Housewares

Jura-Capresso Products Win “Good Design” Awards

Jura-Capresso Products Win “Good Design” Awards

CLOSTER, N.J.–Two Jura-Capresso coffeemakers have received the Good Design Award from the Chicago Athenaeum, the museum of architecture and design. The Jura Impressa Z7 One Touch and the Capresso CM200 were both cited by the museum. According to a Jura-Capresso statement, the Impressa model is the first in its Z series with a one-touch latteMore »

Oral-B, Crest Start Oral-Health “Crusade”

Oral-B, Crest Start Oral-Health “Crusade”

CINCINNATI–Oral-B and Crest have begun what a statement from the two brands described as a “cross-country crusade” to educate people on how they can improve their oral health. The initiative from the two Procter & Gamble brands, titled “4X Cleaner Crusade,” will spotlight how the use of the Oral-B electric toothbrush and Crest toothpaste canMore »

Strogen Named Capresso Product Manager

Strogen Named Capresso Product Manager

CLOSTER, N.J.—Jura-Capresso has appointed April Strogen to the newly created post of product manager for the Capresso brand. Strogen oversees marketing, sales support and new product development for all of Capresso’s products. She reports to David Shull, Jura-Capresso’s vice president of sales and marketing. Before joining Jura-Capresso, Strogen was product manager for Emerson Radio Corp.More »

Green Mountain Net Falls 78 Percent in First Quarter

Green Mountain Net Falls 78 Percent in First Quarter

WATERBURY, Vt.—Net income for Green Mountain Coffee Roasters, parent company of the Keurig brand, dropped 78 percent to $2.2 million in its fiscal first quarter, which ended on Dec. 25, 2010. The decline reflected charges and credits related to Green Mountain’s acquisition of Van Houtte, a Canada-based coffee manufacturer; without those charges, the company’s netMore »

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 »