AIMsights Picks Top 10 in Housewares

AIMsights Group

CHICAGO-The AIMsights Group, a market research company, has identified 10 housewares products shown at the recent International Home + Housewares Show that it thinks will appeal to both Millennials and Baby Boomers. The products, said AIMsights, reflect what it calls “ping pong branding,” or the sharing of brand preferences and product recommendations, back-and-forth, from oneMore »

Electrolux Q1 Net Up 19.4 Percent


STOCKHOLM-Despite a relatively low sales gain—including flat sales performance from its North American region—Electrolux recorded a 19.4 percent increase in net income in its first quarter, to SEK431 million (about $66.8 million). Net sales edged up 1.2 percent to SEK25.6 billion (about $4 billion) in the quarter. Keith McLoughlin, Electrolux’s president and CEO, said theMore »

Jura Launches Ad Campaign with Federer

Roger Federer Jura Giga 5

CLOSTER, N.J.-Jura has unveiled a new print advertising campaign featuring tennis star Roger Federer. Federer is depicted on ads targeted at publications including The New York Times Magazine, Barron’s, Robb Report, Architectural Digest and Travel & Leisure. In a company statement, Jura said it is increasing its ad insertions by 28 percent this year overMore »

Andis Tabs Huang to Lead Supply Chain

Iris Huang

STURTEVANT, Wis.-Iris Huang has been named vice president of supply chain, a newly created position, for Andis. Huang is responsible for supervising the company’s global supply-chain strategies and for building a competitive infrastructure. She reports directly to Matt Andis, Andis’ president. Before joining Andis, Huang served as a consultant. Her career also includes serving asMore »

Blog: Laying the Golden Egg

The Goose, which is now looking for funding on Kickstarter

Egg-specific kitchen accessories—seen all over the recent Housewares Show—can separate the yolk from the egg white, make a perfect poached egg or display a hardboiled egg in an egg cup. But a new project on crowd-funding platform Kickstarter would result in what may be the first food prep tool to scramble the egg without breakingMore »

iRobot Q1 Net Dives 36.8 Percent

iRobot Posts Loss in Q4; Net Falls 57 Percent for Year

BEDFORD, Mass.-Increased expenses, especially for income taxes, offset a sales gain to slash iRobot’s first-quarter net income by 36.8 percent, to $5.3 million. Operating expenses in the quarter, which ended on March 29, rose 16.4 percent in dollars and 292 basis points as a percentage of sales, to 38.3 percent. Income-tax expense was up 390More »

Gibson Teams with Designer Tutera

David Tutera

COMMERCE, Calif.-Gibson Overseas has allied with designer and wedding planner David Tutera to create a collection of tabletop products and housewares. The line will include flatware and glassware, with a design that will blend with the multicultural audience of his television show, “David Tutera: Unveiled,” which airs on WEtv. “By joining forces with Gibson’s industryMore »

AmericasMart Atlanta Offers Much to See this Summer


ATLANTA–New and newly expanded showrooms in tandem with the resources of more than 35 trade show categories are among the changes attendees will see at AmericasMart this July, during the Atlanta International Gift & Home Furnishings Market and Atlanta International Area Rug Market. This is in addition to AmericasMart’s digitally enriched environment and the fifthMore »