Housewares

About.com Seeking Nominations for Readers’ Choice Awards

About.com Seeking Nominations for Readers’ Choice Awards

ATLANTA–About.com is seeking nominations for its annual Readers’ Choice Awards beginning Jan. 13. The awards showcase the best products, features and services in dozens of categories across all of About.com, including cooking equipment. Within the cooking equipment category, nominations will be accepted for Best Cookware Line; Best Cutlery Line; Best Kitchen Tool or Gadget; Best CookbookMore »

Sharper Image Moves into India with Bradford Licensing Agreement

Sharper Image Moves into India with Bradford Licensing Agreement

NEW YORK–The Sharper Image has reached an agreement with Bradford Licensing India in which the latter will represent the brand in India. The deal puts Sharper Image-branded consumer electronics, personal-care products, health-and-wellness products, home and small kitchen appliances, air purifiers and luggage and travel accessories into the Indian market. Sharper Image was launched in thatMore »

Helen of Troy Completes Kaz Acquisition

Helen of Troy Completes Kaz Acquisition

EL PASO, Texas–Helen of Troy has closed its $260 million purchase of Kaz, thus marking the personal-care products giant’s entry into the health-care and home-environment sectors. The deal moves Kaz’s lineup of vaporizers, humidifiers, thermometers, blood-pressure monitors, hot/cold health-care therapy products, air purifiers, heaters, fans, dehumidifiers and lawn-and-garden products under the Helen of Troy umbrella.More »

Mark Feldstein Celebrates 25 Years

Mark Feldstein Celebrates 25 Years

TOLEDO, Ohio–2011 marks 25 years of success for Mark Feldstein & Associates (MFA), a product development company and importer of giftware, housewares and electronics. “We have been successfully developing and delivering innovative and unrivaled products to our loyal customers for 25 years,” said Mark Feldstein, president.  “With the ever-changing buying trends in today’s market, we areMore »

NYC Restaurant Week Offers Discounts During NYIGF

NYC Restaurant Week Offers Discounts During NYIGF

WHITE PLAINS, N.Y.-NYC Restaurant Week will offer dining discounts at more than 200 of the city’s most acclaimed restaurants during the winter 2011 New York International Gift Fair, Jan. 29-Feb. 3, 2011. Now in its 19th year, Restaurant Week includes dining establishments throughout Manhattan and the boroughs, representing both casual and formal dining in a varietyMore »

It’s a Snap

It’s a Snap

By Allison Zisko Snapware’s success in the food storage business, its recent growth, and its established distribution network made it irresistible to World Kitchen, which acquired the Mira Loma, Calif.-based company last month and has appointed a joint integration team to make the transition seamless for its retail partners. The merger grants World Kitchen accessMore »

Sanyo to Become Panasonic Wholly Owned Subsidiary

Sanyo to Become Panasonic Wholly Owned Subsidiary

OSAKA, Japan—Panasonic will convert Sanyo into a wholly owned subsidiary through a share exchange that is scheduled for March. Panasonic, which acquired the majority of Sanyo’s voting stock in December 2009, conducted a tender offer for all of Sanyo’s shares from Aug. 23 to Oct. 6 of this year. As of two days ago, PanasonicMore »

Groupe SEB to Acquire Majority Interest in Imusa

Groupe SEB to Acquire Majority Interest in Imusa

ECULLY CEDEX, France—Global housewares giant Groupe SEB has acquired a majority interest in Imusa, the Colombian-based cookware company, following approval from Colombian competition authorities. Because Imusa is on the Bogota Stock Exchange, a delisting offer will be launched, according to a statement from Group SEB. Groupe SEB expects the transaction to be completed in FebruaryMore »