Housewares

Spectrum Brands’ Shares Begin Trading on NYSE

Spectrum Brands’ Shares Begin Trading on NYSE

ATLANTA–Spectrum Brands is listing its shares on the New York Stock Exchange beginning today. The stock will trade under the symbol SPB. The shares had been trading on the OTC Bulletin Board since September 2009, after Spectrum had finished a financial restructuring. Spectrum is the parent company of the Remington brand of personal-care products, andMore »

De’Longhi Enters Cookware, Hand Blender Categories

De’Longhi

CHICAGO—De’Longhi America has marked its appearance at this year’s International Home + Housewares Show by launching products in two new categories, cookware and hand blenders. The cookware lineup includes products in two collections—Florence, an entry-level line; and Genoa, a step-up grouping. Florence comes in two sets, one in 10 pieces at a retail price ofMore »

Housewares Industry Convenes in Chicago

Housewares Industry Convenes in Chicago

CHICAGO—The exhibitor booths at McCormick Place are buzzing with activity and popping with color at the International Home + Housewares Show which started yesterday.Vendors are explaining the workings of new gadgets, small appliances and describing health benefits of new items. Celebrity chefs such as Mario Batali, Ming Tsai and Guy Fieri signed books and attractedMore »

Dansk and Weil Combine for Healthy Kitchen Line

Dansk and Weil Combine for Healthy Kitchen Line

BRISTOL, Pa.—Dansk is introducing Dr. Andrew Weil’s Healthy Kitchen collection of cookware and kitchen electrics.The new line offers a grouping of kitchen electrics and cookware sets that is designed to empower consumers to embrace a healthier lifestyle. The line includes items such as food steamers, slow cookers, blenders and air purifiers.

Starfrit Teams With Cat Cora

Starfrit Teams With Cat Cora

CHICAGO—Starfrit USA announced a partnership with chef Cat Cora at the International Home + Housewares Show. The Cat Cora by Starfrit Collection of cookware, cutlery and kitchen tools is expected to debut in the fall.

Batali to Sign Books at His Booth at Housewares Show

Batali to Sign Books at His Booth at Housewares Show

CHICAGO–Chef Mario Batali will have his own booth at the International Home + Housewares Show for the first time, located at #S-3001. On Sunday, March 14, at 11:30 a.m, Batali will be on hand to sign copies of his newest book, “Molto Gusto,” which will be released April 6. Besides cooking demonstrations and tastings throughoutMore »

Net Income Up for Lifetime

Net Income Up for Lifetime

GARDEN CITY, N.Y.–Lifetime Brands reported increases in its year-end and fourth-quarter results for 2009, while net sales saw decreases for both periods. For the fourth quarter ended December 31, 2009, net income was $5 million, up from a negative $36.8 million the prior year. Net income for the year also saw an increase, reported asMore »

Helen of Troy to Acquire Pert Plus, Sure Brands

Helen of Troy to Acquire Pert Plus, Sure Brands

EL PASO, Texas-Helen of Troy has entered into an agreement to purchase the Pert Plus hair-care brand and the Sure anti-perspirant and deodorant brand from Innovative Brands. The purchase price was not disclosed in a statement released this morning by Helen of Troy, and the company said it expects the transaction to close at theMore »