July 31, 2015

The company experienced strong growth in spite of foreign exchange pressures.

July 23, 2015

"We are transforming Newell into a faster growing, more profitable, more global company."

May 1, 2015

Newell Rubbermaid reported core sales growth of 4.7% in the first quarter, as well as measurable progress on its strategic growth initiatives.

March 27, 2015

Newell Rubbermaid has promoted Bradford Turner to the role of senior VP, general counsel and corporate secretary.

February 12, 2015

Newell Rubbermaid has tapped one of its 10-year veterans to fill the role of executive VP and CFO.

February 1, 2015

Newell Rubbermaid pointed to core sales growth of 3.3% in the fourth quarter of 2014, setting the company on what it described as solid ground despite pulling in less profit than last year.

December 16, 2014

Newell Rubbermaid has wrapped up its acquisition of Baby Jogger Holdings, Inc. from private equity firm Riverside Company.

December 1, 2014

Newell Rubbermaid, whose brands include Irwin Tools and Lenox, has agreed to acquire Baby Jogger Holdings, Inc. from global private equity firm The Riverside Company for a price tag of $210 million.

Richmond, Virginia-based Baby Jogger is best-known for its activity strollers, though the company produces various infant and juvenile products geared toward active parents. It's expected to net approximately $90 million in sales in 2014.

November 24, 2014

Newell Rubbermaid has named Joseph Arcuri president, Home Solutions and Jeff Hohler president of the Tools segment.

Arcuri is joining the company from Procter & Gamble's North American Beauty business, where he most recently served as VP and general manager. His 25-year career at P&G has included spades of global product development, marketing and general management experience, with work on brands like Vicks, Olay, Gillette, Old Spice, Secret and Ivory.

November 13, 2014

Newell Rubbermaid has elected Christopher O'Leary, EVP and COO, International, of General Mills, to its board of directors.

"Chris's consumer products and strategic experience will add a unique perspective to the board to help drive our Growth Game Plan into action," said chairman Michael Cowhig. "I believe he will be an extremely valuable resource to the company and we look forward to his contributions."

Effective Nov. 11, O'Leary is now serving on the company's Nominating/Governance and Organizational Development & Compensation committees.

October 31, 2014

Newell Rubbermaid net sales for the third quarter came in at $1.48 billion, up 1.3% from last year's $1.47 billion.

The company didn't fare so well in terms of net income: this year's $122.3 million was down from 2013's $193.3 million.

Describing the quarterly performance, Newell Rubbermaid president and CEO Michael Polk focused on more granular results, where there was a sunnier outlook.

September 25, 2014

Newell Rubbermaid announced plans to have a global e-commerce hub up and running in New York City by the end of the first quarter in 2015.

The new facility will help bolster Newell Rubbermaid's e-commerce business, leverage new technologies and bring in added online revenue.

September 5, 2014

Newell Rubbermaid has officially completed its acquisition of Ignite Holdings, LLC from North Castle Partners, a $308 million deal it announced back in July.

August 15, 2014

Newell Rubbermaid's EVP and CFO Doug Martin has put in his notice and is moving on to life with a new -- and undisclosed -- company.

July 31, 2014

Newell Rubbermaid reported its second-quarter financial results Thursday morning, which pointed to strong progress in line with the company's full-year outlook for 2014.

Net sales for the three months ended June 30 were $1.52 billion, up 3.1% from last year's net of $1.47 billion.

Net income came in at $150.6 million for the quarter, up 37.2% from 2013's income of $109.8 million.

July 21, 2014

Newell Rubbermaid is paying $308 million for Ignite Holdings, a manufacturer of reusable water bottles and travel mugs under the Contigo and Avex brands.

Ignite Holdings is currently under North Castle Partners, a private equity firm with a focus in healthy living products. The company has exhibited a track record of growth, with a historical four year sales CAGR of 35%.

June 4, 2014

Newell Rubbermaid (NWL) jumped up 4.42% on Wednesday after Morgan Stanley upgraded the stock, citing an expectation for near-term growth for the company.

May 19, 2014

Newell Rubbermaid opened a 40,000-sq.-ft. Design Center in Kalamazoo, Michigan, a move it says will boost its numerous brands.

May 8, 2014

The stocks were mixed at the close of Wednesday. Newell Rubbermaid posted the strongest growth at +3.02%.

May 2, 2014

LP surged ahead to $16.73, a 3.46% increase, while Newell Rubbermaid saw the biggest decline, at -3.86%.

May 2, 2014

Dealing with the adverse impacts of a harness buckle recall on some of its car seats and the weather-related slowdown in its home business, Newell Rubbermaid sales slipped 0.7% in the first quarter to $1.23 billion. 

“Strong core sales growth in Writing offset declines in Home Solutions and Baby, yielding normalized earnings per share of $0.35, flat with last year's results,” said Michael Polk, CEO. 

Net income declined 2.4% to $52.9 million. 

February 3, 2014

Newell Rubbermaid reported strong fourth-quarter and full-year results, to the tune of a double-digit year-over-year improvement in its bottom line.

Net sales for the three months ended Dec. 31 were $1.49 billion, up 2.9% in year-ago terms. For the full year, sales came in at $5.69 billion, a 2.0% increase over 2012.

The company realized significantly better progress in terms of its net income. Income for the fourth quarter was $117.3 million, up 15.1% year-over-year. For the 12-month period, income was $474.6 million, up 18.3% from 2012's $401.3 million.

December 9, 2013

Tractor Supply, Scotts and Newell Rubbermaid pace the field on the Home Channel Stock Roundup. Gas prices hold steady at about $3.26 for a gallon of regular.

 

December 9, 2013

Newell Rubbermaid has appointed Paula S. Larson to the post of EVP and chief human resources officer, succeeding the soon-to-be-retired James M. Sweet, effective Dec. 16.