NuWave Grows Air Fryer Assortment

NuWave is tapping into continuing consumer interest in air fryer and multi-functional kitchen appliances, spotlighting a range of new units with enhanced features and benefits.

Plum Adds To Executive Leadership Team

Plum, manufacturer of the Plum Wine Dispenser, has added two executives to its leadership team as it prepares for global expansion.

Jura Advances Brand Growth Initiatives

At the Jura Elektroapparate AG online press conference from Niederbuchsiten, Switzerland, CEO Emanuel Probst reported that the company had record sales for 2019, with 5.1% growth in revenue and 4.7% growth in units.  

Tramontina USA Spotlights Provence Serving Boards

Tramontina USA is putting a spotlight on its new Provence Serving Board collection this spring. The assortment features five different serving boards made from reforested African mahogany wood, rounded edges and a natural palm oil finish.

Ginsu To Develop Kitchenware With Brand Partners Group

Ginsu has entered into a licensing agreement with Brand Partners Group to develop a line of kitchen gadgets under the Ginsu brand. The company said the products will be marketed under the Ginsu Kiso line of cutlery.

Tableware Vendors Halt Production In U.K.

As restrictions tighten amidst the continued spread of the Covid-19 virus around the globe, vendors in the U.K. have temporarily halted production, in line with local governmental guidelines.

Fiesta Dinnerware Rebrands As Fiesta Tableware Company

Fiesta Dinnerware has rebranded as the newly formed Fiesta Tableware Company. The reinvention follows the recent acquisition of the former Homer Laughlin China Company food service operations by Steelite International, a British company.

Steelite Acquires Homer Laughlin China, Hall China Food Service Brands

Steelite International, a manufacturer and supplier of tableware and buffet solutions for the hospitality industry, has acquired The Homer Laughlin China Company’s food service division and the Hall China Company. Terms of the transaction were not disclosed.

Walker Edison Gives Away Desks To Home-Bound Workers

On March 17, Walker Edison said that it would donate desks to individuals who now find themselves working and teaching their kids remotely and are unable to afford a desk in their home, an offer that generated significant response.

Furnishing Businesses Joining To Make Medical Masks

Furniture and bedding companies and their suppliers have come together to request the authority to manufacture medical masks needed to combat the COVID-19 pandemic.

Le Creuset Introduces Herb Planter Assortment

Le Creuset has introduced a new assortment of herb planters, designed for growing herbs and small flowers.

United Solutions Names Reilly President

United Solutions, which manufactures storage, trash, organization and paint products under the United Solutions, Rubbermaid and private-label brands, has named David Reilly president.

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.

IMC Temporarily Closing High Point Properties

To comply with stay-at-home orders from local officials, International Market Centers will temporarily close its 17 High Point, NC, properties to the public beginning at 5 p.m. on March 27.

IMC Temporarily Closes AmericasMart

As of March 24, International Market Centers (IMC) has temporarily closed AmericasMart Atlanta to the public, in accordance with Atlanta’s 14-day shelter in place order, to help stop the spread of the COVID-19 virus. The Atlanta Convention Center at AmericasMart and the Atlanta Decorative Arts Center will also be closed.

Dallas Market Center Closes Until April

As Dallas has come under a shelter-in-place order, the Dallas Market Center said it would be ceasing operations until April 3.

Walmart Offering Shoppers No Contact Options

In adapting to a COVID-19 hit marketplace, Walmart has begun offering customers no contact payment, pickup and delivery options.

Kroger Accelerates Hiring Program

Kroger wants to provide new career opportunities for some 23,500 workers nationwide, including those from the hardest-hit sectors such as restaurants, hotels and food service distributors as part of a plan to hire additional workers over the next several weeks.