Newell, Starboard Reach Agreement

The proxy fight between Newell Brands and Starboard Value LP appears to be over as the two parties have reached an agreement that includes the appointment of new members to Newell’s board of directors.

Smeg Expands Dolce & Gabbana Electrics Collection

Smeg is expanding its Dolce & Gabbana “Sicily is My Love” collection with the addition of several new kitchen electrics.  

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.

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.

Newell, Starboard Reach Agreement

The proxy fight between Newell Brands and Starboard Value LP appears to be over as the two parties have reached an agreement that includes the appointment of new members to Newell’s board of directors.

Smeg Expands Dolce & Gabbana Electrics Collection

Smeg is expanding its Dolce & Gabbana “Sicily is My Love” collection with the addition of several new kitchen electrics.  

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.

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.

Linden Sweden Names Carlson President

Linden Sweden USA has announced that Mike Mohn will step down as president on May 1. The company has named Gina Carlson as his successor. 

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…

DKB Household Adds Cole & Mason Rechargeable Mill

DKB Household has added a new Cole & Mason rechargeable electronic pepper mill to the brand’s mill assortment. 

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…

Milo Cookware Launches With New Dutch Oven

A new cookware company, Milo Cookware, is coming to the market with its first debut, a Dutch oven.

Linden Sweden Names Carlson President

Linden Sweden USA has announced that Mike Mohn will step down as president on May 1. The company has named Gina Carlson as his successor. 

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…

DKB Household Adds Cole & Mason Rechargeable Mill

DKB Household has added a new Cole & Mason rechargeable electronic pepper mill to the brand’s mill assortment. 

Waterford Celebrates Evine Partnership

Waterford Crystal celebrated its 11-year partnership with Evine Live, the multi-platform interactive digital commerce company, with a special event program. 

Riedel Extends Charitable Partnership With New Decanter

This June, Riedel will extend its partnership with the Elton John AIDS Foundation through the creation of a new, limited edition Riedel Ayam Rainbow Decanter.

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.

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.

LIRA: Home Remodeling Expected To Remain Steady

The robust pace of spending on home renovations and repairs is expected to stay strong over the coming quarters, according to the Leading Indicator of Remodeling Activity (LIRA), released by the Remodeling Futures Program at the Joint Center for Housing Studies of Harvard University.

Kroger Completes Sale Of Convenience Store Business

Kroger has completed the sale of its convenience store business unit to EG Group for $2.15 billion.