The Companion Group To Feature Virtual Reality Experience At NHS

The Companion Group will feature a virtual reality experience in its booth at the National Hardware Show, held in Las Vegas next month, to help promote its new line of all-natural insect repellents, Not In My Backyard.

CPSC Recalls EZDRY Food Dehydrators

The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission has issued a recall for EZDRY Food Dehydrators, saying the unit can overheat, posing fire and burn hazards.

Garmin Expands Wearable Fitness Lineup

Garmin has added to its vívosmart lineup of fitness trackers with the launch of the vívosmart 3, an activity tracker with an ultra-slim design and new tracking features.

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.

Former Lasko Products Chairman Oscar Lasko Passes At 96

Oscar Lasko, former chairman of home comfort appliance manufacturer and marketer Lasko Products, died on April 2. He was 96.

Philips Enters Home Environment Category With Connected Lineup

Philips has entered the home environment category with the launch of an app-connected line of air purifiers and humidifiers at the recent International Home + Housewares Show.

CPSC Recalls EZDRY Food Dehydrators

The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission has issued a recall for EZDRY Food Dehydrators, saying the unit can overheat, posing fire and burn hazards.

NuWave Adds Oland To Culinary Team

NuWave is expanding its culinary team with the addition of chef David Oland.

iRobot Files Patent Infringement Suits

Robotic vacuum supplier iRobot has taken legal action against five floor care suppliers, claiming that each of the companies have used its patented technology without permission.

Bobsweep Launches Dustin Robotic Vacuum

Bobsweep has added to its smart home focused robotic vacuum line with the new Dustin model.

Oxo Introduces Good Grips Quick Release Apple Corer

Oxo has introduced its Good Grips Quick Release apple corer. The company said the tool is designed with squeeze handles that grips onto the apple core and then releases it so consumers can throw it right into the trash.

Kuhn Rikon Debuts Silver Star, Black Star Frying Pans

Kuhn Rikon is bringing two new fry pan collections to the market, dubbed the Silver Star and Black Star frying pan lines.

Kyocera Introduces Ceramic Cookware Sets

Kyocera has introduced four new ceramic coated non-stick cookware sets, featuring the brand’s proprietary Gen-2 ceramic non-stick coating technology.

Kyocera Introduces Ceramic Cookware Sets

Kyocera has introduced four new ceramic coated non-stick cookware sets, featuring the brand’s proprietary Gen-2 ceramic non-stick coating technology.

Little Big Town’s Kimberly Schlapman To Launch Kitchenware On HSN 

Kimberly Schlapman of the country music group Little Big Town will launch the Love & Daisies line of kitchenware on HSN. The premiere is scheduled to air live on April 19.

Oxo Introduces Good Grips Quick Release Apple Corer

Oxo has introduced its Good Grips Quick Release apple corer. The company said the tool is designed with squeeze handles that grips onto the apple core and then releases it so consumers can throw it right into the trash.

Villeroy & Boch Introduces Clever Cooking Lineup

Villeroy & Boch has introduced its Clever Cooking range of kitchenware. The company stated that the collection includes oven-safe products made of heat-retaining ceramic with multi-functional features.

Lifetime Brands Rejects Takeover Bid

Lifetime Brands has rejected a takeover bid from Mill Road Capital Management, which currently owns more than 10% of the New York-based housewares supplier.

LSA International Presents Gin Collection

LSA International debuted the Gin Grand serving set at its Forty One Madison showroom during the New York Tabletop Market. The set is a collection of gin glassware and accessories.

Libbey Pressured In First Quarter

Libbey Inc. reported preliminary financial results for its first quarter ended March 31, 2017, pointing to market pressures and investments impacting a decline in sales and a net loss.

Browning Named GelPro National Sales Manager

GelPro, known for its gel and foam-filled comfort flooring solutions, has named industry veteran Web Browning as national sales manager.

Sauder Prepares Boulevard Cafe Collection For High Point

For the Spring High Point Market, Sauder is preparing several prototype collections including Boulevard Café.

Newell Brands Releases New Ball Jars

Newell Brands has released the latest introductions of Ball home canning products in time for the 2017 canning season.

Newell Brands Closes Rubbermaid, Sistema Deals

Newell Brands has completed two transactions in the storage and organization segment, including the sale of its Rubbermaid consumer storage container business.

LIMA Slates Licensing University Seminars

The International Licensing Industry Merchandisers’ Association has developed a Licensing University seminar program to help inform participants in the Licensing Week events in Las Vegas this May about hot topics in the industry.

HomeWorld Named U.S. Housewares Media Sponsor For Home Improvement eRetailer Summit

HOMEWORLD BUSINESS® has been named the U.S. housewares media sponsor of the second annual Home Improvement eRetailer Summit in connection with the event’s expanded home products scope.

Las Vegas Market Opens Summer Registration

The Las Vegas Market has opened registration for the summer market. The market runs July 30 to August 3 at the Las Vegas World Market Center.

MacKenzie-Childs To Debut On Evine

MacKenzie-Childs will make its Evine debut on May 3 with an on-air takeover of the network dubbed “MacKenzie-Childs Home TV.”

Fred’s Adds Two To Board

Fred’s Inc. had added two new board members as the company awaits a decision from the Federal Trade Commission on its acquisition of 865 Rite Aid locations.

West Elm To Open Fort Worth Store

This summer, West Elm is opening its first Fort Worth, TX, location in the development at 2869 West 7th St.