Housewares

TTI Bottom Line Grows 51 Percent in 2010

TTI Bottom Line Grows 51 Percent in 2010

HONG KONG—Net income for TTI, the parent company of the Hoover and Dirt Devil floor-care brands, jumped 51 percent in its 2010 fiscal year, totaling $95 million. A company statement attributed the bottom-line strength to new products, continued expansion geographically and “significant operational efficiencies.” The latter was a key factor in the 13.3 percent increaseMore »

Numbers Up for Sold-Out Housewares Show

Numbers Up for Sold-Out Housewares Show

ROSEMONT, Ill.–The International Home + Housewares Show earlier this month registered sold-out status for the first time in three years, according to the International Housewares Association. More than 21,000 buyers attended the show, up 5 percent from last year. In addition, 1,951 exhibitors were present, reflecting a 5 percent increase in space sold over theMore »

Anolon Stars in Cooking Competition Shows

Anolon Stars in Cooking Competition Shows

VALLEJO, Calif.–Meyer Corp.’s Anolon brand will be the cookware, bakeware, cutlery, tools and gadgets used by contestants on two weekly television series: NBC’s “America’s Next Great Restaurant,” which premiered earlier this month, and Food Network’s second season of “24 Hour Restaurant Battle,” which premieres on April 21. NBC’s “America’s Next Great Restaurant” showcases people vyingMore »

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 »