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Bodum USA Adds Sales Rep Groups to Support U.S. Market

Bodum USA Adds Sales Rep Groups to Support U.S. Market

NEW YORK–Bodum USA has added four sales representative groups to serve the Western U.S. territories. Bulkley & Associates, with Don Bulkley as principal, will be handling accounts in Washington, Oregon, Idaho and Montana. San Francisco-based K & A Enterprises will oversee accounts in California, while Marketing Directions, based in Scottsdale, will take on Arizona, Colorado,More »

Wahl Partners With Experts for Information on Facial Hair

Wahl Partners With Experts for Information on Facial Hair

STERLING, Ill.–Wahl Clipper has formed partnerships with Nick Burns and Allan Peterkin, two experts on facial hair, to provide information on facial hair on its WAHLNation.com Web site. Burns, a journalist and grooming-trends expert, is joining forces with Steve Yde, Wahl’s product expert, and barber and stylist Ben Phillips on a blog that discusses trendsMore »

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 »