Housewares

Royal VKB, Bodum Win Green Good Design Award

Royal VKB, Bodum Win Green Good Design Award

CHICAGO–Royal VKB and Bodum were among the product design winners for the Green Good Design 2010 award, organized by The Chicago Athenaeum: Museum of Architecture and Design and the European Centre for Architecture Art Design and Urban Studies. Royal VKB received the award for its Jar Tops, which allow consumers to reuse old jars byMore »

Electrolux Net Falls 15 Percent in Q3

Electrolux Net Falls 15 Percent in Q3

STOCKHOLM–Net income for AB Electrolux was $189.7 million in the third quarter, down 15 percent from the manufacturer’s bottom line in the 2009 third quarter after currency conversion. Net sales for the global consumer-products manufacturer totaled $3.6 billion in the quarter, off 4.6 percent from last year’s third quarter. This included a 4 percent declineMore »

Epilady Licenses with Sharper Image, Launches Self-Branded Hair-Care Line

Epilady Licenses with Sharper Image, Launches Self-Branded Hair-Care Line

HOUSTON–Epilady USA has entered a license agreement with Sharper Image, while it also prepares to debut its hair-care products category in this country. Under the terms of the license agreement, Epilady will produce and market a collection of Sharper Image-branded hair-removal products. The first products are scheduled for launch in spring of next year. AccordingMore »

Jura Impressa Z7 Wins Design Award

Jura Impressa Z7 Wins Design Award

CLOSTER, N.J.–The Jura Impressa Z7 One Touch automatic coffee center has won a 2010 iF Design Award and has been nominated for the 2011 German Design Award. The iF award is an international honor given by International Forum Design of Hanover, Germany. According to a statement from Jura-Capresso, the Jura brand’s parent company, a panelMore »

Groupe SEB Realigns All-Clad, Krups Sales and Marketing

Groupe SEB Realigns All-Clad, Krups Sales and Marketing

WEST ORANGE, N.J.–Groupe SEB has reconfigured the sales and marketing functions for its All-Clad and Krups brands. Krups’ sales and marketing will move here from the Groupe SEB offices in Canonsburg, Pa., and will be more closely aligned with the Rowenta brand. Responsibility for Krups’ sales and marketing will fall under Greg Cairo, president ofMore »

Brookstone Forms Wholesale and Licensing Division

Brookstone Forms Wholesale and Licensing Division

MERRIMACK, N.H.–Brookstone has launched a Wholesale and Licensing Division to seek out licensing partners for expanding the availability of its product line. Ron Boire, Brookstone’s president and chief executive officer, said the new division will develop relationships with retailers and manufacturers throughout the world, with the goal of extending the reach of the Brookstone brand. More »

Kitchen Company Bon Home Launches

Kitchen Company Bon Home Launches

AUSTIN, Texas–The founders of GelPro chef mats have launched their latest company, called Bon Home, to address solving everyday problems in the home. Already the new company has launched the Heat & Dry Dish Rack, which dries dishes in ten minutes with the push of a button. The Culinary Heat Lamp will follow, which willMore »

Boston Market to Offer Keurig Brewers

Boston Market to Offer Keurig Brewers

READING, Mass.—Keurig and its parent company, Green Mountain Coffee Roasters, have reached an agreement with the Boston Market restaurant chain whereby more than 400 Boston Markets nationwide will offer Green Mountain coffee made with Keurig single-cup brewing systems. According to a Green Mountain statement, the rollout will begin this month and will be finished inMore »