Braun Updates Men’s Grooming Portfolio

Braun has updated its styling portfolio by launching a new range of multi-grooming kits and beard trimmers. The new range includes four styling kits and two beard trimmers.

iRobot Names Finney To Board Of Directors

iRobot Corp. has named Elisha Finney, evp/chief financial officer at Varian Medical Systems, to its board of directors.

Beauty Brands Develop Connected Hair Brush

A three-way collaboration between Kérastase, Withings and L’Oréal’s research and innovation technology incubator has launched a connected hair brush capable of advanced hair care analysis.

Braun Updates Men’s Grooming Portfolio

Braun has updated its styling portfolio by launching a new range of multi-grooming kits and beard trimmers. The new range includes four styling kits and two beard trimmers.

Beauty Brands Develop Connected Hair Brush

A three-way collaboration between Kérastase, Withings and L’Oréal’s research and innovation technology incubator has launched a connected hair brush capable of advanced hair care analysis.

Qardio Launches Wearable ECG Monitor

Qardio, Inc. has launched a wearable electrocardiogram (ECG/EKG) monitor, QardioCore.

LG Launches Smart Home Robotic Hub

LG Electronics showcased a new lineup of intelligent robots at CES as part of its innovations in artificial intelligence and developments in the IoT ecosystem, including its take on the smart home hub.

FTC Launches IoT Security Challenge

Due to recently exposed vulnerabilities of Internet of Things (IoT) devices, the Federal Trade Commission is launching the IoT Home Inspector Challenge, challenging the public to create a tool that will address security vulnerabilities caused by out-of-date software in IoT devices.

LG Recalls Portable Air Conditioners

LG Electronics, in cooperation with the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC), has recalled three portable air conditioner models due to risk of fire.

Keurig, Anheuser-Busch To Develop Home Alcohol Drink System

Anheuser-Busch InBev (AB InBev) and Keurig Green Mountain have entered into a joint venture focused on the research and development of an in-home alcohol drink system.

Vitamix Introduces Ascent Series Blenders

Vitamix has introduced its Ascent Series blenders, a new line designed for high-performance blending, the company said.

Black+Decker Launches Robotic Vacuum Line

Black+Decker has expanded its floor care portfolio and entered the robotic vacuum market with its Smartech robotic vacuum line. The new robotic vacuums connect to the brand’s mobile app via Bluetooth, allowing users to control the vacuums from their smartphone.

LG Advances CordZero Vacuum Cleaner Line

LG Electronics will introduce the next generation of its CordZero premium vacuum cleaners at CES 2017, to be held in Las Vegas this week.

Nest Launches Cast Iron Cookware

Nest, a Providence, RI-based cookware and furniture company, has made its entry into the cookware market and has launched several new cast iron pieces.

Hammer Stahl Introduces Entertaining Series

Hammer Stahl is introducing the Entertaining Series and is marking the launch with a special January promotion designed to drive consumers to specialty gourmet retailers, the company said.

Bialetti Introduces Glass Pour Over Coffee Maker

Bialetti debuted a glass pour over coffee maker at the Atlanta Market.

Nest Launches Cast Iron Cookware

Nest, a Providence, RI-based cookware and furniture company, has made its entry into the cookware market and has launched several new cast iron pieces.

Hammer Stahl Introduces Entertaining Series

Hammer Stahl is introducing the Entertaining Series and is marking the launch with a special January promotion designed to drive consumers to specialty gourmet retailers, the company said.

Columbian Home Products Names Powell VP/Sales

Brent Powell has been named vp/sales by Columbian Home Products. According to the company, he will be responsible for the sales of all Columbian brands to all channels of trade.

Heirloom Living Brings Silicone Spatulas To Market

Heirloom Living has brought its Professional Collection of silicone spatulas and spoonulas to market.

Charles Viancin Offers ‘Feel The Seal’ Display In Atlanta

Charles Viancin has debuted a new interactive retail display called “Feel the Seal” at the Atlanta Market.

EveryWare Global Changes Name To The Oneida Group

EveryWare Global has changed its corporate name to The Oneida Group, a “key initiative to support the company’s transformation, growth and cultural development strategies,” according to the company.

Homer Laughlin China Unveils New Fiesta Color In Atlanta

The Homer Laughlin China Company is unveiling its Fiesta color of the year for 2017 at the Atlanta International Gift & Home Furnishings Market this week: Daffodil, a vibrant golden yellow.

Cost Plus Revisits Craft Global Design Program

Cost Plus World Market has relaunched its Craft program, which features rotating global furnishings styles, as a focused collection of artisan crafts that begins with the theme Morocco.

Adesso Adds Distinctive Lamp Design To Assortment

As the Winter Las Vegas Market approaches, Adesso plans to highlight a range of new furnishings designs including the eclectic retro Donovan table lamp.

Bahil Joins Office Star To Boost E-Commerce Operations

Patrick Bahil has joined Office Star Products as national e-commerce sales manager.

Newell To Acquire Sistema, Smith Mountain

Newell Brands has entered into a definitive agreement to acquire New Zealand-based food storage container company Sistema Plastics, for $470 million.

Ball Debuts New Storage Jars

Newell Brands has introduced two new Ball brand jars, the first fall product launch for the home canning company in 10 years.

Las Vegas Market Grows Temp Pavilions

The Las Vegas Market will welcome nearly 200 new and returning companies for the upcoming winter market, among more than 500 temporary gift and home décor exhibitors in The Pavilions at Las Vegas Market, held January 22 to 25, 2017.

2017 IH+HS Sold Out, New Focus On Smart Home 

The 2017 International Home + Housewares Show, to be held in Chicago March 18 through 21, sold out in late December, more than 11 weeks before opening day, according to the International Housewares Association.

IHA Appoints Murphy VP/International, Reynolds To Retire

The International Housewares Association has appointed Jeff Murphy as vp/international, effective February 1. In addition, Perry Reynolds will retire March 31 after 20 years at the association.

First Insight: Retailers Driving Markdown Mania

According to a study from First Insights, a pricing technology solutions firm, bargain hunting is having a big effect on retail prospects today, with 45% of women who responded to a survey stating that they must see a markdown of 41% or greater to even enter a store today.

Croom Named Lowe’s CFO

Lowe’s has promoted Marshall Croom to the position of chief financial officer. Croom succeeds Robert Hull Jr., who announced plans to retire after 17 years at Lowe’s.

Visa: Holiday Sales Growth Spurred By E-Commerce

According to the Visa Retail Spending Monitor, the holidays were the merriest they have been in sales terms for at least five years.