Housewares

IHA Board of Directors Adds Members

IHA Board of Directors Adds Members

ROSEMONT, Ill.—The International Housewares Association has elected four new directors, as well as three new officers, for terms that run from Oct. 1, 2010, to Sept. 30, 2013. The new directors are David Elliott, general manager/KitchenAid Small Appliances, KitchenAid; Daniel Oehy, president, Swissmar; Alvise Ricoveri, managing director, De’Longhi America; and Gary Seehoff, chief executive officer,More »

Oral-B, TV Host Burke to Promote Oral Health

Oral-B, TV Host Burke to Promote Oral Health

NEW YORK–Oral-B has partnered with television host Brooke Burke in an effort to advance Americans’ oral health. The toothbrush brand is offering consumers 50 percent off select Premium Power toothbrushes after a mail-in rebate through Oct. 31, and Burke, co-host of “Dancing with the Stars,” is serving as spokeswoman for the effort. The toothbrush modelsMore »

Rowenta Provides Garment Care for Fashion Week

Rowenta Provides Garment Care for Fashion Week

WEST ORANGE, N.J.–Rowenta has been designated the official garment-care provider of Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week in New York this week. This is the third season in which the garment-care brand is providing the tools for the fashion show. For the event, Rowenta has developed an exclusive Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week Pro Master iron, which features a sleekMore »

Designers to Lecture at Interior Lifestyle China

Designers to Lecture at Interior Lifestyle China

SHANGHAI, China–Seven internationally renowned designers from Europe have confirmed their participation at this year’s “On Design” lecture series to be held in tandem with Interior Lifestyle China, scheduled for Oct. 13-16 at the Shanghai Exhibition Centre. At the show, visitors will have the chance to see the latest interior lifestyle products ranging from personal lifestyleMore »

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 »