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Abell Now Owner of Courtney Davis

Abell Now Owner of Courtney Davis

NASHVILLE, Tenn.–Sam Abell, president of licensing agency Courtney Davis, Inc., has assumed ownership of the company. Founder Linda Balogh will retire in early 2012 after close to 40 years in the industry. Abell has been with Courtney Davis since 2005, assuming the position of president in 2008. Prior to joining Courtney Davis, Abell was viceMore »

Roman to Expand Atlanta Presence

Roman to Expand Atlanta Presence

ATLANTA–Gift company Roman, Inc. will substantially expand its AmericasMart Atlanta showroom in time for the International Gift & Home Furnishings Market here in January. The newly expanded Roman space, which grows to 9,525 square feet in Suite 1400 of AmericasMart Building Two, signals its continuing commitment to AmericasMart’s growing global market share, the company saidMore »

Additions, Launches Planned for Gift Show in Atlanta

Additions, Launches Planned for Gift Show in Atlanta

ATLANTA–Attendees to next month’s Atlanta International Gift and Home Furnishings Market (Jan. 11-18), which includes the Atlanta International Area Rugs Market (Jan. 12-15), will see a continued emphasis on the gourmet housewares category, as AmericasMart has added a corridor that connects the eighth floor of Building 2 to the Building 2 West Wing, allowing attendeesMore »

Make a Date

Make a Date

As usual, next year’s six-month trade show calendar starts with a bang with a plethora of January events. Trade shows from Hong Kong to High Point, N.C., beckon members of the home furnishings industry through June. Here’s a partial list of trade show happenings. See the full calendar of events at hfnmag.com.   JANUARYConsumer ElectronicsMore »

Two Companies Join California Gift & Home Market

Two Companies Join California Gift & Home Market

LOS ANGELES–Rosalie & Friends and World Buyers have taken space at the California Market Center’s Gift and Home Showcase in anticipation of the Gift & Home Market Jan. 17 – 23. The new showrooms will be located on the C wing of CMC’s 12th floor. Rosalie & Friends is a multi-line showroom that features aMore »

Gift+Home Plans Seminars for Winter Las Vegas Market

Gift+Home Plans Seminars for Winter Las Vegas Market

LAS VEGAS–At the upcoming Las Vegas Market, Jan. 30-Feb. 3, 2012, Gift+Home will offer attendees complimentary educational seminars, which include such topics as home furnishings trends, social media, implementing customer loyalty programs and more. One seminar new to the winter Gift+Home show will be the presentation “Strength in Numbers: Building Effective Buy Independent/Buy Local Campaigns,”More »

Editorial Deadline for January Markets Friday, Dec. 9

Editorial Deadline for January Markets Friday, Dec. 9

NEW YORK–HFN is preparing its coverage of the shows in January including the Atlanta International Gift & Home Furnishings Market, the Atlanta International Area Rug Market and the Dallas International Lighting Market. Exhibitors at these shows are invited to submit information and high-resolution images of debuting products for possible inclusion, along with company web address.More »