Housewares

Meal Making in the Microwave

Meal Making in the Microwave

 By Andrea Lillo Pressed for time — and/or patience — consumers are increasingly turning to their microwaves when it comes to meal making — and that includes cooking in the office. Manufacturers have seized the opportunity, releasing a number of new lines and items for this appliance. Gibson Overseas launched its Sunbeam microwave cookware inMore »

Farberware Deal Grants Boston Warehouse License to Innovate

Farberware Deal Grants Boston Warehouse    License to Innovate

Boston Warehouse executives are so enthused about the potential sales opportunities for stick goods that they consider the recent acquisition of the Farberware license for cleaning products to be the company’s “most significant achievement” in its 37-year-history. The company is busily preparing a Farberware-branded line of cleaning products that will provide entrée to new channelsMore »

Wusthof’s Colorful Collaboration

Wusthof’s Colorful Collaboration

Wusthof has launched two Grand Prix II items, a green Two-Piece Herb Set and a blue 7-inch Santoku, exclusively at Bloomingdale’s until the end of the year. The green Two-Piece Herb Set combines two essential tools to easily cut, chop and mince parsley, sage, dill, cilantro, thyme, chives and other fresh herbs. The new setMore »

Puiforcat Polishes its Knife Skills with Cutlery Intro

Puiforcat Polishes its Knife Skills with Cutlery Intro

By Allison Zisko Puiforcat, the French silversmith known for its high-end flatware and other tabletop items, is launching a cutlery line in collaboration with French chef Pierre Gagnaire. The line, comprised of six different stainless-steel blades with rosewood handles, will be unveiled at the Atlanta International Gift & Home Furnishings Market later this month. PuiforcatMore »

Cuisinart, Best Brands Team Up for Kitchen Textiles

Cuisinart, Best Brands Team Up for Kitchen Textiles

STAMFORD, Conn.—Cuisinart and Best Brands Consumer Products have reached an agreement for a line of kitchen textiles and tablecloths developed on behalf of Cuisinart. The agreement gives Best Brands the exclusive rights to develop, design and manufacture the collection. The line is currently scheduled to appear at retailers in spring 2012. In a statement fromMore »

Sales Boost Rockets Helen of Troy Bottom Line in Q1

Sales Boost Rockets Helen of Troy Bottom Line in Q1

EL PASO, Texas–A monumental 70 percent increase in net sales firmed Helen of Troy’s net income by 34 percent in its fiscal first quarter, to a record $24.6 million. That pickup brought the personal-care giant’s net sales to $271.5 million. In its statement reviewing the quarter, Helen of Troy said the sales jump occurred primarilyMore »

Cracchiolo Named Jura Capresso Operations Manager

Cracchiolo Named Jura Capresso Operations Manager

CLOSTER, N.J.–Jura Capresso has appointed Stephen Cracchiolo to the newly created post of operations manager. Cracchiolo has assumed charge over the company’s information technology and operating systems, parts and inventory control. He also oversees the Jura Capresso warehouse and the analysis and improvement of its processes. He reports to Michael Schley, director of finance. BeforeMore »