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Las Vegas Market Awards Gift+Home Exhibitors for Visual Merchandising

Las Vegas Market Awards Gift+Home Exhibitors for Visual Merchandising

LAS VEGAS–Three gift and home decor exhibitors were recognized for Outstanding Achievement in Visual Merchandising at Gift+Home at the 2011 Summer Las Vegas Market, which ends today. Yessica’s, Couronne Company and Alef Design were recognized for creating innovative and visually appealing displays to attract strong retail buyers and traffic to their spaces. “We’re very pleasedMore »

Tom Conley Named President, CEO of High Point Market Authority

Tom Conley

HIGH POINT, N.C.-The High Point Market Authority board of directors has appointed trade show executive Tom Conley president and CEO, effective Aug. 15. Conley replaces Brian Casey, who left the Market Authority in the spring. “We are very pleased to have someone of Tom’s caliber join the Market Authority, particularly with his extensive background inMore »

World Market Center Expands On-site Dining Options

World Market Center Expands On-site Dining Options

LAS VEGAS–The foodie scene hits World Market Center Las Vegas just in time for Summer 2011 Las Vegas Market, which opened yesterday. Las Vegas Market has a new food court on the third floor of Building C, featuring nine casual dining options. “In addition to some of the more established restaurants and kiosks throughout market,More »

Momeni Promotes Three

Momeni Promotes Three

CARLSTADT, N.J.–Momeni has promoted three executives to its sales management team.  Stephen Hoberman has been promoted from national accounts manager to national sales manager, where his key responsibilities will be to manage and expand Momeni’s national sales organization into new and existing avenues of business. Hoberman has been with Momeni for two years, prior toMore »

Gift Fair Names Two Scholarship Winners

Gift Fair Names Two Scholarship Winners

WHITE PLAINS, N.Y.–Montreal-based String Theory and Haptic Lab of Brooklyn, N.Y., have been designated the winners of the Carol Sedestrom Ross “Maker-to-Market” scholarships, awarded by the New York International Gift Fair. The scholarships—named in memory of Ross, the long-time director of craft marketing at Gift Fair owner and manager GLM, who passed away last year—recognizeMore »

Vibrant in Las Vegas

Vibrant in Las Vegas

By Andrea Lillo Value, color and texture will be key concepts at this month’s Las Vegas Market, as manufacturers look to give both retailers and, ultimately, consumers, the right look at the right price. At the same time, products ‘Made in the U.S.A.’ seem to be on the rise. Meanwhile, several rug exhibitors will debutMore »

A Bright Idea

A Bright Idea

By Andrea Lillo ROY G BIV is alive and well in the area rug category. Bright, saturated color has enlivened consumers, and manufacturers continue to freshen their assortments with evolved designs and new color pairings. One strong trend merges bold tones with grays and browns, further updating the color story for today’s consumer. “People wantMore »

Feizy Rugs Names Sweary V.P. of Sales

Feizy Rugs Names Sweary V.P. of Sales

DALLAS–Dale Sweary has joined Feizy Rugs as vice president of sales, responsible for coordinating the efforts of and overseeing the growth of Feizy’s national account base.  Sweary succeeds Cameron Feizy, who was named senior vice president. Sweary reports to Cameron Feizy. Sweary began his career in the industry with Shaw in 1989 and has aMore »