Comfort Zone Parent Company Changes Name To H2 Brands Group

The companies of Shur-Line, Bulldog, and World and Main, which markets the Comfort Zone brand of home environment appliances, are changing their name to H2 Brands Group, bringing together as one the offerings of the three divisions plus the new acquisition of Craig Electronics.

Helen Of Troy Fuels Q3 Sales Growth

Helen of Troy reported robust sales growth for its third quarter, as the designer, developer and marketer of housewares, health and home, and beauty products prepared to close its recent acquisition of Drybar.

HiMirror Advances Cosmetic Mirror Lineup

HiMirror, a beauty tech brand from New Kinpo Group, has introduced its latest cosmetic mirrors at CES 2020.

Polder Products Receives Good Design Awards

Polder Products has received the Chicago Athenaeum Good Design Award for excellence in product design, quality and innovation for two of the company’s 2019 product introductions.

Smithey Ironware Presents No. 14 Skillet

Smithey Ironware has launched its No. 14 dual handle cast iron skillet. According to the company, the satin-smooth, polished interior finish is accented by dual ergonomic helper handles.

Betty Bossi Adds Pastry Rollers To Kitchen Tool Lineup

Betty Bossi has added a new pastry roller assortment, which is designed for the home baker. The company is now distributed in North America exclusively by Kuhn Rikon.

Homer Laughlin Unveils New Fiesta Color

Homer Laughlin has unveiled Butterscotch as Fiesta’s 2020 color. The vibrant orangey-yellow shade is the company’s 52nd color debut, and it is making its debut at the Atlanta Market, being held now through January 21.

Tervis Teams With Artists For Fresh Tumbler Designs

Tervis has teamed up with three artists for its new Artist Series of tumblers. The designs, by Yao Cheng, Kelly Ventura and Etta Vee, will be unveiled at the upcoming Atlanta market.

Twin Star’s Estep Honored

Twin Star Home CFO John Shumate and the Florida Institute of CFOs have recognized the company’s senior director of finance, James Estep, for his contributions to the organization.

Novacap Acquires Bush Industries, Combines It With Bestar

Bush Industries has new ownership, as Novacap, a Canadian private equity firm, has acquired the ready-to-assemble furniture maker through its portfolio company Bestar, a ready-to-assemble furniture manufacturer with plants in Lac-Mégantic and Sherbrooke, Quebec.

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.

Las Vegas Market Readies Influencer Instagram Takeover

International Market Centers has set up an Instagram Takeover of the Las Vegas Market account, in which 25 leading designers and tastemakers will share their favorite new lines, events and trends from the winter Las Vegas Market, January 26 to 30.

IHA To Spotlight Craft Coffee At Inspired Home Show

The International Housewares Association (IHA) will be keeping coffee top of mind this year at the 2020 Inspired Home Show, which is set to take place from March 14 to 17 at Chicago’s McCormick Place.

IMC’s New Digital Division To Launch B2B Platform

After making a pair of tech acquisitions, International Market Centers is launching IMC_di, a wholly-owned, stand-alone B2B e-commerce division that will offer vendors a single integrated digital platform, enabling them to reach new buyers, capture leads and grow sales.

Walmart Supports Puerto Rico Earthquake Relief Efforts

In response to the devastation caused by the recent earthquakes in Puerto Rico, Walmart and the Walmart Foundation are committing up to $500,000 in cash and in-kind support for relief and recovery.

Stop & Shop Powers Store Energy Initiative

Stop & Shop will power 40 of its stores in Massachusetts and New York with Bloom Energy servers. The servers will provide clean, reliable, 24/7 electricity in a microgrid configuration that will continue to power each store in the event of a grid power outage, the company said.