Housewares

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…

Home and Beauty Goods Outperform Apparel in Retail Sector
October 2, 2017 at 3:07 pm

Retail trends are a great indicator of what end-users are looking for. Distributors are always looking at popular items in the retail space, and using that information to craft ideas for their clients. While apparel has long been a leader in both retail and promotional products, new information shows that retailers are starting to focus…

Spice Up Your Strategy for Selling Household Items
December 15, 2016 at 2:43 pm

Whether you love cooking, aim to have a spotless house or just want the basics in your home, chances are you have a favorite household item. People easily remember brands that are promoted on their favorite items, or even the ones they use on a regular basis. Therefore, kitchen and household products are a great…

Loot Crate Recalls Oven Mitts After Hundreds of Injury Complaints
July 29, 2016 at 5:37 pm

What's something you look for in an oven mitt? I think most of you would answer, "Not making my hands burn." Well, according to the Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC), Loot Crate is recalling its Marvel Thanos Infinity Gauntlet oven…

Promo Marketing Announces 2016 Supplier Excellence Awards
July 18, 2016 at 6:32 pm

Promo Marketing, the Philadelphia-based source of product and marketing information for distributor sales professionals, is pleased to announce the first installment of its 2016 Supplier Excellence Awards. The annual Supplier Excellence Awards give distributors the ability to vote for their favorite suppliers in more than 40 hard goods and apparel categories. After thousands of votes were cast,…

Ikea Redesigns Iconic Tote Bag
June 20, 2016 at 3:56 pm

Anyone who has spent any significant amount of time shopping for household items with funny names at Ikea probably could recognize its Frakta tote bags. They're big, blue and…

Disney Plans New Licensed Items for Adults
May 10, 2016 at 5:41 pm

Though many of its feature films and television shows are geared toward children, Disney has a strong following of adults as well. To capitalize on this audience, Disney has created new lines of…

13 Green Promotions to Celebrate Earth Day
April 6, 2016 at 2:59 pm

While it's been uncharacteristically cold here in Philadelphia, the first week of April still has brought chirping birds and blooming cherry blossoms. The start of spring also signifies that Earth Day is almost here, and if you're anything like us, you love the opportunity to give back to Mother Earth. Whether it's with eco-friendly products…

CPSC Hands Down Record $15.45M Penalty
March 30, 2016 at 5:56 pm

The Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) announced last week that Gree Electric Appliances Inc., Zhuhai, China; Hong Kong Gree Electrical Appliances Sales Co. Ltd., Hong Kong; and Gree USA Sales Ltd., City of Industry, Calif., (Gree) will pay a $15.45 million civil penalty to the government for failure to report defective dehumidifiers. This is a…