Tag Archives: Lifetime Brands

Rethinking Flatware

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The category gets a lift from more variable configurations and a fresh approach to design By Allison Zisko Flatware introductions at next month’s Tabletop Show will address consumer preferences with new, more practical configurations, more add-on options and more fashionable flatware that keeps pace with design trends. This more flexible approach—giving consumers what they reallyMore »

Lifetime Brands Q2 Net Loss Hits $3.2 Million

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GARDEN CITY, N.Y.-Lower gross margin and increased expenses led Lifetime Brands to a second-quarter net loss of $3.2 million, compared to a net loss of $568,000 in the second quarter of last year. Gross margin in the quarter, which ended on June 30, was down 207 basis points to 35.42 percent—the result, according to LifetimeMore »

Dallas Market Center Embarks on Renovations

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DALLAS–Dallas Market Center has begun to renovate the Housewares and the Expo areas of the Trade Mart to meet the needs of the growing luxury gift, lifestyle design and gourmet housewares categories in Dallas, the DMC said. The initial phase will overhaul and modernize these two sections on the second floor of the Trade MartMore »

Tea Time

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By Allison Zisko The market for tea-related products in housewares is heating up. According to the Tea Association of the U.S.A., the tea industry in the U.S. continues to flourish, with a wholesale value of roughly $10 billion in retail sales last year. New types of tea, new formulations of tea (particularly the growth ofMore »

Lifetime Q1 Loss Jumps; Sales Gain 20 Percent

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GARDEN CITY, N.Y.-Although sales rose by a robust 20 percent, Lifetime Brands’ first-quarter net loss reached $2.9 million, compared to a net loss of $632,000 in its first quarter of last year. Net sales totaled $118.4 million in the quarter, which ended on March 31, and gross margin gained 63 basis points to finish atMore »

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 »