Steelite Acquires Homer Laughlin China, Hall China Food Service Brands

Steelite International, a manufacturer and supplier of tableware and buffet solutions for the hospitality industry, has acquired The Homer Laughlin China Company’s food service division and the Hall China Company. Terms of the transaction were not disclosed.

Mepra Acquires Punto Soave

Mepra, an Italian flatware and food service manufacturer, has acquired Punto Soave, an Italian manufacturer of custom tableware goods. Together, the brands will offer custom solutions to the hospitality market, the companies said. The merged businesses will keep operating under separate names, but the two brands will go to market together.

J.C. Penney Targets Hospitality With New B2B Program

Over the past year, J.C. Penney has expanded its home products assortment to include major appliance, furniture and home services. Now the retailer is expanding its home refresh efforts by offering business-to-business solutions for operators and facility managers in the hotel and lodging industry, as well as the multi-unit residential industry.