CTA Develops Smart Home Security Checklist

The Consumer Technology Association (CTA) has created the Connected Home Security Checklist Tool, an internet-connected device security checklist for installers of smart home technology.

NSF Certifies Aquasana Filters To Reduce PFOA, PFOS

Aquasana’s drinking water filters, both countertop and under the sink, are said to be the first filtration appliances to earn certification to a new protocol developed by NSF International. The protocol is said to verify a water treatment device’s ability to reduce PFOA and PFOS, chemicals used to make Teflon, to below the health advisory levels set by the EPA, according to the company.

Wahl Launches On The Go Grooming Tools

Wahl launched a variety of new grooming tools at the International Home + Housewares Show, including a complete trimming and haircutting kit and new shavers.

Wahl Launches On The Go Grooming Tools

Wahl launched a variety of new grooming tools at the International Home + Housewares Show, including a complete trimming and haircutting kit and new shavers.

Conair Launches Hair Care, Grooming Tools

Conair has launched a variety of new personal care appliances at the International Home + Housewares Show.

Remington Expands Hair Care, Grooming Portfolio

Spectrum Brands has launched new personal care appliances from Remington for both men and women at the International Home + Housewares Show.

CTA Develops Smart Home Security Checklist

The Consumer Technology Association (CTA) has created the Connected Home Security Checklist Tool, an internet-connected device security checklist for installers of smart home technology.

NSF Certifies Aquasana Filters To Reduce PFOA, PFOS

Aquasana’s drinking water filters, both countertop and under the sink, are said to be the first filtration appliances to earn certification to a new protocol developed by NSF International. The protocol is said to verify a water treatment device’s ability to reduce PFOA and PFOS, chemicals used to make Teflon, to below the health advisory levels set by the EPA, according to the company.

Blueair Broadens Purifier Assortment, Air Quality Initiatives

In December, Blueair, an air purification manufacturer, was officially acquired by Unilever, one of the world’s leading suppliers of food, refreshment, home and personal care products, and showcased some of the initial fruits of the merger at the International Home + Housewares Show.

SodaStream Launches Aqua Fizz Sparkling Water Maker

SodaStream is launching its Aqua Fizz sparkling water maker at the International Home + Housewares Show.

Gourmia Expands Smart Home Electrics Mix

Small electrics supplier Gourmia will showcase an assortment of smart home appliances with select items equipped with cameras to allow the user to monitor the cooking process when not near the unit.

Neato Expands Smart Home Assortment

Neato expanded its connected floor care assortment with two new robotic vacuums, the WiFi-enabled Botvac D3 and Botvac D5, which were launched at this year’s International Home + Housewares Show.

Midea Unveils Eureka Branded Vacuum Cleaners

Midea has launched its first floor care appliances under its recently acquired Eureka brand, at the International Home + Housewares Show, here.

Lifetime’s West Blade Graters Roll Out At Williams-Sonoma

Lifetime Brands has debuted its West Blade technology, which is featured in a new line of graters and zesters. The line of kitchen tools is currently available exclusively at Williams-Sonoma through 2017 and will be available to additional retailers in 2018.

Hampton Forge Introduces Skandia Forte Copper Collection

Hampton Forge has introduced the Skandia Forte Copper collection, which includes cutlery, flatware, kitchen gadgets and tools, and barware.

Bodum Debuts Melior Pour Over Coffee Makers

Bodum introduced its Melior coffee dripper at the recent International Home + Housewares Show.

Nordic Ware Grows Cookware, Bakeware Assortment

Nordic Ware is bringing several new cookware and bakeware products to showcase at the International Home + Housewares Show.

Gibson Grows Crock-Pot, Oster Cookware Collections

Gibson Overseas is offering new cookware from several of its major collections at the International Home + Housewares Show. The company has pieces from its Crock-Pot and Oster lines, as well as its Weight Watchers collaboration.

Lifetime’s West Blade Graters Roll Out At Williams-Sonoma

Lifetime Brands has debuted its West Blade technology, which is featured in a new line of graters and zesters. The line of kitchen tools is currently available exclusively at Williams-Sonoma through 2017 and will be available to additional retailers in 2018.

Hampton Forge Introduces Skandia Forte Copper Collection

Hampton Forge has introduced the Skandia Forte Copper collection, which includes cutlery, flatware, kitchen gadgets and tools, and barware.

Bodum Debuts Melior Pour Over Coffee Makers

Bodum introduced its Melior coffee dripper at the recent International Home + Housewares Show.

Tabletop Veteran Marton, 63, Passes

Tabletop industry veteran Dennis Marton, who most recently served as senior vp/marketing at Lenox Corp., died Thursday after a brief illness. He was 63.

Patina Vie’s Licensed Disney Tableware Debuts At Anthropologie

Disney’s “Beauty and the Beast” film opened in theaters on March 17 and in conjunction with its release, Disney partnered with designer brand Patina Vie to debut a Be Our Guest inspired entertaining line at Anthropologie.

Burmeister Appointed Libbey CFO

Libbey has appointed James Burmeister to vp/CFO. Burmeister will join the company on March 30 and will have accountability for Libbey’s worldwide finance organization and for implementing financial and operating strategies to support the company’s drive to improve its financial performance.

Umbra Brings Decorative Clocks To Housewares Show

Umbra will once again be attending the International Home + Housewares Show, providing a sampling of its line of storage items, kitchen products, and furniture, including a range of items to decorate wall space.

Gonzalez Named Twin-Star CEO

Twin-Star International has appointed Lori Gonzalez CEO, effective March 13.

Cosco Unveils Rebranding

In addition to furniture introductions, Cosco is using its booth at the International Home + Housewares Show to feature the results of its recent rebranding effort.

Widgeteer Debuts Snips Food Storage Brand

Widgeteer Inc. is debuting a new food specific storage brand to the U.S., Snips, at the International Home + Housewares Show.

FHE Launches Kvell Home Brand

Toronto-based storage and home accessories group The FHE Group Inc. is debuting a new brand for the home, Kvell, at the International Home + Housewares Show.

IH+HS Preps Smart Home Experience For Chicago

This year at the International Home + Housewares Show, attendees can expect to see a new focus on connected home devices and the concept of smart home in the form of educational content and a dedicated smart home pavilion.

Dallas Market Sets Construction Schedule For Design Center

The Dallas Market Center has set a construction schedule for its Interior Home + Design Center. The new 220,000-square-foot wholesale marketplace serving interior designers and retailers will open its first phase in time for the June 2017 Dallas Total Home & Gift Market.

Target Readies ‘Reimagined’ Store Initiative

As it plans a modernizing 500-location remodeling program for 2018 and 2019, Target Corp. has unveiled design elements for what the company characterized as its most ambitious store redesign to date. The redesign will be showcased at a store in the Houston suburb of Richmond near Grand Parkway Southwest this October.

Bankrupt hhgregg Loses Potential Purchaser

Just weeks after announcing it was filing for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection and that it had a potential buyer, hhgregg has terminated its previously announced nonbinding term sheet with the anonymous party to purchase substantially all of the assets of the company.