Hearthware Changes Name to NuWave, Names Hamden to Sales Post

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LIBERTYVILLE, Ill.-In recognition of its identification with the NuWave line of small electrics; Hearthware Inc. has changed its corporate name to NuWave LLC. In addition, the company has named Keith Hamden senior vice president of sales, responsible for managing the sales force, product development, packaging and promotion. Hamden reports to Jay Moon, NuWave’s president, andMore »

Kyocera Introduces Cookware

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COSTA MESA, Calif.–Ceramic knife maker Kyocera has entered the cookware category with new ceramic-coated cookware featuring its proprietary ceramic nonstick coating technology. This coating provides nonstick performance that is safe, scratch-resistant and easy to clean, the company said. It is PTFE-free, PFOA-free and cadmium-free. The new line includes 8-inch, 10-inch and 12-inch fry pans, designedMore »

ABC’s “The Chew” to Launch Kitchen Line at Housewares Show

GOODLAND, Ind.–Useful Home Products, LLC, a packaging firm, has partnered up with ABC’s food-centric lifestyle show “The Chew” to launch a housewares line at the upcoming International Home + Housewares Show. Products will include cookware, bakeware, food preparation tools, cutlery and cutting boards. The company will exhibit in booth #13142 in McCormick Place’s Lakeside Building.More »

SodaStream Teams with Sunny Delight


AIRPORT CITY, Israel-In the latest in a series of alliances with beverage providers, SodaStream has reached an agreement with Sunny Delight to develop a new line of flavors for the former’s home beverage carbonation system. Sunny Delight is a producer of juice-based drinks, some of which are branded under the SunnyD label. Under the termsMore »

Finalists Named for Housewares Innovations Awards

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ROSEMONT, Ill.–There are 65 finalists in the second annual IHA Innovations Awards sponsored by the International Housewares Association. Winners in each of 13 categories will be announced during the International Home + Housewares Show in Chicago next month, and there will be a reception at the Innovation Awards display in the Hall of Global Innovation.More »

NPD: Housewares, Home Fashions Sales Up in 2013

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PORT WASHINGTON, N.Y.-Sales of home related products including housewares and home fashions/textiles reached $46 billion in 2013, up 3 percent from 2012, according to The NPD Group. Sales of small electrics grew 7 percent last year, while sales of non-electric housewares and home fashions/textiles each rose 1 percent. Within electrics, categories that achieved the strongestMore »

Harold Import Supports C-CAP at the Housewares Show

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CHICAGO–At the upcoming International Home + Housewares Show, Harold Import Co. will continue to support Careers through Culinary Arts Program (C-CAP) with the launch of culinary tools that support C-CAP and focus on the students involved. C-CAP works with public schools nationwide to prepare underserved high school students for college and career opportunities in theMore »

Leading Housewares Brands Come Together to Battle Pediatric Cancer


NEW YORK–OXO, Bormioli Rocco and Breville joined forces with more than 40 of New York City’s top chefs for the first-ever Chefs for Kids’ Cancer benefit gala at The Altman Building in New York City earlier this week. Nearly $900,000 in proceeds were raised to directly benefit Cookies for Kids’ Cancer, a nonprofit organization committedMore »