Hip, a new housewares manufacturer, is introducing design-focused new products such as water bottles, coffee cups and lunch totes to tackle the issue of single-use and disposable plastics.
Mepra, an Italian manufacturer of steel flatware and tableware, has introduced the Original Vintage collection.
Pacific Market International (PMI), the parent company of Stanley and Aladdin, has hired Robert Dietrich as vp/global e-commerce.
Beatriz Ball is now shipping its expanded collection of heavy-duty melamine tableware and acrylic stemware.
Libbey is kicking off a corporate organizational realignment plan that company officials said is designed to drive improved performance and growth. It said the plan is expected to reduce annual pre-tax run-rate costs by approximately $9 million to $11 million.
Lenox has signed a licensing deal with Arlee Home Fashions, a home textiles manufacturer. Company officials said that in collaboration with Lenox, Arlee Home Fashions will design and market new table linen, kitchen textile and bath collections, set to debut in early 2020.
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.
Demdaco has added melamine home entertaining pieces to its assortment for the upcoming holiday season.