Housewares

Six Accent on Design Exhibitors Awarded For Excellence

Six Accent on Design Exhibitors Awarded For Excellence

NEW YORK-Six companies exhibiting in Accent on Design at the New York International Gift Fair were presented with awards to recognize superior design creativity and innovative product design. “These Accent on Design participants have emphasized functionality, without compromising aesthetics, across a broad spectrum of product categories,” said Dorothy Belshaw, NYIGF director and GLM senior vice president.More »

In Frankfurt, Exhibitors Relish The World Stage

In Frankfurt, Exhibitors Relish The World Stage

By Allison Zisko Ambiente’s global reach, the window it provides into other cultures and cuisines, and its reputation as a trend incubator have cemented its position as one of the most important international shows for tabletop and housewares executives. The trade fair, which takes place in Frankfurt, Germany Feb. 11-15, has grown as an internationalMore »

A Breath of Fresh Air In the Windy City

A Breath of Fresh Air  In the  Windy City

By Allison Zisko Recent labor law Changes at McCormick Place in Chicago should make it significantly cheaper to exhibit at the International Home & Housewares Show next month, but a significant side benefit of the reform legislation, according to some vendors, may be peace of mind. Frustration with union work rules and fear of retaliationMore »

Newell Rubbermaid Net Climbs 25 Percent in Q4

Newell Rubbermaid Net Climbs 25 Percent in Q4

ATLANTA—Fourth-quarter net income for Newell Rubbermaid totaled $75.7 million, 25 percent up from the fourth quarter of 2009. The company had a modest net sales gain of 3.4 percent to $1.5 billion in the quarter, which ended on Dec. 31, 2010. It was also able to keep expenses in check, with a 2.2 percent increaseMore »

Casabella Moves to New Location at Ambiente, Expands into Kitchen Prep

Casabella Moves to New Location at Ambiente, Expands into Kitchen Prep

CONGERS, NY—Casabella Holdings will have a new booth location at the upcoming Ambiente fair in Frankfurt, Germany next month. Casabella will exhibit in Hall 6.1, space D68.  This new location reflects not only Casabella’s design-driven product but also its recent expansion into kitchen prep and gadgets, the company said. Casabella will be introducing several newMore »

Jarden Preliminary: $6 Billion in 2010 Revenue

Jarden Preliminary: $6 Billion in 2010 Revenue

RYE, N.Y.—Revenue for Jarden’s fiscal year 2011 should reach about $6 billion, according to preliminary results from the housewares giant. If the total meets expectations, it would represent growth in the neighborhood of 16 percent over fiscal 2009 and a new record for the company. For the fourth quarter alone, revenue should be at leastMore »

French Pavilion Slated for Housewares Show

French Pavilion Slated for Housewares Show

CHICAGO—The International Housewares Association and Ubifrance-the French Trade Commission will partner to present the French Pavilion at the International Home + Housewares Show next month. The pavilion will include 14 French companies specializing in bakeware and cookware, knives, gadgets, wine accessories, table accessories and eco-friendly products such as solar-powered portable ovens and barbecues. It willMore »

Electrolux Sets Key Executives in Operations, Technology and Marketing

Electrolux Sets Key Executives in Operations, Technology and Marketing

STOCKHOLM—Electrolux has named three executives to positions overseeing operations, technology and marketing. Jonas Samuelson has been appointed chief operations officer and head of the company’s global operations in major appliances, and will continue in his current role as chief financial officer. Jan Brockmann has been named to the newly created position of chief technology officer,More »