Newell Brands CEO on how the company plans to grow both its legacy and new brands

Jim Cramer speaks with Newell Brands CEO

Newell Brands CEO Michael Polk said he plans on investing and growing his company's legacy brands —like Rubbermaid, Sharpie and Graco— as well as newly-acquired Jarden brands like Rawlings, Coleman and Yankee Candle.

"We're really pleased with the assets we acquired from Jarden," Polk told CNBC's Jim Cramer on "Mad Money." "Our vision is to take an ... innovation-driven model and extend it across a broader set of categories."

Regarding the sentiment that consumers aren't spending as much on home products as they used to, Newell's chief executive said he doesn't see that in "the numbers," but does in the headlines. He said he follows the transactions, but that regardless of the headwinds, it's his company's responsibility to beat "the macros."

Michael Polk CEO of Newell Brands
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When asked about the company's growing international footprint, Polk said he wants to make sure "the whole is greater than the sum of the parts."

Cramer, the "Mad Money" host, suggested the company's focus on sustainability would attract millennials who are interested in reducing waste with Rubbermaid products.

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