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Panasonic Tabs Noonan to Head Marketing, Branding in North America

Panasonic Tabs Noonan to Head Marketing, Branding in North America

SECAUCUS, N.J.–Peggy Noonan has been appointed to lead Panasonic North America’s marketing branding functions. Noonan, who reports directly to Joseph M. Taylor, chairman and CEO of Panasonic North America, serves concurrently as vice president of marketing and brand management of Panasonic North America and as senior vice president of marketing for Panasonic Consumer Electronics. InMore »

Umbra and Pratt Award Three Student Designers

Umbra and Pratt Award Three Student Designers

NEW YORK–The laser-cut Clutch Clip won top prize for student Jeff Rubio in the seventh annual Umbra | Pratt Design Competition, which took place recently during the Pratt Show, a juried show of the work of graduating seniors. Rubio received $500 and a $500 Umbra gift certificate for first place. Second place — and $350More »

Pollack Named to Head Merchandising at Martha Stewart Living Omnimedia

Pollack Named to Head Merchandising at Martha Stewart Living Omnimedia

NEW YORK–Patsy Pollack has been promoted to senior executive vice president of Martha Stewart Living Omnimedia, responsible for all of the company’s merchandising initiatives. Pollack reports directly to Lisa Gersh, who has been appointed president and chief operating officer. An MSLO statement said Gersh will be responsible for all of the company’s day-to-day operations whenMore »

Kohl’s Renews, Expands Partnership with Bobby Flay

Kohl’s Renews, Expands Partnership with Bobby Flay

MENOMONEE FALLS, Wis.–Kohl’s will renew its exclusive Bobby Flay partnership of home and grill products under a long-term license agreement with Bobby Flay, the department store said today. The current merchandise assortment will expand to include more product offerings, which will be available in Kohl’s stores nationwide and Kohls.com beginning February 2012. The renewal ofMore »

Green Mountain Coffee Roasters to be Added to NASDAQ-100 Index

Green Mountain Coffee Roasters to be Added to NASDAQ-100 Index

WATERBURY, Vt.–Green Mountain Coffee Roasters, parent company of the Keurig brand of single-cup coffee brewers and the patented K-Cup single-serve coffees, will be added to the NASDAQ-100 Index effective at the start of trading on May 27. The NASDAQ-100 Index comprises the 100 largest non-financial stocks on the NASDAQ stock market. According to a statementMore »

Le Creuset to Sponsors Kids’ Event at IACP

Le Creuset to Sponsors Kids’ Event at IACP

CHARLESTON, N.C.–Le Creuset is a sponsor of the International Association of Culinary Professionals’ 2011 Kids in the Kitchen program, which takes place during the IACP Conference in Austin, Texas June 1 to 4. On Wednesday, June 1, 20 fourth and fifth graders from the University of Texas Elementary School will join White House pastry chefMore »

Blueair to Mark 15th Anniversary

Blueair to Mark 15th Anniversary

CHICAGO–Blueair, the manufacturer of air-treatment products, will celebrate its 15th anniversary in business in October. Founded in Stockholm in 1996 by Bengt Rittri, its current president, the company now has distribution in 42 countries. Among Blueair’s accomplishments is the development of its patented HEPASilent technology, which combines electrostatic and mechanical filtration technology in a three-stageMore »

Lifetime Hires Social Media Specialist

Lifetime Hires Social Media Specialist

GARDEN CITY, N.Y.-Lifetime Brands has added a social media specialist and videographer to its marketing communications team to strengthen its social media and video production capabilities. Martine Cauthen, social media specialist, reports to Brian Schlef, marketing director. As part of its commitment to social media, Lifetime is launching a series of videos linked to QuickMore »