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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 »

Annie Segal to Address California Gift Show Audience

Annie Segal to Address California Gift Show Audience

LOS ANGELES–MMPI, owner and operator of the California Gift Show, promises a strong line-up of programming and events for the July Market at L.A. Mart and Los Angeles Convention Center, including a keynote address by Annie Segal, owner and designer of Fred Segal Originals, as well as numerous educational opportunities. “Our stellar line-up of leadingMore »

Blog: Yip Trades Spaces into Home

Blog: Yip Trades Spaces into Home

Interior designer celebrity Vern Yip—who gained fame on TLC’s “Trading Spaces”—has formally debuted his home collection, to be sold exclusively through HSN. At an event at HSN’s New York office, Yip presented the line to the media. The collection includes furniture, bedding, window treatments, rugs, lighting and other decor items. Each piece plays off hisMore »

GLM May Be for Sale, Owner Says

GLM May Be for Sale, Owner Says

LONDON–Daily Mail and General Trust (DMGT), owner of GLM, said it is exploring “strategic alternatives” about the company’s U.S. trade-show unit—which, according to sources, could include a sale of the business. The statement said, “The strategic review of GLM follows the conclusion that there is limited opportunity to leverage the GLM assets across the widerMore »

Members-Only Design Site Fab.com Launches Today

Members-Only Design Site Fab.com Launches Today

NEW YORK-Fab.com launched today as the newest members-only site to offer products for a limited time. Targeting design enthusiasts, Fab.com features daily design inspirations and flash sales at up to 70 percent off. It already has 200,000 members and more than 175 designers and manufacturers on board, the company said. Fab.com will feature design productsMore »

Manila F.A.M.E. Gains Strength Through Unification

Manila F.A.M.E. Gains Strength Through Unification

With the backing of the Philippine government, the twice yearly Manila F.A.M.E. show is promising a bigger and better exhibition marked by a unified vendor base. The furniture and fashion accessories categories will rejoin the housewares, gift and home decor contingent to showcase the best of Philippine design Oct. 16-19 at the SMX Convention Center,More »

Artissimo Acquires Lot 26 Studio

Artissimo Acquires Lot 26 Studio

LOS ANGELES-Wall decor supplier Artissimo Designs has purchased Lot 26 Studio, a manufacturer of decorative adhesive product lines based in San Francisco. Offering a line of wall decals and adhesive mirrors, Lot 26 Studio will operate as an independent division of Artissimo Holdings, which does business as Artissimo Designs. The acquisition underscores Artissimo’s objective toMore »