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The Color of Gadgets

The Color of Gadgets

By Andrea LilloWhen it comes to tools and gadgets, customers are seeing red—and other colors. The powerful pop of crimson is what consumers gravitate toward when shopping for kitchen tools and gadgets, most manufacturers in this category said, though a range of hues remains integral. While basic colors such as black and white are stillMore »

Spectrum to Distribute King of Shaves

Spectrum to Distribute King of Shaves

MADISON, Wis.—Spectrum Brands, parent company of the Remington shaver brand, has signed an agreement with British shaving brand King of Shaves to expand King of Shaves’ distribution to the United States and Canada. Under the terms of the multiyear agreement, Remington and King of Shaves will partner to introduce the Remington King of Shaves Azor,More »

Johnson & Wales to Dedicate Building to Cuisinart

Johnson & Wales to Dedicate Building to Cuisinart

STAMFORD, Conn.—The College of Culinary Arts at Johnson & Wales University will name its new 82,000 square-foot educational facility the Cuisinart Center for Culinary Excellence. The facility is located on Johnson & Wales’ campus in Providence, R.I., and the dedication ceremony for the building will take place on Dec. 12. It will contain 30 educationalMore »

Regal Ware Raises Funds for Local Food Pantries

Regal Ware Raises Funds for Local Food Pantries

KEWASKUM, Wis.—Employees at Regal Ware have raised nearly $7,000 and 2,900 pounds of food for two local food pantries. The company divided employees into eight teams, which then held a friendly competition to raise the most funds and collect the most food. The pantries were the Kewaskum Community Food Pantry here and the Full ShelfMore »

Jarden Net Climbs 9.4 Percent in Q3

Jarden Net Climbs 9.4 Percent in Q3

RYE, N.Y.—Third-quarter net income for Jarden Corp. totaled $80.6 million, 9.4 percent ahead of the bottom line in last year’s third quarter. The company accomplished this on a gain in net sales of 18.5 percent, to $1.6 billion. Martin Franklin, Jarden’s chairman and chief executive officer, said the sales pickup was led by a “solidMore »

Brookstone Loss Rises in Third Quarter

Brookstone Loss Rises in Third Quarter

MERRIMACK, N.H.—Brookstone registered a third-quarter net loss of $20.3 million, compared to a $19 million net loss in the third quarter of last year. The retailer’s redder bottom line emerged in spite of a net sales increase of 6.6 percent to $72.7 million, which included a gain of 6.2 percent in same store sales. Selling,More »

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 »