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December 5, 2013

Newell Rubbermaid has named Paula S. Larson as EVP and chief human resources officer, effective Dec. 16. She succeeds James M. Sweet, who is retiring after nearly a decade of leading the company’s transformation efforts.

Newell Rubbermaid has named Paula S. Larson as EVP and chief human resources officer, effective Dec. 16. She succeeds James M. Sweet, who is retiring after nearly a decade of leading the company’s transformation efforts.

October 25, 2013

New product launches in key categories and strong marketing helped Newell Rubbermaid gain market share during the company’s third quarter.

New product launches in key categories and strong marketing helped Newell Rubbermaid gain market share during the company’s third quarter.

The leading consumer goods company said sales for the period ended September 30, grew a modest 2.1% to $1.5 billion while net income, aided by the sale of the company’s hardware business, increased to $193.3 million, or 66 cents a share, from $108.3 million, or 37 cents a share.

October 25, 2013

New product launches in key categories and strong marketing helped Newell Rubbermaid gain market share during the company’s third quarter.

New product launches in key categories and strong marketing helped Newell Rubbermaid gain market share during the company’s third quarter.

The leading consumer goods company said sales for the period ended September 30, grew a modest 2.1% to $1.5 billion while net income, aided by the sale of the company’s hardware business, increased to $193.3 million, or 66 cents a share, from $108.3 million, or 37 cents a share.

October 3, 2013

Newell Rubbermaid is consolidating its marketing efforts and picking one lead creative partner and one lead media-buying partner to help oversee the company’s global advertising and promotion investment.

Newell Rubbermaid is consolidating its marketing efforts and picking one lead creative partner and one lead media-buying partner to help oversee the company’s global advertising and promotion investment.

September 19, 2013

Newell Rubbermaid has appointed Nate Young to the newly created position of VP of global innovation, where he will be responsible for energizing the company's innovation funnel.

Newell Rubbermaid has appointed Nate Young to the newly created position of VP of global innovation, where he will be responsible for energizing the company's innovation funnel.

August 9, 2013

Newell Rubbermaid has announced plans to sell its hardware business to Nova Capital, a firm that specializes in the acquisition of corporate and private equity portfolios, for $214 million.

Newell Rubbermaid has announced plans to sell its hardware business to Nova Capital, a firm that specializes in the acquisition of corporate and private equity portfolios, for $214 million.

Specifically, components of the sale include Newell's Amerock, Ashland, Drapery Hardware, Bulldog and Shur-Line brands. Sales for 2013 came in at $255 million so far, with gross proceeds resting at $214 million.

July 26, 2013

Driven by strength in its baby and parenting and tools business units, Newell-Rubbermaid grew second quarter sales 3.5% to $1.47 billion, but profits fell slightly to $109.8 million, or 37 cents a share, compared with $111.8 million, or 38 cents a share, the prior year.

Driven by strength in its baby and parenting and tools business units, Newell-Rubbermaid grew second quarter sales 3.5% to $1.47 billion, but profits fell slightly to $109.8 million, or 37 cents a share, compared with $111.8 million, or 38 cents a share, the prior year.

Earnings per share surged to 50 cents a share if restructuring and restructuring related costs and discontinued operations are removed from the profit picture.

July 26, 2013

Driven by strength in its baby and parenting and tools business units, Newell-Rubbermaid grew second quarter sales 3.5% to $1.47 billion, but profits fell slightly to $109.8 million, or 37 cents a share, compared with $111.8 million, or 38 cents a share, the prior year.

Driven by strength in its baby and parenting and tools business units, Newell-Rubbermaid grew second quarter sales 3.5% to $1.47 billion, but profits fell slightly to $109.8 million, or 37 cents a share, compared with $111.8 million, or 38 cents a share, the prior year.

Earnings per share surged to 50 cents a share if restructuring and restructuring related costs and discontinued operations are removed from the profit picture.

July 15, 2013

Newell Rubbermaid has announced the sale of its Teach platform, including the Mimio and Headsprout interactive teaching technology brands, to Skyview Capital, LLC, a Beverly Hills, Calif., private equity firm.

ATLANTA — Newell Rubbermaid has announced the sale of its Teach platform, including the Mimio and Headsprout interactive teaching technology brands, to Skyview Capital, LLC, a Beverly Hills, Calif., private equity firm.

Terms were not disclosed. The transaction has closed with the signing of the agreement.

June 17, 2013

Newell Rubbermaid has appointed Jeremy Liebowitz as the company’s VP of global e-commerce, a newly created position. The company will look to Liebowitz to lead the acceleration of its online revenue growth worldwide.

ATLANTA — Newell Rubbermaid has appointed Jeremy Liebowitz as the company’s VP of global e-commerce, a newly created position. The company will look to Liebowitz to lead the acceleration of its online revenue growth worldwide.

March 28, 2013

ATLANTA — Newell Rubbermaid announced plans to open a new design center by early 2014 in Kalamazoo, Mich. This will enable Newell Rubbermaid to add depth in new design specialties, join a strong local presence of design-led companies including Herman Miller , Steelcase, Whirlpool, Stryker and Wolverine, as well as participate in a growing educational community that includes Western Michigan University.

February 21, 2013

ATLANTA -- Newell Rubbermaid announced it will reaffirm its fiscal year 2013 outlook, as provided in its fourth quarter 2012 earnings press release dated Feb.1, 2013, during its presentation Thursday at the Consumer Analyst Group of New York (CAGNY) conference.

The company’s guidance and key assumptions for the full year 2013 are as follows:

  • Core sales increase of 2% to 4%.

  • Net sales are expected to grow 1% to 3%

February 4, 2013

ATLANTA — Newell Rubbermaid reported that net sales in the fourth quarter were $1.52 billion, an increase of 1.6% compared with the prior year. Sales growth was largely attributable to the tools, baby and parenting and writing segments and to robust growth in Latin America, the company said.

January 7, 2013

Andrea Freeman has joined lease-to-own retailer Aaron’s as VP of marketing.

Andrea Freeman has joined lease-to-own retailer Aaron’s as VP of marketing.

October 26, 2012

In addition to an extensive structural makeover, dubbed the "Growth Game Plan", Newell Rubbermaid president and CEO Mike Polk announced a new leadership team that includes outside appointments to several executive positions.

ATLANTA — In addition to an extensive structural makeover, dubbed the "Growth Game Plan", Newell Rubbermaid president and CEO Mike Polk announced a new leadership team that includes outside appointments to several executive positions.

September 27, 2012

Newell Rubbermaid, a marketer of consumer and commercial products, has announced the introduction of Rubbermaid Bathroom Scrubbers and the Rubbermaid Clean & Dry Plunger.

Newell Rubbermaid, a marketer of consumer and commercial products, has announced the introduction of Rubbermaid Bathroom Scrubbers and the Rubbermaid Clean & Dry Plunger.

Rubbermaid Bathroom Scrubbers provide four tools including the Spray Scrubber, Extendable Scrubber, Flexible Scrub Brush and 2-in-1 Scrubber.

A variety of switchable pads are available including Scour, Sponge, Bristle and Disposable Pads.

September 27, 2012

Newell Rubbermaid, a marketer of consumer and commercial products, has announced the introduction of Rubbermaid Bathroom Scrubbers and the Rubbermaid Clean & Dry Plunger.

Newell Rubbermaid, a marketer of consumer and commercial products, has announced the introduction of Rubbermaid Bathroom Scrubbers and the Rubbermaid Clean & Dry Plunger.

Rubbermaid Bathroom Scrubbers provide four tools including the Spray Scrubber, Extendable Scrubber, Flexible Scrub Brush and 2-in-1 Scrubber.

A variety of switchable pads are available including Scour, Sponge, Bristle and Disposable Pads.

September 14, 2012

As new product launches go, Rubbermaid’s Clean & Dry plunger was overshadowed this week by the unveiling of the iPhone 5, depite the innovation it brings to the bathroom cleaning category.

As new product launches go, Rubbermaid’s Clean & Dry plunger was overshadowed this week by the unveiling of the iPhone 5, depite the innovation it brings to the bathroom cleaning category.

In addition to the Clean & Dry plunger whose key attributes are evident in the name, Rubbermaid also launched the Rubbermaid Bathroom Scrubbers line of cleaning tools. Both products are designed to make bathroom cleaning easier, quicker and more hygienic.

September 14, 2012

As new product launches go, Rubbermaid’s Clean & Dry plunger was overshadowed this week by the unveiling of the iPhone 5, depite the innovation it brings to the bathroom cleaning category.

As new product launches go, Rubbermaid’s Clean & Dry plunger was overshadowed this week by the unveiling of the iPhone 5, depite the innovation it brings to the bathroom cleaning category.

In addition to the Clean & Dry plunger whose key attributes are evident in the name, Rubbermaid also launched the Rubbermaid Bathroom Scrubbers line of cleaning tools. Both products are designed to make bathroom cleaning easier, quicker and more hygienic.

September 4, 2012

Newell Rubbermaid has appointed Doug Martin as CFO, succeeding Juan Figuereo.

ATLANTA — Newell Rubbermaid has appointed Doug Martin as CFO, succeeding Juan Figuereo.

August 9, 2012

Ignacio Perez Lizaur, who lead Walmart's expansion into Latin America as director general Sam's Club Mexico in 1991, has joined Newell Rubbermaid's board of directors.

ATLANTA — Ignacio Perez Lizaur, who lead Walmart's expansion into Latin America as director general Sam's Club Mexico in 1991, has joined Newell Rubbermaid's board of directors.

July 30, 2012

Newell Rubbermaid’s net sales declined 1.9% to $1.52 billion in the second quarter ended June 30. Net income declined 23.8% to $111.8 million. But those declines didn’t prevent CEO Michael Polk from looking at the bright side and pointing to momentum.

Newell Rubbermaid’s net sales declined 1.9% to $1.52 billion in the second quarter ended June 30. Net income declined 23.8% to $111.8 million. But those declines didn’t prevent CEO Michael Polk from looking at the bright side and pointing to momentum.

Core sales, which exclude the impact of changes in foreign currency translation, grew by 0.4%. And net sales for the first six months were $2.85 billion, up 1.0 % from the first-half results last year.

June 25, 2012

The storage solutions category at Office Depot got some new brand muscle this week as the company added Rubbermaid to the mix.

BOCA RATON, Fla. — The storage solutions category at Office Depot got some new brand muscle this week as the company added Rubbermaid to the mix.

Rubbermaid products are now available nationwide at Office Depot stores and online at the retailer’s website. The announcement comes as promotional activity heats up around the back-to-college season which tends to start earlier and feature different product categories than K-through-12 back-to-school efforts.

June 25, 2012

The storage solutions category at Office Depot got some new brand muscle this week as the company added Rubbermaid to the mix.

BOCA RATON, Fla. — The storage solutions category at Office Depot got some new brand muscle this week as the company added Rubbermaid to the mix.

Rubbermaid products are now available nationwide at Office Depot stores and online at the retailer’s website. The announcement comes as promotional activity heats up around the back-to-college season which tends to start earlier and feature different product categories than K-through-12 back-to-school efforts.

June 24, 2011

Former Unilever executive Michael Polk has been appointed president and CEO of Newell Rubbermaid, effective July 18.

ATLANTA — Former Unilever executive Michael Polk has been appointed president and CEO of Newell Rubbermaid, effective July 18. He succeeds Mark Ketchum, who is retiring but will remain a director until May 2012.

Ketchum announced in January his intention to retire after being recruited from the board five years ago to lead Newell Rubbermaid through its transformation into a marketing-driven company.