Housewares

The Companion Group to Launch Pizzacraft

The Companion Group to Launch Pizzacraft

EMERYVILLE, Calif.–Mostly known for its barbecue tools and accessories, the Companion Group ventures into the artisan pizza making category with a new line set to launch this summer. Called pizzacraft, the line consists of 32 skus, including pizza stones, pizza pans, tools and accessories. It will be introduced to retailers at the upcoming shows inMore »

Cuisinart Supports Al Roker’s Charity Campaign

Cuisinart Supports Al Roker’s Charity Campaign

STAMFORD, Conn.–Cuisinart has made a contribution to Al Roker’s Lend a Hand good-will trip, an annual charity benefit by “The Today Show.” Now in its 10th consecutive year, the Lend a Hand program provides aid to small charities that work to improve conditions in their respective communities across the nation. Cuisinart and Waring, both brandsMore »

Liquid Solution Breaks Away from Pacific Cornetta

Liquid Solution Breaks Away from Pacific Cornetta

TUALATIN, Ore.-Thermal drinkware brand Liquid Solution will no longer be co-branded with Pacific Cornetta, as it becomes the sole brand on its packaging, product or marketing materials. Liquid Solution had shared branding with Pacific Cornetta since Liquid Solution was founded in 1997. The company said in a statement that the new strategy will allow LiquidMore »

Aroma Issues 5 Plus 5 Cookbook for Rice Cooker

Aroma Issues 5 Plus 5 Cookbook for Rice Cooker

SAN DIEGO-Aroma Housewares, manufacturer of the Aroma rice cooker, has published “5 Plus 5: Five Ingredients + Five Minutes Prep!”, a new cookbook to accompany the rice cooker. The book has 125 rice-cooker recipes, each of which requires five ingredients and five minutes of preparation time. Recipes for breakfast, lunch, dinner and desserts are included.More »

Bona US Debuts New Mops

Bona US Debuts New Mops

AURORA, Colo.-The Bona Hardwood Floor Mop-Curve and the Bona Hardwood Floor Mop-Motion have been added to the Bona lineup of hardwood floor mops. Both products are spray mops, and the Motion mop is available now, while the Curve mop will launch in July. The Motion mop includes sonic motion that is intended to give anMore »

GLM May Be for Sale, Owner Says

GLM May Be for Sale, Owner Says

LONDON–Daily Mail and General Trust (DMGT), owner of GLM, said it is exploring “strategic alternatives” about the company’s U.S. trade-show unit—which, according to sources, could include a sale of the business. The statement said, “The strategic review of GLM follows the conclusion that there is limited opportunity to leverage the GLM assets across the widerMore »

Lillie Upped to CEO of Jarden; Franklin Becomes Executive Chairman

Lillie Upped to CEO of Jarden; Franklin Becomes Executive Chairman

RYE, N.Y.–Jarden Corp. has promoted James Lillie, president and chief operating officer, to CEO, making official its plan to split the chairman and CEO roles as it had announced in January. Martin Franklin, who had been chairman and CEO, has now assumed the post of executive chairman. Lillie is in charge of the company’s day-to-dayMore »

Boston Warehouse Links with Farberware on Cleaning Products

Boston Warehouse Links with Farberware on Cleaning Products

NORWOOD, Mass.–Boston Warehouse, a supplier of home-entertaining and tabletop products, has partnered with Farberware Licensing Co. to design and produce a collection of Farberware-branded cleaning products. The line will include stick goods, standard cleaning tools and cleaning accessories for both the household and automotive markets. The first delivery of products is scheduled for this comingMore »