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Jarden Net Drops 14.5 Percent As Sales Jump 22 Percent

Jarden Net Drops 14.5 Percent As Sales Jump 22 Percent

RYE, N.Y.—Net income for Jarden Corp. dropped 14.5 percent in the second quarter, to $38.4 million. The company’s bottom line suffered in spite of a 22 percent gain in second-quarter net sales, which totaled $1.5 billion. Selling, general and administrative expenses rose 14 percent in the quarter, and gross margin dropped 147 basis points toMore »

Hamilton Beach Net Declines 19 Percent in Second Quarter

Hamilton Beach Net Declines 19 Percent in Second Quarter

CLEVELAND—The Hamilton Beach brand posted a decrease of 19 percent in net income in the second quarter, to $3.8 million. A statement from NACCO, the brand’s parent company, attributed the falloff in the bottom line to higher employee-related costs—which occurred due to the full restoration of compensation and benefits that were suspended in the firstMore »

Rosle Collapsible Colanders Garner Reddot Award

Rosle Collapsible Colanders Garner Reddot Award

ESSEN, Germany—Rosle’s Collapsible Colanders were recently awarded a reddot design award 2010 here. The colanders  combine the strength and stability of stainless steel with the non-stick, flexible properties of silicone. The 8-inch and 10-inch diameter colanders are manufactured with metal frames that include handles and bases that allow cooks to safely carry the colanders fromMore »

Chef’sChoice Trizor Knife Sharpener Named “Best” in Hammacher Schlemmer

Chef’sChoice Trizor Knife Sharpener Named “Best” in Hammacher Schlemmer

AVONDALE, Pa.­—Chef’sChoice Trizor XV Sharpener EdgeSelect Model 15 earned a “ Best” rating in the 2010 electric knife sharpener category from the Hammacher Schlemmer Institute. Analysts cited the Chef’sChoice M15 ground edges that sliced through a tomato’s firm skin and chopped spaghetti squash on the first pass. Lesser sharpening models that were tested produced edgesMore »

Aroma Donates Rice Cookers

Aroma Donates Rice Cookers

SAN DIEGO–Aroma Housewares donated 400 digital rice cookers to this city’s WIC program designed to help women, infants and children eat well. The donated digital rice cookers include a specialized brown rice function that prepares the whole grain, which can be difficult to cook on the stovetop, to perfection with just the press of aMore »

Keurig Boosts Green Mountain Third-Quarter Results

Keurig Boosts Green Mountain Third-Quarter Results

WATERBURY, Vt.–Keurig and its Single-Cup Brewing System played a significant role in parent company Green Mountain Coffee Roasters’ dramatic sales and bottom-line growth in the company’s fiscal third quarter, according to a statement from Green Mountain. Net income for the quarter jumped 31 percent to $18.6 million, and net sales rose 64 percent to $311.5More »

iRobot Goes from Loss to Profit in Second Quarter

iRobot Goes from Loss to Profit in Second Quarter

BEDFORD, Mass.–Riding the wave of a significant increase in home-robot sales, iRobot posted second-quarter net income of $5.3 million, compared to a net loss of $2.6 million in the second quarter of last year. The company said in its statement on the quarter’s results that international home-robot revenues jumped by more than 80 percent inMore »

Cuisinart’s Rodgers Speaks on Social Media

Cuisinart’s Rodgers Speaks on Social Media

STAMFORD, Conn.–Mary Rodgers, director of marketing communications for Cuisinart, delivered a presentation titled “The Power of Social Media: Driving Shoppers to Retail, from First of Contact to Point of Sale,” at the recent Shopper Insights in Action conference. Rodgers focused on Cuisinart’s use of social media to drive retail growth, and delved into the brand’sMore »