iRobot Appoints Zeiler Chief Financial Officer

iRobot is appointing current vp/finance Julie Zeiler as its next executive vice president and chief financial officer, effective May 4, 2020. She will succeed Alison Dean, the company’s CFO since 2013, who will be stepping down to spend more time with her family before pursuing other personal and professional interests.

Jura Presents ENA 8 Automatic Coffee Machine

The new compact Jura ENA 8 is a one-cup automatic coffee machine that features 10 one-touch specialty coffees that are freshly ground, not capsuled, including espresso doppio and trendy flat white.

Zoku Expanding Food Storage Line

Zoku will expand its assortment of food storage at the upcoming Inspired Home Show in Chicago.

Frieling Highlights Layer Cake Slicing Kit

Frieling is showcasing its stainless steel layer cake slicing kit, as home bakers continue to look for solution-driven bakeware.

Merritt Designs Expands Melamine Tableware Assortment

Merritt Designs has expanded its assortment of melamine tableware with the addition of several new collections. 

Vista Alegre Unveils Claudia Schiffer Collection

Vista Alegre and Bordallo Pinheiro have unveiled the Cloudy Butterflies collection by Claudia Schiffer.

Ikea Brings Natural Inspiration To New Collections

Ikea’s furniture collection launches in February emphasize living a conscious and mindful lifestyle that is close to nature, according to the company.

Wayfair Launches Commercial Furniture Collection

Wayfair Professional has launched its first commercial-use collection of office furniture and decor, dubbed Upper Square.

MacNeill Pride Group Acquires ORCA Coolers

MacNeill Pride Group, a designer and manufacturer of sporting goods and related products, has purchased Outdoor Recreation Company of America (ORCA), a supplier of premium coolers, drinkware and other outdoor accessories. Terms were not disclosed.

Molly’s Marvelous Cloth Comes To Market

Molly’s Marvelous Cloth, distributed by Northern Response International, is now available at retail. The cloth is a reusable microfiber cleaning cloth.

CleverMade Teams With Brees To Promote Parcel LockBox

CleverMade has teamed with Drew Brees, the New Orleans Saints Quarterback and NFL’s all-time passing touchdown leader, to help put an end to the porch pirate epidemic with the new Parcel LockBox to provide reassurance that packages will arrive safely.

IMC Adds InterHall Exhibitors For High Point Market

The InterHall presentation at the Spring High Point Market will feature 10 new design-driven and lifestyle-focused home furnishings exhibitors, according to sponsor International Market Centers.

NY Now Recognizes Best New Product Award Winners

NY Now has recognized the winners of its “Best New Product” awards at the winter market. The winners were announced during a recent awards ceremony.

Visual Merchandising Icon, Gia Expert Martin Pegler Passes

The International Housewares Association has announced that noted gia expert juror Martin M. Pegler passed away on January 17, 2020, peacefully at his home in New York surrounded by his family.

Macy’s Expands Loyalty Card Program

In conjunction with a recent operational reorganization, Macy’s is updating its loyalty program to give consumers more ways of participating.

Simon Property To Acquire Taubman Centers

In a major retail mall deal, Simon Property Group is acquiring Taubman Centers.

Sephora Expanding Store Footprint

Sephora said it will open 100 new store locations across North America in 2020, marking the largest single-year North American expansion in the retailer’s history.