Housewares

SodaStream Q2 Net Falls 55.8 Percent

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AIRPORT CITY, Israel-Rising expenses and reduced margins cut deeply into SodaStream’s second-quarter net income, which dropped 55.8 percent to $11 million. Total operating expenses rose 10.9 percent in dollars and 300 basis points as a percentage of sales, to 46.1 percent. Part of this increase came from higher selling expenses as a result of SodaStream’sMore »

Williams-Sonoma Launches Thomas Keller All-Clad Line

All-Clad

NEW YORK–All-Clad Metalcrafters and chef Thomas Keller have created a new cookware line exclusively for Williams-Sonoma. The line, called All-Clad TK, is constructed of copper, stainless steel and aluminum in custom shapes designed to suit various cooking techniques such as sautéing, making sauces, braising or steaming. The collection is comprised of 15 items featuring flaredMore »

Las Vegas Market Readies Floor Expansion Plans

Las Vegas Market

LAS VEGAS–Phase three of Las Vegas Market’s strategic growth plan to position itself as the leading buying platform for furniture, home decor and gift in the western United States will be implemented at next summer’s Market, said International Market Centers, which owns and operates the show. Highlights of the phase three transformation include the launchMore »

Groupe SEB Expands Rowenta, to Bring Lagostina to U.S.

Groupe SEB

WEST ORANGE, N.J.-Groupe SEB is extending its Rowenta brand to encompass both floor-care and home-comfort products, and will introduce its Lagostina cookware brand to the U.S. market. Rowenta’s floor-care line includes cordless and bagless stick vacuum cleaners and hand vacuums, branded under the Rowenta Delta Force name. The vacs are designed with the company’s DeltaMore »

NY Now “Made in the USA” Display to Spotlight 314 Products

NY Now

WHITE PLAINS, N.Y.-A record 314 products will be showcased in NY Now’s “Made in the USA” exhibit when the trade show takes place next month. Curated by designer Paul Thompson, the exhibit will feature a cross-category assortment of handmade and factory produced products. Merchandise in the display will represent all four NY Now collections. NearlyMore »

Jarden Q2 Net Falls 31.8 Percent in Spite of Record Sales

Jarden

MIAMI-Increased expenses and a loss on the early extinguishment of debt offset a record sales performance to send Jarden’s second-quarter net income into a 31.8 percent plunge, to $52.1 million. Selling, general and administrative expenses were up 23 percent in dollars and 181 basis points as a percentage of sales from the second quarter ofMore »

Food for Thought

Oggi

Health has become a prime driver in purchases of food-storage products By David Gill In choosing food-storage products, consumers are voting (with their dollars) for options that are healthy, according to marketers of these products on both the vendor and retail sides. By “healthy,” the marketers mean products that use materials other than plastics, suchMore »