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Midwest-CBK Names Best Retail Displays

Midwest-CBK Names Best Retail Displays

CANNON FALLS, Minn.– Midwest-CBK has recognized three independent retailers with its “Design, Style, Sparkle” award, calling attention to excellence in retail display and merchandising. The first place winner is Uniquely Yours in Faulkton, S.D., the second place winner, New River Pottery in Wilmington, N.C., and the third place winner, Greenhurst Nursery in Nampa, Idaho. “WeMore »

Blog: Gambling on New in Las Vegas

Blog: Gambling on New in Las Vegas

FROM THE MARKET–The home furnishings industry’s trade show tour continues today at the World Market Center for the World  Market. The mood for the opening day of the show appears to be a continuation of the optimism found at last week’s Dallas Total Home & Gift Market; and in Atlanta the previous week for theMore »

Blog: The Beatles, Dichroic Coatings, and Made in America Products: All in a Day’s Work in Dallas

Blog: The Beatles, Dichroic Coatings, and Made in America Products: All in a Day’s Work in Dallas

DALLAS-The Dallas International Lighting Market enters its second day, with plenty of products and announcements along with it. After their recent availability on iTunes, the Beatles continue to make news, as Stylecraft has just gained the license for framed art for the Fab Four. The initial 12 items includes album covers such as Abbey RoadMore »

New View Gifts Appoints Two

New View Gifts Appoints Two

MEDIA, Pa. ­—Derek Hubbard joins New View Gifts as director of national account sales. In his new post Hubbard will be responsible for National Account Sales and overseeing the development of new business. Hubbard’s most recent position was at Virginia Candle as director of national account sales. Grace Saari joins New View Gifts in theMore »

Seven New and Expanded Showrooms Debut at 7 W New York

Seven New and Expanded Showrooms Debut at 7 W New York

NEW YORK—Seven companies with new and expanded showrooms have opened in the 7 W New York showroom building, with the Gift & Home Textiles Market Week set for later next week. The newcomers include Milagros, a manufacturer of slippers, sandals and socks, in room 920; Depeche Mode, a vendor of jewelry, scarves, handbags, wallets, noveltiesMore »

Website Scores for Gift Fair

Website Scores for Gift Fair

WHITE PLAINS, N.Y.—Increased use of NYIGF.com, the website of the New York International Gift Fair, has driven increases in preregistration for the show, product searches and appointment settings, according to a statement from GLM, the show’s owner and manager. Since last Nov. 1, the site has generated 1.6 million page views, GLM said, resulting inMore »

Dallas Total Home & Gift Market Opens Today

Dallas Total Home & Gift Market Opens Today

DALLAS-The Dallas Total Home & Gift Market begins today with a number of ribbon-cutting ceremonies and events for exhibitors that have expanded or relocated showrooms. Today’s new showroom ribbon cuttings include those at Caffco International, Trade Mart #2232, at 2 p.m.; A Studio, World Trade Center #6078, at 2:15 p.m.; and Perfectly Yours, World TradeMore »

Chicago, California Shows to Offer Fair Trade Pavilions

Chicago, California Shows to Offer Fair Trade Pavilions

CHICAGO—Both the Chicago Market: Living and Giving and the California Gift Show will feature Fair Trade Pavilions with handmade products from around the world. The pavilions will be offered in partnership between MMPI, owner and manager of both shows, and the Fair Trade Federation. Among the product categories represented in the two pavilions will beMore »