Housewares

hfnew | product roundup – housewares | December 2010

hfnew  |  product roundup - housewares | December 2010

Breville The Juice & Blend produces blended drinks made with 100 percent fresh juice. Its design includes a 3-inch, extra-wide feed chute that processes whole fruits and vegetables without the need to precut them. Its motor (1,200 watts in juicer mode, 750 watts in blender mode) works at five variable speeds, and it comes withMore »

Helen of Troy to Acquire Kaz

Helen of Troy to Acquire Kaz

EL PASO, Texas—Helen of Troy will purchase Kaz in a $260 million transaction that will take the personal-care giant into the health care-products and home-environment markets. The transaction is scheduled to close on Dec. 31, subject to the closing of financing for the acquisition and customary closing conditions such as regulatory approvals, according to aMore »

New Exhibitors Planned for Housewares Show; Hotel Survey Contest Announced

New Exhibitors Planned for Housewares Show; Hotel Survey Contest Announced

CHICAGO–The International Housewares Association is gearing up for its upcoming International Home + Housewares Show with the announcement of new and returning exhibitors, as well as a hotel survey contest, where one winner will receive a $300 gift certificate to Benny’s Chop House. Several well-known companies are returning to the show after brief absences, includingMore »

World Kitchen to Acquire Snapware Corporation

World Kitchen to Acquire Snapware Corporation

ROSEMONT, Ill.–Tabletop and housewares leader World Kitchen has agreed to acquire food storage company Snapware Corporation.  The acquisition is subject to regulatory and Snapware shareholder approval and is expected to be completed before the end of December. Terms of the agreement were not disclosed. Joe Mallof, president and chief executive officer of World Kitchen, whoseMore »

Dash Leaves Prepara; Chapman Becomes CEO

Dash Leaves Prepara; Chapman Becomes CEO

NEW YORK–Dean Chapman has become chief executive officer of Prepara, the housewares company founded in 2007, succeeding Evan Dash, who has left the company. Chapman, who is also president, owns the company with Ed Kilduff, who has become chief operating officer. Before Prepara, the two had a boutique industrial design firm called Pollen Design. “EdMore »

Ambiente Organizer: More Small Electrics in Frankfurt

Ambiente Organizer: More Small Electrics in Frankfurt

FRANKFURT, Germany–Key players in the small electrics category have returned to the Ambiente trade fair, which takes place here Feb. 11-15, 2011. Approximately 35 key players, such as BEEM, Bialetti, Espressi, Gastroback Kenwood, NOVIS and WMF, have registered as exhibitors at Ambiente 2011, according to show organizer Messe Frankfurt. Moreover, several exhibitors, including A. &More »

Sharper Image Expands Advertising Initiatives

Sharper Image Expands Advertising Initiatives

NEW YORK—The Sharper Image has unveiled a major advertising push for the upcoming holiday shopping season. The campaign will include national television advertising, prominent billboards, sports-arena signage and brand signage at airports. The TV ads have already begun airing on national and local cable stations throughout the country. Billboards in Times Square here have alsoMore »