ARLINGTON, Va.–The 2011 International CES Show will include an area dedicated to home appliances. Called the Connected Home Appliances TechZone, the section will offer both major and portable home appliances enabled to connect and network with the “smart” grid, thus saving energy by performing more efficiently, according to a joint statement from the Consumer Electronics … More »
GARDEN CITY, N.Y.–Marc Weiss has been appointed president of the Melannco division of Lifetime Brands, the company announced. He succeeds Barry Gordon, who has left the company. Weiss was previously the company’s chief marketing officer, and a replacement for that position has not been named.
BURLINGTON, Wis.–Hannon Group has appointed Patrick Welch as sales manager. In this newly created position, Welch is responsible for the distribution of the company’s product lines, which include the Todco Electric Roasted Garlic Express, Todco Ceramic Knives, Sachi Fashion Insulated Lunch Bags and Meno Trigger Grip Kitchen Utensils. He also oversees the expansion of Hannon’s … More »
MADISON, Wis.–Spectrum Brands has scheduled a shareholders meeting on its proposed merger with Russell Hobbs for June 11. At the meeting, the shareholders are scheduled to vote on the adoption of the merger agreement and the plan of merger, which was announced on Feb. 9. According to a statement from Spectrum, two conditions for the … More »
BENTON HARBOR, Mich.–As part of its ongoing Cook for the Cure initiative, KitchenAid is offering a selection of pink kitchen products to generate donations for Susan G. Komen for the Cure, the global breast-cancer initiative. The products include pink silicone spatulas, mixing bowls and 5-quart Stand Mixers, available in all pink or white with a … More »
NEW YORK–Daniel Humm, executive chef at Eleven Madison Park here and the spokesperson for Victorinox Swiss Army, was named Best Chef: New York City at the 2010 James Beard Foundation Awards. “We’re very proud of Daniel and our partnership with him, and are thrilled he has been recognized by the James Beard Foundation as New … More »
GARDEN CITY, N.Y.–Lifetime Brands reported net income as $729,000 for the first quarter 2010, reversing its $6 million loss in the same period last year (which included $824,000 of restructuring charges). First quarter net sales for the year slipped slightly to $88.7 million, from $90.2 million last year. In its wholesale division, net sales also … More »
CLEVELAND–Net income for the Hamilton Beach unit of NACCO Industries rose 143 percent to $3.4 million in the first quarter. The housewares manufacturer accomplished this on an 8.9 percent pickup in net sales for the quarter, which totaled $102.6 million. The bottom line also included a boost from lower product costs and higher unit sales … More »