Chefman is launching a new sister company, Chef iQ, designed to capitalize on consumer interest in smart home appliances and connectivity.
iRobot is appointing current vp/finance Julie Zeiler as its next executive vice president and chief financial officer, effective May 4, 2020. She will succeed Alison Dean, the company’s CFO since 2013, who will be stepping down to spend more time with her family before pursuing other personal and professional interests.
Ginsu Brands, a Scott Fetzer Consumer Brands company, has moved into small electrics with the debut of the Kiso Everyday Personal Blender. In addition, the company has launched new cutlery, including the new Ginsu Sashimi knife and the Daku series.
Zwilling has expanded its reach into the small electrics category, launching the Enfinigy line exclusively at Williams Sonoma.
For the first time since 2014, SodaStream will be back at the Super Bowl. The company has released its advertising spot which takes viewers on a journey to find water on Mars.
Amidst all of the robot kittens, video gaming accessories, home surveillance systems and flying taxis debuting at the recent Consumer Electronics Show (CES), manufacturers featured a range of products specifically designed to strengthen the connection between smart home appliances and consumer lifestyle needs, including developments in the kitchen, personal care, wellness and cleaning categories.
Breville has launched the 3X Bluicer Pro and is touting the kitchen appliance’s versatility as a blender and juicer combination. The company is encouraging consumers to get “bluicing,” by mixing fresh juice with fresh blends using the same appliance.
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.
Jura has promoted David Shull to evp/marketing and communications. Shull previously held the role of svp/sales and marketing. He reports to Richard Boynton, who was recently named chairman of the board and CEO of the company.