AHAM Study Finds Counterfeit Water Filter Failure

The Association for Home Appliance Manufacturers (AHAM) conducted a study of counterfeit refrigerator water filters that revealed an overwhelming failure to remove harmful contaminants from water, the association said.

A.O. Smith Named Lowe’s Primary Water Treatment Supplier

A.O. Smith Corporation has been selected as the primary supplier of residential water treatment products for all Lowe’s U.S. home improvement stores, the company said.

Pico Brew Launches Multi-Use Pico U Home Beverage Maker

Following the launch of its home craft beer brewing appliance, PicoBrew is expanding into a different type of home brewer with the launch of its Pico U.

Nokia To Sell Digital Health Business To Withings Co-Founder

After the 2016 acquisition of Withings for an estimated $191 million, Nokia plans to sell its digital health business to Éric Carreel, co-founder and former chairman of Withings.

Helen Of Troy’s Health & Home, Housewares Sales Grow In Q4

As it continued to implement its Project Refuel strategy to streamline the business, Helen of Troy reported fourth quarter sales growth driven by its health and home and housewares divisions. 

AHAM Study Finds Counterfeit Water Filter Failure

The Association for Home Appliance Manufacturers (AHAM) conducted a study of counterfeit refrigerator water filters that revealed an overwhelming failure to remove harmful contaminants from water, the association said.

A.O. Smith Named Lowe’s Primary Water Treatment Supplier

A.O. Smith Corporation has been selected as the primary supplier of residential water treatment products for all Lowe’s U.S. home improvement stores, the company said.

Pur Adds To Water Filtration Lineup

Pur Water Filtration, a Helen of Troy business, has expanded its assortment including faucet filtration systems, pitchers and dispensers.

Aldi Recalls Deep Fryer

Aldi has issued a recall for deep fryers after receiving three reports of units catching on fire and causing minor property damage, according to information from the U.S. Consumer Products Safety Commission.

Whirlpool Upgrades Google Home Functionality

As part of an ongoing collaboration with Google Home, Whirlpool Corporation has made several improvements to the voice-command capabilities among its connected product lines.

Bissell Introduces Pet Pro Vacuum

Bissell has introduced the CrossWave Pet Pro vacuum designed specifically for homes with pets. The vacuum washes floors at the same time while switching between cleaning sealed hard floors and area rugs, the company said.

iRobot Sales Grow In Q1

iRobot continued to gain in the consumer robotic vacuum market, with sales growth reported for the first quarter ended March 31, 2018.

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.

Kyocera To Launch Advanced Ceramic Steak Knife Set

Kyocera is launching a four-piece advanced ceramic steak knife set, which will be timed with summer gift giving opportunities.

TVS Rolls Out Titan Duo Induction Cookware

TVS is rolling out its Titan Duo Induction cookware to the marketplace. 

TVS Rolls Out Titan Duo Induction Cookware

TVS is rolling out its Titan Duo Induction cookware to the marketplace. 

Nordic Ware Debuts Stovetop Sandwich And Grill Press

Nordic Ware has debuted a cast aluminum stovetop sandwich and grill press, which is intended to be used on stovetops including gas, electric, and ceramic.

Matte Black Finish Highlights True Brands Viski Barware Line

True Brands has introduced the Warren collection of bar tools and accessories under its Viski brand. The new line includes bar tools and serving sets in a variety of dark matte finishes such as black gunmetal, jet black stoneware and black marble.

Peugeot Introduces New Spices For Nancy, Daman Mills

Peugeot has introduced Persian Blue Salt or Timut Pepper as fill options for its Nancy and Daman Mills.

Gibson Introduces Craft Coffee Glassware Collection

Gibson Overseas has introduced a new line of Pasabahce glassware aimed at meeting the growing consumer preference for craft coffee at home.

Zak Designs Releases Incredibles 2 Tumblers

To help kids get ready for the release of Disney Pixar’s movie “Incredibles 2,” Zak Designs is releasing four licensed versions of its embossed top tumbler, each featuring different characters from the movie.

Philips Hue App Promotes Personalization

Philips Lighting is rolling out a major update to its Philips Hue app, one that will give users the ability to easily and quickly personalize and control their home’s Hue smart lighting system.

Dorel Q1 Hit By Toys”R”Us Bankruptcy

Dorel said its first quarter across its businesses was impacted by the Toys”R”Us bankruptcy.

Midwest-CBK Expands Gift Collections

Midwest-CBK is expanding its collections, debuting more than 450 new designs from Midwest Gift every day, baby & kids and pet gifts, and CBK home and outdoor décor.

Brabantia Rolls Out Sink Side Organization Collection

Brabantia has introduced the Sink Side Collection of kitchen organization and cleaning tools to the U.S. market.

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.

Dallas Market Center Preps For June Show

Dallas Market Center is preparing for the upcoming Dallas Total Home & Gift Market, slated to take place from June 20 to 26, including new exhibitors, events, business and trend seminars, celebrity guests and digital experiences.

International Market Centers To Merge With AmericasMart

Trade show operators International Market Centers and AmericasMart have entered into a merger agreement.

AmericasMart To Launch ‘Shop The Show’ At Summer Market

AmericasMart will launch “Shop the Show,” an influencer-driven curated shopping experience at the upcoming summer edition of the Atlanta International Gift + Home Furnishings market. The market is scheduled to be held July 10 to 16.

BJ’s Wholesale Club Names Baldwin Chairman

BJ’s Wholesale Club’s Christopher Baldwin, president and CEO, has added chairman of the board of directors to his responsibilities, effective immediately. 

Kroger Forms Partnership With Online Grocer Ocado

Kroger and online supermarket operator Ocado have formed an exclusive partnership agreement in the U.S. that will accelerate Kroger’s e-commerce shopping platform.