Housewares

NYC Restaurant Week Offers Discounts During NYIGF

NYC Restaurant Week Offers Discounts During NYIGF

WHITE PLAINS, N.Y.-NYC Restaurant Week will offer dining discounts at more than 200 of the city’s most acclaimed restaurants during the winter 2011 New York International Gift Fair, Jan. 29-Feb. 3, 2011. Now in its 19th year, Restaurant Week includes dining establishments throughout Manhattan and the boroughs, representing both casual and formal dining in a varietyMore »

It’s a Snap

It’s a Snap

By Allison Zisko Snapware’s success in the food storage business, its recent growth, and its established distribution network made it irresistible to World Kitchen, which acquired the Mira Loma, Calif.-based company last month and has appointed a joint integration team to make the transition seamless for its retail partners. The merger grants World Kitchen accessMore »

Sanyo to Become Panasonic Wholly Owned Subsidiary

Sanyo to Become Panasonic Wholly Owned Subsidiary

OSAKA, Japan—Panasonic will convert Sanyo into a wholly owned subsidiary through a share exchange that is scheduled for March. Panasonic, which acquired the majority of Sanyo’s voting stock in December 2009, conducted a tender offer for all of Sanyo’s shares from Aug. 23 to Oct. 6 of this year. As of two days ago, PanasonicMore »

Groupe SEB to Acquire Majority Interest in Imusa

Groupe SEB to Acquire Majority Interest in Imusa

ECULLY CEDEX, France—Global housewares giant Groupe SEB has acquired a majority interest in Imusa, the Colombian-based cookware company, following approval from Colombian competition authorities. Because Imusa is on the Bogota Stock Exchange, a delisting offer will be launched, according to a statement from Group SEB. Groupe SEB expects the transaction to be completed in FebruaryMore »

Jarden Acquires Quickie

Jarden Acquires Quickie

NEW YORK—Jarden Corp. has purchased Quickie Manufacturing Corp. in a deal that moves the consumer-products giant into the stick-goods market. Terms of the transaction were not disclosed in a statement from Centre Partners Management, Quickie’s previous owner. The company’s current management, led by President and Chief Executive Officer Michael Magerman, and employees will continue toMore »

Keurig Introduces New Brand Positioning, Packaging

Keurig Introduces New Brand Positioning, Packaging

READING, Mass.—Keurig has debuted a campaign focused on a renewed emphasis on its “Choose. Brew. Enjoy.” tagline and redesigned packaging. The updated branding includes “engaging” language, color scheme and design elements to communicate “that Keurig has redefined brewing by combining state-of-the-art brewing technology with their patented K-Cup portion pack,” according to a statement from theMore »

Hamilton Beach, Senseo Align to Market Single-Serve Coffeemakers

Hamilton Beach, Senseo Align to Market Single-Serve Coffeemakers

DOWNERS GROVE, Ill.—Hamilton Beach has formed a partnership with the Senseo coffee brand of Sara Lee to introduce single-serve coffeemakers. The alliance has kicked off with the introduction of two single-serve machines—the Hamilton Beach Personal Cup One Cup Pod Coffeemaker at a suggested retail price of $19.99, and the Hamilton Beach Stay or Go PersonalMore »