Calibowl to Receive Export Award Next Week

HAYWARD, Calif.-Next week, Simple Wave LLC will receive an Export Achievement Certificate from the U.S. Department of Commerce's International Trade Administration during the International Plastics Showcase in Orlando. Created in 1961 and given out annually, the award recognizes companies that have successfully worked with the U.S. Commercial Service to enter new international markets.

The company, which makes the Calibowl non-spill bowl line that has a patent-pending-designed lip, recently brought all of its manufacturing back to the U.S. It worked with its local Oakland Export Assistance Center to pursue various international markets, and with this counseling, as well as attending local export promotion events, which focused on the benefits of free trade agreements, and trade shows, the company successfully sold the line to retailers in Canada and Singapore.

The award ceremony will take place on Tuesday, April 3, when Peter Perez, deputy assistant secretary for Manufacturing, International Trade Administration, U.S. Department of Commerce, will present the award to Simple Wave's Jeff Bollengier, president, and Richard Stump, co-founder.

HFN Staff | News & Commentary

HFN provides detailed information on the key home classifications: Housewares, Tabletop, Floor Covering & Rugs, Furniture, Home Textiles, Lighting, Home Decor, Mattresses & Bedding, Gifts, Major Appliances and Consumer Electronics as well as Business, Finance and Retail.

Videos

  • Patti Carpenter Talks Color and its Importance in the Home

    Camera Icon   More Videos

Subscribe to
HFN Omnichannel
Receive the news you need to know about the trends in the industry delivered right to your inbox.

Current Issue

  • HFN August 2017 cover

    HFN's DIGITAL EDITION

    August 2017


    COVER STORY: Sharpening the Focus on Millennials

    Find out what makes Millennials tick when it comes to home decorating, shopping and at-home entertaining with HFN's annual consumer study. Turns out, Millennials favor the in-store shopping experience.


    ALSO IN THIS ISSUE:

    • Power of the People - Crowdfunding campaigns provide needed capital, feedback for home and housewares product launches.
    •  Omnichannel Retailing: Visual Search Takes Off - Learn how voice and visual search are revolutionizing product discovery.