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Celebrity Chef’s Update

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Celebrity chefs continue to spark housewares sales. Not surprisingly, the recent International Home + Housewares Show was the site of some notable entries into the celebrity chef field. Meanwhile, some of the biggest chefs added to their offerings. Rick Bayless | Gorham Award-winning chef, cookbook author and restaurant owner Rick Bayless has partnered with GorhamMore »

Pondering Millennials

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By Duke Ratliff Call them a marketer’s dream—or nightmare—the consumer segment dubbed “millennials” (consumers aged 18-34) is starting to make its presence felt in the home furnishings industry. Attention-getting products targeting millennials have been seen at every trade show this year. These items are usually inventive, colorful or unusual in some way—perfectly reflecting the quirky,More »

Lifetime’s Simon to Retire; Bial, Mackrell Promoted

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GARDEN CITY, N.Y.–Glenn Simon, group president of Lifetime Brands’ tabletop division and a longtime industry veteran, will retire April 11, the company said, and two other tabletop executives, Scott Bial and David Mackrell, have been promoted. Simon, a 34-year industry veteran, joined Lifetime Brands in 2007 as president of the dinnerware and glassware division, andMore »

Lifetime’s Robert Reichenbach, 65

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GARDEN CITY, N.Y.–Lifetime Brands Executive Vice President Robert Edmund Reichenbach died on Dec. 10. He was 65. Reichenbach, who amassed more than 40 years of experience in the housewares and retail industries, was also president of the Cookware Manufacturers Association. “Bob was both a friend and a most valuable associate who inspired all of us,”More »