Housewares

Toastess Becomes U.S. Distributor for Cloer

Toastess Becomes U.S. Distributor for Cloer

CHICAGO–Toastess has formed a partnership with the Cloer European brand of small electrics to become its distributor in the U.S. market. Cloer’s current distribution covers Europe, Russia, Asia and Canada (Toastess is the brand’s distributor to the latter country). Along with making its appearance here, it has slated entries later this year in the AustralianMore »

Typhoon Plus Changes Name to Sistema

Typhoon Plus Changes Name to Sistema

PETALUMA, Calif.–To better reflect the growth of its food storage category, housewares company Typhoon Plus has changed its name to Sistema US. The company has had the exclusive distribution rights to Sistema, the New Zealand-based brand of food storage, in both the U.S. and Canada, for a little more than three years. “Our food storageMore »

ABC News Looking for Home Sources

ABC News Looking for Home Sources

NEW YORK–­ABC News has launched a Made in America project and is looking for companies in the home furnishings industry to participate. The project will see ABC purchase a home and outfit it entirely with goods made in America. ABC News said it started the project to highlight the idea that using goods made inMore »

Hall Named Chief Executive Officer of All-Clad

Hall Named Chief Executive Officer of All-Clad

CANONSBURG, Pa.–Clifford Hall has been appointed chief executive officer of All-Clad Metalcrafters, effective Friday, Feb. 11. Reporting to Volker Lixfeld, president and chief executive officer, Groupe SEB North America, Hall will be based here. He is taking the position left vacant since the departure of Jose De Oliveira. Before joining Groupe SEB, Hall was mostMore »

Top Chef Fabio Viviani Teams With Bialetti

Top Chef Fabio Viviani

RANCHO CUCAMONGA, Calif.–Fabio Viviani, the Italian chef currently competing on this season of Top Chef on the Bravo Channel, has partnered with Bialetti to showcase the cookware and coffee maker brand through social media, media interviews and select in-person interviews. Viviani’s personal experience with Bialetti’s products made him a natural partner for the company, BialettiMore »

Viking Range Launches First Coffeemaker

Viking Range Launches First Coffeemaker

GREENWOOD, Miss.–Viking Range has formally entered the coffeemaker product category with the debut of its Viking Professional Coffee Maker. The new product, the first coffeemaker ever offered by the company, features a trademarked brewing system called Sure-Temp, which ensures that the coffeemaker works at the proper brewing temperature. Its 12-cup thermal stainless steel carafe keepsMore »

Evriholder Signs Licensing Agreement with Nestlé’s Nesquik

Evriholder Signs Licensing Agreement with Nestlé’s Nesquik

ANAHEIM, Calif.–Evriholder has partnered with Nestlé’s Nesquik brand of flavored milk powder, syrup and ready-to-drink products for a licensed product line that will launch later this year. The storage-oriented line will be designed to be merchandised adjacent to Nesquik products on clip strips, in counter and floor displays. The new license joins Evriholder’s portfolio ofMore »

Eco Choice Awards Winners Chosen at NYIGF

Eco Choice Awards Winners Chosen at NYIGF

NEW YORK–Three exhibitors at last week’s New York International Gift Fair were honored with the Eco Choice Awards, which recognize innovative and environmentally responsible gift and home products. The Growbottle Upcycled HydroGarden by Potting Shed Creations, made from repurposed restaurant wine bottles, received the Most Innovative award. Teatulia Premium 100% Organic Teas, from Teatulia andMore »