Housewares

IHA Discover Design Event Slated for October

IHA Discover Design Event Slated for October

ROSEMONT, Ill.–The International Housewares Association will hold the Discover Design event on Oct. 21 in New York. The event will highlight well-designed new products from housewares vendors. It will take place in the Rhinelander Gallery on the second floor of the Hilton New York hotel from noon to 4 p.m.

Nine Families Taking Aladdin’s Do the Reuse Challenge

Nine Families Taking Aladdin’s Do the Reuse Challenge

SEATTLE–Aladdin looks to encourage families to use reusable products instead of disposable ones with its Do the Reuse Challenge, which includes following nine families across the United States as they attempt to be more environmentally friendly. The families were outfitted with Aladdin reusable products to help them in their quest and they blog about theirMore »

McLoughlin to Succeed Stråberg as Electrolux President and CEO

McLoughlin to Succeed Stråberg as Electrolux President and CEO

STOCKHOLM–Keith McLoughlin will succeed Hans Stråberg as Electrolux’s president and chief executive officer on Jan. 1, 2011. McLoughlin is head of research and development, manufacturing and purchasing for Electrolux’s major-appliances unit. He assumed this post last year after heading Electrolux Major Appliances North America. In a company statement, Marcus Wallenberg, Electrolux’s chairman, said McLoughlin willMore »

CHESS Conference Set for IHA

CHESS Conference Set for IHA

ROSEMONT, Ill.–The Chief Housewares Executive SuperSession (CHESS) conference will take place on Oct. 6-7 at the Intercontinental Chicago O’Hare hotel here. Adolfo Laurenti, deputy chief economist and managing director of Mesirow Financial, will deliver the keynote address titled “Time of Crisis, Time of Opportunities,” discussing the winners and losers from the recession and the economy’sMore »

All-Clad, T-fal Support Chefs Move to Schools Program

All-Clad, T-fal Support Chefs Move to Schools Program

CANONSBURG, Pa.–All-Clad and T-fal, the Groupe SEB brands for cookware and small electrics, have contributed to the Partnership for a Healthier America in support of the Chefs Move to Schools initiative. The program is part of the Let’s Move! campaign begun by First Lady Michelle Obama, whose goal is fighting childhood obesity. All-Clad contributed threeMore »

Stutz Named Victorinox Swiss Army North American President

Stutz Named Victorinox Swiss Army North American President

MONROE, Conn.–Rene Stutz, the former president of Wüsthof-Trident of America, has been named the president of Victorinox Swiss Army, North America. “I am delighted that we have found someone who not only has a strong proven track record across all disciplines within our cutlery industry, but also who embodies our company values,” said Victorinox AGMore »

Dreimann Serving as Director and Consultant of Groupe SEB Holdings

Dreimann Serving as Director and Consultant of Groupe SEB Holdings

WEST ORANGE, N.J.–Leon Dreimann, owner and chief executive officer of Greystone Brands and George Foreman Cleaning Solutions, is serving as director and consultant of Groupe SEB Holdings, the holding structure of U.S. entities including Groupe SEB USA and All-Clad Metalcrafters. “We are please to have Leon on board,” said Volker Lixfeld, president and chief executiveMore »

Bissell Launches Floor Cleaners to Mark Anniversary

Bissell Launches Floor Cleaners to Mark Anniversary

GRAND RAPIDS, Mich.–In recognition of its 134th anniversary, Bissell has introduced two new products that will be available for purchase in the fall. The EasySweep cordless rechargeable sweeper provides up to 45 minutes of cleaning time, and is equipped with a swivel handle that allows it to be maneuvered in tight spots and under furniture.More »