Housewares

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 »

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 »