Author Archives: Michael Gambardella

About Michael Gambardella

Group Art Director

25th Annual ARTS Awards Finalists Announced

Dallas Market Center, ARTS Call for Awards Nominations

DALLAS–Dallas Market  Center and ART have announced the retailer, product designer and sales representative finalists for the 25th ARTS Awards, which will take place during the Dallas Total Home & Gift Market in January. The manufacturer finalists were previously announced. The finalists for the different categories are: SALES REPRESENTATIVES East/Atlantic Lauren Miller – Codarus ChasMore »

Registration for January Las Vegas Market Opens

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LAS VEGAS-Registration for the upcoming Winter Las Vegas Market, which will take place Jan. 26-30, 2014, is now open at www.lasvegasmarket.com/register.  Hotel reservations also are available, with special early bird discounts offered at select partner hotels through Oct. 18, 2013. “Las Vegas Market is coming off of the strongest market in years with an unparalleledMore »

Trends | In a U.S. State of Mind | October 2013

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Phrases such as “Don’t mess with Texas” and “New York state of mind,” reflect state pride. Now, consumers can flaunt that pride with home decor, as state-specific products—from furniture to skillets—have made their way to market. And for those consumers who don’t want to choose just one state, the all-inclusive, U.S.-map-based items are sure toMore »

September 2013 Issue

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Walmart Talks Domestic Revman Moves to the Future Outdoor Lifestyle: Fresh-Air Furnishings Housewares Report: Investing in  the Nest Water, Water  Everywhere…

Brookstone Net Loss Increases in Q2

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MERRIMACK, N.H.-Declining sales and margins brought Brookstone to a net loss of $13.4 million, compared to a second-quarter net loss of $12.6 million last year. Net sales were down 11.8 percent to $90.3 million in the quarter, which ended on June 29. The top line included a decrease of 8.5 percent in same-store sales. BrookstoneMore »

Trends | Just Chillin’ | August 2013

Product Specialities

Ice is HOT as ice cube trays and accessories have exploded into a plethora of sizes and shapes. These items make summer’s heat and humidity easier to handle.—Andrea Lillo CLICK ON IMAGES TO ENLARGE

August 2013 Issue

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Padma’s Premiere A Century of Safavieh The Clean Cycle Holstein Housewares: Accent on Fun ‘Now’ Is the Time

Royal Crown Derby Unveils Royal Baby Collection

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NEW YORK–Yesterday’s royal birth has sent ceramic makers rushing to their kilns to celebrate the occasion with numerous commemorative pieces. Among those marking the arrival of Prince William and Kate Middleton’s son is UK-based Royal Crown Derby, which has launched a luxury baby collection that includes a fine bone china rocking horse, photo frame andMore »