Housewares

Hamilton Beach Net Falls 19 Percent in Q3

Hamilton Beach Net Falls 19 Percent in Q3

CLEVELAND—Net income for Hamilton Beach finished the third quarter at $5.6 million, 19 percent down from the third quarter of 2009. The shortfall occurred in spite of a 12 percent pickup in net sales, which totaled $133.3 million for the quarter, which ended on Sept. 30. NACCO Industries, Hamilton Beach’s parent company, attributed the dropMore »

Cuisinart Sponsors Second Season of “Avec Eric”

Cuisinart Sponsors Second Season of “Avec Eric”

STAMFORD, Conn.—Cuisinart is continuing its sponsorship of the PBS series “Avec Eric,” which has begun its second season. Hosted by Eric Ripert, chef at Le Bernardin in New York City and judge on the Bravo network’s “Top Chef,” the show has three segments in each episode: a behind-the-scene look at Le Bernardin’s kitchen; food tastingMore »

Wahl to Make Donation to Movember Foundation

Wahl to Make Donation to Movember Foundation

STERLING, Ill.—Wahl Clipper Corp. has pledged to make a $10 donation to the Movember Foundation for each sale of its Special Edition Wahl Lithium Ion Grooming Kit. Movember is an effort in which men are encouraged to grow facial hair to raise awareness for cancer research (“The Mo” is slang for “mustache,” according to aMore »

Lifetime Brands Posts Income, Sales Gain in Q3

Lifetime Brands Posts Income, Sales Gain in Q3

GARDEN CITY, N.Y.–Lifetime Brands reported double-digit increases in earnings and sales for the third quarter ended Sept. 30, 2010. Consolidated net income grew by 35 percent to $6.6 million, compared to $4.9 million in the prior year quarter. Consolidated net sales were $124.9 million, an increase of 12 percent compared to consolidated net sales ofMore »

AmericasMart’s Product Center Welcomes Newcomers

AmericasMart’s Product Center Welcomes Newcomers

ATLANTA–The January 2011 Atlanta International Gift & Home Furnishings Market will mark the second anniversary of the grand opening of Building 2 WestWing and an expanded gourmet/housewares permanent product center on floor 8 of the building. The product center includes more than 150 leading gourmet and housewares companies showcasing more than 300 lines. Newcomers toMore »

Browne & Co. Names Ackerson East Coast Sales Manager

Browne & Co. Names Ackerson East Coast Sales Manager

MARKHAM, Ontario–Browne & Co. has appointed Wayne Ackerson East Coast regional sales manager for Browne USA, a new position created to support the new Browne USA consolidated business. Ackerson, who reports to National Sales Manager Deb Flynn, will be responsible for all of Browne USA brands: Cuisipro, Duncan Kitchen Grips and Berard. Wayne has moreMore »

Emile Henry Hosts Pretty Pie Contest

Emile Henry Hosts Pretty Pie Contest

NEW CASTLE, Del.–Emile Henry announces its second annual National Pie Contest in honor of National Pie Day on Jan. 23, 2011. The contest called “How Pretty Is Your Pie?” begins on Thanksgiving Day and ends on Jan. 15, 2011. Winners will be announced on the emilehenryusa.com and the piecouncil.org websites on National Pie Day. ToMore »

Companies On the Rise

Companies On the Rise

Jura-Capresso: From Bean to CupFew companies have been as innovative in the coffee category as Jura-Capresso, in enhancing what the company describes as the “bean-to-cup experience.”The company offers two distinct brands of coffee machines: the Jura line, consisting of automatic coffee centers that grind the beans, tamp them, brew coffee and self-clean in less thanMore »