Housewares

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 »

Rodgers Discusses Cuisinart’s Green Strategy

Rodgers Discusses Cuisinart’s Green Strategy

STAMFORD, Conn.–Mary Rodgers, director of marketing communications for Cuisinart and Waring, spoke last week at the annual marketing meeting of the American Home Furnishings Alliance on Cuisinart’s “green” marketing initiative. The brand’s program is titled “Cuisinart GreenGourmet: a Study in Green Manufacturing and Marketing, and outlined the brand’s strategies in marketing the GreenGourmet eco-friendly lineMore »

Clean Cut Ramps Up Marketing with Infomercial Campaign

Clean Cut Ramps Up Marketing with Infomercial Campaign

NEW YORK–Clean Cut International has launched a nationwide television infomercial campaign for its CleanCut Touchless Paper Towel Dispenser. Three segments have already appeared on HSN, featuring HSN hosts Callie Northagen, Guy Yovan and Marlo Smith. In a company statement, Clean Cut said an infomercial aired in May on the Food Network, Soap, Style, Lifetime Movies,More »

Takeya Water Bottle Receives Design Award

Takeya Water Bottle Receives Design Award

HUNTINGTON BEACH, Calif.–Takeya USA’s Modern water bottle has garnered a 2011 Bronze International Design Excellence Award from the Industrial Designers Society of America (IDSA) and Fast Company magazine. The Modern is made of a durable glass that is dishwasher safe and BPA-free. It sports an elegant, silicone jacket for protection. The Industrial Designers Society ofMore »