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Lodge to Enter Stainless Steel, Silicone Categories at Housewares Show

Lodge to Enter Stainless Steel, Silicone Categories at Housewares Show

SOUTH PITTSBURG, Tenn.-Having manufactured cast-iron cookware in the United States since 1986, Lodge Manufacturing is now expanding into stainless steel cookware and silicone accessories. Launching next month at the International Home + Housewares Show, the stainless steel cookware will be part of a nine-piece set available in May. It will include a 1.9-quart stainless steelMore »

MindsInSync Partners with Loews Hotels

MindsInSync Partners with Loews Hotels

NEW YORK–MindsInSync has reached an agreement with Loews Hotels through which guests at the hotels who travel with pets receive a complimentary Microdry Ultimate Luxury Memory Foam Pet Mat. The pet mat is part of the Microdry product group, which also includes a bath mat. Loews will offer the mat at all 18 of itsMore »

Murray Feiss Presents Awards at Annual Salesmen Dinner

Murray Feiss Presents Awards at Annual Salesmen Dinner

NEW YORK-Lighting company Murray Feiss recognized Neil Graves and Tri State Sales and Service as its Sales Agency of the Year for 2010 at its annual sales representative appreciation dinner held last month in Dallas. “Neil represents the best of our sales force,” said Maria Scutaro, vice president, sales and marketing. “He is always strivingMore »

James Beard Award Winners to Participate in Housewares Charity Gala

James Beard Award Winners to Participate in Housewares Charity Gala

ROSEMONT, Ill.–Six chefs who have won the James Beard Award will prepare specialties for attendees at the 14th annual Housewares Charity Foundation gala on March 7 at the Hilton Hotel in Chicago. The chefs are Tony Mantuano of Spiaggia, Shawn McClain of Green Zebra, Arun Sampanthavivat of Arun’s Thai Restaurant, Marcus Samuelson of Red RoosterMore »

Freshness and Energy at Ambiente

Freshness and Energy at Ambiente

FRANKFURT, Germany–The Ambiente fair here in Frankfurt winds down today, capping five days of fresh, design-led product introductions and a general feeling that business has noticeably improved since last year’s show. Manufacturers across all product categories presented new products in fashionable colorways, played with new and eye-catching finishes, and tweaked products to make them moreMore »

Retail Sales Tick Up in January

Retail Sales Tick Up in January

WASHINGTON–Sales by U.S. retailers totaled $381.6 billion in January, up 0.3 percent from December and 7.8 percent from January 2010, according to figures released this morning by the U.S. Census Bureau. For retailers that offer home furnishings, the first month of the year presented a mixed picture. Sales at general-merchandise stores rose 0.8 percent, includingMore »

Davis Upped to Head Walmart Global Consumer Insights

Davis Upped to Head Walmart Global Consumer Insights

BENTONVILLE, Ark.–Walmart has promoted Cindy Davis to executive vice president of global consumer insights, a new department in the company. As head of this new team, Davis is responsible for helping both Walmart and Sam’s Club understand broad consumer trends, providing insights into customers needs throughout the world and creating advanced analytical tools to supportMore »

One Kings Lane Receives $23M from Investors

One Kings Lane Receives $23M from Investors

SAN FRANCISCO–One Kings Lane, the private online shopping destination for home decor, furnishings and accessories, has raised $23 million in Series B financing, co-led by existing investor Kleiner Perkins Caufield & Byers and new investor Greylock Partners.  Additional participants include existing investors First Round Capital and Reid Hoffman, as well as new investors TriplePoint CapitalMore »