Housewares

Newell Rubbermaid Debuts Design Center

Newell Rubbermaid

ATLANTA-Newell Rubbermaid has opened a design center in Kalamazoo, Mich., in its effort to present itself as a design- and innovation-led company. The 40,000-square-foot facility includes a studio space in which designers can use software tools, immersion laboratories for each of the company’s business segments and a usability laboratory, in which the company’s recently createdMore »

EveryWare Posts Q1 Loss; Suspends North American Manufacturing

EveryWare Global

LANCASTER, Ohio-In the midst of reporting a $38.3 million first-quarter net loss, EveryWare Global also said it intends to idle its North American manufacturing facilities for three to four weeks. Sam Solomon, the company’s interim CEO, said EveryWare is shutting its North American production “to reduce inventory and improve liquidity.” Solomon added that the companyMore »

600 New Resources to Exhibit at NY Now this Summer

NY Now

WHITE PLAINS, N.Y.–An influx of first-time exhibitors and companies returning from a market hiatus is expected to bring some 600 new suppliers to the summer edition of NY Now, according to GLM, which owns and operates the show. These newcomers will be among some 2,800+ total exhibiting companies presented throughout NY Now’s four collections –More »

SodaStream Q1 Net Falls 85.3 Percent

SodaStream

AIRPORT CITY, Israel-Significant cost increases and a reduction in gross margin hacked into SodaStream’s first-quarter net income, which fell 85.3 percent to $1.8 million. Operating expenses jumped 17.9 percent in dollars and 745 basis points as a percentage of sales, to 50.4 percent—the result of increased advertising and promotion costs, plus additional expenses related toMore »

HFN Editorial Deadline for July’s Atlanta Markets

HFN

NEW YORK–HFN is preparing its editorial coverage of the Atlanta International Gift & Home Furnishings Market (July 8-15) and the Atlanta International Area Rug Market (July 9-12). Exhibitors are invited to submit information and high-resolution images of debuting products for possible inclusion. Rug and home decor submissions can be sent to Andrea Lillo (alillo@hfnmag.com), whileMore »

Hamilton Beach, Sub-Zero Align for Housewares

Hamilton Beach

RICHMOND, Va.-Hamilton Beach Brands has entered into a multiyear license agreement with appliance manufacturer Sub-Zero Group to create a line of luxury countertop appliances and kitchen tools under the Wolf Gourmet brand. The Wolf Gourmet products will be positioned as complements for Sub-Zero’s Wolf-branded kitchen appliances. Under the terms of the agreement, Hamilton Beach willMore »

Summer School in Session for Gourmet Catalog

Top Chef Fabio Viviani

DALLAS–Gourmet Catalog & Buying Group will host its 5th Annual Retail Summer School Event during the Atlanta International Gift & Home Furnishings Market this summer. The event, which will take place July 9-10 at AmericasMart, enables housewares vendors, 10 of whom have been added to the group this year, to educate Gourmet Catalog retail membersMore »

IHA to Host Global Forum in June

IHA

ROSEMONT, Ill.-The International Housewares Association will hold the 2014 Global Forum on June 17-18 in Chicago, featuring overviews from housewares retailers from around the world and sessions on international business issues. Sponsored also by the International Business Council, the group of IHA members dedicated to boosting their international business, the Global Forum will include marketMore »