Housewares

Gemline Announces Strategic Partnership With W&P
September 4, 2019 at 11:51 am

Gemline, Lawrence, Mass., announced a strategic partnership with New York-based food and beverage-focused kitchen, gift and lifestyle products brand W&P. Gemline will be the exclusive supplier of select W&P products for the promotional products industry with an initial product offering consisting of kitchen and bar giftware styles launching September 2019. Gemline launched a small selection…

Rooms at Taco Bell’s Merch-Heavy Promotional Hotel Sold Out in Minutes
June 28, 2019 at 12:44 pm

Profitable aspirations have certainly been ringing true for Taco Bell lately, with seven consecutive years of growth to tout for the YUM! Brands company. Due to all of their hard work, its bigwigs have earned a nice vacation, but it is the hope for supreme relaxation for fans that is guiding Taco Bell, which yesterday,…

Giveaways That Will Spice Up Your Marketing Mix During National BBQ Month
June 17, 2019 at 1:53 pm

Food and drink have literally brought people together since the beginning of time, and BBQ is no exception. This ancient culinary method of cooking meat over a flame has been practiced for centuries. If you didn’t already know, May was National BBQ Month and there’s no better way to celebrate than to head outdoors, fire…

5 Ideas for Miniature Promotional Items Kind of Like 'Mug Rugs'
March 13, 2019 at 1:30 pm

Check out this little coaster that looks like a rug. Isn't it cute? It even has a fun little name: Mug Rugs! They're all over Amazon, and they come in all sorts of different designs. We love seeing new ways to create a common household product, especially if it…

The $30,000 Grammys Gift Bag for 2019 Has Some Weird, Wonderful Stuff
February 7, 2019 at 1:29 pm

We are pretty fond of misnomers around here, with Frederic Chopin’s “Minute Waltz,” which takes no fewer than 90 seconds to play, among our favorites. Since the Grammy Awards “gift bag” has come to include items valued at more than $30,000, we are tempted to add it to our misnomers list, as that thing has come to fit enough stuff to give Santa’s sack a run for its money...

Kitchen and Household Products Sure to Win Hearts
January 11, 2019 at 1:38 pm

Owing to their overall busyness, be it helming a business, having a thriving social life, rearing active children or engaging in a vast number of other pursuits, many end-users spend significant time away from their dwelling places. Since home will likely…

Natural Trends Introduces Febreze
June 13, 2018 at 2:13 pm

Natural Trends, Springville, Utah, announced that it has added Febreze to its exclusive channel partnership with the Procter and Gamble Company (P&G). As part of P&G’s Connect+Develop open innovation program aimed at developing new sales channels, co-branded Febreze CAR Air Freshener will now be available to the promotional products industry. In 1998, P&G gave households…

Comforts of Home: Kitchen and Household Products to Make Domestic Settings More Majestic
December 12, 2017 at 2:25 pm

Exterior settings can certainly offer an excess of excellent experiences, but few can refute the contention that home is where the heart is. As winter whisks its way into our lives yet again, many end-users, depending on their geographic location, will rely more regularly on their dwelling places to provide comfort and encourage camaraderie. With…

Designer Creates Household Products With Genius Packaging and Ability
October 17, 2017 at 3:09 pm

Here's a fun fact you may not have known: Most household cleaning products, like dish detergent and shampoo, are 80 percent water. That means that the packaging is mostly just containing water. So, keeping that in mind, there has to be a way to package household items in a more efficient way, right? That's right.…

Playtex Recalls Plates After Reports of Children Choking on Plastic
October 6, 2017 at 12:01 pm

Playtex is recalling its children’s plates and bowls after receiving reports of the items’ clear plastic layers peeling and bubbling, posing a choking hazard. According to the CPSC, Playtex has received 372 reports of the plastic layers on the items bubbling over and peeling, and has received 11 reports of parents finding pieces of the…