Housewares

Manila F.A.M.E. Gains Strength Through Unification

Manila F.A.M.E. Gains Strength Through Unification

With the backing of the Philippine government, the twice yearly Manila F.A.M.E. show is promising a bigger and better exhibition marked by a unified vendor base. The furniture and fashion accessories categories will rejoin the housewares, gift and home decor contingent to showcase the best of Philippine design Oct. 16-19 at the SMX Convention Center,More »

Tool Time

Tool Time

By Andrea Lillo From appealing to men to “tongs with teeth,” the next generation of food preparation tools and gadgets have both style and substance.   With consumers clamoring for lower price points as well as color for the kitchen, the tools and gadgets category is a natural area for additions, as well as a meansMore »

Henckels Unveils Bob Kramer Collection

Henckels Unveils Bob Kramer Collection

Master Bladesmith and knife designer Bob Kramer and Zwilling J.A. Henckels have partnered to launch a line of authentic Bob Kramer carbon steel knives that will be available at Sur La Table beginning this month. The series, which is made in Seki, Japan, showcases Kramer’s signature style of straight carbon steel blades. It marks theMore »

An Extra Day for the Show

An Extra Day for the Show

By David Gill The addition of a half day to next year’s International Home + Housewares Show is prompting a general response from the industry that “change is good.” The International Housewares Association, sponsor and manager of the show, said the 2012 International Home + Housewares Show will open at 12:30 p.m. on Saturday, MarchMore »

Curtis Stone Debuts Kitchen Solutions

Curtis Stone Debuts Kitchen Solutions

By Allison Zisko Many American kitchens are surprisingly ill-equipped for cooking, according to chef Curtis Stone. While filming episodes for the television show “Take Home Chef” on which he stars, Stone discovered that many people lacked basic kitchen prep items, like cutting boards. So Stone got to work creating a line of carefully crafted andMore »

Panasonic, UNESCO in Partnership

Panasonic, UNESCO in Partnership

OSAKA, Japan–Panasonic and UNESCO World Heritage Centre have formed a strategic partnership to promote sustainable development through World Heritage conservation and environmental education. Under this agreement, Panasonic will launch communication and educational activities that promote the conservation of World Heritage sites, and raise awareness of the 40th anniversary of the UNESCO World Heritage Convention nextMore »

Haier America Announces Realignment of Strategic Product Business Divisions

Haier America

NEW YORK–Haier America has realigned its business structure, creating three product business divisions to better focus its areas of business: the Air Conditioning Group (ACG), the White Goods Group (WGG), and the Digital Products Group (DPG). Each division will be fully responsible for profit and loss, product development, sales and marketing, quality, service, compliance, planningMore »

Mikasa Launches Branding Video

Mikasa Launches Branding Video

GARDEN CITY, N.Y.—Mikasa has launched a branding video entitled “Making Life Memorable” targeted to brides and grooms registering for tabletop items. The video will be used for bridal and training events, online selling sites and web-based outreach including distribution on YouTube, Facebook, Twitter and blogs. Heather Schall, senior vice president marketing communications, said, “Our brandingMore »