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 president … More »
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” and … More »
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 Jones … More »
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 identified … More »
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 will … More »
NEW YORK–HFN is preparing its coverage of June’s Dallas International Lighting Market. Exhibitors are invited to submit information and high-resolution images of products that they plan to highlight this market for possible inclusion. Please send your submissions for lighting and home decor products to Andrea Lillo (firstname.lastname@example.org) by Monday, May 16.
NEW YORK–Visitors at Tabletop Week at 7 W New York earlier this month enjoyed a grand opening garden party; a tabletop display with Printsource prints as inspiration, and outdoor furniture as a backdrop; in-suite events & product launches; and a presentation from stylist, designer and trend expert Callie Jenschke on tricks and tips for easy … More »
BELLMAWR, N.J.–Ginsey Home Solutions has elevated Guy Conte to senior vice president of sales and Bridget Crozier to vice president of sales, and has named Allen Robinson vice president of new business development, a newly created position. Conte joined Ginsey in 2009 as vice president of specialty sales, and Crozier has been with the company … More »