Housewares

Hamilton Beach Net Jumps 143 Percent in First Quarter

Hamilton Beach Net Jumps 143 Percent in First Quarter

CLEVELAND–Net income for the Hamilton Beach unit of NACCO Industries rose 143 percent to $3.4 million in the first quarter. The housewares manufacturer accomplished this on an 8.9 percent pickup in net sales for the quarter, which totaled $102.6 million. The bottom line also included a boost from lower product costs and higher unit salesMore »

Housewares Charity Foundation Tops $2.2 Million at Show Gala

Housewares Charity Foundation Tops $2.2 Million at Show Gala

ROSEMONT, Ill.–For the second year in a row, the Housewares Charity Foundation raised more than $2.2 million at its annual gala, held during the International Home + Housewares Show. According to a statement from the International Housewares Association, proceeds from the event, benefited the Breast Cancer Research Foundation, HCF’s legacy charity. Since the first galaMore »

Remington Sales Boost Spectrum’s First Quarter

Remington Sales Boost Spectrum’s First Quarter

MADISON, Wis.–Global sales of Remington-branded products rose 12.1 percent in the fiscal second quarter of parent company Spectrum Brands, totaling $96.3 million. The sales rise helped the parent’s Global Batteries and Personal Care segment to an operating profit of $41.1 million, up 12.6 percent over last year’s fiscal second quarter. In its statement reviewing theMore »

Miele Introduces First Microwave to U.S. Market

Miele Introduces First Microwave to U.S. Market

PRINCETON, N.J.–Miele has unveiled the Chef Series microwave oven, its first microwave in the United States market. The product comes with a trademarked Clean Touch Steel finish, which resists fingerprints and scratches, and can be cleaned with soap and water, according to a company statement. Miele described the finish as “a genuine stainless steel” thatMore »

iRobot Posts $6.2 Million Net in First Quarter

iRobot Posts $6.2 Million Net in First Quarter

BEDFORD, Mass.—iRobot, manufacturer of home robots such as the Roomba line of vacuum cleaners, reported first-quarter net income of $6.2 million, reversing a $1.8 million net loss from the first quarter of last year. The turnaround was part of a quarterly performance which exceeded the company’s expectations, according to Colin Angle, chairman and chief executiveMore »

Icon Honors Calls for Entries

Icon Honors Calls for Entries

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. SubmissionsMore »

Hannon Group Debuts New Web Site

Hannon Group Debuts New Web Site

BURLINGTON, Wis.–Hannon Group has launched a redesigned Web site that unifies the content about the company’s Todco, Sachi and Meno product lines. The new site, at hannongroup.com, presents more information about products such as the Todco Electric Roasted Garlic Express, Todco Ceramic Knives, Sachi Fashion Insulated Lunch Bags and Meno Trigger Grip Kitchen Utensils. ItMore »