Housewares

Electrolux Net Jumps 54 Percent in Second Quarter

Electrolux Net Jumps 54 Percent in Second Quarter

STOCKHOLM–Net income for Electrolux increased 54 percent in the second quarter, totaling $131.1 million. The global appliance manufacturer managed to improve its profit thanks to reduced production costs, a 2.8 percent rise in net sales to $3.5 billion and increased profitability from all of its business areas, according to a statement from Hans Straberg, presidentMore »

Umbra Names Finalists for YouDesign

Umbra Names Finalists for YouDesign

TORONTO, Ont.–Umbra has named the three finalists for its YouDesign competition: Cupcake Tier, Bear Can and Mon Faux Foyer. The finalists will receive an invitation to Umbra’s 30 Year Anniversary celebration—including airfare and two night accommodations next month. The YouDesign contest invited consumers to exhibit how they used Umbra products creatively in their spaces. AMore »

Kichler Hires Yoss as National Sales Manager

Kichler Hires Yoss as National Sales Manager

CLEVELAND–Mark Yoss has been appointed national sales manager at Kichler Lighting, responsible for planning and executing sales efforts within the lighting showroom and electrical wholesale channels. With more than 20 years of sales and management experience in commercial and industrial products, Yoss was most recently national sales manager for Panasonic Home and Environment Company, whichMore »

Base Brands Inks Deal With Southeast Sales Rep Dugan-Bliss

Base Brands Inks Deal With Southeast Sales Rep Dugan-Bliss

ATLANTA–Eco-friendly housewares company Base Brands has signed a sales agreement to be represented by Dugan-Bliss & Associates in the Southeast, providing coverage of Georgia, South Carolina, North Carolina, Tennessee, Mississippi, Alabama and Florida. Dugan-Bliss has a permanent showroom at AmericasMart here. “Partnering with DBA will provide us with a great opportunity to expose our brandsMore »

Jura-Capresso to Hold Ribbon Cutting at New AmericasMart Showroom

Jura-Capresso to Hold Ribbon Cutting at New AmericasMart Showroom

ATLANTA–Jura-Capresso will formally open its new showroom at AmericasMart here with a ribbon-cutting ceremony today. Measuring 700 square feet, the space has dedicated demonstration and display areas for the Jura line of automatic coffee centers. It also includes a display devoted to Capresso-branded coffeemakers, espresso machines, grinders, water kettles and other small electrics. The ceremonyMore »

Jura-Capresso to Conduct Barista Demonstration at Atlanta Market

Jura-Capresso to Conduct Barista Demonstration at Atlanta Market

CLOSTER, N.J.—Jura-Capresso will demonstrate the Jura Impressa  Z7 during the upcoming Atlanta Gift & Home Furnishings Market. The company has scheduled “7 drinks in 7 minutes” for July 17 from 10- 11 a.m. in the AmericasMart Atlanta Gourmet Kitchen, in the west wing of Building 2. David Shull, vice president of sales and marketing forMore »

Fan Dance

Fan Dance

By David Gill Table fans have become elements in a home’s decor. Consumers are paying increasing attention to the decor in every room of their homes and fans, as a result, are now seen as part of the furniture. “There is a concern for both the esthetics and the functionality of fans,” said Jeff Martin,More »

Bare Necessities

Bare Necessities

By David Gill Americans are allowing their floors to go bare, and floor-care manufacturers have responded. The nation’s homeowners have turned away from the time when wall-to-wall carpeting was king. In many recently built homes, bare floors have become popular not only in kitchens and bathrooms; many homeowners have chosen to leave their living-room, great-roomMore »