence by providing theMore »

AHAM Unveils Sustainability Standard for Small Appliances, Floor-Care Products

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WASHINGTON-The Association of Home Appliance Manufacturers (AHAM), in partnership with CSA Group and UL Environment, has released a sustainability standard for small appliances and floor-care products. Titled “AHAM 7002-2014/CSA SPE-7002-14/UL 7002, Sustainability Standard for Household Portable and Floor Care Appliances,” the new standard is the first voluntary standard for these appliances, according to an AHAMMore »