Spectrum Q4 Sales Rise, New Growth Initiatives Launched

Fourth quarter net sales at Spectrum Brands were up 5.8% as the company reported strength in its home and garden as well as hardware and home improvement businesses.

Shark Enters Smart Robotic Vacuum Segment

Shark has expanded its vacuum and steam cleaner portfolio with four new floor care appliances, including its first robotic vacuum.

IdeaVillage Introduces MicroTouch Solo Shaver

IdeaVillage has introduced a new all-in-one razor, the MicroTouch Solo, in its MicroTouch men’s grooming line.

Oska Wearable Pain Relief Device Rolls Out On Amazon

Oska Wellness’ wearable pain relief device, Oska Pulse, is rolling out on Amazon.

Agan Aroma Releases Smart Home Scent Diffuser

Agan Aroma is releasing Moodo, a customizable smart home scent diffuser, to the marketplace. The scent diffuser is centered on customization and personalization, and works with Amazon Alexa or an app to change the room’s scent based on individual preferences.

Brandgenuity To Drive PUR Licensing Efforts

PUR has selected Brandgenuity to serve as its licensing agency in North America. The agency is tasked with extending the water filtration brand and leveraging it into new product categories.

Check Point, LG Identify Smart Appliance Security Flaw

While smart home appliances continue to enter the market, concerns over security and privacy have not waned. The latest example of smart home vulnerabilities within the housewares industry involved LG Electronics’ robotic vacuums and other smart home appliances.

Newell Brands Q3 Sales Down 7%

Weakness late in the third quarter was cited by Newell Brands officials as a key factor in the decline of company net sales for the three month period ended September 30.

Sluggish U.S. Sales Impact Hamilton Beach Q3 Revenue

Third quarter revenue at Hamilton Beach was down as company officials pinned the decrease on sales volumes in the United States mainly attributable to the timing of shipments.

Shark Enters Smart Robotic Vacuum Segment

Shark has expanded its vacuum and steam cleaner portfolio with four new floor care appliances, including its first robotic vacuum.

Check Point, LG Identify Smart Appliance Security Flaw

While smart home appliances continue to enter the market, concerns over security and privacy have not waned. The latest example of smart home vulnerabilities within the housewares industry involved LG Electronics’ robotic vacuums and other smart home appliances.

Zwilling J.A. Henckels Debuts Christopher Kimball Knife Set

Zwilling J.A. Henckels has introduced a three-piece knife set with Christopher Kimball, founder of Milk Street Kitchen.

Ginsu Brands Highlights Colorful Cutlery For Holiday Season

Ginsu Brands is highlighting its collection of cutlery with colored handles for the holiday season.

Hestan Adds Chef’s Pot To Cue Connected System

Hestan has added a chef’s pot to its Cue guided cooking system. The connected system, via Bluetooth technology, includes a connected pan, induction burner and recipe app designed to act as a coach in the kitchen.

Macy’s Expands Crux Brand Into Cookware

Macy’s has expanded its proprietary Crux brand beyond small electrics into cookware with the debut of a selection of items that are now available in-store and online.

Zwilling J.A. Henckels Debuts Christopher Kimball Knife Set

Zwilling J.A. Henckels has introduced a three-piece knife set with Christopher Kimball, founder of Milk Street Kitchen.

Ginsu Brands Highlights Colorful Cutlery For Holiday Season

Ginsu Brands is highlighting its collection of cutlery with colored handles for the holiday season.

Kyocera Puts Fashion Twist On New Travel Mugs

Kyocera has debuted Twist, a new line of fashion travel mugs with ceramic coated interiors.

Abbiamo Tutto Adds Pitcher To Festive Collection

Abbiamo Tutto is adding to its Festive tableware collection, which will be showcased at the winter 2018 Atlanta International Gift & Home Furnishings Market and the Las Vegas Market.

Duran Named Dorel Juvenile President

Dorel Industries has named Nicolas Duran president and CEO of its Dorel Juvenile division.

Strong Home Performance Bolsters Dorel Q3

Dorel Industries’ third quarter performance was bolstered by its home operation, and the company continued to grow its online retail sales. 

Casabella Introduces Kitchen Cleaning Tools

Casabella has introduced two new kitchen cleaning tools with an eye on holiday cleaning needs, the Smart Scrub Dispensing Brush + Sponge and the Smart Scrub Dispensing Bottle Brush.

Spectrum Diversified Designs And ICI USA/Tovolo Strike Merger Deal

Spectrum Diversified Designs and ICI USA, the parent company of kitchenware brand Tovolo, have merged their businesses. 

Dallas Market Center To Host Diane Keaton

The Dallas Market Center, in partnership with Aidan Gray, has scheduled a personal appearance and book signing with Oscar-winning actress, director and author, Diane Keaton, during the January Dallas Total Home & Gift Market. 

AmericasMart, Gift For Life Support Lifeline Charity

AmericasMart Atlanta has teamed with Gift For Life to organize Lifeline, a national program to fund food and water provisions to those affected by Hurricanes Harvey and Irma as well as the California wildfires.

Las Vegas Market Unveils First Look Trends

The Las Vegas Market’s First Look trend forecast will showcase four central themes: Romantics & Realists, Easy Now: Housewares & Dining, Year of the Dog and Storytellers.

Lowe’s Appoints Maltsbarger Chief Operating Officer

Lowe’s has appointed Richard Maltsbarger, currently chief development officer and president, international, to chief operating officer, effective February 3, 2018.

Deloitte: Consumers Plan To Spend On Thanksgiving Holiday

According to a new survey from Deloitte, three-quarters of Americans plan to shop over the Thanksgiving holiday weekend, spending an average of $427 between Thanksgiving Day and Cyber Monday.