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.

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.

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.

Office Star Sets High Point Design Direction

The Spring High Point Market demonstrated that the designs in mass market furnishings continue to become more sophisticated.

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.

Evine Partners With Lindsay Soko On Storage Collection

Evine will premiere “Lindsay Soko Solutions,” a storage and organization collection from inventor and entrepreneur, Lindsay Soko, on April 18 and 19.

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.

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.

Spanswick Named President Of Ace Wholesale

Ace Hardware Corporation recently appointed Mark Spanswick to the position of president and general manager of Ace Wholesale Holdings LLC.

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.”