Honeywell Seeks To Halt Smart Home Merger

In response to the planned acquisition of two divisions of Icontrol Networks by Alarm.com, Honeywell International has filed an antitrust suit claiming the combined entity of two of its competitors would result in 70% share of the market for software that allows remote operation of connected products and devices, according to a report by the New Jersey Law Journal.

OCF Survey Shows Smart Home Growth, Recognizes Challenges

The Open Connectivity Foundation (OCF), an Internet of Things (IoT) standards foundation, has concluded a survey taken at CES 2017 in Las Vegas, which surveyed 250 respondents at the show to gauge the growth and challenges surrounding connected devices.

Blueair Raises Air Quality Awareness

In an effort to raise air quality awareness, Blueair has launched Air View, a free digital service that shows outdoor air hazards based on address.

Lady Gaga’s Super Bowl Prep Includes Dyson Hair Dryer

Lady Gaga used Dyson’s new Supersonic hair dryer while preparing for her Super Bowl halftime show, according to an article by PopSugar.

Under Armour Reports Q4, Full Year Sales Gains

Under Armour, Inc. reported revenues were up 12% to $1.3 billion, driven by a 5% increase in wholesale revenue to $742 million and a 23% increase in direct-to-consumer revenues to $518 million for its fourth quarter 2016.

Honeywell Seeks To Halt Smart Home Merger

In response to the planned acquisition of two divisions of Icontrol Networks by Alarm.com, Honeywell International has filed an antitrust suit claiming the combined entity of two of its competitors would result in 70% share of the market for software that allows remote operation of connected products and devices, according to a report by the New Jersey Law Journal.

OCF Survey Shows Smart Home Growth, Recognizes Challenges

The Open Connectivity Foundation (OCF), an Internet of Things (IoT) standards foundation, has concluded a survey taken at CES 2017 in Las Vegas, which surveyed 250 respondents at the show to gauge the growth and challenges surrounding connected devices.

Blueair Raises Air Quality Awareness

In an effort to raise air quality awareness, Blueair has launched Air View, a free digital service that shows outdoor air hazards based on address.

Gold’s Gym To Launch Small Electrics Line

Gold’s Gym has entered into a partnership with C+A Global to develop Gold’s Gym’s own line of small kitchen appliances such as blenders, juicers, healthy grills along with a line of protein powders.

Smeg Introduces New Citrus Juicer

Smeg is bringing a new, retro-inspired citrus juicer to the market.

Black + Decker Launches Pet-Friendly Vacuums

Black + Decker has launched its first line of home cleaning products designed for pets. The new lineup includes cordless lithium ion hand vacuums, a 20V Max 2-in-1 cordless vacuum and robotic vacuums.

iRobot Invests In Wellness Technologies

iRobot Ventures, the strategic investment arm of iRobot, has invested in Intuition Robotics, a developer of social companion technologies.

Hoover Launches New Brand Campaign

Hoover is undergoing a major rebranding effort, which looks to build on the brand’s heritage while modernizing the way it is perceived in the marketplace. The new campaign, “A New Generation of Clean,” builds upon the brand’s legacy while addressing the needs of today’s active family, the company said.

Kuhn Rikon Introduces Cheese Knife Set

Kuhn Rikon has introduced the Colori+ Cheese Knife Set, a trio of knives designed to cut bread, fruit and cheese.

Clipper Launches Viking Hard Anodized Cookware

Clipper Corporation has launched a new heavy gauge hard anodized non-stick line of cookware to its licensed Viking line.

Woll Expands Diamond Lite Pro Cookware Line

Woll, which is distributed by Frieling USA, has expanded and enhanced its Diamond Lite cast aluminum cookware collection with the new Diamond Lite Pro.

Berndes To Introduce Vario Click Induction Cookware

Berndes will showcase its new Vario Click non-stick induction plus cookware at the International Home + Housewares Show.

Kuhn Rikon Introduces Cheese Knife Set

Kuhn Rikon has introduced the Colori+ Cheese Knife Set, a trio of knives designed to cut bread, fruit and cheese.

Taylor Precision Products Rebrands To Filament Brands

Taylor Precision Products has introduced Filament Brands, the company’s new corporate brand, logo, and website. According to the company, the rebranding reflects both the evolution of the company as well as its vision and groundwork for the future.

Mauviel Introduces Champagne Bucket, Accessories

Mauviel has introduced a new tableside champagne bucket as well as holders, serving trays and chargers. According to the company, the collection of table service accessories are designed for the host or hostess who loves to entertain.

Kauniskangas Out At Fiskars

Kari Kauniskangas, president and CEO of Fiskars Corporation, announced that he will resign from his position. The board of directors has appointed Teemu Kangas-Kärki interim president and CEO and president, SBU Functional. Kangas-Kärki is the deputy to the CEO and Fiskars’ COO.

Anna By RabLabs Introduces Spring Collection

Anna by RabLabs has introduced its spring collection at the recent winter edition of NY Now.

Qik Frames Readies Chicago Debut

Qik Frame wants to bridge the gap in consumer photography between what consumers do on social media and what they do on their walls.

OFM Expands Consumer Furniture Lineup

In move to broaden its business in the consumer sector and support its dealers, OFM, an office and school furniture manufacturer and distributor, is officially launching new Essentials by OFM, a product line that expands its everyday furniture assortment with over 100 new desks, chairs and tables.

Mark Feldstein Readies Mickey And Minnie Holiday Clocks

For next month’s International Home + Housewares Show, Mark Feldstein & Associates has developed introductions that will bolster its portfolio of housewares, seasonal décor, giftware and electronic products.

Casabella Introduces Guac-Lock Retail Display

Casabella has introduced a new retail display for the upcoming Super Bowl 2017, called Game Day Approved. The new display is said to highlight the main function of Casabella’s Guac-Lock, which prevents the degradation of guacamole and other dips by storing them in individual containers.

Newell Sells Rubbermaid Tote Business To United Solutions

Newell Brands has announced a definitive agreement to sell its Rubbermaid consumer storage totes business to United Solutions, a leading supplier of plastic products for the home and office.

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.

NY Now Reveals Best New Product Awards

NY Now has revealed its “Best New Product” awards and “Best Exclusive Launch” award. Hundreds of exhibitors entered the awards and one winner was chosen by a panel of judges from each of the 10 sections within the Home, Lifestyle, and Handmade collections currently on display in the Javits Convention Center, including the Accent on Design section.

IHA Lends Support To Fighting Border Tax

The International Housewares Association has joined a coalition of more than 100 businesses and trade associations that are speaking out against the Border Adjustment Tax (BAT).

Euromonitor: Economic Slowdown Possible

Market research firm Euromonitor International has released a new white paper, Global Economies and Consumers in 2017, that suggests economic sluggishness ahead.

Dollar General To Build NY Distribution Center

Dollar General will build a distribution center in Amsterdam, NY, the company’s 16th such facility.