Housewares

Designer Chris Madden Re-Launches Website

Designer Chris Madden Re-Launches Website

NEW YORK-Designer Chris Madden has relaunched her website to integrate the company’s Facebook initiative, which regularly shares multimedia, links to press items and Madden’s blog posts with the company’s current followers. The site also chronicles Madden’s eight-year relationship with J.C. Penney and how her philosophy of “Turning Home into Haven” is reflected in the Chris MaddenMore »

Housewares Show Opens in Chicago

Housewares Show Opens in Chicago

AT THE SHOW—It’s all sizzle and style in Chicago, as the International Home + Housewares Show opens today. More than 60,000 attendees are expected at this year’s show — which represents a five percent jump in overall attendance as well as a five percent increase in buyer attendance — and the exhibition floor is soldMore »

Jaccard Partners With Chef Icon Mr. Food

Jaccard Partners With Chef Icon Mr. Food

ORCHARD PARK, N.Y.–Jaccard Corporation is partnering with Art Ginsburg and his Mr. Food brand on a range of new kitchen products, including the Mr. Food Butcher’s Magician, a 45-blade meat tenderizer that will debut at the International Home + Housewares Show in Chicago next week. The Mr. Food brand is the “originator of quick &More »

Groupe SEB Finalizes Imusa Purchase

Groupe SEB Finalizes Imusa Purchase

WEST ORANGE, N.J.– Hispanic housewares company Imusa has officially come into the Groupe SEB fold, as Groupe SEB has finalized the acquisition of 99 percent of Imusa SA Colombia, which includes Imusa USA. In the U.S., Imusa USA is now a division of Groupe SEB USA and will continue to be headquartered in Miami. MannyMore »

Blog: Kitchen Curiosities in Chicago

Blog: Kitchen Curiosities in Chicago

One hundred years before the food processor, there was the Starrett meat and vegetable chopper (version shown here from 1865), one of the 300-plus items now on view at Kendall College’s Culinary Curiosity exhibition (culinarycuriosity.org) in Chicago. The exhibit gives visitors — and perhaps International Home + Housewares Show attendees looking to take a breakMore »

Bissell Elevates Krzeminski, Tabs Sorota for Marketing and Sales Post

Bissell Elevates Krzeminski, Tabs Sorota for Marketing and Sales Post

GRAND RAPIDS, Mich.–Bissell has promoted Jim Krzeminski to president of Bissell Ventures, and has named Rich Sorota to the newly created position of senior vice president and general manager of global marketing and sales. According to a letter announcing the new appointments from Mark Bissell, chairman and chief executive officer, Krzeminski now oversees the company’sMore »

Bunn Partners with Robinson on Single-Serve Brewer

Bunn Partners with Robinson on Single-Serve Brewer

SPRINGFIELD, Ill.–Bunn has formed an alliance with David Robinson, son of Brooklyn Dodger great Jackie Robinson, on its My Café single-serve coffee brewer. In this partnership, Sweet Unity Farms Coffee, a coffee producer founded by Robinson and based in Tanzania, will be one of the brands included in My Café. The brewer will be unveiledMore »

Spectrum Opens Walmart Support Center in Bentonville

Spectrum Opens Walmart Support Center in Bentonville

MADISON, Wis.–Spectrum Brands has opened a support center for Walmart in the retailer’s headquarters community of Bentonville, Ark. Measuring 23,000 square feet, the facility includes office and showroom space for Spectrum’s brands, which include Remington in men’s shavers and the Russell Hobbs housewares brands from its merger last year with the firm formerly known asMore »