Newell Brands has elected Jay Johnson, evp/chief financial officer and treasurer of Lamar Advertising Company, to the company’s board of directors, effective September 8. He will serve as a member of the audit committee.
In honor of Hunger Action Month, Newell Brands’ Crockpot has made a donation to Feeding America to help provide as many as 250,000 meals to those who need it most.
Newell Brands’ Sunbeam is collaborating with the U.S. Pain Foundation for September’s Pain Awareness Month to call attention to the real-life barriers chronic pain patients face in accessing proper pain treatment. The initiative will also offer perspective into pain management solutions, including heat therapy.
During the second quarter of 2020, Newell Brands continued to experience COVID-19 related disruption to its business. However, the company said it saw top line improvement throughout the quarter, and its appliances and cookware segment remained relatively steady and saw an increase in core sales during the quarter.
Rubbermaid has partnered with international recycling provider, TerraCycle, to make all brands of well-used food storage containers recyclable in the U.S. and Canada. Through this new partnership, Rubbermaid said it will help ensure all glass and plastic food storage containers will have a sustainable end to their lifecycle.
Newell Brands has appointed Christine (Chris) Robins as the new business unit CEO for appliances and cookware. She joins Newell from Char-Broil, a global leader in the outdoor cooking lifestyle category, where she served as president and CEO.
Calphalon has introduced the Performance Cool Touch Countertop Oven to enhance countertop cooking for the at-home chef. The appliance is designed with an innovative exterior that stays up to 75% cooler when cooking, compared to the company’s oven model 2101713.
Newell Brands brings a focus on new technologies and products with smart capabilities among its brand portfolio’s kitchen electric introductions.
The Newell Brands Home Fragrance Division has expanded its research and development capabilities, particularly as to candle and other home fragrance innovations, at a recent ceremony marking the opening of a new state-of-the-art 20,300-square-foot research and development lab in South Deerfield, MA.
Vacuum sealing brand FoodSaver is launching three additions to its food preservation portfolio: the FoodSaver space saving appliance, the FoodSaver handheld appliance and FoodSaver Easy Fill bags.
Third quarter revenue at Newell Brands was down but higher than expected operating margin, earnings per share and operating cash flow led the company to raise its full-year guidance.
The Oster brand, a division of Newell Brands, has launched the newest addition to its blender portfolio, the Oster Pro Blender with Texture Select Settings. The new blender gives consumers the option to customize their food texture with the touch of a button, for thin, medium or thick results.
Calphalon has launched the Calphalon ActiveSense blender, which is said to precisely blend on its own with the help of five preset food settings for commonly blended foods and drinks including smoothies, salsas, milk shakes, juices, and frozen beverages.