Housewares

iHome Launches Intuitive Website for Consumers

iHome Launches Intuitive Website for Consumers

RAHWAY, N.J.–iHome, the division of SDI Technologies that markets iPhone/iPod/iPad speaker products, has introduced a new consumer-directed website at iHomeaudio.com. The reconfigured site provides users with an intuitive interface, enhanced communication tools and an expanded product learning center. Among the improvements on the site are Discover, a newly designed section with product information; enhanced navigationMore »

AmericasMart Names Gay Sr. V.P. of Marketing

AmericasMart Names Gay Sr. V.P. of Marketing

ATLANTA —Mike Gay has been named senior vice president of marketing at AmericasMart Atlanta, succeeding Mike Turnbull, who has been named senior vice president of strategic relations for AMC, Inc., and its AmericasMart and LIGHTFAIR International entities. Gay will strengthen the AmericasMart brand and its 19 annual markets, which attract retailers from every U.S. stateMore »

Meyer’s Anolon Breaks New Fall Campaign; Incorporates Digital Media

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VALLEJO, Calif.–Meyer’s latest ad campaign for Anolon incorporates not only the traditional food-centric magazines/e-zines, but also includes digital versions and lifestyle publications that target a higher number of men. Rolling out this fall, the campaign features a young, sophisticated-looking man in his 20s searing a duck breast with the Anolon Nouvelle Copper, a collection introducedMore »

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 »