Housewares

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 »

Emeril Extends Reach at Housewares Show

Emeril Extends Reach at Housewares Show

CHICAGO–Chef Emeril Lagasse has re-emerged on the housewares scene through three new licensing partnerships and products that will debut at the International Home + Housewares Show here next month. Emeril will extend into cutlery with Sterling Home, grills with Viking Culinary Group and outdoor tabletop serveware and kitchen prep products with Zak Designs. New productsMore »

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 »