By Duke Ratliff Give the people what they want. That’s the goal of stick-good manufacturers as they respond to consumers’ evolving needs during a trying economic environment. Efficiency and ease of use continue to drive the category, but recent introductions in the category address consumer trends such as creating a healthy home and the combination … More »
By Andrea Lillo Food trends may come and go, but when it comes to Thanksgiving, consumers don’t want to fool with tradition. What Mom and Grandma made for the holiday in decades past is what everyone wants today as well. And in the same vein, the season has staple kitchenware items, such as turkey lifters … More »
By Andrea Lillo While stand mixers may be a standard appliance in many American kitchens, households in mainland China wouldn’t even be able to identify this product, let alone use it in their kitchens, said Elaine Ann, president and chief executive officer of Kaizor Innovation. Understanding how people in mainland China live and what types … More »
By David Gill Since becoming president of Panasonic Home & Health Co. in January, Dan Silver’s goal is to make his company’s name as big in housewares as it is in consumer electronics. With that philosophy, Silver said the company is looking for double-digit sales growth in housewares, including shavers, microwaves and massage chairs. Silver’s … More »
WHITE PLAINS, N.Y.-In response to retailer survey results, the Gourmet Housewares Show will be held each summer in New York City, beginning in August 2011, within the New York International Gift Fair. This permanent move to summer–which is a change from previously announced plans –was based upon results of a retailer survey, which indicated a … More »
ATLANTA–The Icon Honors national call for entries is now open. Created exclusively by AmericasMart Atlanta in partnership with GHTA and HFN, Icon Honors is the first international program fully embracing the gift and home categories in an independent recognition of exemplary achievement across the industry for product manufacturing, product sales representative businesses and retailing. Submissions … More »
ARLINGTON, Va.–The 2011 International CES Show will include an area dedicated to home appliances. Called the Connected Home Appliances TechZone, the section will offer both major and portable home appliances enabled to connect and network with the “smart” grid, thus saving energy by performing more efficiently, according to a joint statement from the Consumer Electronics … More »
GARDEN CITY, N.Y.–Marc Weiss has been appointed president of the Melannco division of Lifetime Brands, the company announced. He succeeds Barry Gordon, who has left the company. Weiss was previously the company’s chief marketing officer, and a replacement for that position has not been named.