As retailers, large and small, continue to temporarily close their doors in the wake of the coronavirus pandemic, hydration suppliers are ramping up programs to support their partners.
Libbey has temporarily halted production at its Toledo, OH, and Shreveport, LA, manufacturing facilities for a minimum of two weeks beginning March 23. Company officials stated the changes are in response to the continued spread of COVID-19 and uncertainty regarding the potential impact on the company’s business demand.
Built NY, a division of Lifetime Brands, has launched the Cascade water bottle. One percent of wholesale sales from its Cascade 18-ounce water bottle will be donated to Water.org to help provide access to safe water and sanitation in the developing world.
Citing concerns over the spread of the Coronavirus (COVID-19), Forty One Madison has cancelled the New York Tabletop Show, which was scheduled to be held March 31 to April 3 in New York City.
Widgeteer has been named the exclusive U.S. distributor of Sagaform, a Scandinavian manufacturer of tabletop and housewares, as of April 1. Widgeteer is a Crystal Lake, IL-based housewares manufacturer and marketing supplier.
Vinglace has expanded its assortment of wine accessories and drinkware with new tumblers.
Contigo, in cooperation with the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission, is reannouncing a recall of its Kids Cleanable Water Bottle. The reissue is due to a choking hazard, with additional incidents reported that involve replacement lids provided in the previous recall.