Housewares

Victorinox Names Rob Sterner Sales SVP

Victorinox Names Rob Sterner Sales SVP

MONROE, Conn.–Cutlery maker Victorinox Swiss Army, Inc. has named Rob Sterner senior vice president, sales for the commercial and retail cutlery and Swiss Army knife divisions. In this newly created position, Sterner reports to Rene Stutz, North American president of Victorinox Swiss Army. “Rob will be an integral part of our growth strategy as weMore »

GreenPan Grows Through New Categories, Licensing

GreenPan Grows Through New Categories, Licensing

TARRYTOWN, N.Y.-Looking to go beyond ceramic cookware, GreenPan recently merged with Anotech Intl., its major manufacturing partner since the beginning of GreenPan, to now operate as one unified entity called The Cookware Company. With GreenPan’s PFOA-free ceramic cookware, which debuted in the U.S. in 2007, “we were pioneers,” Wim De Veirman, chief executive officer, TheMore »

Lifetime Brands Boosts Q4 Net by 176 Percent

Lifetime Brands Boosts Q4 Net by 176 Percent

GARDEN CITY, N.Y.–A strong gain in net sales and what Jeff Siegel, chairman and chief executive officer, called “cost containment” helped push Lifetime Brands’ net income by 176 percent in the fourth quarter, to $13.9 million. Net sales for the housewares and home-decor vendor rose 11.4 percent to $142.6 million in the quarter, which endedMore »

Pantone Unveils 2012 Trend Forecast

Pantone Unveils 2012 Trend Forecast

CHICAGO–Pantone announced its Pantone View home + interiors 2012, a trend forecast containing the nine most directional color palettes for home furnishings and interior design in 2012. Pantone View home + interiors 2012 is a forecasting book that provides color and trend direction, enabling designers to select the right shades and combinations for home furnishingsMore »

All-Clad Metalcrafters Adds Turano and Kusterman to Sales Force

All-Clad Metalcrafters Adds Turano and Kusterman to Sales Force

CANONSBURG, Penn.–All-Clad has aligned its U.S. sales force, naming Don Turano vice president, sales, effective March 28. Succeeding Marty Armstrong, Turano will report to Clifford Hall, who was appointed chief executive officer of the company last month. In addition, Michael Kusterman has been named to the new position of director of sales, reporting to Turano.More »

Metrokane to Sponsor “Vine Talk” PBS Series

Metrokane to Sponsor “Vine Talk” PBS Series

NEW YORK–Metrokane will be a sponsor of “Vine Talk,” a new series to begin airing on PBS in April. Actor Stanley Tucci, the host of the series, will lead a panel of celebrities and prominent chefs through a blind taste test to select their favorite wine. Different wine regions from around the world serve asMore »

Blog from the Houseware Show

Blog from the Houseware Show

CHICAGO—Chicago mayor-elect Rahm Emanuel spoke at the International Housewares Show this morning, thanking it for committing to another five years at McCormick Place. Emanuel also expressed support for Walmart’s entry to the city, saying that many urban dwellers do not have access to fresh fruit and vegetables. Also from the show—in its last day today—tabletopMore »

Epilady Marks 25 Years with New Categories

Epilady Marks 25 Years with New  Categories

By David Gill Epilady, the marketer of epilators, is celebrating its silver anniversary in business this year—and has chosen to mark the occasion by launching new product categories in the U.S. market. The new products will be spotlighted at the International Home + Housewares Show this month. The company will offer a line of Epilady-brandedMore »