Housewares

Bodum Wins Product Design Award

Bodum Wins Product Design Award

NEW YORK – Twenty one individual Bodum products have won the 2011 iF Product Design Award, an annual international design competition held in Germany. The winning products include kitchen electrics from the e-bodum collection, cutlery from the Bistro Ceramic Blade series as well as drinkware and kitchen storage accessories. “We are thrilled to be recognizedMore »

Tervis Reorganizes Executive Ranks

Tervis Reorganizes Executive Ranks

VENICE, Fla.—Tervis Tumbler Company has established an executive office of the president and added Barry Wolfson as president and chief executive officer. Laura Spencer, the current president and CEO, was named chief financial officer. Wayne Varnadore was promoted to chief operating officer from vice president of operations, and Rich Kaplan was promoted to chief salesMore »

Ogden Publications Acquires Housewares Company

Ogden Publications Acquires Housewares Company

TOPEKA, Kan.—Ogden Publications, the company that publishes the magazines Mother Earth News, Utne Reader and Natural Home, among others, has acquired Cataluña Enterprises, the company that launched Ogden’s Natural Home line of sustainable kitchenware. Cataluña will be renamed Natural Home Products LLC and will continue to use Ogden’s brands to develop products for sale inMore »

Philips Norelco, Disney in Collaboration on TRON Debut

Philips Norelco, Disney in Collaboration on TRON Debut

STAMFORD, Conn.—Philips Norelco is partnering with Disney in an effort centering on the release of “TRON: Legacy” at theaters on Dec. 17. The campaign includes a website, 3DShave.com/TRON, games and a sweepstakes for a chance to win $10,000 for a three-dimensional home-theater upgrade. Site visitors who have already bought Philips Norelco’s SensoTouch 3D, a newMore »

Vinturi Purchases New Headquarters to Accommodate Growth

Vinturi Purchases New Headquarters to Accommodate Growth

CARLSBAD, Calif.–Vinturi Inc. has purchased a 60,000-square-foot building here, which is 12 times larger than its current building. The additional space will accommodate the growth of the company, which was founded in 2007 by Rio Sabadicci, founder and chief executive officer, who invented the Vinturi Essential Wine Aerator. Renovations are expected to be completed inMore »

Stewart Named VP of Sales and Marketing at Hearthware Home

Stewart Named VP of Sales and Marketing at Hearthware Home

GURNEE, Ill.—Hearthware Home Products has promoted John Stewart to vice president of sales and marketing. Stewart has assumed responsibility over the management of the company’s sales force, product development, packaging and promotion of the company’s product line. He reports to Gene H. Kim, the company’s vice president, and has succeeded Mike Rawdon, who left theMore »

Turf, Rubin to be Honored by Housewares Charity Foundation

Turf, Rubin to be Honored by Housewares Charity Foundation

ROSEMONT, Ill.—Barbara Turf, president and chief executive officer of Crate and Barrel, and Gerald Rubin, chairman, president and CEO of Helen of Troy, will be honored by the Housewares Charity Foundation during the International Home + Housewares Show next March. Turf will receive the Lifetime Humanitarian Award and Rubin will be recognized as Humanitarian ofMore »