LG Electronics Expands Voice Assistant Capabilities

LG Electronics USA’s portfolio of Wi-Fi connected smart appliances is now compatible with both Amazon Alexa and Google Assistant. The company’s range of Wi-Fi enabled appliances includes air conditioners, air purifiers, vacuums and major appliances.

Meco Rebranding Grills, Smokers Under Americana Label

To emphasize its Made in the U.S.A. manufacture, Meco is consolidating its grill business under a single brand: Americana.

Newell Brands Strikes Deal With Carl Icahn

Newell Brands has named four new members to its board of directors as part of an agreement with billionaire investor Carl Icahn, who owns 6.9% of the company’s shares.

Wahl To Introduce New Personal Care Tools

Wahl will launch new personal care tools at the upcoming International Home + Housewares Show. The new products include a trimmer and Shiatsu Wrap.

LG Electronics Expands Voice Assistant Capabilities

LG Electronics USA’s portfolio of Wi-Fi connected smart appliances is now compatible with both Amazon Alexa and Google Assistant. The company’s range of Wi-Fi enabled appliances includes air conditioners, air purifiers, vacuums and major appliances.

Vornado Recalls Space Heaters

In cooperation with the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission, Vornado has issued a voluntary recall of its VH101 Personal Vortex space heaters. The CPSC stated that the heaters can overheat when in use, posing fire and burn hazards.

Brita Launches Filter For The Future Program

Brita is launching the Filter for the Future program in collaboration with the Alliance for a Healthier Generation, which pledges $1 from the sale of any Longlast filter or product to provide schools across the country with Brita Hydration Stations, water-filtering stations that reduce lead and other contaminants from drinking water.

Meco Rebranding Grills, Smokers Under Americana Label

To emphasize its Made in the U.S.A. manufacture, Meco is consolidating its grill business under a single brand: Americana.

Keurig Partners With LifeFuels Portable Drink Maker

Keurig Green Mountain will partner with and invest in LifeFuels, Inc. to accelerate commercialization and growth of the latter’s patented portable drink maker.

LG Electronics Expands Voice Assistant Capabilities

LG Electronics USA’s portfolio of Wi-Fi connected smart appliances is now compatible with both Amazon Alexa and Google Assistant. The company’s range of Wi-Fi enabled appliances includes air conditioners, air purifiers, vacuums and major appliances.

iLife Expands Robotic Vacuum Assortment

iLife has launched its V8s 2-in-1 robotic vacuum, the latest addition to its V Series.

Hijan Introduces Vacuum Cleaning Systems

Hijan has introduced its new Hijan Whirlspin MM15 upright vacuum and its companion Hijan Whirlspin MM91 handheld tool at the recent International Home + Housewares Show.

HomeWorld Census 2018: Smart Thermometers On The Rise

This is part six of a special, six-part web series showcasing exclusive data and analysis from the HomeWorld Business Housewares…

Mark Feldstein Adds Giftable Kitchen Items

Mark Feldstein & Associates has added several new giftable kitchen items to its catalog of specialty and licensed housewares.

HomeWorld Census 2018: Smart Thermometers On The Rise

This is part six of a special, six-part web series showcasing exclusive data and analysis from the HomeWorld Business Housewares…

Regal Ware Acquires Espro

Cookware manufacturer Regal Ware has acquired Espro, a manufacturer of coffee and tea presses and accessories.

Chef’n Prepares New Kitchenware For Summer Season

Chef’n, a brand of Filament Brands, is preparing new and updated kitchenware tools and gadgets in time for summer.

Microplane Spice Mill Wins Red Dot Design Award

Microplane has won a Red Dot award in the product design category for its new Spice Mill.

Lenox Expands Wainwright Brand With Casual Collection

Lenox Corporation has expanded the Wainwright brand by Michael Wainwright with the introduction of a new line designed for the casual lifestyle of today’s consumer.

Sophistiplate Completes Simply Baked Acquisition

Sophistiplate has completed the acquisition of Simply Baked by Christy Designs, a Bend, Oregon-based company that designs disposable entertaining items. The company’s product line includes categories such as serveware, barware, cookware and bakeware, and includes eco-friendly and bio-degradable options.

LumiSource Brings Sedona Furniture Collection To High Point

For the just-opening Spring High Point Market, LumiSource is introducing the Sedona dining chair and the Sedona dining table as part of a wider new furniture collection.

Twin Star Ready To Demonstrate Adjustable Desks At High Point

For the Spring High Point Market, Twin Star Home is getting active with the company demonstrating the efficacy of its adjustable height desk line.

Oxo Adds To Pop Food Storage, Kitchenware Assortment

Oxo has expanded its Pop line of dry food storage containers and added new gadgets to its kitchenware assortment.

Rejuvenate Launches Multi-Surface Spray Mop

Rejuvenate has launched the Click n Clean Multi-Surface Spray Mop System at the International Home + Housewares Show.

Dallas Market To Hold Design Week

The Dallas Market Center will hold the first edition of Dallas Design Week, April 23 to 27, which will include a full schedule of events, panels, special guests and educational opportunities for the interior design community.

Summer Las Vegas Market Opens Registration

Registration for the Summer 2018 Las Vegas Market, running July 29 through August 2, is now open.

Amazon’s Denissen To Deliver Keynote At Licensing Expo

The Licensing Expo has tapped Nicholas Denissen, vp/Amazon, to lead the opening keynote at this year’s show.

Rep. Marchant Calls For Fair Small Package Shipping Rates

In an effort to establish fairer small package shipping rates, Congressman Kenny Marchant, a senior member of the House Ways and Means Committee, introduced House Resolution 5524, as reported April 17 by HomeWorld Business, a bill intended to end the U.S. Postal Service practice of subsidizing inbound international shipments of parcels weighing less than two kilograms, or 4.4 pounds.

Amazon Launches International Shopping App

Amazon has launched an international shopping initiative within the retailer’s shopping app.

Kirkland’s Launches Trisha Yearwood Home Collection

Kirkland’s has partnered with Trisha Yearwood to launch an exclusive home accent collection.