Housewares

Lifetime Brands Relaunches Corporate Web Site

Lifetime Brands Relaunches Corporate Web Site

GARDEN CITY, N.Y.–Lifetime Brands has relaunched its corporate Web site with videos, tips, product information and photography, a 360-degree showroom and more. “Our new Web site offers consumers, investors, retailers and media a closer look at our company, our brands and the innovative products we design, market and manufacture for use in homes across theMore »

Net Loss Rises for Spectrum Brands in Third Quarter

Net Loss Rises for Spectrum Brands in Third Quarter

MADISON, Wis.–For the third quarter which saw the closing of the company’s merger with Russell Hobbs, Spectrum Brands reported a loss of $86.5 million, up from the third-quarter loss of $36.5 million last year. The merger played a central role in the reddening in the company’s bottom line, according to a Spectrum statement. Cash andMore »

Housewares Show to Add Discover Design Category at the 2011 Show

Housewares Show to Add Discover Design Category at the 2011 Show

ROSEMONT, Ill.–The International Housewares Association will add a new category called Discover Design at the next International Home + Housewares Show, which is scheduled for March 6-8, 2011. The category will be located in the Tabletop, Kitchen Essentials + Accents section in the Dine + Design Expo in the South building of McCormick Place. InMore »

Browne & Co. Consolidates Brands

Browne & Co. Consolidates Brands

MARKHAM, Ontario–Browne & Co. announced that, after many years of cooperation with partners Emile Henry, Rosle and Mauviel, Browne USA is consolidating logistics and sales management for all retail activity of its corporately owned brands Cuisipro, Duncan Kitchen Grips, Berard and Basics. Management and logistics will be moving from New Castle, Del., to its corporateMore »

Meyer to Open Automated Storage Building This Week

Meyer to Open Automated Storage Building This Week

VALLEJO, Calif.–Meyer Corp. U.S. will officially open its new Automated Storage & Retrieval Systems building on the 59-acre campus of its main distribution center in Fairfield, Calif., on Thursday. Measuring 165,000 square feet and standing 100 feet tall, the building is designed to significantly reduce lead time on shipping to retailers. It will house 66,000More »

Bradshaw International Names New President

Bradshaw International Names New President

RANCHO CUCAMONGA, Calif.—Brett Bradshaw has been named president of Bradshaw International, a leading manufacturer of kitchen tools, gadgets and bakeware, best known for its flagship brand Good Cook. A 17-year veteran of the company, Bradshaw has been involved with all areas since joining, and for the past three years he had headed the company¹s marketing,More »

AHAM Aligns with CSA Standards and UL Environment for Sustainability Standard for Home Appliances

AHAM Aligns with CSA Standards and UL Environment for Sustainability Standard for Home Appliances

WASHINGTON—The Association of Home Appliance Manufacturers has formed partnerships with CSA Standards and UL Environment to jointly develop voluntary sustainability standards for home appliances. An AHAM statement said the effort is intended to provide a measurement tool to help the public in evaluating the sustainability of home appliances. Noting that energy consumption is a keyMore »

IHA CHESS Supersession Scheduled for October

IHA CHESS Supersession Scheduled for October

ROSEMONT, Ill.—The International Housewares Association will hold its next Chief Housewares Executive SuperSession (CHESS) on Oct. 6-7 at The Intercontinental Chicago O’Hare here. Among the speakers slated for the session will be Adolfo Laurenti, deputy chief economist and managing director of Mesirow Financial, who will speak on the new economic order caused by the recessionMore »