Housewares

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 »

hfnew | product roundup – housewares | December 2010

hfnew  |  product roundup - housewares | December 2010

Breville The Juice & Blend produces blended drinks made with 100 percent fresh juice. Its design includes a 3-inch, extra-wide feed chute that processes whole fruits and vegetables without the need to precut them. Its motor (1,200 watts in juicer mode, 750 watts in blender mode) works at five variable speeds, and it comes withMore »

Helen of Troy to Acquire Kaz

Helen of Troy to Acquire Kaz

EL PASO, Texas—Helen of Troy will purchase Kaz in a $260 million transaction that will take the personal-care giant into the health care-products and home-environment markets. The transaction is scheduled to close on Dec. 31, subject to the closing of financing for the acquisition and customary closing conditions such as regulatory approvals, according to aMore »

New Exhibitors Planned for Housewares Show; Hotel Survey Contest Announced

New Exhibitors Planned for Housewares Show; Hotel Survey Contest Announced

CHICAGO–The International Housewares Association is gearing up for its upcoming International Home + Housewares Show with the announcement of new and returning exhibitors, as well as a hotel survey contest, where one winner will receive a $300 gift certificate to Benny’s Chop House. Several well-known companies are returning to the show after brief absences, includingMore »