Housewares

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 »

All-Clad Kicks Off 40th Anniversary

All-Clad Kicks Off 40th Anniversary

A renowned culinary institution like the James Beard House was the ideal spot to kick off the upcoming anniversary of another culinary icon—All-Clad, which will turn 40 years old next year. Top chefs such as Ming Tsai, René Redzepi, Dan Barber and Daniel Humm were among the guests at the recent All-Clad event, which alsoMore »

Housewares for the Holidays

Housewares for the Holidays

By Allison Zisko Retailers are hoping that functional housewares products—those that make brewing, baking and bartending easier and more manageable—will be a hit for the holidays this year. Single-serve coffeemakers, waffle makers, stand mixers, cast-iron cookware and wine glasses were among the items The NPD Group predicts will top consumers’ wish lists for their home.More »