Housewares

Villeroy & Boch, KitchenAid Team for Summer Charity Event

Villeroy & Boch, KitchenAid Team for Summer Charity Event

NEW YORK–Villeroy & Boch will participate in next month’s 1,000 Cooks for the Cure charity campaign by donating a special, limited-edition “Pass the Plate” serving platter to each host of any party that raises more then $50 for the contest. The 1,000 Cooks for the Cure nationwide event is part of Cook for the Cure,More »

Bissell Launches Homeless-Pet Effort

Bissell Launches Homeless-Pet Effort

GRAND RAPIDS, Mich.–Bissell has launched an online fundraising campaign to help homeless pets in the United States find homes. From now through September, the company will donate 50 cents to the Petfinder.com Foundation for each new fan who joins its Facebook page, and has established the goal of contributing $50,000 in 2011. The company hasMore »

Polk to Succeed Ketchum as President, CEO of Newell Rubbermaid

Polk to Succeed Ketchum as President, CEO of Newell Rubbermaid

ATLANTA-Michael Polk will become president and CEO of Newell Rubbermaid on July 18, succeeding the retiring Mark Ketchum. Most recently, Polk was president of global foods, home and personal care at Unilever, prior to which he served in several high-level positions in a 16-year tenure with Kraft Foods. Michael Cowhig, chairman of Newell Rubbermaid’s boardMore »

Atlanta Gift Show Welcomes New Housewares Players

Atlanta Gift Show Welcomes New Housewares Players

ATLANTA–AmericasMart continues to address the red-hot gourmet housewares market with more than 250 permanent product lines, as well as an entire floor of gourmet Market Temporaries, at the Atlanta International Gift & Home Furnishings Market next month. The Gourmet/Housewares product center has more housewares product than ever before. New players at this market include L’EquipMore »

Macy’s Launches Food Truck Tour

Macy’s Launches Food Truck Tour

NEW YORK–Macy’s is hitting the road with a van full of chefs and plenty of food to give away. The retailer has kicked-off “Macy’s Chefs A-Go-Go,” a national food truck tour showcasing Macy’s Culinary Council. Rolling into cities nationwide, Macy’s first-ever food truck tour will feature a MCC chef at each stop, including Cat Cora,More »

Gibson Promotes Licensed Coke Line

Gibson Promotes Licensed Coke Line

COMMERCE, Calif.–Gibson has introduced a new line of Coca-Cola drinkware, serveware, and outdoor dinnerware designed for summer recreation and busy “on-the-go” consumers. A highlight of the new collection is the Always Coca-Cola Double Wall Tumbler. The 23-ounce plastic tumbler comes in red or clear with a durable, permanent straw and the classic appeal of theMore »

Tag Returns to New York Gift Show

Tag Returns to New York Gift Show

NEW YORK–Trade Associates Group, Ltd. (tag) returns to New York this summer for the New York International Gift Fair and GourmetHousewares Show at the Jacob K. Javits Convention Center, August 14-18. This will mark a return to Javits for tag, who last exhibited at the Fair in 2006. The company also has a permanent showroomMore »

Yankee Offers Patriotic Candle Collection

Yankee Offers Patriotic Candle Collection

SOUTH DEERFIELD, Mass.–The Yankee Candle Company recently launched a limited edition Patriotic Candle Collection, currently on display in a red, white and blue theme in Yankee’s 515 U.S. retail stores. The American-made candle collection includes four fragrances. God Bless America recalls the scent of cooked apples, cinnamon,and brown sugar. Let Freedom Ring offers robust notesMore »