Housewares

Groupe SEB Finalizes Imusa Purchase

Groupe SEB Finalizes Imusa Purchase

WEST ORANGE, N.J.– Hispanic housewares company Imusa has officially come into the Groupe SEB fold, as Groupe SEB has finalized the acquisition of 99 percent of Imusa SA Colombia, which includes Imusa USA. In the U.S., Imusa USA is now a division of Groupe SEB USA and will continue to be headquartered in Miami. MannyMore »

Blog: Kitchen Curiosities in Chicago

Blog: Kitchen Curiosities in Chicago

One hundred years before the food processor, there was the Starrett meat and vegetable chopper (version shown here from 1865), one of the 300-plus items now on view at Kendall College’s Culinary Curiosity exhibition (culinarycuriosity.org) in Chicago. The exhibit gives visitors — and perhaps International Home + Housewares Show attendees looking to take a breakMore »

Bissell Elevates Krzeminski, Tabs Sorota for Marketing and Sales Post

Bissell Elevates Krzeminski, Tabs Sorota for Marketing and Sales Post

GRAND RAPIDS, Mich.–Bissell has promoted Jim Krzeminski to president of Bissell Ventures, and has named Rich Sorota to the newly created position of senior vice president and general manager of global marketing and sales. According to a letter announcing the new appointments from Mark Bissell, chairman and chief executive officer, Krzeminski now oversees the company’sMore »

Bunn Partners with Robinson on Single-Serve Brewer

Bunn Partners with Robinson on Single-Serve Brewer

SPRINGFIELD, Ill.–Bunn has formed an alliance with David Robinson, son of Brooklyn Dodger great Jackie Robinson, on its My Café single-serve coffee brewer. In this partnership, Sweet Unity Farms Coffee, a coffee producer founded by Robinson and based in Tanzania, will be one of the brands included in My Café. The brewer will be unveiledMore »

Spectrum Opens Walmart Support Center in Bentonville

Spectrum Opens Walmart Support Center in Bentonville

MADISON, Wis.–Spectrum Brands has opened a support center for Walmart in the retailer’s headquarters community of Bentonville, Ark. Measuring 23,000 square feet, the facility includes office and showroom space for Spectrum’s brands, which include Remington in men’s shavers and the Russell Hobbs housewares brands from its merger last year with the firm formerly known asMore »

Johnston Appointed Senior V.P., Sales, at Meyer Corp., U.S.

Johnston Appointed Senior V.P., Sales, at Meyer Corp., U.S.

VALLEJO, Calif. -Darrin Johnston has been promoted to the newly created position of senior vice president of sales at Meyer Corp., U.S., for which he has sales responsibilities over all brands, including Circulon Anolon, BonJour, KitchenAid cookware, Rachael Ray, Farberware, Paula Deen and SilverStone. He will continue to report to the company’s managing director, JayMore »

Kindle Giveaway from Housewares Show

Kindle Giveaway from Housewares Show

CHICAGO-People who start following the International Home + Housewares Show (@HousewaresShow) on Twitter by Wednesday, March 2, will automatically be entered to win a Kindle. Current Twitter followers are already entered to win. And people who also “Like” the Housewares Show on its Facebook page will get an additional entry. The winner will be announcedMore »

Swiss Diamond Launches U.S. Division; Global Marketing to Rep Woll

Swiss Diamond Launches U.S. Division; Global Marketing to Rep Woll

CHARLOTTE, N.C.–Diamond-reinforced non-stick cookware company Swiss Diamond Intl. Sarl has opened a U.S. division, called Swiss Gourmet USA Inc., to handle its business in the U.S., Canada and South America. Mark Harris, a well-established executive who has held positions with Smith Abrasives, WMF Americas, Kaiser Bakeware and Berndes, has been named president of the newMore »