Housewares

Hong Kong Houseware Fair Set to Open

Hong Kong Houseware Fair Set to Open

More than 2,100 exhibitors from 32 countries will reach out to international buyers at the 26th edition of the Hong Kong Houseware Fair scheduled for April 20-23.Sponsored by the Hong Kong Trade Development Council, the fair is expected to attract more than 25,000 buyers from 130 countries and regions. Buyers at last year’s show includedMore »

Cutlery Gets More Colorful

Cutlery Gets More Colorful

Cutlery introductions at last month’s International Home + Housewares Show touched on a number of trends in the category, but predominantly on the broad use of color. Resin-coated blades, some printed with icons of fruits or vegetables, from vendors such as Lifetime Brands, Kuhn Rikon and Hampton Forge, were presented in an array of brightMore »

Metrokane to Fund New Wine Show on PBS

Metrokane to Fund New Wine Show on PBS

Metrokane has paired up with PBS to become a sponsor of a new show launching this month. Called “Vine Talk,” the half-hour weekly program is hosted by actor Stanley Tucci, who will lead a panel of celebrities from the culinary and acting worlds through blind taste tests to select their favorite wines. Filmed in frontMore »

Coffee & Tea Report: Java Jamboree

Coffee & Tea Report: Java  Jamboree

By David GillCoffee and tea remain on trend with consumers, as evidenced by many of the new products that made their bow during last month’s International Home + Housewares Show. To judge from these new products, sleek and innovative designs that include bright colors, and raising the bar on technology are key directions taken byMore »

IHA Honors Designed Defined Products

IHA Honors Designed Defined Products

ROSEMONT, Ill.-The International Housewares Association has designated 36 products for cleaning and organizing the home as 2011 Design Defined Honorees. The companies that received recognition for their products were a.b.m. Canada, ABM Group, Bramli, Brazilian Plastic Institute, Butler Home Products, Casabella, Clear Choice Housewares, Delta Design, Design Ideas, Ecker Enterprise, Elevate Brands, Full Circle, Instabol,More »

Kuhn Rikon Expands Management Team

Kuhn Rikon

NOVATO, Calif.–Kuhn Rikon USA has hired Chelsea Schlunt in the newly created position of managing director, expanding its management team as the company continues to grow its kitchen tools, pressure cookers and specialty cookware business. Schlunt reports to Rudy Keller, president of Kuhn Rikon USA. “We’ve seen tremendous growth over the last few years, soMore »

TTI Bottom Line Grows 51 Percent in 2010

TTI Bottom Line Grows 51 Percent in 2010

HONG KONG—Net income for TTI, the parent company of the Hoover and Dirt Devil floor-care brands, jumped 51 percent in its 2010 fiscal year, totaling $95 million. A company statement attributed the bottom-line strength to new products, continued expansion geographically and “significant operational efficiencies.” The latter was a key factor in the 13.3 percent increaseMore »

Numbers Up for Sold-Out Housewares Show

Numbers Up for Sold-Out Housewares Show

ROSEMONT, Ill.–The International Home + Housewares Show earlier this month registered sold-out status for the first time in three years, according to the International Housewares Association. More than 21,000 buyers attended the show, up 5 percent from last year. In addition, 1,951 exhibitors were present, reflecting a 5 percent increase in space sold over theMore »