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AmericasMart Jumpstarts Home in 2011

AmericasMart Jumpstarts Home in 2011

ATLANTA—AmericasMart Building 1 marks its 50th anniversary with the premiere of 28 exhibitors and the introduction of 22 expanded showrooms, all set to open during the Atlanta International Gift & Home Furnishing Market and the Atlanta International Area Rug Market this month. “For 50 years, Building 1, first known as the Merchandise Mart, has stoodMore »

Dallas Market Center Welcomes New Mass Transit Rail Stop

Dallas Market Center Welcomes New Mass Transit Rail Stop

DALLAS–Dallas Market Center has announced that the Dallas Area Rapid Transit rail now stops at its campus and will be available for use during this month’s Dallas Total Home & Gift Market. Located across Harry Hines Boulevard, which is the street that runs behind the Dallas Market Center campus, the DART rail station can beMore »

Midwest-CBK to Host Artist Appearances at Atlanta Market

Midwest-CBK to Host Artist Appearances at Atlanta Market

CANNON FALLS, Minn.–Midwest-CBK is hosting a series of four artist appearances during the Atlanta International Gift & Home Furnishing Market, including Emmy award-winner Cristina Saralegui. Saralegui and the other three artists—Julie Ueland, Suzy Toronto and Wendy Addison—will be in the Midwest-CBK showroom to meet retailers, sign autographs, and talk about the inspiration behind their newMore »

Midwest-CBK to Launch Suzy Toronto Holiday Line

Midwest-CBK to Launch Suzy Toronto Holiday Line

CANNON FALLS, Minn.–Midwest-CBK is partnering with artist and author Suzy Toronto to introduce the first Suzy Toronto Holiday collection, which will debut during the January markets in Midwest-CBK showrooms. Toronto’s new and giftable holiday collection includes her signature inspiring, uplifting and colorful designs with text and messages that evoke holiday humor. The new holiday line,More »

Chicago Market Forms Alliance with South African Consulate

Chicago Market Forms Alliance with South African Consulate

CHICAGO–The Chicago Market: Living and Giving is partnering with the consulate of South Africa to feature handmade products by artisans from that nation. Included among the categories represented are hand-blown glass, wood carvings, wire and bead products, basket weaving, jewelry and clothing accessories, among others. The section will be located in booths 8-9100 and 8-9111More »

Mark Feldstein Celebrates 25 Years

Mark Feldstein Celebrates 25 Years

TOLEDO, Ohio–2011 marks 25 years of success for Mark Feldstein & Associates (MFA), a product development company and importer of giftware, housewares and electronics. “We have been successfully developing and delivering innovative and unrivaled products to our loyal customers for 25 years,” said Mark Feldstein, president.  “With the ever-changing buying trends in today’s market, we areMore »

Global Flavor at NYIGF

Global Flavor at NYIGF

WHITE PLAINS, N.Y.—More than 300 international companies, representing six continents and 47 countries, are slated to exhibit at the winter New York International Gift Fair, according to a statement from GLM, the show’s owner and manager. Part of the Gift Fair’s global contingent will be 15 international government-sponsored sections. Eight of these—from Africa, England, France,More »

MMPI to Offer Special Handcrafted Products Areas at Chicago and California Shows

MMPI to Offer Special Handcrafted Products Areas at Chicago and California Shows

CHICAGO—The upcoming Chicago Market: Living and Giving and California Gift Show will include Beckman’s Handcrafted Shows, which will exhibit handcrafted and artisanal products. A fixture for more than 30 years, Beckman’s Handcrafted Shows are designed as shows within a show. At these two upcoming shows, the Beckman’s areas will spotlight vendors of hand-crafted apparel, jewelryMore »