Bluewater Releases Water Quality Survey

Bluewater recently launched the Bluewater Clean Water Movement in an effort to educate consumers on water quality and excess single-use plastics. In order to support its goals, the company conducted a survey on American bottled water use and consumer trust in water quality.

Spectrum Sheds Batteries As Effort To Sell Appliances Continues

Just weeks after announcing its intent to sell its Global Batteries and Appliances segments, Spectrum Brands has taken its first step to shedding one of those businesses.

Whirlpool, Honeywell Collaborate On Smart Home

Whirlpool Corporation is expanding its smart home appliance ecosystem this year with a collaboration with Honeywell. Consumers will now be able to connect smart appliances from Whirlpool Corporation to Honeywell’s line of connected thermostats.

Bodyfriend Releases Smart Massage Chair

Bodyfriend, a health and wellness technology company, has released the Rex-L Plus smart massage chair. The massage chair features smart functionalities, massage technology and a futuristic design, the company said.

Volo Beauty Unveils Cordless Hair Dryer At CES

Volo Beauty, a beauty tech startup focused on creating innovative hair technology, debuted its first product, the Volo Go Cordless hair dryer, at CES in Las Vegas.

Bluewater Releases Water Quality Survey

Bluewater recently launched the Bluewater Clean Water Movement in an effort to educate consumers on water quality and excess single-use plastics. In order to support its goals, the company conducted a survey on American bottled water use and consumer trust in water quality.

Whirlpool, Honeywell Collaborate On Smart Home

Whirlpool Corporation is expanding its smart home appliance ecosystem this year with a collaboration with Honeywell. Consumers will now be able to connect smart appliances from Whirlpool Corporation to Honeywell’s line of connected thermostats.

Haier Unveils One-Stop Smart Home Solutions At CES

In an effort to overcome current barriers to smart home adoption, Haier displayed complete, one-stop smart home solutions at CES in Las Vegas.

Cat Cora To Team With Gourmia At CES

Celebrity chef Cat Cora is teaming up with housewares supplier Gourmia at the upcoming CES 2018 in Las Vegas where she will be cooking with several of the company’s new kitchen electrics.

Spectrum Brands Eyes Sale Of Appliance Business

Spectrum Brands is exploring “strategic options” for its Global Batteries & Appliances division with the intention to sell the business unit during 2018.

LG Launches ThinQ Brand To Highlight AI Initiatives

LG Electronics has created the ThinQ brand to identify its 2018 home appliances, consumer electronics and services that utilize artificial intelligence (AI).

iRobot, Black & Decker Reach Patent Agreement

iRobot Corp. said it has reached a confidential agreement with Black & Decker regarding a patent infringement suit. In April, the company took legal action against five floor care suppliers, claiming that each of the companies had used its patented technology without permission. 

CDN Rolls Out 4-Event Timer And Clock

CDN has introduced the 4-Event Timer & Clock (model PT2) that is designed to monitor cooking times for four separate dishes at once. It has an individual channel sound for each.

Frieling Upgrades Black Cube Fry Pans

Frieling is upgrading its collection of Black Cube fry pans with the addition of stainless steel polished rims. Black Cube features a patented textured surface that cooks like stainless steel and cleans like non-stick, the company said.

Melitta To Debut Artisan Pour-Over Coffee Set

Melitta will debut its Artisan Set designed for pour-over coffee brewing, at the upcoming International Home + Housewares Show, scheduled to take place March 10 to 13 at McCormick Place in Chicago.

Frieling Upgrades Black Cube Fry Pans

Frieling is upgrading its collection of Black Cube fry pans with the addition of stainless steel polished rims. Black Cube features a patented textured surface that cooks like stainless steel and cleans like non-stick, the company said.

DuraKleen To Launch Elle Magazine Housewares Collection

Durakleen will launch a licensed collection of cookware, bakeware and kitchenware, as well as storage and organization products, with Elle magazine.

Le Creuset To Debut Sorbet Collection

Le Creuset gave retailers at the recent Atlanta International Gift & Home Furnishings Market a sneak peek of its new Sorbet Collection. The official launch is slated for May 2018, the company said.

CDN Rolls Out 4-Event Timer And Clock

CDN has introduced the 4-Event Timer & Clock (model PT2) that is designed to monitor cooking times for four separate dishes at once. It has an individual channel sound for each.

Melitta To Debut Artisan Pour-Over Coffee Set

Melitta will debut its Artisan Set designed for pour-over coffee brewing, at the upcoming International Home + Housewares Show, scheduled to take place March 10 to 13 at McCormick Place in Chicago.

Lifetime Brands To Debut Farberware Rice-n-Slice

Lifetime Brands will debut the Farberware Rice-n-Slice Vegetable Ricer at the International Home + Housewares Show, scheduled to be held March 10 to 13 at McCormick Place in Chicago.

Robinson Home Products Names New Tabletop Business Director

Robinson Home Products, Inc. appointed Melissa Gross as the Business Director, Tabletop.

Badash Crystal Adds To Tabletop Assortment

Badash Crystal has introduced several new tabletop pieces including the Contempo Oval glass serving tray and Elena crystal handled wine decanter.

Philips Expands Smart Home Lighting Initiative

Philips Lighting is expanding its Friends of Hue smart home program to include North American LED lighting luminaire manufacturers Access Lighting, Craftmade, ELK and ET2, the company announced.

Schylling Acquires Lava Brand

The Lava brand has found a new home, although one that’s already somewhat familiar. Schylling, a toy and gift designer, manufacturer and distributor, has acquired Lava’s brand assets from parent Lifespan Brands.

Twin-Star To Unveil New Brand Identity, Collections With Designer Jena Hall

As it displays fresh furniture products, Twin-Star International will unveil its new company brand and logo at the winter Las Vegas Market, running January 28 to February 1.

One Pass Introduces Wet/Dry Floor Blade

One Pass, a cleaning tool company, has introduced the One Pass Floor Blade. Described as a broom re-designed, the floor-cleaning tool is suitable for wet and dry use.

French Bull To Debut New Lunch Bags At Atlanta Market

French Bull will debut its Chill and Slim collections of lunch bags at the upcoming Atlanta International Gift and Home Furnishings Market. The market is scheduled to be held January 9 to 16 at AmericasMart.

Polder Wins Four Good Design Awards

Polder Products has received four 2017 Good Design Awards for some of the company’s recent home organization introductions.

Las Vegas First Look Guide Debuts Online

The Las Vegas Market has launched a digital pre-release of its proprietary First Look Guide prior to the program’s unveiling at the winter market, running from January 28 to February 1.

Dallas Market Center Honors Housewares Suppliers

Dallas Market Center has announced the winners of the second annual Dallas Gourmet Gold Housewares Awards, sponsored by Gourmet Insider magazine. The awards ceremony and cocktail reception took place at the Dallas Total Housewares & Gourmet Market.

NY Now To Host New Tabletop, Housewares Exhibitors

NY Now will host new exhibitors to its Tabletop + Gourmet Housewares and Home Furnishings + Textiles sections at next month’s show, taking place February 4 to 7 at the Jacob K. Javits Convention Center in New York City. Both sections can be found on Level 3, within the Home Collection.

Amazon Go Store Concept Debuts

Amazon Go, the no checkout store concept, has officially debuted in Seattle.

Walgreens Taps James For Boots Business

Walgreens Boots Alliance has appointed Sebastian James as svp/president and managing director of its Boots business.