Housewares

Spectrum Net Loss Reaches 50.2 Million in Q2

Spectrum Net Loss Reaches 50.2 Million in Q2

MADISON, Wis.—Spectrum Brands, parent of the Russell Hobbs housewares brand and the Remington personal-care brand, posted a second-quarter net loss of $50.2 million, compared with a net loss of $19 million in last year’s second quarter. Rising costs negated a 30.3 percent increase in net sales to $693.9 million for the quarter, which ended onMore »

Hoping to be Seen on TV

Hoping to be Seen on TV

By Andrea Lillo They came pitching wine savers, flip flops, closet organization, cooler solutions and ab workouts. They came with fancy presentations or plain printouts, products or prototypes. But regardless of how they demonstrated their ideas, these inventors were all looking for the same result: To have their product picked to join the TeleBrands’ lineMore »

Brushing Up to Kids

Brushing Up to Kids

 By David Gill “Get ’em when they’re young” has apparently become an important marketing focus for manufacturers of electric oral-care products. Recently, Water Pik, the Sonicare product line from Philips and the Oral-B line from Procter & Gamble debuted programs that combine launches of products geared specifically to kids with efforts directed at getting parentsMore »

Lenox, All-Clad Present James Beard Awards

Lenox, All-Clad Present James Beard Awards

NEW YORK–Executives from Lenox and All-Clad were among the presenters at last night’s James Beard Foundation Awards 2011 held here at Lincoln Center. Referred to as “the Oscars of the food world,” the James Beard Foundation Awards highlight culinary excellence in categories such as Best Chefs in America, Best New Restaurant, and Outstanding Wine andMore »

George Foreman Brand Launches Recipe Contest, Joins Effort Against Obesity

George Foreman Brand Launches Recipe Contest, Joins Effort Against Obesity

MIRAMAR, Fla.–The George Foreman line of electric indoor grills has debuted a recipe contest with Meal Makeover Moms and has become part of the Healthy Weight Commitment Foundation. The recipe contest—in conjunction with dieticians Janice Newell Bissex and Liz Weiss, the Meal Makeover Moms—asks consumers to share their favorite lean burger recipes using the GeorgeMore »

Jarden Moves Up on Fortune 500

Jarden Moves Up on Fortune 500

RYE, N.Y.–With 2010 net sales of $6.023 billion, Jarden Corp. has finished 379th on this year’s Fortune 500 list. This year marks the fourth appearance on the list by the housewares giant. Jarden debuted on this list in 2008 at 492nd. In 2009, it finished 442nd and last year it ranked 406th. Martin Franklin, Jarden’sMore »

Lifetime Brands Honored by Nassau County

Lifetime Brands Honored by Nassau County

MINEOLA, N.Y.–Lifetime Brands is being honored today by Nassau County, including the renaming of Endo Boulevard here to Lifetime Brands Boulevard. The company has also been designated Business of the Month for May by the county, where its headquarters are located. The citing includes a ceremony today during which County Executive Ed Mangano will tourMore »