Housewares

Vinturi Appoints Hunter for New Marketing Position

Vinturi Appoints Hunter for New Marketing Position

CARLSBAD, Calif.–Wine accessory company Vinturi has appointed Carla Hunter as its new director of consumer marketing.   “In this newly created role, Ms. Hunter will lead and develop the global sales and marketing plan for housewares and other retail channels,” said Rio Sabadicci, inventor of Vinturi products and CEO of Vinturi, Inc.  “She will guide theMore »

Russell Hobbs Gains Extension of Black & Decker License Agreement

Russell Hobbs Gains Extension of Black & Decker License Agreement

MADISON, Wis.–Spectrum Brands’ Russell Hobbs division and Stanley Black & Decker have agreed to extend Russell Hobbs’ license with Black & Decker through Dec. 31, 2015. The Black & Decker license encompasses beverage products, food-preparation products, garment-care products and cooking products in North America, Latin America (excluding Brazil) and the Caribbean. The company then knownMore »

Electrolux Net Plummets in Second Quarter

Electrolux Net Plummets in Second Quarter

STOCKHOLM—The bottom line for Electrolux lost much of its luster in its fiscal second quarter, as “our most important earnings drivers worked against us,” according to Keith McLoughlin, president and CEO. Net income for the appliances giant fell 45 percent as expressed in Swedish krona and 34 percent in U.S. dollars, to $89.6 million (usingMore »

AmericasMart Bestows Visual Display Awards

AmericasMart Bestows Visual Display Awards

ATLANTA-With The Visual Display Award, AmericasMart celebrated visual excellence in both permanent showrooms and temporary exhibits at The Atlanta International Gift & Home Furnishings Market, which ends tomorrow. Twenty-nine permanent showrooms and exhibitors in 17 temporary product collections received AmericasMart’s Visual Display Award, which recognizes excellence in visual presentation, use of space, product placement andMore »

TTI Considering Hoover, Dirt Devil Sale

TTI Considering Hoover, Dirt Devil Sale

HONG KONG–TTI Industries has begun to explore the possible sale of its floor-care business, which consists of the long-established Hoover and Dirt Devil brands, under its subsidiary, TTI Floor Care North America. Responding to press reports, the company issued a statement yesterday saying that it has engaged an unnamed financial adviser to consult on aMore »

Bergquist Named President, CEO of Progressive International

Bergquist Named President, CEO of Progressive International

KENT, Wash.–Progressive International has promoted Kurt Bergquist to president and CEO.   Bergquist, who began in his new roles effective July 1, succeeds Bill Reibl. A Progressive statement credited Reibl with for establishing “a strong competitive platform and reputation for innovation.” Progressive cited Reibl’s opening of a Hong Kong office for the company, which providedMore »

Consumers Digest Names Capresso MT600 “Best Buy”

Consumers Digest Names Capresso MT600 “Best Buy”

CLOSTER, N.J.–The Capresso MT600 automatic-drip coffeemaker has received a “Best Buy” designation from Consumers Digest magazine.   According to a statement from Jura-Capresso, the Capresso brand’s parent company, the rating was based on beverage quality, ease of use, features and quality of construction. The magazine said the MT600 had “the best combination of features ofMore »

IBC-Hearthware Changes Name to Hearthware Inc.

IBC-Hearthware Changes Name to Hearthware Inc.

LIBERTYVILLE, Ill.–IBC-Hearthware, marketer of the NuWave Pro Infrared Oven among other products, has changed its company name to Hearthware Inc.   The NuWave Pro Infrared Oven uses a patented system combining infrared, conduction and convection heat, and the line now encompasses four models. Other products marketed by Hearthware include the iRoast 2 coffee roaster, theMore »