Housewares

IHA’s ADR Initiative Seeks to Minimize Litigation in Membership

IHA’s ADR Initiative Seeks to Minimize Litigation in Membership

ROSEMONT, Ill.–With its alternative dispute resolution (ADR) initiative, the International Housewares Association is driving toward reducing a major source of expense for its membership.   ADR involves the exploration of alternatives to litigation in court, such as arbitration and mediation, for business disputes. In an alliance with the International Institute for Conflict Prevention and Resolutions,More »

Gibson Introduces Handcrafted Barware

Gibson Introduces Handcrafted Barware

COMMERCE, Calif.–Gibson Overseas has introduced an open stock collection of handcrafted, colored glass barware aimed squarely at the higher-end of the retail spectrum.   With four new designs in the three most popular shapes – highball, wine, and rocks glasses – Gibson’s new handcrafted designs target those looking to entertain at home with upscale, one-of-a-kindMore »

Mottahedeh to Exhibit at Javits

Mottahedeh to Exhibit at Javits

CRANBURY, N.J.–For the first time in its more than 87 year history, tabletop company Mottahedeh has leased a 440 square-foot venue at The New York International Gift Fair next month. The company, known for its high-fired porcelains in historical patterns, museum reproductions and prestigious licensing agreements, will showcase its tableware, decorative accessories and giftware.  More »

Gaggia Classic Tabbed “Best Buy” by Consumers Digest

Gaggia Classic Tabbed “Best Buy” by Consumers Digest

ROCHESTER, N.Y.–The Gaggia Classic semi-automatic espresso machine from Importika has received a “Best Buy” designation in the premium espresso-maker category from Consumers Digest magazine.   According to a statement from Importika, the Gaggia Classic was cited for beverage quality, ease of use, features and quality of construction. The magazine also praised the machine’s boiler, twoMore »

Jura Adds ENA 9 One Touch to ENA Model Line

Jura Adds ENA 9 One Touch to ENA Model Line

CLOSTER, N.J.–The Jura ENA 9 One Touch from Jura-Capresso has joined the brand’s ENA model lineup of automatic coffee centers.   The new model creates a variety of espresso beverages—including ristretto, espresso and cappuccino—at the touch of one button, without moving the cup. The machine froths or steams milk directly into the cup, and thenMore »

LightAir Expands IonFlow 50 with New Models, Options

LightAir Expands IonFlow 50 with New Models, Options

NEW YORK–LightAir has debuted new products and styles for its IonFlow 50 lineup of air purifiers.   The “enhancements,” according to a LightAir statement, include new models, finishes and color options. The new IonFlow 50 Signature features a redesign of the original IonFlow 50, with a natural amber color and wood-grain finish. Other options includeMore »

MadeSmart to Debut Fall-Winter/Holiday Organization Products

MadeSmart to Debut Fall-Winter/Holiday Organization Products

ST. PAUL, Minn.–MadeSmart is readying three new collections of organization products for the fall-winter and holiday shopping seasons.    The Soft collection is a modular organizational system with a modern color palette and stylish patterns inspired by fashion. The Rubberwood collection, also modular, is made of sustainable and durable wood with an even and smoothMore »

Jarden Results Break More Records in Second Quarter

Jarden Results Break More Records in Second Quarter

RYE, N.Y.—A 92 percent gain in net income and an 8.2 percent increase in net sales propelled Jarden to new records in its second quarter, which ended on June 30. The company’s bottom line totaled $73.9 million in the quarter, while net sales reached $1.7 billion. The sales growth was driven by strong performances fromMore »