During the second quarter of 2020, Newell Brands continued to experience COVID-19 related disruption to its business. However, the company said it saw top line improvement throughout the quarter, and its appliances and cookware segment remained relatively steady and saw an increase in core sales during the quarter.
The public’s growing health concern over airborne pathogens in confined interior spaces can now be addressed with a new air sanitizer designed specifically to neutralize germs, bacteria and viruses in the air. The Remington Airetrex 365 Air Sanitizer, made by Pinnacle Climate Technologies, uses short-wave ultraviolet light, or UV-C, to destroy pathogens as air flows through the unit.
Capresso, one of the first companies to tap into the burgeoning craft coffee movement, is marking its 25th anniversary this year with an expanded assortment of differentiated products and continuing commitment to helping consumers capture the coffee shop experience at home.
Michael Todd Beauty, which offers the Soniclear brand of sonic facial cleansing brushes, is planning to launch a line of Clarisonic-compatible replacement brushes. The company said the move is in response to retail partners and Clarisonic users reaching out for replacement brushes following L’Oreal’s decision to shut down Clarisonic.
Groupe SEB has invested in StoreBound, which owns the Dash brand of kitchen electrics. The transaction is expected to be completed on July 31, 2020 and Groupe SEB will become the majority stakeholder in the company. StoreBound develops housewares focused on better living under brands including Dash, Sobro, Chef Geoffrey Zakarian and others. It was founded in 2010.
Miele has launched the TriFlex HX1, the brand’s first cordless stick vacuum. With a unique three-in-one design, the TriFlex vacuum allows users to switch between three different configurations, depending on their needs, for maximum flexibility and performance.
Galanz Americas is entering the major appliance market through the unveiling of its new product line designed specifically for urban kitchen spaces. The City Living collection appliances are said to meet the need for consumers with smaller kitchens looking for high performance designs that are compact and affordable.