Housewares

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 »

Gilt Groupe Launches Gilt Taste

Gilt Groupe Launches Gilt Taste

NEW YORK–Gilt Groupe targets foodies with the launch of its latest site, Gilt Taste. But while it does sell food and related products, Gilt Taste is also an online magazine, and is headed by Ruth Reichl, the former Gourmet editor-in-chief. “Food people are always hungry for new experiences, open to new tastes, and constantly lookingMore »

Lynns Concepts Names New President

Lynns Concepts Names New President

LOS ANGELES–Tabletop and cookware company Lynns Concepts has named Michael Byrne to the newly created position of president. Byrne will work with Lynns’ partners overseas and will be the principle driver of all Lynns’ North American operations, according to a statement from the company. Byrne will also be the principal driver for the company’s newMore »

Brookstone Posts Income, Sales Gain in Q1

Brookstone Posts Income, Sales Gain in Q1

MERRIMACK, N.H.–Brookstone posted a slight increase in net income for the first quarter, alongside a double-digit increase in sales. In the period ended April 2, Brookstone reported net income of $240,000, compared to $118,000 in the prior-year period. Sales were $80.1 million, a nearly 15 percent increase over the prior-year period. The company reported aMore »

Lifetime to Make and Distribute Bagel Biter

Lifetime to Make and Distribute Bagel Biter

GARDEN CITY, N.Y.–Lifetime Brands has entered into an exclusive licensing agreement with Larien Products to manufacture and distribute the Bagel Biter, The Original Bagel Guillotine worldwide to consumers. Bagel Biter is a patented manual bagel slicer that uses a guillotine design to slice bagels safely. Lifetime Brands will begin shipping Bagel Biter products in OctoberMore »

Regal Ware Scholarship Winners Announced

Regal Ware Scholarship Winners Announced

KEWASKUM, Wis.–Jeff Reigle, president and CEO of Regal Ware, has presented the company’s 2011 scholarships to high school seniors James Gleason and Emily Herlinger. Gleason will receive the Technical Scholarship of $1,000 for each of two years of his technical school education. He plans to attend Moraine Park Technical College, Fond du Lac, Wis., inMore »

Housewares Show to Open One Day Early in 2012

Housewares Show to Open One Day Early in 2012

ROSEMONT, Ill.—Next year’s International Home + Housewares Show will open at 12:30 p.m. on Saturday, March 10. The additional day has been tacked on “to allow exhibitors to schedule ample time for appointments with key retailer partners in a more relaxed and unhurried atmosphere,” said Phil Brandl, president of the International Housewares Association, the show’sMore »

Remington Hair-Care Products Garner Awards from InStyle and TotalBeauty.com

Remington Hair-Care Products Garner Awards from InStyle and TotalBeauty.com

MADISON, Wis.–Two products in Remington’s T-Studio Pearl Ceramic hair-care line have been honored by InStyle and TotalBeauty.com. The T-Studio Pearl Ceramic Professional Styling Wand has been designated an “Editor’s Pick” by both organizations, and TotalBeauty.com bestowed an “Editor’s Pick” on the T-Studio Pearl Ceramic Dryer. A statement from Spectrum Brands, Remington’s parent company, said theMore »