Housewares

Brookstone Forms Wholesale and Licensing Division

Brookstone Forms Wholesale and Licensing Division

MERRIMACK, N.H.–Brookstone has launched a Wholesale and Licensing Division to seek out licensing partners for expanding the availability of its product line. Ron Boire, Brookstone’s president and chief executive officer, said the new division will develop relationships with retailers and manufacturers throughout the world, with the goal of extending the reach of the Brookstone brand. More »

Kitchen Company Bon Home Launches

Kitchen Company Bon Home Launches

AUSTIN, Texas–The founders of GelPro chef mats have launched their latest company, called Bon Home, to address solving everyday problems in the home. Already the new company has launched the Heat & Dry Dish Rack, which dries dishes in ten minutes with the push of a button. The Culinary Heat Lamp will follow, which willMore »

Boston Market to Offer Keurig Brewers

Boston Market to Offer Keurig Brewers

READING, Mass.—Keurig and its parent company, Green Mountain Coffee Roasters, have reached an agreement with the Boston Market restaurant chain whereby more than 400 Boston Markets nationwide will offer Green Mountain coffee made with Keurig single-cup brewing systems. According to a Green Mountain statement, the rollout will begin this month and will be finished inMore »

Wilshire Launches Two New Websites

Wilshire Launches Two New Websites

SAN CLEMENTE, Calif.–Wilshire Industries has launched two new websites for its retail buyers. WilshireIndustries.com is a corporate site integrating five brands, while IslandBamboo.com features the company’s signature brand of eco-friendly bamboo kitchenware. These sites give retail buyers from department stores to gourmet shops the ability to seamlessly browse and share with their teams information about moreMore »

IHA to Offer New Merchandising Services

IHA to Offer New Merchandising Services

ROSEMONT, Ill.—The International Housewares Association has teamed up with Lawrence Merchandising, a national merchandising service organization, and NextLife/MVR, a provider of environmental innovation services, to offer new services to the association’s members. As part of this arrangement, Lawrence Merchandising will provide IHA members with discounts on retail merchandising services such as displays, new-product cut-ins, ongoingMore »

Gourmet Housewares Show Sets 2011 Dates

Gourmet Housewares Show Sets 2011 Dates

WHITE PLAINS, N.Y.–GLM has announced that The Gourmet Housewares Show will be held each August alongside the New York International Gift Fair at New York City’s Jacob K. Javits Convention Center, beginning in August 2011. The Gourmet Housewares Show at NYIGF is scheduled for Sunday, Aug. 14-Thursday, Aug. 18. The show will showcase some 150More »

Helen of Troy Sets Bottom-Line Record in Q2

Helen of Troy Sets Bottom-Line Record in Q2

EL PASO, Texas—Helen of Troy posted a new record in second-quarter net income at $23.5 million, 47.5 percent ahead of last year’s second quarter. The personal-care appliance giant achieved the mark on net sales of $174.8 million for the quarter ended Aug. 31, 2010, 7.8 percent greater than last year and also a record. TheMore »

Gourmet Housewares Show Scheduled for August 2011

Gourmet Housewares Show Scheduled for August 2011

NEW YORK–GLM, a dmg world media business, has announced that the Gourmet Housewares Show, the annual event for upscale gourmet products, will run alongside the New York International Gift Fair at the Jacob K. Javits Convention Center beginning next August. Scheduled for Aug. 14 -  Aug. 18, the Gourmet Housewares Show at NYIGF will showcaseMore »