Housewares

Armstrong Joins Trudeau

Armstrong Joins Trudeau

WOODRIDGE, Ill.–Trudeau Corporation has named Marty Armstrong to the newly created position of vice president, sales and trade marketing.  Armstrong, who reports to Philippe Trudeau, president, will continue to increase Trudeau’s in-store visibility and further establish the brand as the leading innovator of kitchen and table products, the company said. Armstrong previously served as viceMore »

Messe Frankfurt: Ambiente Attendance Up

Messe Frankfurt: Ambiente Attendance Up

FRANKFURT, Germany–The Ambiente fair held here earlier this month welcomed more than 144,000 trade visitors, an increase of almost 10 percent over the previous edition, according to show owner and organizer Messe Frankfurt, which said the figure “exceeded expectations.” Thorsten Klapproth, chairman of the board of management of WMF AG, was one of many exhibitorsMore »

Epilady Turns 25, Expands U.S. Product Line

Epilady Turns 25, Expands U.S. Product Line

HOUSTON–Celebrating its 25th anniversary in business, Epilady will enter new product categories in the U.S. market at next month’s International Home + Housewares Show. Already an established player in epilators, the company will present a line of Epilady-branded hair-care products at the show, encompassing two hair dryers and two straighteners. Epilady has already been marketingMore »

Jarden Net Jumps 379 Percent in Fourth Quarter

Jarden Net Jumps 379 Percent in Fourth Quarter

RYE, N.Y.–In what the company described as record results for the fourth quarter and full year, Jarden reported net income in the final 2010 quarter of $46.7 million, up 379 percent over the fourth quarter of 2009. Last year’s fourth-quarter bottom line included a charge for costs related to a company reorganization and to theMore »

Groupe SEB Looks to Strengthen Stake in Chinese Company Supor

Groupe SEB Looks to Strengthen Stake in Chinese Company Supor

ECULLY CEDEX, France–Groupe SEB has agreed to buy a complementary 20 percent stake of the capital of Chinese cookware company Supor from the founding shareholders, which have expressed their desire to sell. Groupe SEB already holds 51.3 percent of Supor’s capital. Through a Share Purchase Agreement, Groupe SEB has agreed to buy from the foundingMore »

Lodge to Enter Stainless Steel, Silicone Categories at Housewares Show

Lodge to Enter Stainless Steel, Silicone Categories at Housewares Show

SOUTH PITTSBURG, Tenn.-Having manufactured cast-iron cookware in the United States since 1986, Lodge Manufacturing is now expanding into stainless steel cookware and silicone accessories. Launching next month at the International Home + Housewares Show, the stainless steel cookware will be part of a nine-piece set available in May. It will include a 1.9-quart stainless steelMore »

James Beard Award Winners to Participate in Housewares Charity Gala

James Beard Award Winners to Participate in Housewares Charity Gala

ROSEMONT, Ill.–Six chefs who have won the James Beard Award will prepare specialties for attendees at the 14th annual Housewares Charity Foundation gala on March 7 at the Hilton Hotel in Chicago. The chefs are Tony Mantuano of Spiaggia, Shawn McClain of Green Zebra, Arun Sampanthavivat of Arun’s Thai Restaurant, Marcus Samuelson of Red RoosterMore »

AmericasMart’s Fall Gift & Home to Run Concurrently With Apparel Market

AmericasMart’s Fall Gift & Home to Run Concurrently With Apparel Market

ATLANTA–AmericasMart Atlanta will premiere the Atlanta Apparel Market together with the Fall Gift & Home Furnishings Market and Atlanta Gourmet Market this fall.      Collectively, these markets will produce one all-encompassing shopping environment for all retailers taking place Oct. 13-17, (Gift & Home Furnishings Market: Oct. 14-16).  “We have a dynamic offering of products inMore »