Anthony Hurst has been appointed president, Lowe’s Canada, pending work authorization which is expected in February. He will report to president and CEO Marvin Ellison and will be based in Boucherville, Quebec.
A strong economy has helped the housewares industry make new investments, despite continued uncertainty surrounding tariffs and cost pressures from the top and bottom. Many housewares suppliers in 2020 will be introducing new products that differentiate themselves from the competition, developing more ways to connect directly with consumers and continuing to fine-tune business operations.
Kroger’s Pam Matthews, president of the central division, has retired and the company has promoted Colleen Juergensen— currently president of the Dillons division— to president of the central division and Steve Dreher— currently vp/Dillons— to president of the Dillons division.
The Joyce Chen, Origins and Keilen brands of cookware have been acquired by Honey-Can-Do from Columbian Home Products. The lines complement the Honey-Can-Do brand portfolio, which includes those under the Kitchen Supply Company, Zevro, Old Stone Oven and Honey-Can-Do brands.
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.
Sobremesa has introduced its Nigella Cobalt ceramic dinnerware at the Las Vegas market. The new design features a twist on the classic blue-and-white pattern.
The Home Depot has been recognized as a global leader on corporate climate action for its efforts to reduce its environmental impact and build a more sustainable future for consumers and their homes.
Officials at the Dallas Market Center reported a strong response from both vendors and attendees to the winter edition of the Dallas Total Home & Gift Market, which took place from January 8 to 14 at the Dallas Market Center.
Twin Star Home has acquired TK Classics, a designer and manufacturer of outdoor furniture including upholstered seating, dining tables, bars and accessories.
Pacific Coast Lighting is treating the Winter Las Vegas Market to a wide range of new lamp styles, ranging from the retro to the luxe to the woodsy.
Adesso is featuring unique lighting technology in a range of styles at the Winter Las Vegas Market.
LumiSource, at the Winter Las Vegas Market, is throwing a spotlight on a new design collection called Claire.
Walker Edison, at the Winter Las Vegas Market, is introducing and spotlighting products across the several segments, including home office and drink service.
After liquidation speculation in local media, Fairway Market has filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection as the company seeks to sell its 14 gourmet-oriented supermarkets in metro New York.
International Market Centers has reported strong order writing at the winter 2020 Atlanta Market. In addition, IMC celebrated the debut of its new Atlanta Market brand, the opening of the remerchandised home décor collection, the announcement of a new lifestyle collection in Building 2, and the launch of a new digital division.