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MMPI Celebrating California Style

MMPI Celebrating California Style

LOS ANGELES–The recently completed California Gift Show celebrated its unique California position in style, reporting a significant increase in traffic over last year’s show and an overall strong performance, according to show owner and organizer MMPI. “We are extremely pleased with the performance of this July Market,” said Jeff Sampson, vice president marketing L.A. Mart/CGS/L.A.More »

K.I.D.S. Named Charity of Choice for Gift Fair

K.I.D.S. Named Charity of Choice for Gift Fair

NEW YORK–Kids in Distressed Situations (K.I.D.S.) has been designated the charity of choice for the New York International Gift Fair. The 26-year-old organization provides basic necessities, books, toys and other products to children who are underprivileged or who have undergone a disaster. It distributes products through a network of nearly 1,000 community social-service agencies inMore »

IMC: Las Vegas Market Summer Market Strong

IMC: Las Vegas Market Summer Market Strong

LAS VEGAS–The recent Las Vegas Market saw a surge in buyer attendance — both domestic and international — as well as almost 200 new companies exhibiting there for the first time, joining 1,300-plus exhibitors, according to International Market Center, which organizes the show.  In addition, the market’s Gift+Home show continued its trend of success withMore »

NY Gift Fair Appoints Two New Board Members

NY Gift Fair Appoints Two New Board Members

WHITE PLAINS, N.Y.–Two industry veterans – Thompson Lange of Homescapes Carmel and David Gooding of Juliska – have joined the seven-member advisory board of the New York International Gift Fair.  Comprised of both attendees and exhibitors, the board meets semi-annually with show management to offer strategic feedback related to the gift and home market inMore »

Jones to Step Down as GHTA Executive Director

Jones to Step Down as GHTA Executive Director

GRAND RAPIDS, Mich.–Diane Carnevale Jones, executive director of the Gift & Home Trade Association, will leave this post effective Sept. 15. Jones will step down to concentrate on building her new business, the Carnevale Jones Group. The company will provide strategic products and services to clients both within and outside of the gift and homeMore »

New York Gift Fair Opens Tomorrow

New York Gift Fair Opens Tomorrow

NEW YORK–The New York International Gift Fair begins tomorrow at Passenger Ship Terminal Piers 92 and 94 and on Sunday at New York City’s Jacob K. Javits Convention Center. More than 2,800 companies will exhibit a wide array of design-driven home fashion products and complementary giftware. According to show owner and organizer GLM, approximately 35,000More »

GHTA to Launch Online Auction to Benefit Conference

GHTA to Launch Online Auction to Benefit Conference

GRAND RAPIDS, Mich.–The Gift and Home Trade Association will introduce an online auction that beginning Aug. 15 and ending Sept. 29. The auction will feature experiences in Las Vegas that participants can purchase for use during the GHTA Conference, which will take place there, at the Red Rock Casino and Resort, from Nov. 17-19. AmongMore »

IMAX Worldwide Home Announces Promotion Winners

IMAX Worldwide Home Announces Promotion Winners

TULSA, Okla.-IMAX Worldwide Home has announced the winners of its On the Road Again! promotion, where customers who came to its showrooms during the Dallas Total Home & Gift Market, the Atlanta International Gift & Home Furnishings Market or Las Vegas Market this summer and placed at least a $1,500 order were eligible to win.More »