housewares

Appliances
Fitbit Launches Bluetooth Scale

Fitbit has expanded its Aria Air collection with the launch of a Bluetooth scale that tracks weight and syncs with its app to calculate one’s body mass index (BMI) and other key health metrics.

Executive Profile
Bryan Welsh, SodaStream, U.S.

Consumer beverages are no stranger to Bryan Welsh. Since 2005, he has held several key positions within PepsiCo, which now owns SodaStream. These include senior director of category management, sales, strategy & planning at PepsiCo Canada and vp/gm of a Pepsi-Starbucks North American coffee partnership.

Retail
Sears Hometown Strikes Deal To Sell Outlet Business

Liberty Tax has struck a deal with Sears Hometown & Outlet Stores to acquire the Outlet part of that company’s business as well as, in an affiliated transaction, a group of franchised Buddy’s Home Furnishings stores in an all-cash transaction valued at up to $132.9 million.

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