19 Facts About Newell Brands


Newell Brands is an American manufacturer, marketer and distributor of consumer and commercial products.

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Newell Brands Company went public in 1972, opening on the NASDAQ at $28 per share.

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Newell Brands was listed on the New York Stock Exchange with the ticker symbol NWL in 1979.

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In 1979, Newell Brands moved into its first corporate headquarters in a historic former bank building in Freeport, Illinois.

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In 2016, Newell Brands moved its corporate headquarters to Hoboken, New Jersey.

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Newell Brands Rubbermaid has been criticized in the UK for closing British factories, including those of Parker Pen as well as toolmakers Berol, Record and Marples.

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In 1999, Newell Brands acquired the Rubbermaid and Graco brand names in a megamerger worth $5.

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In 2000, Newell Rubbermaid acquired Gillette's stationery products business, including the Paper Mate, Parker, Waterman and Liquid Paper brands.

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In 2003, Newell Brands Rubbermaid acquired American Saw and Manufacturing Company, a manufacturer of linear-edge power tool accessories, hand tools, and band saw blades marketed under the Lenox brand.

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Newell Brands expanded its presence in this market with the 2006 purchases of CardScan business card scanners and Mimio interactive whiteboard products along with the 2007 acquisition of postage company Endicia and its Picture-it-Postage brand.

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Newell Brands added the slogan of "Brands That Matter" to their logo to emphasize the change.

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In February 2008, Newell Brands Rubbermaid acquired Aprica Kassai, a Japanese maker of strollers, car seats, and other children's products and Technical Concepts, in the away-from-home restroom market.

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Newell Brands created a global headquarters in the Atlanta metropolitan area to consolidate numerous brands and functions under one roof.

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Newell Brands announced plans to divest its window covering brands Levolor and Kirsch.

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In 2014 Newell Brands Rubbermaid sold Ashland Hardware Systems, Bulldog and Shurline.

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In 2017, Newell Brands sold K2 Sports, Volkl, Diamond Match Company, Levolor and Kirsch.

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In January 2018, Newell Brands announced that it would sell off several businesses, mostly former Jarden units, in a refocusing effort.

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In November 2018, Newell Brands sold its Pure Fishing line of business to Sycamore Partners for $1.

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In June 2019, Newell Brands announced the sale of the United States Playing Card Company to Belgian card manufacturer Cartamundi Group.

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