Housewares

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 »

Groupe SEB Reports Double-Digit Percent Revenue Increase for First Half

ECULLY CEDEX, France—For the first half of 2010, Groupe SEB has reported a revenue increase of 13.2 percent, or $2.07 billion, based on firm demand in established markets and strong contribution from emerging markets, the company said, as well as positive currency impact. “Continuing the trend observed in the fourth quarter 2009, first-half 2010 sawMore »

Imm Cologne Set for January

Imm Cologne Set for January

COLOGNE, Germany—Organizers for imm cologne , the international furnishings show scheduled for Jan. 18-23, are reporting a good response from vendors planning to exhibit at the event. More than 70 percent of the scheduled space has already been booked, the company said in a press release. “The current level of bookings looks very promising,” saidMore »

Bergström to Head Floor Care, Small Appliances for Electrolux

Bergström to Head Floor Care, Small Appliances for Electrolux

STOCKHOLM, Sweden–AB Electrolux, parent of Electrolux North America, has named Henrik Bergström executive vice president and head of its Floor Care & Small Appliances unit. Bergström, who will assume his new role on Sept. 15, will thus oversee this global business sector, which accounts for about 8 percent of Electrolux’s total sales, according to aMore »

Vitamix Renews CIA License

Vitamix Renews CIA License

 CLEVELAND–Vitamix has renewed its licensee program with The Culinary Institute of America (CIA). The license covers the company’s line of CIA-branded professional blending equipment for the consumer market. The Vitamix CIA Professional Series features a BPA-free container, a 2-plus peak horsepower motor, laser-cut stainless steel blades and a continuous variable-speed dial that ranges from 1,000 toMore »