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IV Pole Pals Wins The Next Big Thing Contest at Dallas Market

IV Pole Pals Wins The Next Big Thing Contest at Dallas Market

DALLAS–IV Pole Pals has won Dallas Market Center’s The Next Big Thing contest, which was announced during the recently completed Dallas Total Home & Gift Market. As a result, IV Pole Pals’ founder Deric Salser has received more than $12,500 in prizes, including $2,500 cash, exhibit space at the January 2012 Total Home & GiftMore »

Beckman’s Returns to Chicago Market

CHICAGO–The Beckman’s Handcrafted Show returns to Chicago’s Merchandise Mart for The Chicago Market July 30-Aug. 2. Designed as a “show within a show,” the Beckman’s Handcrafted Show for the past 30 years has highlighted the best in original work to specialty retailers looking to differentiate themselves from their competition, all within the framework of TheMore »

Falanga Named President of MMPI

Falanga Named President of MMPI

CHICAGO-Mark Falanga has been promoted to president of MMPI, succeeding Christopher Kennedy, who will step down July 23 from the post he has held for the past 11 years. A 17-year veteran of MMPI, Falanga most recently served as senior vice president of managing, leasing, marketing and business development for MMPI’s commercial furnishings, LuxeHome, office,More »

NY Gift Fair Exhibit Expands Green

NY Gift Fair Exhibit Expands Green

WHITE PLAINS, N.Y.-SustainAbility: design for a better world, a special exhibit and educational series designed to inform, promote and recognize “green” activities and initiatives, returns to the New York International Gift Fair in August. Now in its fourth year, NYIGF’s SustainAbility program incorporates a juried exhibit of sustainable gift, home and lifestyle products, the EcoMore »

Dallas Design Supply Celebrates Grand Opening

Dallas Design Supply Celebrates Grand Opening

DALLAS–Dallas Market Center has announced the opening of its newest resource, Dallas Design Supply, a 20,000-square-foot resource for seasonal décor, floral containers and supplies, candles, ribbon, party supplies and permanent botanicals. “We have added even more resources with the arrival of Dallas Design Supply, which offers merchandise from many of our exhibitors in an off-the-shelfMore »

Midwest-CBK Revamps Home Décor Collections

Midwest-CBK Revamps Home Décor Collections

CANNON FALLS, Minn.–Midwest-CBK will introduce 400 designs in its home décor collection at markets this summer that are intended to maximize current décor sales for independent retailers looking for exclusive, innovative design. “Our team of design and trend experts has traveled the world to bring together important new designs, combined with best-sellers for the idealMore »

Gift Industry Veteran Randy Newcomb Dies

Gift Industry Veteran Randy Newcomb Dies

LOS ANGELES–Gift industry veteran Randy Newcomb, co-owner of the independent rep firm The Newcombs, passed away on June 1 at his home in Southern California. Newcomb and Aileen Haugh, his wife and business partner, opened their L.A. Mart showroom in 1975 and built the third-generation rep firm’s family legacy over the course of more thanMore »

DNA Renews Partnership With Gift For Life

DNA Renews Partnership With Gift For Life

CHICAGO–Representative group DNA is continuing its support of Change For Life, a fundraising program led by the charity Gift for Life, during the summer gift show season. DNA will donate $0.25 for each order written at gift shows in Chicago and Minneapolis to Gift for Life. One hundred percent of DNA’s donation will go toMore »