Primo Water Gains In Q2

Primo Water Corporation, a provider of multi-gallon purified bottled water, self-service refill water and water dispensers, reported a net sales increase of 6.1% to $34.4 million for the second quarter ended June 30, 2016, driven by an increase in water segment net sales.

Whirlpool Expanding KitchenAid’s Ohio DC

Whirlpool Corporation continues expanding its Greenville, Ohio, manufacturing and distribution facility with the ground breaking of a new project that will nearly double the facility.

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.

Philips Launches Connected Health Assortment

Philips has launched a suite of connected health devices with a fully integrated companion HealthSuite app.

Fitbit Appoints Pellegrini VP/Digital Health

Fitbit has appointed Adam Pellegrini as vp/digital health, beginning September 6.

Primo Water Gains In Q2

Primo Water Corporation, a provider of multi-gallon purified bottled water, self-service refill water and water dispensers, reported a net sales increase of 6.1% to $34.4 million for the second quarter ended June 30, 2016, driven by an increase in water segment net sales.

Unilever Acquires Blueair

Blueair, a Sweden-based manufacturer of air purifiers, has been acquired by Unilever.

A.O. Smith Purchases Aquasana

A.O. Smith Corporation, a manufacturer of residential and commercial water heating equipment and treatment products, has completed the purchase of Texas-based Aquasana, Inc., a water filtration manufacturer.

Focus On Sparkling Water Fuels SodaStream Q2 Growth

Second quarter sales at SodaStream were up more than 17% with company officials reporting that the ongoing effort to position its appliances around sparkling water is continuing to gain traction.

Newell Chief Commercial Officer Arcuri To Leave Company

Joseph Arcuri, Newell Brands chief commercial officer, will leave the company on August 31, the company announced in an 8-K filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission.

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.

iRobot Launches Connected Roomba 960 Vacuum

iRobot has launched its Roomba 960 robotic vacuum, designed with intelligent visual navigation and the company’s Home app control with wireless connectivity.

Dyson Launches Robotic Vacuum

Dyson is launching its Dyson 360 Eye robotic vacuum in the U.S. market.

Maverick Debuts WiFi Digital Chef Roasting Thermometer

Maverick has introduced its WiFi Digital Chef Roasting thermometer.

All-Clad Launches D5 Hybrid Cookware Collection

All-Clad has launched its new d5 Hybrid cookware collection, which combines stainless steel and non-stick properties into one pan.

Love Cooking, Harry & David Team On Housewares Collection

Love Cooking Company has entered into a licensing agreement with Harry & David. The new collection of housewares will include bakeware, dinnerware, serveware, home textiles and barbecue products.

Chef’n Unwraps Holiday Baking Tools

Chef’n is rolling out several new kitchen and baking tools in anticipation of the holiday baking season, including cookie sheets, cookie presses, measuring beakers and a carrier for baked goods.

Maverick Debuts WiFi Digital Chef Roasting Thermometer

Maverick has introduced its WiFi Digital Chef Roasting thermometer.

Zak Designs Introduces Let’s Bake Sets

Zak Designs has rolled out its new Let’s Bake Sets. According to the company, the sets are designed to make it fun for kids to get involved in the kitchen.

Robinson Home Appoints Patterson President

Robinson Home Products, which holds the license for Oneida consumer product categories in the U.S., has appointed Ross Patterson president. Former president and CEO Jim Walsh will retain the role of CEO, remaining involved in the strategic direction of the company.

Housewares Veteran Launches SophistiPlate Single Use Tableware

SophistiPlate, LLC, a new company formed early in 2016, will launch a high-end disposable tableware line in early September targeted toward higher-end grocery, specialty and independent stores.

Peugeot Enters Stemware Category

Peugeot has entered the stemware category with the Les Impitoyables glassware collection.

Umbra Focuses On Style, Function For Fall

Umbra has launched a collection of organization and home decor products for fall with the goal of helping create a home that is both stylish and functional, the company stated.

River Of Goods Delivers Lighting Collections For NY Now

Lighting and home decor supplier River of Goods will debut an exclusive new licensed lighting collection for Poetic Wanderlust by Tracy Porter during NY Now.

OFM Expands Fabric Offering

OFM, an office and school furniture manufacturer and distributor, has renewed its partnerships with five leading fabric companies and is expanding its upholstery options.

Stasher To Showcase Snack Sized Bags At NY Now

Stasher, a brand that presents a plastic-free alternative to traditional storage bags and containers, has expanded its eco-friendly collection to include a snack size alternative in modern prints.

O-Cedar Launches Social Media Campaign

O-Cedar is launching a social media campaign designed to reach parents who have shifted their cleaning habits to the back-to-school season.

NY Now Reveals Best New Product Awards

During the summer market, NY Now revealed new product award winners in the show’s Best New Product, Best in Market, Best Exclusive Launch, and Eco Choice categories.

Dallas Market Center Debuts Gourmet Gold Housewares Awards

The first annual Gourmet Gold Housewares Awards, sponsored by GOURMET INSIDER®, sister publication to HOMEWORLD BUSINESS®, will be held at Dallas Market Center during the Dallas Total Home & Gift Market, January 18-24, 2017.

Gift Buyer Attendance Up At Summer Las Vegas Market

The Las Vegas Market reported an 8% increase in attendance at its summer market, which wrapped up earlier this month, over last year, with gift buyer attendance up 28%.

Stein Mart Comps Slip In Q2

Stein Mart’s comps slipped in the second quarter, as the retailer prepares new merchandising and marketing initiatives and plans new store openings this fall.

Walgreens Links Android Pay, Loyalty Program

To make shopping easier for loyal customers, Walgreens Boots Alliance is linking its Balance Rewards program with a recently deployed payment option.