Housewares

Le Creuset Introduces Dinnerware

Le Creuset Introduces Dinnerware

CHARLESTON, S.C.–Cookware company Le Creuset has expanded into dinnerware, recently debuting the line at its signature stores and Sur La Table. This fall, it will have expanded distribution. Made of stoneware, the line consists of 10- and 12-inch plates, a 10-inch bowl, a 12-ounce mug, and serving platters, as well as sets. Available in cherry,More »

Conair, Kao Partner for John Frieda Line

Conair, Kao Partner for John Frieda Line

STAMFORD, Conn.—Conair has reached an agreement with Kao Brands to produce a licensed line of hair appliances under the John Frieda brand name. The collection will include hair dryers, straighteners and styling tools, along with a group of non-electric styling tools. The new line will launch in the first quarter of 2011, and will beMore »

Groupe SEB Makes Organizational Changes

Groupe SEB Makes Organizational Changes

WEST ORANGE, N.J.–Groupe SEB has made changes to the executive ranks in its U.S. Partnership Group, which handles the company’s product-development relationships with other manufacturers. Michael Miller, vice president of sales for Rowenta, has been given the additional responsibility over Krups’ partnership sales in the United States. Richard Joaristi, marketing director of T-fal electrics, hasMore »

Wahl Debuts Man of the Year Contest

Wahl Debuts Man of the Year Contest

STERLING, Ill.–Wahl Clipper has launched its fifth annual Wahl Man of the Year photo contest, in which the company chooses the man with the best beard, mustache and goatee. Participants must submit their photos and contact information online at wahlnation.com by 5 p.m. Central Standard Time on Oct. 10. The company is conducting this year’sMore »

Matthew K. Andis Named President of Andis

Matthew K. Andis Named President of Andis

STURTEVANT, Wis.–Matthew K. Andis has become president of Andis, becoming the fourth generation of the family to hold this post. He succeeds his father, Matthew L. Andis, who is transitioning to the role of chairman. As president, Matthew K. Andis is responsible for setting the company’s strategic direction, including its international business, and oversees Andis’More »

Stew Leonard CEO to Speak at Icon Honors

Stew Leonard CEO to Speak at Icon Honors

ATLANTA–Stew Leonard, Jr., left, the president and chief executive officer of specialty grocery retailer Stew Leonard’s, will be the keynote speaker for the inaugural Icon Honors awards event on July 17, during the Atlanta International Gift & Home Furnishings Market and Atlanta International Area Rug Market. Founded in 1969, Stew Leonard’s is a family-owned andMore »

Housewares Show to Stay in Chicago

Housewares Show to Stay in Chicago

ROSEMONT, Ill.— The International Housewares Association said it plans to keep its big show in Chicago for the foreseeable future. In an announcement made early this afternoon, the trade association said it is in negotiations with McCormick Place to continue to hold the International Home + Housewares Show there. Earlier this year, the group hadMore »

Whirlpool to Close Benton Harbor Machining Facility

Whirlpool to Close Benton Harbor Machining Facility

BENTON HARBOR, Mich.–Whirlpool will close its machining facility here as part of a series of changes in its North American manufacturing operations. The decision to shutter this facility revolves around the company’s launch of new laundry products, according to a Whirlpool statement. These products will be made at the company’s plant in Clyde, Ohio, whereMore »