The Oneida Group has named Sean Gibson vp/marketing and product innovation. Gibson, said company officials, has an extensive background in brand management and consumer product marketing and has served since 2017 as the company’s director of marketing and innovation.
The Oneida Group has sold the majority of its food service business, which markets flatware, dinnerware and barware, to Crown Brands, a distributor of commercial grade smallware, bakeware, cookware, beverageware, and other products to the food service industry.
Robinson Home Products is rolling out Studio Cuisine, a new multi-category line of better-quality kitchenware that offers upscale products at reasonable prices, said the company. The new collection includes bakeware, cookware, cutlery, kitchen tools and gadgets and flatware.
The Oneida Group has added to its leadership team with the appointment of three new executives, all of whom have extensive prior experience with the company. Bert Filice has been named president and chief sales officer. Mike Hanson and Mark Cymanski have been appointed svp/supply chain and vp/procurement, respectively.
At the recent New York Tabletop Market, Robinson Home Products unveiled the addition of flatware and dinnerware segments to its CraftKitchen brand of housewares.
Color, form and finish led the way on day two of the New York Tabletop Market, October 10. As vendors continue to look to satisfy casual living lifestyles, these design elements have evolved and inspired across a range of tableware segments.
Robinson Home Products has launched two tabletop brands, Living by Robinson and Robinson, following its exit of the Oneida tabletop business. The new brands were on display at the fall New York Tabletop Market.
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The Oneida Group has entered into an equity commitment agreement with its largest stockholder, Centre Lane Partners, providing for a $50 million equity capital infusion by way of a rights offering to existing stockholders. Oneida’s CEO has also resigned to pursue another opportunity.
Lenox Corporation has expanded the Wainwright brand by Michael Wainwright with the introduction of a new line designed for the casual lifestyle of today’s consumer.
The tabletop category has reached a critical point as Millennials age into a variety of new life moments that have the potential to significantly grow the market. However, the industry must focus even more heavily on innovation within the category in order to tap into that growth potential, noted Joe Derochowski, home industry analyst for the NPD Group, on day two, April 11, of the spring New York Tabletop Market.
From classic blue and white to textured grays, the Spring 2018 New York Tabletop Market at Forty One Madison will see a variety of color combinations represented in dinnerware. Tabletop vendors will also showcase patterns that focus on texture, metallics and organic shapes.
Forty One Madison has teamed up with the Holiday House to dress the lobby with tablescapes by designers Paris Forino and Jaime Walters at the upcoming spring New York Tabletop Market.
This spring, Target is refreshing the Hearth & Hand with Magnolia collection, a modern farmhouse-inspired home and lifestyle brand from Chip and Joanna Gaines, which launched last year.