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Fissler Strengthens Leadership Team 
IDAR-OBERSTEIN, GERMANY — Fissler continues to strengthen its leadership team with the appointment of Martin Bieri as Sales Director EMEA & Americas, effective April 15, 2021. Based at Fissler’s global headquarters in Idar-Oberstein, Germany, he will be responsible for sales in Europe, the Middle East, Africa and the Americas.  Martin Bieri has a long track record with retail and consumer brands. He previously worked with Wüsthof, a premium knife producer, as the Global Vice President Sales & Product Development, where he played a key role in securing strong results.  “We look forward to welcoming Martin Bieri to Fissler as we take ...
Connect GLOBAL Offers Buyer Connections, Market Overviews, Networking Through Virtual Series
ROSEMONT, ILL (May 12, 2021)—Connect GLOBAL, a virtual presentation of the International Business Council’s Global Forum, will be held May 18-20, offering housewares suppliers overviews of key international markets through daily keynote presentations given by industry experts. Sessions are applicable for both suppliers new to the international arena or veteran sales executives wanting to grow their global business. The IBC is a special interest group of International Housewares Association members dedicated to global marketing and sales.  Sessions will be held each morning and afternoon, lasting approximately 90 minutes. Registration is free to all current IHA Regular members. Attendees can register ...
Pamela Stafford Promoted To Managing Director, Hestan® Culinary
NAPA VALLEY (April 2021) – Pamela Stafford has been promoted from Director to Managing Director of Hestan Culinary® -- the innovative, award-winning premium cookware company that she co-founded with Stanley Cheng, cookware industry icon, and founder and CEO of Hestan®. In her new and expanded role, Stafford now oversees all global sales and marketing for the fast-growing brand.   “Pamela’s expertise in sales and marketing for premium housewares brands – and her true passion and dedication to Hestan and all that our company stands for – have contributed greatly to the steady growth and rising acclaim for our best in class cookware,” says ...
Anuga 2021 Goes Hybrid With Introduction of Anuga @home Platform
Cologne, Germany—Transform is the leading theme of this year’s Anuga. Whereby not only themes related to the transformation within the food and beverage industry will be addressed, but also the new concepts of the leading global trade fair itself, which is being staged in a hybrid format for the first time. Accordingly, the usual physical trade fair with product presentations on-site in Cologne will be additionally enhanced by the digital element “Anuga @home.”  The hybrid format has the advantage that industry participants all over the globe—exhibitors, trade visitors and the trade press—can exchange ideas live in Cologne or digitally via the ...
Questex’s World Tea Conference + Expo and Nightclub & Bar Show to Be Co-Located this Summer
NEW YORK, April 22, 2021 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Questex is creating the largest gathering of the beverage industry. World Tea Conference + Expo, the leading specialty tea event, is to be co-located with Nightclub & Bar Show, North America’s premier conference and expo for the bar and restaurant industry. The events are taking place June 28-30, 2021 at the Las Vegas Convention Center in Las Vegas, Nevada. The rapid spike in demand for low and no alcohol beverages is a critical and fast-growth segment of the beverage industry which is expected to be a trillion-dollar industry by 2024. With support from the specialty tea ...
Mark Adkison Joins Kuhn Rikon USA As President
April 22, 2021, Novato, CA – Kuhn Rikon USA announced this month that Mark Adkison has joined the team as President in the United States, where he will lead the US-based team managing the North and South American markets. With nearly twenty years of experience working with top-tier brands across the housewares industry, innovating successful product lines, negotiating with major consumer brands and retailers, and implementing innovative sales and marketing strategies.  Most recently, he served as Vice President of member and buyer relations of the International Housewares Association, overseeing the Inpired Home Show as well as other major initiatives.  “I am convinced ...
Lenox Corporation Announces New CEO Bob Burbank
Bristol, PA, April 14, 2021 - Lenox Corporation announced today that current CEO Mads Ryder is stepping down and will be replaced by Bob Burbank.  With a career spanning over 20 years within the consumer products arena, Burbank has held senior leadership roles, including CEO, SVP and Global General Manager, at such well-known brands as Burton, Cannondale, and G-Form Protection.  Burbank will be responsible for managing the Lenox Corporation portfolio of brands and continuing to build upon the great success the existing team has accomplished. Additional focus will be placed at the supplier and retail level to continue to invest ...
ICA Accelerates Upcycling Leader, Renewal Mill, with $250,000 Investment
OAKLAND, Calif., May 4, 2021 /PRNewswire/ -- Award-winning food upcycling leader, Renewal Mill, is the latest company to join ICA's investment portfolio. The company just closed on a new $250,000 investment from ICA's Growth Fund, as part of its most recent $1M funding round.  Renewal Mill is on a mission to help consumers fight climate change from their kitchen by reducing food waste, the largest single driver of global warming. From premium, high-fiber, gluten-free flours that pack a powerful nutritional punch, to decadent pantry staples like brownie mix, the company has a diverse and innovative portfolio of sustainable food products, all made from ...
IMC Expands Gourmet Offerings with New Gourmet Housewares Collections Launching in Las Vegas in Summer 2021
ATLANTA / LAS VEGAS – (April 14, 2021) – International Market Centers (IMC) today announced a plan to significantly expand its gourmet housewares product resources to address buyer demand. The Gourmet Housewares Collection will debut at the Summer 2021 Las Vegas Market and expand to the Atlanta Market in Winter 2022. “IMC is stepping up to offer more opportunities for buyers and vendors to connect as interest in the gourmet category continues to grow,” said Bob Maricich, IMC CEO. “The Gourmet Housewares Collection will be a dedicated, comprehensive and focused collection on the trade show floor at each of our Winter and ...
Brynwood Partners VIII L.P. Acquires De Wafelbakkers
GREENWICH, Conn., April 5, 2021 /PRNewswire/ -- Brynwood Partners VIII L.P. ("Brynwood VIII") announced today that it has acquired De Wafelbakkers from its current owners, The Oklahoma Publishing Company ("OPUBCO"), a subsidiary of the Anschutz Corporation.  Terms and conditions of the deal are not being disclosed. De Wafelbakkers is a leading manufacturer of branded, co-manufactured and private label frozen pancakes, waffles and French toast in the U.S.  The Company's great-tasting products are sold to grocery and mass retailers, as well as into foodservice outlets nationally.  De Wafelbakkers is headquartered in North Little Rock, AR where it operates a 100,000 sq. ft. ...
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