Housewares

Brookstone Posts Income, Sales Gain in Q1

Brookstone Posts Income, Sales Gain in Q1

MERRIMACK, N.H.–Brookstone posted a slight increase in net income for the first quarter, alongside a double-digit increase in sales. In the period ended April 2, Brookstone reported net income of $240,000, compared to $118,000 in the prior-year period. Sales were $80.1 million, a nearly 15 percent increase over the prior-year period. The company reported aMore »

Lifetime to Make and Distribute Bagel Biter

Lifetime to Make and Distribute Bagel Biter

GARDEN CITY, N.Y.–Lifetime Brands has entered into an exclusive licensing agreement with Larien Products to manufacture and distribute the Bagel Biter, The Original Bagel Guillotine worldwide to consumers. Bagel Biter is a patented manual bagel slicer that uses a guillotine design to slice bagels safely. Lifetime Brands will begin shipping Bagel Biter products in OctoberMore »

Regal Ware Scholarship Winners Announced

Regal Ware Scholarship Winners Announced

KEWASKUM, Wis.–Jeff Reigle, president and CEO of Regal Ware, has presented the company’s 2011 scholarships to high school seniors James Gleason and Emily Herlinger. Gleason will receive the Technical Scholarship of $1,000 for each of two years of his technical school education. He plans to attend Moraine Park Technical College, Fond du Lac, Wis., inMore »

Housewares Show to Open One Day Early in 2012

Housewares Show to Open One Day Early in 2012

ROSEMONT, Ill.—Next year’s International Home + Housewares Show will open at 12:30 p.m. on Saturday, March 10. The additional day has been tacked on “to allow exhibitors to schedule ample time for appointments with key retailer partners in a more relaxed and unhurried atmosphere,” said Phil Brandl, president of the International Housewares Association, the show’sMore »

Remington Hair-Care Products Garner Awards from InStyle and TotalBeauty.com

Remington Hair-Care Products Garner Awards from InStyle and TotalBeauty.com

MADISON, Wis.–Two products in Remington’s T-Studio Pearl Ceramic hair-care line have been honored by InStyle and TotalBeauty.com. The T-Studio Pearl Ceramic Professional Styling Wand has been designated an “Editor’s Pick” by both organizations, and TotalBeauty.com bestowed an “Editor’s Pick” on the T-Studio Pearl Ceramic Dryer. A statement from Spectrum Brands, Remington’s parent company, said theMore »

Spectrum Net Loss Reaches 50.2 Million in Q2

Spectrum Net Loss Reaches 50.2 Million in Q2

MADISON, Wis.—Spectrum Brands, parent of the Russell Hobbs housewares brand and the Remington personal-care brand, posted a second-quarter net loss of $50.2 million, compared with a net loss of $19 million in last year’s second quarter. Rising costs negated a 30.3 percent increase in net sales to $693.9 million for the quarter, which ended onMore »

Hoping to be Seen on TV

Hoping to be Seen on TV

By Andrea Lillo They came pitching wine savers, flip flops, closet organization, cooler solutions and ab workouts. They came with fancy presentations or plain printouts, products or prototypes. But regardless of how they demonstrated their ideas, these inventors were all looking for the same result: To have their product picked to join the TeleBrands’ lineMore »

Brushing Up to Kids

Brushing Up to Kids

 By David Gill “Get ’em when they’re young” has apparently become an important marketing focus for manufacturers of electric oral-care products. Recently, Water Pik, the Sonicare product line from Philips and the Oral-B line from Procter & Gamble debuted programs that combine launches of products geared specifically to kids with efforts directed at getting parentsMore »