Housewares

George Foreman Brand Launches Recipe Contest, Joins Effort Against Obesity

George Foreman Brand Launches Recipe Contest, Joins Effort Against Obesity

MIRAMAR, Fla.–The George Foreman line of electric indoor grills has debuted a recipe contest with Meal Makeover Moms and has become part of the Healthy Weight Commitment Foundation. The recipe contest—in conjunction with dieticians Janice Newell Bissex and Liz Weiss, the Meal Makeover Moms—asks consumers to share their favorite lean burger recipes using the GeorgeMore »

Jarden Moves Up on Fortune 500

Jarden Moves Up on Fortune 500

RYE, N.Y.–With 2010 net sales of $6.023 billion, Jarden Corp. has finished 379th on this year’s Fortune 500 list. This year marks the fourth appearance on the list by the housewares giant. Jarden debuted on this list in 2008 at 492nd. In 2009, it finished 442nd and last year it ranked 406th. Martin Franklin, Jarden’sMore »

Lifetime Brands Honored by Nassau County

Lifetime Brands Honored by Nassau County

MINEOLA, N.Y.–Lifetime Brands is being honored today by Nassau County, including the renaming of Endo Boulevard here to Lifetime Brands Boulevard. The company has also been designated Business of the Month for May by the county, where its headquarters are located. The citing includes a ceremony today during which County Executive Ed Mangano will tourMore »

Hamilton Beach Net Falls 71 Percent in First Quarter

Hamilton Beach Net Falls 71 Percent in First Quarter

CLEVELAND–“Margin compression” took the blame for a steep 71 percent drop in net income for the Hamilton Beach brand in the first quarter, according to a statement from parent company NACCO Industries. The reduction in the brand’s margins stemmed from increased transportation and product costs, which NACCO said would likely slim down Hamilton Beach’s bottomMore »

Hearthware Home Names Kaplan to Online Marketing Post

Hearthware Home Names Kaplan to Online Marketing Post

LIBERTYVILLE, Ill.–David Kaplan has been appointed director of online marketing for Hearth Home Products. In this newly created position, Kaplan manages the company’s online marketing programs and campaigns to support the growth of the company’s NuWave Pro Infrared Oven and other products. He is also responsible for planning and executing Hearthware Home’s e-marketing strategy andMore »

Keurig Line Drives Green Mountain to Huge Second Quarter

Keurig Line Drives Green Mountain to Huge Second Quarter

WATERBURY, Vt.–Big gains in sales of Keurig brewers and K-Cup portion packs boosted Green Mountain Coffee Roasters, the brand’s parent, to major gains in its fiscal second quarter. Net income finished the quarter, which ended on March 26, 172 percent above the profit total from last year’s second quarter, to $65.4 million. Fueled by aMore »

Shirley, P&G Vice Chairman, to Retire

Shirley, P&G Vice Chairman, to Retire

CINCINNATI–Edward Shirley, vice chairman of Procter & Gamble’s beauty and grooming segment, will retire from the company on Jan. 1, 2012. Among the products in this segment are the Braun line of electric shavers and the Oral-B group of dental-care products. Until the first of the year, Shirley will serve as vice chairman on specialMore »