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Stanley Black & Decker Buys Tool Brands From Newell, No Word On Craftsman Bids Yet

Stanley Black and Decker is rumored to be one of the bidders on the venerable Craftsman brand of tools from Sears, but the company may have gone out shopping and bought itself a different tool company instead. Newell owns brands that range from Coleman camping equipment to Uni-ball pens to Yankee Candle and Calphalon, and now it owns fewer power tools and saws than it used to. [More]


Maker Of Sharpie To Buy Maker Of Crock-Pot For $13B, Creating A Consumer Product Smorgasbord

All of those storage containers, Sharpies, coolers, and crockpots you have dotting the insides of cupboards now have a lot more in common than one might think: Newell Rubbermaid, the company behind Sharpie and Rubbermaid storage products Jarden, the company behind the Coleman and Crock-Pot brands, for $13.2 billion. [More]

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School Supply Love: Maker Of Sharpie Pens To Buy Company Behind Elmer’s Glue For $600M

If you thought the pending billion-dollar merger between Staples and Office Depot was the only office supply wedding in the works, then you might not have been prepared for the $600 million union between the maker of Sharpie pens and the owner of Elmer’s Glue.  [More]