Newair Introduces Nugget Ice Maker

Newair has introduced a countertop, portable nugget ice maker in stainless steel that creates batches of the popular crunchy ice.

Wahl Gets Some Buzz From New Music Video

Wahl recently partnered with lovelytheband on efforts to build excitement around “buzz cut,” the latest song and video to debut from the group’s sophomore album, “conversations with myself about you,” to be released on August 28.

Huntkey Launches Air Purifier Lineup

Oucica, a subsidiary of Huntkey, has released its portable air purifiers for global markets. The air purifiers are integrated with photocatalyst and HEPA filters for high-level purification efficiency, the company said.

Williams Sonoma Debuts 2020 No Kid Hungry Celebrity Spatulas

Williams Sonoma is adding Kris Jenner, Hoda Kotb, Dolly Parton, Kristen Bell, Curtis Stone, Giada De Laurentiis, Ina Garten, Molly Yeh, Misha Collins and Gaby Dalkin to its celebrity kitchenware lineup in collaboration with No Kid Hungry by Share Our Strength.

Chef’n Introduces Glass Mandoline Slicer

Chef’n, a division of Lifetime Brands, has introduced a Glass Mandoline Slicer.

CMA Names 2020 Board Members

The Cookware Manufacturers Association (CMA) has elected a new board member, Mike Otterman, CEO of Lodge Manufacturing Company, and reelected three board members to serve a second three-year term: Kurt Mecray, consumer marketing manager at PPG; and Chris Welch, director of marketing at Bradshaw Home.

Corelle Launches Exclusive Mickey Mouse Plates

Corelle Brands has launched a special edition licensed Mickey Mouse collection of plates, available on the company’s website while supplies last.

Matr Boomie To Showcase New Gifts At Atlanta Market

Matr Boomie, an ethical gifting company based in Austin, TX, will showcase some of its newest homewares at the upcoming Atlanta Market, scheduled to be held August 13 to 19 at AmericasMart.

Prepac Developing North Carolina Plant

Ready-to-assemble furniture producer Prepac Manufacturing, which is based in Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada, will open a new factory in Guilford County, NC.

Dorel Home Launching Queer Eye Furniture Collection At Walmart

Walmart shoppers are encountering a new fashion-forward furniture collection from Dorel Home, the Dorel Industries home furnishings division, developed in partnership with Scout Productions, the company behind the Queer Eye television series.

Walker Edison’s Bonham, Davis Named Award Finalists

Brad Bonham and Matt Davis of Walker Edison are finalists for the Entrepreneur Of The Year 2020 Award in the Utah Region.

Joseph Joseph Spotlights Kitchen Cleaning, Organization

Joseph Joseph is casting a spotlight on its latest solutions to help consumers keep the kitchen clean and organized.

Neat Method Launching Retail Line Of Home Organizing Products

Neat Method, a home organizing company owned by Whitmor, is capitalizing on the success of its lifestyle service by introducing a retail line of home organizing products.

Atlanta Market Reveals Market Snapshot Finalists

Several housewares brands are among the finalists for the 2020 Market Snapshot program during the summer session of Atlanta Market, scheduled to be held August 13 to 18 at AmericasMart.

Dallas Summer Market Sees Increase In Pre-Registration

The Dallas Market Center has noted an increase in pre-registration for its Dallas Total Home & Gift Market, which is set to be held from August 19 to 25.

AmericasMart Atlanta Gears Up For August Market

AmericasMart Atlanta is getting ready to welcome visitors to the Atlanta Market, both by appointment and digitally.

Lamps Plus Capitalizes On Twitch Promotion

Lamps Plus has completed a partnership with Katie Ruvalcaba of MrsRuvi, a global English-language Top 15 Food & Drink streamer on Amazon’s Twitchglobal, a promotion designed to increase the company’s brand awareness among a new audience and capitalize on live-streaming.

Amazon Expands Project Zero Program

Amazon is expanding its Project Zero program to seven new countries— Australia, Brazil, Netherlands, Saudi Arabia, Singapore, Turkey and the UAE— making it available in 17 countries where the retailer has a store. The Project Zero program combines Amazon’s technology with the knowledge that brands have of their own intellectual property, with the goal to drive counterfeits to zero.

Kroger To Launch Online Marketplace This Fall

Kroger said that its Kroger Ship online platform will expand to offer an extended ship-to-home assortment through a marketplace offering of third-party sellers powered by software platform, Mirakl.