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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 »

Circulon Introduces Anniversary Items

Circulon Introduces Anniversary Items

Marking the beginning of a yearlong celebration of its 25th anniversary, Circulon has introduced a selection of limited-edition anniversary items designed in silver.     The new Circulon 25th Anniversary 11-inch Skillet, available at retail in August, features a warm silver exterior and comes with a special $25.00 rebate offer toward the purchase of any Circulon cookwareMore »

Casabella’s Mopping Up

Casabella’s Mopping Up

By Andrea Lillo Design may not be the first thing that pops into one’s mind when thinking about the cleaning category, but for Casabella, it is an essential element of product development—on par with functionality and durability—and has been since the company began 21 years ago. Visitors to the company’s headquarters in Congers, N.Y., canMore »

Snapware Chairman Goes for a Spin

Snapware Chairman Goes for a Spin

Jeff Smith, Snapware’s chairman, recently competed in the NASCAR West Series in Roseburg, Ore. The event was part of a much larger racing series that will run through November on the FOX Sports Network.  The series will incorporate various community activities and giveaways, and will recognize the ongoing efforts of the military. Snapware will supportMore »

Cleary Named AHAM Regulatory-Affairs Director

Cleary Named AHAM Regulatory-Affairs Director

WASHINGTON–The Association of Home Appliance Manufacturers has appointed Jennifer Cleary director of regulatory affairs, a newly created position for the trade group. Cleary is responsible for monitoring the federal regulations that affect the appliance industry, in particular those involving the Federal Trade Commission, the U.S. Department of Energy and other agencies. She reports to KevinMore »

Hollander Teams With HoMedics on Basic-Bedding Line

Hollander Teams With HoMedics on Basic-Bedding Line

BOCA RATON, Fla.–Hollander Home Fashions and HoMedics have reached an agreement for Hollander to produce and distribute a line of basic bedding branded under the HoMedics name. Beth Mack, Hollander’s chief merchandising officer, said the line will include bed pillows, body pillows, mattress pads and comforters with both natural and synthetic fills. The construction willMore »

TTI Opens New Distribution Facility

TTI Opens New Distribution Facility

SAN BERNARDINO, Calif.–TTI Floor Care North America has unveiled a new distribution center at AllianceCalifornia, the Norton Air Force Base redevelopment project owned by Hillwood Investment Properties. The new facility “will allow for expansion and growth in new and existing markets on the West Coast,” said Jeff Coy, TTI vice president. The company has signedMore »

Whirlpool Second-Quarter Net Jumps 163 Percent

Whirlpool Second-Quarter Net Jumps 163 Percent

BENTON HARBOR, Mich.–Second-quarter net income for Whirlpool totaled $205 million, a whopping 163 percent increase over last year’s second-quarter. While net sales did grow 9 percent to $4.5 billion in the quarter, cost-reduction and productivity initiatives also played a key role. Gross margin rose 350 basis points to 16.8 percent, and selling, general and administrativeMore »