Housewares

Helen of Troy Sets Bottom-Line Record in Q2

Helen of Troy Sets Bottom-Line Record in Q2

EL PASO, Texas—Helen of Troy posted a new record in second-quarter net income at $23.5 million, 47.5 percent ahead of last year’s second quarter. The personal-care appliance giant achieved the mark on net sales of $174.8 million for the quarter ended Aug. 31, 2010, 7.8 percent greater than last year and also a record. TheMore »

Gourmet Housewares Show Scheduled for August 2011

Gourmet Housewares Show Scheduled for August 2011

NEW YORK–GLM, a dmg world media business, has announced that the Gourmet Housewares Show, the annual event for upscale gourmet products, will run alongside the New York International Gift Fair at the Jacob K. Javits Convention Center beginning next August. Scheduled for Aug. 14 -  Aug. 18, the Gourmet Housewares Show at NYIGF will showcaseMore »

Philips Sonicare Partners with Susan G. Komen for the Cure

Philips Sonicare Partners with Susan G. Komen for the Cure

STAMFORD, Conn.–Philips Sonicare has formed an alliance with Susan G. Komen for the Cure to raise funds for the fight against breast cancer. The power-toothbrush brand will donate $100,000 to the organization and will release a commemorative Sonicare toothbrush with a pink power button; pink has become the official color for the Komen organization. TheMore »

Jura to Feature Federer in Ad Campaign

Jura to Feature Federer in Ad Campaign

CLOSTER, N.J.–Jura will begin a fourth-quarter consumer advertising campaign that will star tennis champion Roger Federer To support the introduction of its Swiss-made Impressa Z7 One Touch coffeemaker. According to a statement from Jura-Capresso, parent company of the Jura brand, Federer will appear in advertisements “reinforcing the championship values he shares with the Jura brand:More »

IHA Discover Design Event Slated for October

IHA Discover Design Event Slated for October

ROSEMONT, Ill.–The International Housewares Association will hold the Discover Design event on Oct. 21 in New York. The event will highlight well-designed new products from housewares vendors. It will take place in the Rhinelander Gallery on the second floor of the Hilton New York hotel from noon to 4 p.m.

Nine Families Taking Aladdin’s Do the Reuse Challenge

Nine Families Taking Aladdin’s Do the Reuse Challenge

SEATTLE–Aladdin looks to encourage families to use reusable products instead of disposable ones with its Do the Reuse Challenge, which includes following nine families across the United States as they attempt to be more environmentally friendly. The families were outfitted with Aladdin reusable products to help them in their quest and they blog about theirMore »

McLoughlin to Succeed Stråberg as Electrolux President and CEO

McLoughlin to Succeed Stråberg as Electrolux President and CEO

STOCKHOLM–Keith McLoughlin will succeed Hans Stråberg as Electrolux’s president and chief executive officer on Jan. 1, 2011. McLoughlin is head of research and development, manufacturing and purchasing for Electrolux’s major-appliances unit. He assumed this post last year after heading Electrolux Major Appliances North America. In a company statement, Marcus Wallenberg, Electrolux’s chairman, said McLoughlin willMore »

CHESS Conference Set for IHA

CHESS Conference Set for IHA

ROSEMONT, Ill.–The Chief Housewares Executive SuperSession (CHESS) conference will take place on Oct. 6-7 at the Intercontinental Chicago O’Hare hotel here. Adolfo Laurenti, deputy chief economist and managing director of Mesirow Financial, will deliver the keynote address titled “Time of Crisis, Time of Opportunities,” discussing the winners and losers from the recession and the economy’sMore »