Report: Former Jarden Execs Lead Effort To Replace Newell Board, CEO

Two years after then-Newell Rubbermaid acquired Jarden Corp., three former Jarden executives are reportedly teaming with an activist hedge fund to replace Newell Brands’ CEO Michael Polk and its board of directors, the Wall St. Journal reported on Friday, February 9.

iRobot Cleans Up In Q4, Fiscal Year

iRobot continues to gain in the consumer robotic vacuum market with strong growth in its fourth quarter and fiscal year. 

NPD: Small Appliances Top Holiday Season Performer

The small home appliance segment was among the top performing product categories during the recent holiday season, according to The NPD Group.

Spectrum Brands Delays Stockholders Meeting

Spectrum Brands has postponed its annual stockholders meeting scheduled for late January as company officials discuss a “potential strategic transaction.”

Report: Former Jarden Execs Lead Effort To Replace Newell Board, CEO

Two years after then-Newell Rubbermaid acquired Jarden Corp., three former Jarden executives are reportedly teaming with an activist hedge fund to replace Newell Brands’ CEO Michael Polk and its board of directors, the Wall St. Journal reported on Friday, February 9.

Newell Brands Exploring Strategic Options For Several Divisions

Newell Brands is exploring “strategic options” for several of its divisions that include Rubbermaid outdoor, closet and refuse and several other commercial product categories.

Report: Former Jarden Execs Lead Effort To Replace Newell Board, CEO

Two years after then-Newell Rubbermaid acquired Jarden Corp., three former Jarden executives are reportedly teaming with an activist hedge fund to replace Newell Brands’ CEO Michael Polk and its board of directors, the Wall St. Journal reported on Friday, February 9.

Keurig, Dr Pepper Snapple To Merge

Keurig Green Mountain and Dr Pepper Snapple Group are merging to create what company officials are calling a new beverage company that will have a broad portfolio of brands in the hot and cold beverage segments.

Crock-Pot Says Slow Cookers Are Safe After ‘This Is Us’ Plot Twist

Newell Brands, the current owners of the Crock-Pot brand of slow cookers, is defending the safety of slow cookers after a character on the popular NBC show “This Is Us” was killed in a fire that was caused by a faulty switch in a slow cooker.

NPD: Small Appliances Top Holiday Season Performer

The small home appliance segment was among the top performing product categories during the recent holiday season, according to The NPD Group.

Dyson Opens Flagship New York City Retail Location

Dyson has opened a flagship Dyson Demo retail location on Fifth Avenue in New York City, designed to encourage consumers to pick up, test and understand the company’s technology.

CDN Debuts Rotating Thermocouple Thermometer

CDN has debuted the ProAccurate Rotating Thermocouple Thermometer, model DTF572-BK.

Victorinox To Introduce Swiss Modern Cutlery Set

Victorinox will introduce its Swiss Modern cutlery set at the upcoming International Home + Housewares Show.

Swiss Diamond Featured On ‘Good Chef Bad Chef’

Swiss Diamond’s XD cookware has been featured on “Good Chef Bad Chef,” an Australian cooking show.

Copper Chef Wins Product Of The Year USA Award

The Copper Chef 9.5-inch deep dish square pan has been voted by consumers as the 2018 “Product of the Year” in the cookware category, the company said. 

CDN Debuts Rotating Thermocouple Thermometer

CDN has debuted the ProAccurate Rotating Thermocouple Thermometer, model DTF572-BK.

Victorinox To Introduce Swiss Modern Cutlery Set

Victorinox will introduce its Swiss Modern cutlery set at the upcoming International Home + Housewares Show.

Duralex To Unveil New Picardie Tumblers At IH+HS

At this year’s International Home + Housewares Show, Duralex will unveil the Picardie Colors tumblers, Picardie Soft Touch tumbler and Picardie Frosted tumbler.

Zojirushi Grows Insulated Hydration, Food Storage

Zojirushi is growing its array of mugs and food jars in its line of vacuum insulated containers. The lines, to be offered at the Housewares Show, will include new stainless mugs and bottles and a new stainless steel food jar.

Adesso Video Promotes Theremin Luminaire

Adesso, in marketing its gesture-controlled Theremin wall washer luminaire, has developed a concise but informative video to educate consumers about the novel product. 

Cheyenne Debuts New Styles, Ownership At Las Vegas Market

Cheyenne Products arrived at the Winter Las Vegas Market with new products and new ownership.

Bradshaw Introduces GoodCook Ice Cube Tray, Meal Container

Bradshaw Home has introduced new products from its GoodCook line, including kitchen tools and food storage.

Distrivalto To Launch ClipFresh Containers On HSN

Distrivalto Inc., parent company of Holstein Housewares, will launch an exclusive 16-piece line of ClipFresh food storage containers on HSN in February.

NY Now Reveals Eco Choice, Best Exclusive Launch Winners

NY Now has revealed the winners of its semi-annual Eco Choice Awards as well as the recipient for the Best Exclusive Launch Award at the winter market. The winners were selected from the sustainability: design for a better world and Destination: new product displays, respectively.

NY Now Names Accent On Design Winners

NY Now has named the winners of the Accent on Design Awards, which recognizes product design excellence, innovation and creativity among its Accent on Design exhibitors, a juried collection of contemporary designers and their products currently on display.

H-E-B Acquires Delivery Company

Supermarket chain H-E-B has acquired Favor Delivery, an on-demand delivery service based in Austin, TX. Terms of the deal were not disclosed.

Report: J.C. Penney To Close Eight Stores

Following news that J.C. Penney would close its Wisconsin distribution center, the department store retailer is also shutting eight stores following a post-holiday review, according to a report from the Dallas Morning News.

Kroger Opens Culinary Innovation Center

Kroger has opened a Culinary Innovation Center that will allow the company to accelerate product development for its Our Brands product line while also researching restaurant concepts and host food tastings, company officials said.