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Tramontina Celebrates 100th Anniversary

Tramontina Celebrates 100th Anniversary

SUGAR LAND, Texas–The Tramontina Group was founded 100 years ago this year, and to celebrate Tramontina USA has unveiled the company’s 100th anniversary logo. The Tramontina Group is named after Valentin Tramontina, an Italian entrepreneur who founded The Tramontina Group in Brazil in 1911, and is headquartered in Rio Grande do Sul, the southernmost stateMore »

Newell Rubbermaid Net Increases Nearly 30 Percent

Newell Rubbermaid Net Increases Nearly 30 Percent

ATLANTA-Newell Rubbermaid reported a net income increase of 29.6 percent for the first quarter of 2011, ended March 31, 2011, for a total of $75.7 million as reported. Net sales in the first quarter were $1.30 billion, a decline of 0.3 percent compared with the prior year, which the company attributed to several timing shiftsMore »

Jarden: From Loss to Profit in First Quarter

Jarden: From Loss to Profit in First Quarter

RYE, N.Y.–Jarden began its 2011 fiscal year by transforming a $59 million net loss from last year’s first quarter into $19 million in net income this year. The bottom-line figures from both periods included a number of adjustments and non-cash charges related to acquisitions, the devaluation of the Venezuelan bolivar and the change of theMore »

Ziploc-Branded Glass Food Storage Debuts

Ziploc-Branded Glass Food Storage Debuts

RACINE, Wis.–The Ziploc brand now includes glass food storage with the introduction of the Ziploc VersaGlass containers. From SC Johnson, the containers can go from the fridge to the microwave or the oven (up to 400 degrees) to the table. Made of tempered glass, the line includes two round, two rectangle and two square sizes,More »

Electrolux Net Plummets 50 Percent in First Quarter

Electrolux Net Plummets 50 Percent in First Quarter

STOCKHOLM–First quarter net income for Electrolux totaled $70.4 million, about 50 percent down from the company’s net from last year’s first quarter, according to a preliminary statement on the period. Net sales for the quarter, which ended on March 31, declined 7 percent to $3.6 billion. Keith McLoughlin, president and CEO, said Electrolux’s profitability inMore »

National Kitchen & Bath Association Relaunches Website

National Kitchen & Bath Association Relaunches Website

HACKETTSTOWN, N.J.–The National Kitchen & Bath Association is launching an improved website at the 2011 Kitchen & Bath Industry Show, which begins today in Las Vegas. The site, nkba.org, is designed to enhance the experience of both consumers and professionals through improved navigation and easy access to information “The new nkba.org features the latest trendsMore »

GE’s New Website Reveals Benefits of Induction Cooking

GE’s New Website Reveals Benefits of Induction Cooking

LOUISVILLE, Ky.–Consumers looking for information and answers about induction cooking can now visit GE’s new educational website, induction101.com. Coinciding with the company’s increased focus on energy-efficient solutions, the site offers visitors easy-to-navigate educational resources and interactive tools to explore its product line. The site’s name comes from the fact that induction cooktops can boil aMore »

Umbra Founders Inducted into Canada’s Marketing Hall of Legends

Umbra Founders Inducted into Canada’s Marketing Hall of Legends

TORONTO-Les Mandelbaum and Paul Rowan, the two founders of Umbra, have been inducted into Canada’s Marketing Hall of Legends. The two men founded the company, a resource for casual home furnishings, more than 30 years ago. A statement from the Marketing Hall of Legends cited Mandelbaum and Rowan as “great entrepreneurs who have created enduring,More »