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Butler Home Products Buys Clean Ones Glove Co., And More…

New Channels News In Brief…

Butler Home Products in Hudson, Massachusetts, has purchased Clean Ones Corp., a Portland, Oregon-based household glove company with more than 30 years in the market and nearly 2 billion gloves sold each year. Butler Home Products is a consumer cleaning company, selling cleaning tools (the company’s largest business segment), lint rollers, garment and laundry care, reusable and disposable gloves, and household sponges. Butler currently offers a wide range of household gloves under various owned and licensed brands. Clean Ones will retain its name and will be marketed as a brand under the Butler Home Products portfolio. “Bringing Clean Ones into the Butler family represents an important step in the company’s overall growth plan,” said Robert Michelson, Butler president. “Household gloves play an integral role in our business, and this acquisition will further accelerate Butler’s growth in the category.” Michelson added that since Butler entered the glove business in 2011 with the Mr. Clean brand, the consumer glove market has expanded 35 percent as the use for the products has expanded throughout the house and into food prep area…

Barnes & Noble plans to build larger cafe areas in four test markets that offer full menus, table service and sell beer and wine. The first concept store will open in Eastchester, New York, followed by locations in Edina, Minnesota, Folsom, California, and Loudon, Virginia…

Atalanta Corp., Elizabeth, New Jersey, in partnership with Scottish Development International, featured a selection of Scottish cheeses at the Summer Fancy Food Show, June 26-28 in New York City. Atalanta’s product team has been working for more than a year with Scottish Dairy to develop strong relationships with a number of producers to find the right products for the marketplace. “We are delighted to be associated with these Scottish dairies and believe their unique products will complement our successful Mull of Kintyre brand of Scottish specialty cheese,” said John Rodger, Atalanta’s VP of cheese and specialty deli. Roddy Wilde, representing Scottish Dairy, said, “The Scottish Dairy brand represents well-known regional artisan brands and this launch with Atalanta is a major step forward in the promotion of Scottish dairy products in the United States.”

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Mike Berger

Mike Berger

Mike enjoys touring various supermarkets to check out the latest foods and trends. When he isn’t writing, he takes pleasure in sports, his family and young, energetic grandchild.

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