Housewares

Dyson Tabs Kroll as U.S. Marketing V.P.

Dyson Tabs Kroll as U.S. Marketing V.P.

CHICAGO–David Kroll has joined Dyson as vice president of U.S. marketing. Kroll has thus assumed responsibility for expanding the marketing team in this country for the United Kingdom-based manufacturer of vacuum cleaners, fans and hand dryers. He reports directly to Max Conze, president of the U.S. unit, and he has succeeded Caroline Errington, who hasMore »

Circulon Reboots Free App Launch with Giveaway of 4,000 Skillets

Circulon Reboots Free App Launch with Giveaway of 4,000 Skillets

VALLEJO, Calif.–The Circulon Cooks! application for the iPad has been relaunched after Meyer Corp. rectified a minor technical blip that occurred with its original release late last month. In addition, instead of offering the first 3,000 consumers who downloaded the app a free Circulon Skillet (including free shipping), the company has boosted this offer toMore »

Whitford Names Tatangelo Consumer Brands Manager

Whitford Names Tatangelo Consumer Brands Manager

ELVERSON, Pa.–Coating company Whitford has appointed Rebecca “Becky” Tatangelo consumer brands manager, North America, a new position. Reporting to John Badner, worldwide business manager, Tatangelo will focus on consumer brand owners in the U.S., primarily in the small electrics arena. She has worked in the housewares industry for 13 years and has experience in the development,More »

Louvet Named P&G President of Global Male Grooming

Louvet Named P&G President of Global Male Grooming

CINCINNATI–Procter & Gamble has appointed Patrice Louvet president of its Global Male Grooming unit. The move puts Louvet in charge of the company’s male-grooming brands, including the Braun line of men’s electric grooming products. He will report to Dimitri Panayotopoulos, vice chairman of Global Business Units. He will succeed Charles V. (Chip) Bergh, who isMore »

Co-Founder Dua Leaves Head Chefs

Co-Founder Dua Leaves Head Chefs

ISELIN, N.J.–Greg Dua, who co-founded Fiesta Products seven years ago with Ed Bloom, has left the company to pursue other interests. In addition, the company has formally changed its name to Head Chefs LLC, which reflects its primary line of kitchen tools and food prep items for kids. Last May, the company went through aMore »

Hong Kong Houseware Fair: Crossroad to the World

Hong Kong Houseware Fair: Crossroad to the World

By Duke Ratliff The Hong Kong Houseware Fair continued its reputation as one of the most far-reaching international trade shows with buyers, distributors and vendors from around the world. The event celebrated its 26th anniversary in April, and it combined with a home textile fair to attract more than 2,300 exhibitors from 33 countries. AtMore »

Manila F.A.M.E. Gains Strength Through Unification

Manila F.A.M.E. Gains Strength Through Unification

With the backing of the Philippine government, the twice yearly Manila F.A.M.E. show is promising a bigger and better exhibition marked by a unified vendor base. The furniture and fashion accessories categories will rejoin the housewares, gift and home decor contingent to showcase the best of Philippine design Oct. 16-19 at the SMX Convention Center,More »

Tool Time

Tool Time

By Andrea Lillo From appealing to men to “tongs with teeth,” the next generation of food preparation tools and gadgets have both style and substance.   With consumers clamoring for lower price points as well as color for the kitchen, the tools and gadgets category is a natural area for additions, as well as a meansMore »