Housewares

Gourmet Catalog Members Give Summer School Top Marks

Gourmet Catalog Honors Best Vendors

DALLAS–More than 150 retailers and manufacturers in the gourmet kitchenwares industry gathered in Atlanta for the fifth-annual Gourmet Catalog Retail Summer School, which ran concurrently with the recently completed Atlanta Gift & Home Furnishings Market. The event provided members with interactive training and in-depth education on today’s top kitchenware products as well as direct feedbackMore »

Urnex Debuts Cleaner for Keurig Brewers

The Urnex CleanCup

ELMSFORD, N.Y.-Urnex Brands has introduced CleanCup, a line of single-cup brewer cleaning cups for Keurig K-Cup brewers. The user places a CleanCup inside the brewer’s cup holder and sets the brewer to brew its largest cup size twice. After the two brewing cycles, the user removes the CleanCup and brews twice to rinse out theMore »

Escali Enhances SmartConnect Scales with Jawbone App

UP by Jawbone meal event

MINNEAPOLIS–The Escali SmartConnect Kitchen Scale now connects to the UP by Jawbone application, enabling users to update their body weight and meal logs with measurements gathered by the company’s kitchen and body scales. The SmartConnect Kitchen Scale will improve the accuracy of nutrition information stored in the UP application by calculating nutrition information from actualMore »

EveryWare Receives New Extension on Loan Agreement

EveryWare Global

LANCASTER, Ohio-EveryWare Global has gained a further extension for the forbearance on its term loan agreement with the agreement’s administrative agent and other lenders, this one to last through July 22. The extension provides that the parties to the forbearance agreement, which constitute more than 50 percent of the lenders under the term loan agreement,More »

AmericasMart Grants Visual Display Awards

Atlanta International Gift & Home Furnishings Market Opens Today

ATLANTA–AmericasMart recognized merchandising excellence with visual display awards during the Atlanta International Gift and Home Furnishings Market last week. The at-Market adjudication yielded the following winners for outstanding visual presentation in permanent showrooms, temporary exhibits and showcase window displays. Showrooms Building 1 Floor 20: Allstate Floral, Inc. Floor 19: Supreme Silk Floor 18: Jim MarvinMore »

Helen of Troy Q1 Net Up 13.9 Percent

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EL PASO, Texas-In what its CEO, Julien Mininberg, described as “a solid start” to its new fiscal year, Helen of Troy reported a 13.9 percent gain in first-quarter net income, which totaled 13.9 percent. Net sales in the quarter, which ended on May 31, were up 2.4 percent to a record $311.8 million. Mininberg saidMore »

Zak Offers Tiny Baking Sets for Tiny Chefs

Let’s Make Cookies! set

SPOKANE, Wash.–Zak Designs has developed Tiny Chefs Activity Sets so that kids can polish their culinary skills with products that are made specifically for them. The four different baking sets are designed to help kids create some of their favorite treats. The Let’s Make Cupcakes! set features a small whisk for stirring batter, a spatulaMore »

The American Made Show Joins Dallas Gift Market

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DALLAS-The American Made Show, a wholesale market for handcrafted products from American and Canadian artists, will debut in Dallas as part of the Total Home & Gift Market next summer, under a new partnership between Dallas Market Center and the producers of the American Made Show. The American Made Show to be held in DallasMore »