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Dallas Readies for June Market

Dallas Readies for June Market

DALLAS-With the Dallas Market Center’s Dallas Total Home & Gift Market coming up June 22-28, new lines and special events will be a part of the action. The Gourmet Market, the 25,000-square-foot shared showroom located on the first floor of the World Trade Center (#180), features gourmet gifts and specialty food and beverage lines, asMore »

Home Furnishings Industry Conference Draws 370 Participants

Home Furnishings Industry Conference Draws 370 Participants

ROSEVILLE, Calif.-A total of 370 executives with retailers and manufacturers attended the inaugural Home Furnishings Industry Conference April 30-May 2. The event, which took place in San Antonio, was co-hosted by the Western Home Furnishings Association, the National Home Furnishings Association and numerous industry co-hosts. It presented educational sessions on retailer-manufacturer relationships, social networking, bestMore »

Forty One Madison Preparing for Summer Gift Buyers

Forty One Madison Preparing for Summer Gift Buyers

NEW YORK–More than 30 tabletop showrooms at Forty One Madison will be open and displaying their latest designs for giftware buyers and retail executives who are attending the New York International Gift Fair and Gift & Home Textiles Market Week. The tableware building will offer complimentary luxury bus service between Forty One Madison and theMore »

Sampson to Lead Marketing for California Gift Show

Sampson to Lead Marketing for California Gift Show

LOS ANGELES–Jeff Sampson, vice president of marketing for the L.A. Mart Design Center, has been designated to steward the branding of the California Gift Show. In his new role, Sampson reports to Joan Ulrich, senior vice president of MMPI, owner and manager of the L.A. Mart and California Gift Show, and Mark Furlet, vice presidentMore »

Springs Partners with Paula Deen on Home Decor Products

Springs Partners with Paula Deen on Home Decor Products

NEW YORK–Springs Global has formed a partnership with celebrity chef Paula Deen on a line of home furnishings. The collection, scheduled for a debut in spring/summer 2012, will include bedding, bath products, lighting products and decorative accessories that will be “affordably priced,” according to a Springs statement. The design will reflect Deen’s “down-home style” andMore »

Carnevale Jones Leaves Professional Marketing to Form New Company

Carnevale Jones Leaves Professional Marketing to Form New Company

GRAND RAPIDS, Mich.–Diane Carnevale Jones, owner of Professional Marketing since 1982, has founded her own firm, Carnevale Jones Group, which offers strategic consulting services and project work to the gift and home industry. Carnevale Jones has sold Professional Marketing to Jillian Lambert and Gwen Vryhof, long-time employees of the company. Lambert, Vryhof and Carnevale JonesMore »

Bassett Completes IHFC Sale to Las Vegas Market Owners

Bassett Completes IHFC Sale to Las Vegas Market Owners

BASSETT, Va.-­Bassett Furniture Industries, Inc., announced today the completion of the sale of its interest in the International Home Furnishing Center in High Point, N.C. Bassett sold the market showroom building for $275 million, plus the assumption of debt of $100 million to the acquirer, a newly formed company International Market Centers, which was identifiedMore »

Seminar Series Slated for Gift Fair

Seminar Series Slated for Gift Fair

WHITE PLAINS, N.Y.—The New York International Gift Fair will offer five days of programs which will include educational seminars for both buyers and exhibitors. Among the topics to be covered by the sessions will be sustainability and fair trade, social media, trends among consumers and colors, marketing and strategies for retailers. Presenting the seminars willMore »