The International Housewares Association annual International Home + Housewares Show Preview, held in New York City, demonstrated that the home merchandise sector continues to dream up new ways to make the lives of consumers easier and more interesting.
Fagor America’s Lux LCD multi-cooker has been selected by Cook’s Illustrated magazine as “Best” in the multi-cooker segment.
Fourth quarter net sales at Spectrum Brands were up 5.8% as the company reported strength in its home and garden as well as hardware and home improvement businesses.
At CES Unveiled New York, held in Manhattan on November 9, the Consumer Technology Association (CTA) outlined holiday sales trends in the tech industry including those for smart home and connected health. The association also highlighted expectations for retail during the 2017 holiday season.
Third quarter revenue at Hamilton Beach was down as company officials pinned the decrease on sales volumes in the United States mainly attributable to the timing of shipments.
Doug Pritchard, SodaStream’s president, North America, is leaving the company, officials with SodaStream announced during its third quarter investor conference call.
SodaStream reported strong revenue growth in the third quarter, but the company’s Americas division was nearly flat for the three month period ended September 30.