Robinson Home Products appointed Ross Patterson president in 2016, with Jim Walsh remaining as the company’s CEO. At the time, Patterson had spent more than six years as director of business for the tabletop division at Robinson, which at that point, held the license for the Oneida consumer product categories in the U.S. including tabletop, flatware, cookware and bakeware.
Igloo Products Corp. has introduced several new licensed cooler collaborations with Disney and Viacom Nickelodeon Consumer Products.
Williams Sonoma has released its annual celebrity spatula collection, which benefits No Kid Hungry.
Lodge Cast Iron has acquired Portland-based cast iron cookware manufacturer, Finex.
With nearly 20 years of experience as a retail buyer with a focus on housewares, Steven D’Iorio, kitchenware buyer for HomeGoods, has become a trusted partner for many vendors who welcome his “responsiveness and fair pricing” when it comes to negotiations.
Brandi Stone is no stranger to the world of housewares having spent three years at home specialty retailer Linens ‘N Things before joining H-E-B in 2008.
A combination of creativity and analytical prowess has made Sunipa Kreuzer successful in her role as senior merchant, kitchen, at Crate & Barrel, vendors said. Additionally, her attention to detail and positive attitude has influenced vendors to nominate her for a spot on the 2019 HomeWorld Business Impact Merchants list.