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Gourmet Show Integration Marks Phase Two of Gift Fair Reorganization

Gourmet Show Integration Marks Phase Two of Gift Fair Reorganization

WHITE PLAINS, N.Y.–The addition of the Gourmet Housewares Show will be a key feature of Phase Two of the reorganization of the New York International Gift Fair. According to a statement from GLM, the Gift Fair’s owner and manager, the Gourmet Housewares Show will offer products from an estimated 150 suppliers—covering categories ranging from cookware,More »

Quick Registration Opens for Summer Las Vegas Market

Quick Registration Opens for Summer Las Vegas Market

LAS VEGAS—­Registration for the upcoming Summer 2011 Las Vegas Market Aug. 1-5 is now open, including Quick Reg, which allows returning attendees to register with just one click. Quick Reg allows retailers, designers, media and industry professionals planning to attend Summer 2011 Las Vegas Market to plan in advance and register online in order toMore »

Hearst Magazines and HGTV to Launch Magazine

Hearst Magazines and HGTV to Launch Magazine

NEW YORK–Hearst Magazines and HGTV are partnering to test a new magazine this fall, called HGTV Magazine. Sara Peterson, the former editor of Coastal Living, is the editor-in-chief of the new publication, which will cover the themes covered on the home and gardening cable channel, as well as go beyond what is featured on theMore »

Lauder Founds Lifestyle Brand, Licenses with Lenox

Lauder Founds Lifestyle Brand, Licenses with Lenox

NEW YORK–Aerin Lauder, granddaughter of beauty-products icon Estée Lauder, has created Aerin LLC, a lifestyle brand, and has reached a license agreement with Lenox for a line of home products. Along with home, the Aerin brand will encompass accessories, jewelry, eyewear and beauty products, and will be targeted at department stores and specialty stores throughoutMore »

Hilty to Retire from 7 W New York

Hilty to Retire from 7 W New York

NEW YORK–Su Hilty, vice president of marketing for 7 W New York, will retire in June. Hilty joined the showroom building in 2004, after serving as vice president of marketing for the 225 Fifth Ave. showroom building. A statement from MMPI, 7 W New York’s owner, credited her with for playing a crucial role inMore »

Yankee Candle Promotes Norris, Margala Klein

Yankee Candle Promotes Norris, Margala Klein

SOUTH DEERFIELD, Mass.-The Yankee Candle Company has promoted Deborah Norris to vice president and general merchandise manager for merchandise planning and allocation. In addition, Hope Margala Klein, senior vice president of brand, design and innovation, will assume responsibility for the gift and accessory development teams. Norris reports to Steve Farley, president of retail, and isMore »

Blog: Lighting, Rugs and Accessories Abound at High Point

Blog: Lighting, Rugs and Accessories Abound at High Point

HIGH POINT, N.C.–With the start of High Point Market this past weekend, manufacturers launched a number of new licenses and other programs to retailers. The Dick Idol collection launched at Crestview in lighting, wall decor, accessories and accent pieces. Before, these categories were split among manufacturers but now “we get to merchandise the category together,”More »

MVP Group Acquires Midwest-CBK

MVP Group Acquires Midwest-CBK

CHARLESTON, S.C.–Candle and home fragrance maker MVP Group International has agreed to acquire Midwest-CBK, a leading supplier of gifts, candles and home décor, from Blyth, Inc. for an undisclosed sum. The closing is expected before May 31, 2011. The sale enables Greenwich, Conn.-based Blyth to focus on its direct-to-consumer channels with its brands, which includeMore »