Okum Made’s O’Clock aims to combine the traditional utility of time-telling with a spruce design that will add the décor of any room. The clocks are made from blocks of walnut, maple, douglas fir or cork.
Groupe SEB and Bradshaw International have reached a licensing agreement to develop kitchen tools and gadgets for the U.S. and Canadian markets. The agreement seeks to expand SEB brands including Mirro, Moulinex, T-fal and WearEver.
Innovative product offerings by companies in the electrical retail industry can help overcome depressed consumer sentiment on the Australian market, according to BSH Home Appliances managing director Volker Thaens. “We believe retailers could benefit from promoting products that offer the latest innovations and tangible product benefits as well as highlight ease-of-use and lifetime cost-saving benefits,” Thaens says in this interview.
British retailers including Mothercare and Jo Jo Maman Bébé have filled their shelves with commemorative items, booties, bibs and other baby-themed items in anticipation of the birth of the newest member of the royal family. The birth is forecast to boost retail sales by £243 million in July and August, including merchandise, media and festivities, according to the U.K.-based Centre for Retail Research.
Eight O’Clock treated its most loyal brand advocates on social media to a trip to the company's Maryland headquarters, just outside Washington, D.C. The fans toured the facilities and enjoyed coffee "cupping" sessions. "They have been highly supportive brand advocates over the years. They interact frequently with us, sending us their thoughts and suggestions -- and we have listened," social media strategist Jaime Hamel said.