Housewares

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 »

Cookware Manufacturers Association Elects Officers and Directors

Cookware Manufacturers Association Elects Officers and Directors

BIRMINGHAM, Ala.–Doug Reigle has been elected president and Bob Reichenbach vice president of the Cookware Manufacturers Association for the 2011-12 year. The election took place at the CMA’s 89th annual meeting in La Jolla, Calif. last week. Reigle is the chief operating officer of Regal Ware and Reichenbach is the executive vice president of LifetimeMore »

Houseware Fair Opens in Hong Kong

Houseware Fair Opens in Hong Kong

HONG KONG–The Hong Kong Houseware Fair and the Hong Kong International Home Textiles Fair opened earlier today, and will both continue through April 23. Both shows are taking place at the Hong Kong Convention and Exhibition Centre. One key focus at both fairs is environmentally friendly products. The Houseware Fair includes a new Green LivingMore »

Cookware Exec LaRotonda Joins Gibson

Cookware Exec LaRotonda Joins Gibson

COMMERCE, Calif.–Gibson Overseas has named Candace LaRotonda as cookware sales development manager, where she will focus on new cookware business development and manage key accounts. Most recently serving as national account manager for Meyer Corp., LaRotonda has spent 25 years in the housewares industry, in management positions with companies such as World Kitchen and TramontinaMore »