Housewares

Lifetime Brands Posts Income, Sales Gain in Q3

Lifetime Brands Posts Income, Sales Gain in Q3

GARDEN CITY, N.Y.–Lifetime Brands reported double-digit increases in earnings and sales for the third quarter ended Sept. 30, 2010. Consolidated net income grew by 35 percent to $6.6 million, compared to $4.9 million in the prior year quarter. Consolidated net sales were $124.9 million, an increase of 12 percent compared to consolidated net sales ofMore »

AmericasMart’s Product Center Welcomes Newcomers

AmericasMart’s Product Center Welcomes Newcomers

ATLANTA–The January 2011 Atlanta International Gift & Home Furnishings Market will mark the second anniversary of the grand opening of Building 2 WestWing and an expanded gourmet/housewares permanent product center on floor 8 of the building. The product center includes more than 150 leading gourmet and housewares companies showcasing more than 300 lines. Newcomers toMore »

Browne & Co. Names Ackerson East Coast Sales Manager

Browne & Co. Names Ackerson East Coast Sales Manager

MARKHAM, Ontario–Browne & Co. has appointed Wayne Ackerson East Coast regional sales manager for Browne USA, a new position created to support the new Browne USA consolidated business. Ackerson, who reports to National Sales Manager Deb Flynn, will be responsible for all of Browne USA brands: Cuisipro, Duncan Kitchen Grips and Berard. Wayne has moreMore »

Emile Henry Hosts Pretty Pie Contest

Emile Henry Hosts Pretty Pie Contest

NEW CASTLE, Del.–Emile Henry announces its second annual National Pie Contest in honor of National Pie Day on Jan. 23, 2011. The contest called “How Pretty Is Your Pie?” begins on Thanksgiving Day and ends on Jan. 15, 2011. Winners will be announced on the emilehenryusa.com and the piecouncil.org websites on National Pie Day. ToMore »

Companies On the Rise

Companies On the Rise

Jura-Capresso: From Bean to CupFew companies have been as innovative in the coffee category as Jura-Capresso, in enhancing what the company describes as the “bean-to-cup experience.”The company offers two distinct brands of coffee machines: the Jura line, consisting of automatic coffee centers that grind the beans, tamp them, brew coffee and self-clean in less thanMore »

Out of the Mainstream

Out of the Mainstream

By David Gill New messages and new media have become part of the marketing menu for the floor-care industry. This year, two of the industry’s biggest brands, Bissell and Hoover, have expanded their marketing efforts to include social media, cause marketing, direct-response television (DRTV) and other non-traditional methods. In April, Hoover launched a comprehensive marketingMore »

Labor Reform Ensures Housewares Show Savings

Labor Reform Ensures Housewares Show Savings

ROSEMONT, Ill.–Landmark labor reform legislation at McCormick Place will help exhibitors in the 2011 International Home + Housewares Show save up to 23 percent on electrical labor rates and service costs as well as reduce other overall costs, the International Housewares Association announced. The new labor changes include expanded exhibitor rights, a more flexible workMore »

SodaStream Prices IPO

AIRPORT CITY, Israel–SodaStream International, the manufacturer of home beverage carbonation systems, is pricing its initial public offering at $20 per share. The IPO consists of 5,447,368 shares, and the shares are slated to begin trading on the Nasdaq Global Select Market, under the ticker name SODA, today. J.P. Morgan Securities and Deutsche Bank Securities areMore »