By David Gill Since becoming president of Panasonic Home & Health Co. in January, Dan Silver’s goal is to make his company’s name as big in housewares as it is in consumer electronics. With that philosophy, Silver said the company is looking for double-digit sales growth in housewares, including shavers, microwaves and massage chairs. Silver’s … More »
WHITE PLAINS, N.Y.-In response to retailer survey results, the Gourmet Housewares Show will be held each summer in New York City, beginning in August 2011, within the New York International Gift Fair. This permanent move to summer–which is a change from previously announced plans –was based upon results of a retailer survey, which indicated a … More »
ATLANTA–The Icon Honors national call for entries is now open. Created exclusively by AmericasMart Atlanta in partnership with GHTA and HFN, Icon Honors is the first international program fully embracing the gift and home categories in an independent recognition of exemplary achievement across the industry for product manufacturing, product sales representative businesses and retailing. Submissions … More »
ARLINGTON, Va.–The 2011 International CES Show will include an area dedicated to home appliances. Called the Connected Home Appliances TechZone, the section will offer both major and portable home appliances enabled to connect and network with the “smart” grid, thus saving energy by performing more efficiently, according to a joint statement from the Consumer Electronics … More »
GARDEN CITY, N.Y.–Marc Weiss has been appointed president of the Melannco division of Lifetime Brands, the company announced. He succeeds Barry Gordon, who has left the company. Weiss was previously the company’s chief marketing officer, and a replacement for that position has not been named.
BURLINGTON, Wis.–Hannon Group has appointed Patrick Welch as sales manager. In this newly created position, Welch is responsible for the distribution of the company’s product lines, which include the Todco Electric Roasted Garlic Express, Todco Ceramic Knives, Sachi Fashion Insulated Lunch Bags and Meno Trigger Grip Kitchen Utensils. He also oversees the expansion of Hannon’s … More »
MADISON, Wis.–Spectrum Brands has scheduled a shareholders meeting on its proposed merger with Russell Hobbs for June 11. At the meeting, the shareholders are scheduled to vote on the adoption of the merger agreement and the plan of merger, which was announced on Feb. 9. According to a statement from Spectrum, two conditions for the … More »
BENTON HARBOR, Mich.–As part of its ongoing Cook for the Cure initiative, KitchenAid is offering a selection of pink kitchen products to generate donations for Susan G. Komen for the Cure, the global breast-cancer initiative. The products include pink silicone spatulas, mixing bowls and 5-quart Stand Mixers, available in all pink or white with a … More »