Primo Water Gains In Q2

Primo Water Corporation, a provider of multi-gallon purified bottled water, self-service refill water and water dispensers, reported a net sales increase of 6.1% to $34.4 million for the second quarter ended June 30, 2016, driven by an increase in water segment net sales.

Whirlpool Expanding KitchenAid’s Ohio DC

Whirlpool Corporation continues expanding its Greenville, Ohio, manufacturing and distribution facility with the ground breaking of a new project that will nearly double the facility.

Philips Launches Connected Health Assortment

Philips has launched a suite of connected health devices with a fully integrated companion HealthSuite app.

Fitbit Appoints Pellegrini VP/Digital Health

Fitbit has appointed Adam Pellegrini as vp/digital health, beginning September 6.

Primo Water Gains In Q2

Primo Water Corporation, a provider of multi-gallon purified bottled water, self-service refill water and water dispensers, reported a net sales increase of 6.1% to $34.4 million for the second quarter ended June 30, 2016, driven by an increase in water segment net sales.

Unilever Acquires Blueair

Blueair, a Sweden-based manufacturer of air purifiers, has been acquired by Unilever.

Focus On Sparkling Water Fuels SodaStream Q2 Growth

Second quarter sales at SodaStream were up more than 17% with company officials reporting that the ongoing effort to position its appliances around sparkling water is continuing to gain traction.

Newell Chief Commercial Officer Arcuri To Leave Company

Joseph Arcuri, Newell Brands chief commercial officer, will leave the company on August 31, the company announced in an 8-K filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission.

TTI Revenues Grow In First Half Of 2016

Techtronic Industries (TTI), which owns the Hoover, Oreck and Dirt Devil floor care appliance brand portfolio, has reported revenue growth in the first half of 2016, driven by growth in its power equipment segment and cordless products.

iRobot Launches Connected Roomba 960 Vacuum

iRobot has launched its Roomba 960 robotic vacuum, designed with intelligent visual navigation and the company’s Home app control with wireless connectivity.

Dyson Launches Robotic Vacuum

Dyson is launching its Dyson 360 Eye robotic vacuum in the U.S. market.

Wendell August Partners With Warther Cutlery

Metal giftware brand Wendell August has partnered with Warther Cutlery, an Ohio kitchen knife manufacturer, on a new line of cutting boards.

Le Creuset Rolls Out Digital Culinary Program

Le Creuset has introduced a new digital culinary program for its wholesale customers.

All-Clad Launches D5 Hybrid Cookware Collection

All-Clad has launched its new d5 Hybrid cookware collection, which combines stainless steel and non-stick properties into one pan.

Love Cooking, Harry & David Team On Housewares Collection

Love Cooking Company has entered into a licensing agreement with Harry & David. The new collection of housewares will include bakeware, dinnerware, serveware, home textiles and barbecue products.

Wendell August Partners With Warther Cutlery

Metal giftware brand Wendell August has partnered with Warther Cutlery, an Ohio kitchen knife manufacturer, on a new line of cutting boards.

Le Creuset Rolls Out Digital Culinary Program

Le Creuset has introduced a new digital culinary program for its wholesale customers.

Make International Joins Forty One Madison Roster

United Kingdom-based tableware company Make International has opened its first-ever showroom in North America, at Forty One Madison, housed in a 1,000 square foot space on the building’s 17th floor.

Robinson Home Appoints Patterson President

Robinson Home Products, which holds the license for Oneida consumer product categories in the U.S., has appointed Ross Patterson president. Former president and CEO Jim Walsh will retain the role of CEO, remaining involved in the strategic direction of the company.

Housewares Veteran Launches SophistiPlate Single Use Tableware

SophistiPlate, LLC, a new company formed early in 2016, will launch a high-end disposable tableware line in early September targeted toward higher-end grocery, specialty and independent stores.

Umbra Focuses On Style, Function For Fall

Umbra has launched a collection of organization and home decor products for fall with the goal of helping create a home that is both stylish and functional, the company stated.

River Of Goods Delivers Lighting Collections For NY Now

Lighting and home decor supplier River of Goods will debut an exclusive new licensed lighting collection for Poetic Wanderlust by Tracy Porter during NY Now.

OFM Expands Fabric Offering

OFM, an office and school furniture manufacturer and distributor, has renewed its partnerships with five leading fabric companies and is expanding its upholstery options.

Stasher To Showcase Snack Sized Bags At NY Now

Stasher, a brand that presents a plastic-free alternative to traditional storage bags and containers, has expanded its eco-friendly collection to include a snack size alternative in modern prints.

O-Cedar Launches Social Media Campaign

O-Cedar is launching a social media campaign designed to reach parents who have shifted their cleaning habits to the back-to-school season.

NY Now Reveals Best New Product Awards

During the summer market, NY Now revealed new product award winners in the show’s Best New Product, Best in Market, Best Exclusive Launch, and Eco Choice categories.

Dallas Market Center Debuts Gourmet Gold Housewares Awards

The first annual Gourmet Gold Housewares Awards, sponsored by GOURMET INSIDER®, sister publication to HOMEWORLD BUSINESS®, will be held at Dallas Market Center during the Dallas Total Home & Gift Market, January 18-24, 2017.

Gift Buyer Attendance Up At Summer Las Vegas Market

The Las Vegas Market reported an 8% increase in attendance at its summer market, which wrapped up earlier this month, over last year, with gift buyer attendance up 28%.

Staples Tests Mobile Back-To-School Shopping List

In a new technology initiative, Staples has launched a beta test available on its mobile iOS app that allows consumers to send photos of back-to-school lists via the company’s Easy System and, as a result, prompt shoppers to populate their shopping carts with the products listed.

Wayfair Names Robinson VP/Operations Product Innovation

Wayfair has appointed Doran Robinson vp/operations product innovation.

Target Offering One-Day Store, Web Discount

With consumers shopping for back-to-school needs and possibly looking for items for an end-of-summer Labor Day weekend celebration, Target is offering a 10% off coupon that can be used on nearly all products purchased in store or online.