Housewares

Range Kleen Extends Partnership with Berndes USA

Range Kleen Extends Partnership with Berndes USA

LIMA, Ohio—Range Kleen Manufacturing has extended its partnership with Berndes Cookware to 2015, continuing to lead all sales, marketing and shipping of Berndes Cookware USA from its headquarters here. It has also expanded its territorial responsibility from North America to now include Mexico and the Caribbean. A leading manufacturer of replacement range accessories for 40More »

Rahm Emanuel to Speak During Housewares Show

Rahm Emanuel to Speak During Housewares Show

ROSEMONT, Ill.– Former Obama administration chief of staff and current Chicago mayoral candidate Rahm Emanuel will be the featured speaker during the annual Industry Breakfast at the 2011 International Home + Housewares Show. The breakfast begins at 7 a.m. Tuesday, March 8 in the South Building, Level 1, Room S100/Grand Ballroom. Emanuel, a Chicago native,More »

Third-Quarter Net Up 9.4 Percent for Helen of Troy

Third-Quarter Net Up 9.4 Percent for Helen of Troy

EL PASO, Texas—Rising sales and improved gross margin helped Helen of Troy to a 9.4 percent gain in net income for its fiscal third quarter, which ended Nov. 30. The bottom line totaled $27.1 million, while net sales increased 8.2 percent to $205 million. The company’s personal-care segment increased its sales 9.2 percent in theMore »

About.com Seeking Nominations for Readers’ Choice Awards

About.com Seeking Nominations for Readers’ Choice Awards

ATLANTA–About.com is seeking nominations for its annual Readers’ Choice Awards beginning Jan. 13. The awards showcase the best products, features and services in dozens of categories across all of About.com, including cooking equipment. Within the cooking equipment category, nominations will be accepted for Best Cookware Line; Best Cutlery Line; Best Kitchen Tool or Gadget; Best CookbookMore »

Sharper Image Moves into India with Bradford Licensing Agreement

Sharper Image Moves into India with Bradford Licensing Agreement

NEW YORK–The Sharper Image has reached an agreement with Bradford Licensing India in which the latter will represent the brand in India. The deal puts Sharper Image-branded consumer electronics, personal-care products, health-and-wellness products, home and small kitchen appliances, air purifiers and luggage and travel accessories into the Indian market. Sharper Image was launched in thatMore »

Helen of Troy Completes Kaz Acquisition

Helen of Troy Completes Kaz Acquisition

EL PASO, Texas–Helen of Troy has closed its $260 million purchase of Kaz, thus marking the personal-care products giant’s entry into the health-care and home-environment sectors. The deal moves Kaz’s lineup of vaporizers, humidifiers, thermometers, blood-pressure monitors, hot/cold health-care therapy products, air purifiers, heaters, fans, dehumidifiers and lawn-and-garden products under the Helen of Troy umbrella.More »

Mark Feldstein Celebrates 25 Years

Mark Feldstein Celebrates 25 Years

TOLEDO, Ohio–2011 marks 25 years of success for Mark Feldstein & Associates (MFA), a product development company and importer of giftware, housewares and electronics. “We have been successfully developing and delivering innovative and unrivaled products to our loyal customers for 25 years,” said Mark Feldstein, president.  “With the ever-changing buying trends in today’s market, we areMore »