Housewares

Becker, Fiorenza Tapped for AHAM Board

Becker, Fiorenza Tapped for AHAM Board

WASHINGTON–The Association of Home Appliance Manufacturers has elected two housewares industry executives to its board of directors. David W. Becker, vice president of strategy for Viking Range, and Drew Fiorenza, vice president of North America/Australia sales and marketing and new business development for Remington Products, have been voted onto the AHAM board. The terms ofMore »

Panasonic Restructures, Moves Home Appliances to New Consumer Segment

Panasonic Restructures, Moves Home Appliances to New Consumer Segment

OSAKA, Japan-Panasonic has created a global reorganization plan which includes moving its home-appliance products into a new consumer business sector. In an address to company employees, Fumio Ohtsubo, president of the corporation, said the reorganization was a key element in Panasonic’s “growth imperatives” for this fiscal year. Home appliances are now part of the consumerMore »

Wahl Launches Man of the Year Contest

Wahl Launches Man of the Year Contest

STERLING, Ill.-Wahl Clipper has inaugurated the sixth annual Man of the Year contest, in which it evaluates facial-hair styles from contest entrants. The company said in a statement that it has changed the format of the contest for this year. Instead of picking winners in three categories of styles, it will choose one winner overall.More »

Regal Ware to Host Customers from 15 Countries for Plant Tour

Regal Ware to Host Customers from 15 Countries for Plant Tour

KEWASKUM, WIS.-More than 250 people from 15 countries will tour Regal Ware’s Schmidt Road manufacturing plant in West Bend, Wis., tomorrow, May 4, as part of Saladmaster’s International Dealer Meeting being held May 3 to 6. Saladmaster is a division of Regal Ware, and all of its cookware is manufactured at the West Bend facility.More »

Jura Impressa J9 Wins Red Dot Design Award

Jura Impressa J9 Wins Red Dot Design Award

CLOSTER, N.J.–The Jura Impressa J9 One Touch TFT automatic coffee center has won the Red Dot Design Award from the Red Dot Institute in Germany, according to a statement from the product’s manufacturer, Jura-Capresso. The product, an espresso maker that is the new flagship for the Jura J-line, was cited for its innovation, functionality, ergonomics,More »

Tramontina Celebrates 100th Anniversary

Tramontina Celebrates 100th Anniversary

SUGAR LAND, Texas–The Tramontina Group was founded 100 years ago this year, and to celebrate Tramontina USA has unveiled the company’s 100th anniversary logo. The Tramontina Group is named after Valentin Tramontina, an Italian entrepreneur who founded The Tramontina Group in Brazil in 1911, and is headquartered in Rio Grande do Sul, the southernmost stateMore »

Newell Rubbermaid Net Increases Nearly 30 Percent

Newell Rubbermaid Net Increases Nearly 30 Percent

ATLANTA-Newell Rubbermaid reported a net income increase of 29.6 percent for the first quarter of 2011, ended March 31, 2011, for a total of $75.7 million as reported. Net sales in the first quarter were $1.30 billion, a decline of 0.3 percent compared with the prior year, which the company attributed to several timing shiftsMore »

Jarden: From Loss to Profit in First Quarter

Jarden: From Loss to Profit in First Quarter

RYE, N.Y.–Jarden began its 2011 fiscal year by transforming a $59 million net loss from last year’s first quarter into $19 million in net income this year. The bottom-line figures from both periods included a number of adjustments and non-cash charges related to acquisitions, the devaluation of the Venezuelan bolivar and the change of theMore »