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Lixfeld to Head Groupe SEB North America, All-Clad

Lixfeld to Head Groupe SEB North America, All-Clad

WEST ORANGE, N.J.–Volker Lixfeld has been appointed president and chief executive officer of Groupe SEB North America. He will also serve as president and chief executive officer of All-Clad and continue his role as a member of the Groupe SEB S.A. Management Committee. Lixfeld succeeds Marc Navarre, the former president of the North American divisionMore »

Lavazza to Purchase Stake in Green Mountain

Lavazza to Purchase Stake in Green Mountain

WATERBURY, Vt.–Green Mountain Coffee Roasters and Luigi Lavazza S.p.A. have formed an agreement in which Lavazza will purchase a stake in Green Mountain. The two companies are also working on a further agreement through which they will develop single-serve espresso machines. Under the terms of the purchase deal, Lavazza will buy $250 million of newlyMore »

Fissler Launches Knives

Fissler Launches Knives

LOS ANGELES–Cookware company Fissler USA has expanded into cutlery, launching its Solingen, Germany-made Profession and Perfection collections. Working with designer Thomas Gerlach of Via 4 Design, the knives have hand-sharpened, razor-edge blades at 16 to 19 degree angles and such features as electro-treated blades for corrosion resistance and non-slip injection molded plastic/fiberglass handles. The ProfessionMore »

Whirlpool to Build New Tennessee Plant for Premium Cooking Products

Whirlpool to Build New Tennessee Plant for Premium Cooking Products

BENTON HARBOR, Mich.–Whirlpool plans to build a new manufacturing facility in Cleveland, Tenn., to produce premium cooking products. Measuring about 1 million square feet, the new factory will replace the existing, 100-year-old plant already in that community and will produce premium ranges, cooktops and ovens. The project will also include a distribution center measuring 400,000More »

Italian Spoken Here: Eataly Opens in New York

Italian Spoken Here: Eataly Opens in New York

NEW YORK–A little bit of Italy opened up in the Flatiron district yesterday in the form of Eataly, a 42,500-square foot artisanal Italian food and wine marketplace (along with a soon-to-open 4,500-square-foot beer garden) in the former Toy Building at 200 Fifth Avenue. Eataly is a collaboration between Joe Bastianich, Mario Batali and Lidia BastianichMore »

Groupe SEB Reports Double-Digit Percent Revenue Increase for First Half

ECULLY CEDEX, France—For the first half of 2010, Groupe SEB has reported a revenue increase of 13.2 percent, or $2.07 billion, based on firm demand in established markets and strong contribution from emerging markets, the company said, as well as positive currency impact. “Continuing the trend observed in the fourth quarter 2009, first-half 2010 sawMore »

Imm Cologne Set for January

Imm Cologne Set for January

COLOGNE, Germany—Organizers for imm cologne , the international furnishings show scheduled for Jan. 18-23, are reporting a good response from vendors planning to exhibit at the event. More than 70 percent of the scheduled space has already been booked, the company said in a press release. “The current level of bookings looks very promising,” saidMore »