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IHA to Debut Inspired Home for Consumers

IHA Inspired Home

ROSEMONT, Ill.–The International Housewares Association (IHA) will launch a new consumer engagement initiative this fall, called Inspired Home, designed to directly market its members’ housewares products to consumers. HFN reported on the initiative last month. The IHA officially announced the launch and the name of the program this week. IHA said it will continue itsMore »

Anna’s Linens Offers Discount to AARP Members

Anna's Linens

WASHINGTON-Anna’s Linens is offering members of AARP (formerly the American Association of Retired Persons) a 10 percent discount off their entire purchases, every day of the week. The retailer is offering this option through an arrangement with AARP Services, which manages provider relationships and performs quality-control oversight for a wide range of products that carryMore »

The Legacy Companies Acquires Regal Ware’s Drinking Water Purification Business

Legacy Companies

FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla.–The Legacy Companies has completed the acquisition of Regal Ware’s Drinking Water Purification and Filtration Business Unit, headquartered in Kewaskum, Wisc. The acquisition of Regal Ware’s Water Purification business strengthens Legacy’s health and wellness appliance segment through the addition of brands such as DOL-FYN, Dove, Nautilus, Ultra Clean, Milennium (Canada), Aquavie (European Union,More »

Surya to Introduce Array of New Looks at Summer Markets

Molino Collection

CALHOUN, Ga.–Surya will debut a number of home accessory collections at the upcoming summer markets. Reflecting a wide spectrum of innovative constructions, material combinations, color palettes and styles, the latest designs will be displayed in Surya’s showroom at the Atlanta International Gift & Home Furnishings Market (AmericasMart 11-A-1) and Las Vegas Market (WMC C-400). AmongMore »

Keurig to Offer Nestle Coffee-Mate K-Cups

Keurig Green Mountain

WATERBURY, Vt.-Keurig Green Mountain and Nestle USA have reached a multiyear agreement to offer Keurig K-Cup packs with Nestle Coffee-Mate-branded coffee with creamer. The two companies will debut the new Nestle Coffee-Mate 2 in 1 K-Cup packs in original and French vanilla flavors on keurig.com this fall, and in stores in spring 2015. The packsMore »

Helen of Troy Closes on Healthy Directions Acquisition

HelenOfTroy

EL PASO, Texas-Helen of Troy has completed its acquisition of Healthy Directions, the manufacturer of vitamins, minerals, supplements and other health products. The purchase price was about $195 million in cash, subject to certain customary closing adjustments. Julien Mininberg, Helen of Troy’s CEO, described the deal as “a great strategic fit” for the company. “TheMore »

Updated Showrooms and New Market Club on Tap in Atlanta

AmericasMart

ATLANTA–Attendees at AmericasMart’s Atlanta International Area Rug Market next week will see both new and expanded showrooms, updated buyer amenities and design-driven educational programming. The strategic integration of the Home and Rug collections in AmericasMart Building 1 continues on Floors 3 through 6. On Floor 3, Oriental rug resource Neman International will have a newMore »

George Foreman Grills Launch “Grillfriend” Campaign

George Foreman Grills

MIDDLETON, Wis.-The George Foreman grill brand has unveiled a multimedia advertising campaign titled “Meet My Grillfriend!” The initiative includes the brand’s first television spot in three years, along with mobile advertising and social-media efforts. It goes along with the launch of six new models of grills at retail, and will highlight the grills’ advanced features.More »