Ecovacs Launches Upgraded Robotic Vacuum

Ecovacs Robotics has launched its newest robotic vacuum, the Deebot N79S, in the U.S. market.

SodaStream Q4 Sales Up 20%

SodaStream capped a solid year of growth with a strong fourth quarter as the company reported a sales increase of 19.6% for the three months ended December 31, 2017.

NPD: Small Appliances Top Holiday Season Performer

The small home appliance segment was among the top performing product categories during the recent holiday season, according to The NPD Group.

Spectrum Brands Delays Stockholders Meeting

Spectrum Brands has postponed its annual stockholders meeting scheduled for late January as company officials discuss a “potential strategic transaction.”

Report: Former Jarden Execs Lead Effort To Replace Newell Board, CEO

Two years after then-Newell Rubbermaid acquired Jarden Corp., three former Jarden executives are reportedly teaming with an activist hedge fund to replace Newell Brands’ CEO Michael Polk and its board of directors, the Wall St. Journal reported on Friday, February 9.

Newell Brands Exploring Strategic Options For Several Divisions

Newell Brands is exploring “strategic options” for several of its divisions that include Rubbermaid outdoor, closet and refuse and several other commercial product categories.

SodaStream Q4 Sales Up 20%

SodaStream capped a solid year of growth with a strong fourth quarter as the company reported a sales increase of 19.6% for the three months ended December 31, 2017.

Report: Former Jarden Execs Lead Effort To Replace Newell Board, CEO

Two years after then-Newell Rubbermaid acquired Jarden Corp., three former Jarden executives are reportedly teaming with an activist hedge fund to replace Newell Brands’ CEO Michael Polk and its board of directors, the Wall St. Journal reported on Friday, February 9.

iRobot Cleans Up In Q4, Fiscal Year

iRobot continues to gain in the consumer robotic vacuum market with strong growth in its fourth quarter and fiscal year. 

NPD: Small Appliances Top Holiday Season Performer

The small home appliance segment was among the top performing product categories during the recent holiday season, according to The NPD Group.

Frieling Celebrates 30th Anniversary

Frieling is celebrating its 30th anniversary this year. The company has developed an anniversary logo to mark its 30 years in business, and the new logo appears on its revamped website.

SmartWorks To Debut Licensed Corona Barbecue Collection

SmartWorks Consumer Products is launching a new licensed collection of barbecue grilling accessories with Corona at the upcoming International Home + Housewares Show in Chicago.

Lagostina To Present Lasagnera Pan

Lagostina, a division of Groupe SEB, will present its new Lasagnera pan at the International Home + Housewares Show.

Swiss Diamond Featured On ‘Good Chef Bad Chef’

Swiss Diamond’s XD cookware has been featured on “Good Chef Bad Chef,” an Australian cooking show.

Frieling Celebrates 30th Anniversary

Frieling is celebrating its 30th anniversary this year. The company has developed an anniversary logo to mark its 30 years in business, and the new logo appears on its revamped website.

SmartWorks To Debut Licensed Corona Barbecue Collection

SmartWorks Consumer Products is launching a new licensed collection of barbecue grilling accessories with Corona at the upcoming International Home + Housewares Show in Chicago.

WellnessMats Introduces Linen Mat

WellnessMats will introduce the Linen Mat, part of the company’s Estates Collection, at the upcoming International Home + Housewares Show.

Zak Designs Adds To Deadpool Tableware

Zak Designs has added to its licensed “Deadpool” line of tableware in anticipation of the upcoming Marvel Comics’ sequel. The line will include new dinnerware, drinkware and beverageware designs.

Zak Designs Expands Moana Dinnerware, Drinkware Line

Zak Designs has expanded its offering of licensed dinnerware and drinkware featuring the characters from Disney’s film, “Moana.”

Adesso Video Promotes Theremin Luminaire

Adesso, in marketing its gesture-controlled Theremin wall washer luminaire, has developed a concise but informative video to educate consumers about the novel product. 

Cheyenne Debuts New Styles, Ownership At Las Vegas Market

Cheyenne Products arrived at the Winter Las Vegas Market with new products and new ownership.

HomeWorld Census 2018: Plastic Storage Continues Growth

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

Bradshaw Introduces GoodCook Ice Cube Tray, Meal Container

Bradshaw Home has introduced new products from its GoodCook line, including kitchen tools and food storage.

IHA To Live Stream Events At IH+HS

The International Housewares Association said that select events from the 2018 International Home + Housewares Show will be live streamed on the Internet.

Wellness Products Top IHA Student Design Competition

Two projects shared top honors at the 2018 International Housewares Association’s 25th annual Student Design Competition.

NY Now Reveals Eco Choice, Best Exclusive Launch Winners

NY Now has revealed the winners of its semi-annual Eco Choice Awards as well as the recipient for the Best Exclusive Launch Award at the winter market. The winners were selected from the sustainability: design for a better world and Destination: new product displays, respectively.

PLMA: Store Brands Gain In 2017

The Private Label Manufacturers Association, citing new Nielsen numbers, reported that store brand sales jumped by almost 10% last year in mass merchants, club stores and dollar stores even as the mass channel came closer than ever before to overtaking traditional supermarkets as the place where consumers most often buy their groceries.

Rent-A-Center Suffers Rough Q4

For the fourth quarter, and as it put in place a new strategic plan, Rent-A-Center posted net earnings and diluted earnings per share of $34.8 million and 65 cents versus a net loss and diluted loss per share of $146.4 million and $2.76 in the year-earlier period.

Kirkland’s Reports Q4 Sales Growth

Kirkland’s has reported in-store and online sales growth for the fourth quarter and fiscal year.