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Magnet Works Names Brown Director of Product Development

Magnet Works Names Brown Director of Product Development

ST. LOUIS–Magnet Works, a provider of indoor and outdoor home decor accessories, has appointed Anne Brown director of product development and promoted vice president Tammy Hickel to executive vice president and general manager. “We’ve decided it’s time to take Magnet Works to the next level,” said Curt Todd, CEO and co-founder of Magnet Works. “AnnMore »

NY Gift Nets $1,000 for Gift for Life

NY Gift Nets $1,000 for Gift for Life

WHITE PLAINS, N.Y.–The New York International Gift Fair has successfully concluded its month-long “Like for Life” Facebook campaign, according to show owner and operator GLM. The campaign benefitted Gift for Life, the gift, stationery and home décor industries’ sole charitable organization. Throughout the month of August, GLM pledged to donate $1 to Gift for LifeMore »

Flash Sale Channels Dina Manzo

Flash Sale Channels Dina Manzo

NEW YORK-Members-only home and lifestyle flash sale website The Foundary is hosting a -inspired collection in celebration of the reality star’s new HGTV party- planning series, “Dina’s Party.” The flash sale, which includes lighting, statement furniture and accent pieces, began this morning and ends at 12 a.m. Sept. 11. Manzo, the interior designer and specialMore »

Engelmann Appointed Director for Ambiente and Tendence

Engelmann Appointed Director for Ambiente and Tendence

FRANKFURT, Germany—Messe Frankfurt has appointed Yvonne Engelmann as director for the Tendence and Ambiente team, as of Sept.  1.  Reporting to Nicolette Naumann, vice president for Ambiente and Tendence, Engelmann will take over the Giving section and assume responsibility for organizing that part of the show, revolving around individual gift ideas, trendy lifestyle products andMore »

Gift Fair Notes “Marked Growth” in Attendance and Exhibitors

Gift Fair Notes “Marked Growth” in Attendance and Exhibitors

WHITE PLAINS, N.Y.–Increases in both attendance and exhibitors made last week’s New York International Gift Fair the largest since summer 2008, according to GLM, the show’s owner and manager. Attendance rose 5 percent over the numbers who visited the 2010 summer Gift Fair, to almost 35,000. More than 2,800 companies exhibited at NYIGF, up 110More »

HFN High Point and Tabletop Market Editorial Deadline: Sept. 9

HFN High Point and Tabletop Market Editorial Deadline: Sept. 9

NEW YORK–HFN has started collecting new product information and high-resolution images for its editorial show coverage of both the High Point and tabletop markets in October. Please send materials by Friday, September 9, for possible inclusion. For furniture, email Duke Ratliff, dratliff@hfnmag.com; for lighting, area rugs and home decor, email Andrea Lillo, alillo@hfnmag.com; for mattresses,More »

MMPI: 7 W Was “Bustling” During Market

MMPI: 7 W Was “Bustling” During Market

NEW YORK–7 W New York’s most recent Gift & Home Textiles Market Week was upbeat, show organizers said, and the building was “bustling with a steady flow of high-caliber buyers.” Building tenants were “widely optimistic” about the market, reporting healthy sales and happy clients. “It was great to see such enthusiasm and such robust buyingMore »

Biltmore to Host Licensor’s Workshop

Biltmore to Host Licensor’s Workshop

ASHEVILLE, N.C.–Biltmore’s licensing division has been chosen by the Society of Product Licensors Committed to Excellence (SPLiCE) to host the 2011 Licensors Workshop. The event will be held at the Inn on Biltmore Estate in Asheville Sept. 10-14. The SPLiCE Licensors Workshop provides members with a unique venue that affords an opportunity to speak withMore »