Wink Upgrades Smart Home Hub

Wink, a smart home platform, has introduced Wink Hub 2, a smart home hub created for the consumer.

Dimplex Acquires Cadet Manufacturing

The Glen Dimplex Group has acquired Cadet Manufacturing, a privately owned heating products manufacturer. The sale will close later this fall.

NPD: Heart Rate Monitoring Fuels Wearables Growth

According to the NPD Group Connected Intelligence wearables industry overview and forecast, while overall activity tracker ownership continues to see growth, up more than 11 million devices in the second quarter compared to the year prior, the most substantial growth in the category includes devices with heart rate monitors.

NPD: Heart Rate Monitoring Fuels Wearables Growth

According to the NPD Group Connected Intelligence wearables industry overview and forecast, while overall activity tracker ownership continues to see growth, up more than 11 million devices in the second quarter compared to the year prior, the most substantial growth in the category includes devices with heart rate monitors.

Philips Appoints Bechu Chief Of Operations

Philips has appointed Sophie Bechu as chief of operations and executive vice president.

Remington Sponsors Great American Beard & Moustache Championship

As the facial hair trend continues to gain mainstream attention, Remington and its Beard Boss brand plan to sponsor the 2016 Great American Beard and Moustache Championship.

Wink Upgrades Smart Home Hub

Wink, a smart home platform, has introduced Wink Hub 2, a smart home hub created for the consumer.

Dimplex Acquires Cadet Manufacturing

The Glen Dimplex Group has acquired Cadet Manufacturing, a privately owned heating products manufacturer. The sale will close later this fall.

Brita Partners With Berkeley On Sustainability Efforts

Brita is joining the University of California at Berkeley in a combined effort to increase campus sustainability efforts while offering students and the broader campus community healthier beverage choices.

GE Partners With Amazon For Connected Kitchen

Focusing on its connected solutions for the kitchen, GE Appliances, a Haier company, has partnered with Amazon to allow the Alexa device to control a broad range of GE connected kitchen appliances.

SodaStream Fizzi Makes U.S. Debut

SodaStream’s new entry-level Fizzi home sparkling water maker is now arriving on retail shelves in the U.S.

Midea Introduces New Appliances At IFA

Midea showcased a number of new appliances for the kitchen and home at the IFA 2016 show.

iRobot Names Miller To Board Of Directors

iRobot has named Andrew Miller, evp/chief financial officer at PTC, a global provider of technology platforms and solutions, to its board of directors.

LG Partners With Amazon For Expanding Smart Home Focus

At IFA 2016 in Berlin, LG Electronics demonstrated its expanding smart home ecosystem with more partnerships and collaborations, highlighted by its cooperation with Amazon.

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.

Fox Run Brands Adds To Bakelicious Line

Fox Run Brands has expanded its Bakelicious line of baking tools to include the new Barkitecture mold for chocolate houses, 3-in-1 Flip cookie cutters, an Ugly Sweater cookie cutter and a Naughty and Nice chocolate mold.

Swiss Diamond Introduces Prestige Clad Cookware

Swiss Diamond has introduced Prestige Clad cookware, a stainless steel line featuring a non-stick cooking surface.

Swiss Diamond Introduces Prestige Clad Cookware

Swiss Diamond has introduced Prestige Clad cookware, a stainless steel line featuring a non-stick cooking surface.

Neoflam Launches New Website

In preparation for the fourth quarter of the year, Neoflam has launched a new website and marketing initiatives to increase its cookware brand presence in the U.S. market.

Fox Run Brands Adds To Bakelicious Line

Fox Run Brands has expanded its Bakelicious line of baking tools to include the new Barkitecture mold for chocolate houses, 3-in-1 Flip cookie cutters, an Ugly Sweater cookie cutter and a Naughty and Nice chocolate mold.

Zoku Debuts Mixology Ice Molds

Zoku has debuted its new Mixology ice molds. The food-safe silicone molds are designed to create king-sized ice in three shapes: a jack, sphere and cube.

Lifetime Brands Completes Acquisition Of Focus Products Group Kitchen Division

Lifetime Brands has completed the acquisition of the kitchen division of Focus Products Group.

Kiyasa’s Lehmann Glass Chosen For Two New York City Events

The Kiyasa Group has partnered with two wine related events in New York this fall.

Typhoon Rolls Out Kilner Barrel Beverage Dispenser

Typhoon Homewares is rolling out a new Kilner barrel beverage dispenser.

Retro Design Influences Adesso High Point Lighting

Globular shades are bringing retro style to the portable lighting designs Adesso plans to feature at the Fall High Point Market.

Midwest-CBK Introduces New Home Decor, Gift Collections

For fall, Midwest-CBK is introducing about 450 new home décor and gift designs across its three major labels.

Simplehuman Debuts Foaming Sensor Soap Pump

Simplehuman has leveraged its sensor technology and developed a new foaming sensor soap pump.

Polder Appoints Bergmann VP/Sales

Polder Products has appointed Dwight Bergmann as vp/sales.

Source Direct Partners With NY Now

Source Direct, an import/export trade show group in the U.S., will be expanding to New York by partnering with NY Now. The expansion will launch at the NY Now winter market, to be held February 5 to 8, 2017, at the Javits Convention Center.

IH+HS 2017 To Feature Smart Home Pavilion

The 2017 International Home + Housewares Show will spotlight innovative smart home housewares products in a new IHA Smart Home Pavilion.

Las Vegas Market Continues Gourmet Growth

Las Vegas Market is continuing its gourmet housewares expansion. Six new showrooms in the category will debut at the winter market, which is set to run from January 22 to 26, 2017, at the World Market Center.

Conference Board: Consumer Confidence Best Since Recession

The Conference Board said its Consumer Confidence Index improved in September after gaining in August, and now rates the strongest since the recession.

Hotels Emerge As Next West Elm Horizon

West Elm is expanding into the travel and hospitality business with the launch of West Elm Hotels.