Housewares

Ambiente Opens Today

Ambiente Opens Today

FRANKFURT, Germany-The Ambiente trade fair, billed by owner and organizer Messe Frankfurt as the largest consumer goods show in the world, opens today. Visitors from around the globe are expected to check out the newest trends and design directions here in Frankfurt. A first glimpse at tabletop introductions in the opening hours of the show revealedMore »

Pantone Announces Fall Fashion Color Report

Pantone Announces Fall Fashion Color Report

CARLSTADT, N.J. — Color authority Pantone has unveiled its Pantone Fashion Color Report Fall 2011, which includes the upcoming top 10 colors for women’s fashion. Released to coincide with this week’s Fashion Week in New York, the report is available for free download at pantone.com/fall2011, and includes designer sketches, quotes and head shots. Pantone’s topMore »

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 »