Lifetime Brands Acquires Fitz and Floyd

Steve Baram joins Lifetime’s tabletop division as president of Fitz and Floyd division
September 6, 2017Allison Zisko

Fitz and Floyd reindeerFitz and Floyd is known for its handpainted figurines.
GARDEN CITY, N.Y—Lifetime Brands has acquired ceramics maker Fitz and Floyd for an undisclosed sum.

Steven R. Baram, Fitz and Floyd’s president and CEO, will join Lifetime’s tabletop division as president of the Fitz and Floyd division.

Fitz and Floyd products, including handcrafted, decoratively designed figurines and centerpieces and elegant dinnerware and serveware are recognized for their high quality and unique style,” said Lifetime chairman and CEO Jeffrey Siegel.

“The Fitz and Floyd brand fits perfectly into Lifetime’s platform and we have the resources quickly to enhance its performance,” Siegel said. “Moreover, since Fitz and Floyd branded products are in categories in which Lifetime already is well-established, we expect the acquisition to be accretive in 2017.”

Allison ZiskoAllison Zisko | Managing Editor/Tabletop Editor

After 15 years of covering the tabletop industry, Allison Zisko is still as enthusiastic as ever about the dinnerware, glassware and flatware categories. An in-depth analysis of how the category works intrigues her just as much as the latest fashion trends. As managing editor, Allison oversees the daily e-newsletter and works behind the scenes to help produce the print issue each month. She also directs HFN’s housewares coverage and covers the cutlery category. An avid reader, Allison is eager to talk to anyone and everyone about the latest book they are reading.


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